President Chapdelaine Named to American Association of Colleges and Universities Board of Directors

President Chapdelaine among five named to board at 2022 Annual Meeting

Hood College President Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D., has been named to the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Board of Directors following the association’s 2022 Annual Meeting. Chapdelaine is one of 13 members that will serve on the national board in 2022.

Established in 1915, the AAC&U aims to advance the democratic purposes of higher education by promoting equity, innovation and excellence in liberal education.As a member of the association, Hood has access to research, conferences and workshops, professional development and expert guidance for improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment. Featuring hundreds of member institutions from more than 25 countries, the AAC&U includes accredited public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities.

“It’s an honor to have been named to the AAC&U Board of Directors,” said Chapdelaine. “It is crucial that we as institutions continue to work together to promote the critical role of the liberal arts to our democracy. I look forward to joining my colleagues to help foster collaboration and work towards the promotion of liberal arts education.”

“I’m so grateful to the extraordinary group of higher education leaders who serve on the AAC&U Board of Directors,” said AAC&U President Lynn Pasquerella. “I look forward to working with and learning from this year’s board members as we strive toward our shared objective of advancing the vitality and public standing of liberal education by making quality and equity the foundations for excellence in undergraduate education in service to democracy.”

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