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Kinders Named to National Higher Ed Committee


APRIL 1, 2005--UW-River Falls University Communications Director Mark Kinders has been appointed to a national higher education committee of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

The three-year appointment is to the Advisory Council of Communications and University Communications. The council’s purpose is to work with Congress, the administration and the public to promote broad public understanding of the essential role of public higher education in society and of the specific responsibilities and contributions of AASCU’s institutions.

The council includes chief public information officers from 20 institutions who are selected to represent regions of the country, as well as categories of higher education institutions.

AASCU’s membership includes 430 public colleges, universities and higher education systems nationwide that monitor, analyze and develop federal public policy in such areas as student financial aid, education, international programs, economic and workforce development, teacher education and undergraduate experiences. AASCU also provides leadership development opportunities for campus leaders.

The association’s campuses, which are partially or completely state funded, enroll about three million students, which represents 56 percent of all students attending public institutions nationwide.

Kinders has served as director of University Communications at UW-RF since 1985. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, a master’s degree in history from UW-RF, and a master’s degree in University Communications through the Executive Program at the Humphrey Institute of the University of Minnesota.

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