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Wake Forest President Nathan Hatch elected to NAICU board of directors


February 4, 2009

Wake Forest University President Nathan O. Hatch has been elected to the board of directors of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). 

Hatch is among 15 new board members elected to three-year terms by the members of the NAICU.  He and three other university and college presidents will serve as at-large board members.

“Dr. Hatch was selected by his peers because of his expertise in the field, proven leadership, and commitment to America’s college students,” said NAICU President David L. Warren.  “He assumes his responsibilities at a time of great challenge and transformation for American higher education.”

NAICU is the leading national association representing higher education, serving as the unified voice of more than 1,000 independent college and university presidents, and specialized, state and regional association executives.  Members of NAICU’s board of directors set the association’s agenda on federal higher education policy; actively encourage support of NAICU priorities and initiatives; and oversee the association’s financial administration.

Hatch was selected as Wake Forest’s 13th president in 2005.  He spent much of his earlier career at the University of Notre Dame in administrative and faculty positions.  When he joined Wake Forest, Hatch was provost and Andrew V. Tackes Professor of History at Notre Dame.

A graduate of Wheaton College, he received his master’s and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and held post-doctoral fellowships at Harvard and Johns Hopkins universities.

Press Contacts:

Kevin Cox
(336) 758-5237


Cheryl Walker
(336) 758-5237


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