Independent Colleges of Indiana President Named Coalition Chair

January 14, 2015

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – Richard Ludwick, President and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, has been elected Board Chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings.  Dr. Ludwick has served as president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana since June 2010.  As Board Chair, Richard will provide leadership and guidance to fellow members and Coalition staff, effective January 1.  Richard previously served as Vice Chair of the Coalition.

Dr. Ludwick replaces Dr. Diane Berty, Vice President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association.  The Coalition is extremely grateful to Dr. Berty for her service.  Diane takes on the role of Immediate Past Chair of the Board.

Also elected are John B. Wilson, President & CEO of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in New Jersey and President of the Independent College Fund of New Jersey, as Vice Chair; and Anita Girelli, Director of Business Operations of the Council of Independent Colleges of Virginia, as Treasurer.  Robert Bartlett, President of the Michigan Colleges Alliance, continues as Board Secretary.

“I am honored to have been elected Board Chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings”, said Dr. Ludwick.  “I look forward to playing a leadership role in the Coalition’s initiatives that leverage the power of collaborative programs and bring significant benefit to Coalition member institutions.”

“The Coalition is pleased to have Dr. Ludwick in the Board Chair role,” said Harry Goldberg, President of the Coalition for College Cost Savings.  “Richard and I have worked together since I became Coalition President in October of 2013 and I know that the Coalition and its members will benefit from Richard’s experience in independent higher education.”

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The Coalition for College Cost Savings was formally established in 2006 on the concept that collaboration among independent colleges and universities could yield greater strength in the purchasing marketplace, benefiting its member institutions, regardless of size, mission or location, with the lowest prices for purchased commodities and the highest value in performed services. The Coalition serves as a central point of contact for the creation of these supplier relationships, program implementation planning and execution and a repository of best practice information on process efficiency. The Coalition is comprised of 35 member organizations in 31 states that collectively serve 912 private colleges and over three million students.  Coalition member’s colleges spend in excess of $438 million annually through Coalition contracts, saving over $97 million that help fund student programs.