HU’s president named to national education board

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2012-09-10
Dr. G. Blair Dowden, Huntington University, a Christian collegeHUNTINGTON, Ind. — Dr. G. Blair Dowden, president of Huntington University, has been named to the Board of Directors for the American Council on Education. He will serve a three-year term.

The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, where Dowden has served as a board member for three years, appointed him to the position. Dowden serves as a member of the executive committee and chair of the committee on student aid for NAICU.

“I am honored to represent Huntington University and NAICU on this board. These are critical days for higher education, and I look forward to contributing to the national dialogue regarding its future,” Dowden said.

The American Council on Education (ACE) is the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, representing more than 1,600 college and university presidents, and more than 200 related associations, nationwide. ACE provides leadership and a unifying voice on higher education issues and influences public policy through advocacy, research and program initiatives.
Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S. News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest, and Forbes.com has listed the university as one of America’s Best Colleges. Additionally, Princeton Review has named the institution to its “Best in the Midwest” list. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The university is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).
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