President Susan D. Stuebner was one of 10 members elected to the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Board of Directors during its Jan. 4 meeting in Hollywood, Fla. President Stuebner will serve a three-year term from January 2018 to January 2021.

The CIC is the only national organization 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.

“I am honored to join the CIC board. As an organization, the CIC has been a tireless advocate of the liberal arts and has provided great programs and resources for independent colleges,” said President Stuebner. “This opportunity not only aligns with my professional passion for sustaining the liberal arts and sciences, it also allows Colby-Sawyer to be part of the critical conversations about the future our sector.”

President Stuebner took office as Colby-Sawyer’s ninth president in 2016. Prior to joining Colby-Sawyer, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Allegheny College in Meadville, Penn. In addition to serving on the board of the CIC, she is also a member of the Executive Committee of the New Hampshire College & University Council and the NCAA Division III Membership Committee. President Stuebner earned her A.B. in psychology from Dartmouth College. She also holds an Ed.M. and an Ed.D. from Harvard University in administration, planning and social policy with a concentration in higher education.

“The Council is pleased to have Sue as a board member,” said CIC President Richard Ekman. “CIC continues to implement many new programs, projects and services, and it needs a strong Board of Directors to oversee their planning and execution. I am certain Sue will serve the Council admirably, and I look forward to working with her.

The CIC is an association of 767 nonprofit independent colleges and universities, state-based councils of independent colleges, and other higher education affiliates that works to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance public understanding of independent higher education’s contributions to society. CIC is the major national organization that focuses on services to leaders of independent colleges and universities and state-based councils. CIC offers conferences, seminars, publications, and other programs and services that help institutions improve educational quality, administrative and financial performance, student outcomes, and institutional visibility. It conducts the largest annual conferences of college and university presidents and of chief academic officers. Founded in 1956, CIC is headquartered in Washington, DC. For more information, visit