President of Hilbert College Joins CIC Board Of Directors
- Release Date:
- January 29, 2014
- Matt Heidt, firstname.lastname@example.org
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Cynthia Zane, president of Hilbert College, has been elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors. President Zane will serve a two-year term from January 2014 to January 2016.
The elections were held during a meeting of the Board of Directors at CIC’s 2014 Presidents Institute in Marco Island, Florida on January 4.
CIC is the only national organization today that focuses solely on providing services and a broad range of initiatives directly to independent colleges and universities to help improve the quality of education and strengthen institutional resources.
“The Council is pleased to have Cynthia Zane as a Board member,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “CIC continues to implement many exciting new programs, projects, and services, and needs a strong Board of Directors to oversee their planning and execution. I am certain that Cynthia will serve the Council admirably, and look forward to working with her.”
“I am honored to serve on the CIC Board at this crucial point in the journey of independent colleges,” President Zane said.
The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of 645 nonprofit independent colleges and universities and more than 90 higher education organizations that has worked since 1956 to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on providing services to leaders of independent colleges and universities as well as conferences, seminars, and other programs that help institutions to improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, and institutional visibility. CIC also provides support to state fundraising associations that organize programs and generate contributions for private colleges and universities. The Council is headquartered at One Dupont Circle in Washington, DC. For more information, visit www.cic.edu.
Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and new Accelerated Degree Programs geared to adult learners.