JBU President Named to Board of Council of Independent Colleges

Pollard One of Seven New Appointees

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SILOAM SPRINGS, Arkansas (Feb. 23, 2021) – John Brown University President Chip Pollard was elected to the board of directors of the Council of Independent Colleges.

The board of directors oversees CIC’s work, a national association of independent colleges and universities dedicated to supporting college and university leadership, advancing institutional excellence and enhancing public understanding of private higher education’s contributions to society.

“The wisdom and dedication of the members of the board of directors ensure that CIC continues to address the issues of greatest importance to its member colleges and universities,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “We are grateful to these busy and distinguished individuals for their generous service to independent higher education through CIC’s board of directors.”

Pollard was one of seven newly elected board members, all presidents of member colleges and universities.

“The CIC does so much to encourage the flourishing of independent colleges through its conferences and professional development,” said Pollard. “I am honored to be asked to serve on the board of directors.”

John Brown University is a leading private Christian university, training students to honor God and serve others since 1919. Arkansas’ top-ranked regional university (U.S. News Best Colleges, 2021), JBU enrolls more than 2,200 students from 37 states and 48 countries in its traditional undergraduate, graduate, online and concurrent education programs. JBU offers more than 40 undergraduate majors, with top programs including nursing, psychology, kinesiology, engineering, biology, family and human services, and graphic design. Eighteen graduate programs are available in business, counseling, cybersecurity, education and higher education.


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