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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.
Tuesday, 22-Jun-2010 16:21:21 Central Daylight Time