By Josh Owens, Director of Media and Marketing

Nashville, TN—In February Welch College President Matt Pinson was elected to the Board of Directors of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association (TICUA). The sixty-year-old organization serves as the professional organization for the 34 regionally accredited, private colleges and universities in the state of Tennessee.

According to the TICUA website, the Association “engages Tennessee’s private colleges and universities to work collaboratively in areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development to better serve the state and its citizens. TICUA’s 34 member colleges and universities educate over 80,000 students from across the state, country, and throughout the world and confer more than 19,000 degrees a year. TICUA is dedicated to the preservation of student opportunity and choice in higher education.”

The 15-person TICUA board is currently chaired by Dr. Randy Lowery, president of Lipscomb University in Nashville. Most of TICUA’s directors are presidents of Tennessee private colleges and universities; however, board members are also elected from the Tennessee business and non-profit sectors.

TICUA President Claude Presnell said, “I’m so excited the TICUA Board chose and the full membership ratified Dr. Pinson to serve as a Director on the TICUA Board of Directors. He will bring a wealth of experience and unique perspective toward advancing the future of TICUA. Dr. Pinson’s leadership at Welch College suits him well for keeping TICUA focused on serving the more than 80,000 students enrolled at TICUA member colleges and universities.”

For more information on TICUA, please visit their website at TICUA.org. For more information on Welch College, please visit Welch.edu.

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