Welcome, New Proxies!

July 18, 2017

The Coalition is pleased to welcome some new faces.  Sometimes these newcomers are new hires and sometimes they have been a part of their state association for many years, but are now taking on new responsibilities that allow us to work with them for the first time.  Either way, we are happy to have them join in our shared goals of leveraging the collective buying power of private colleges towards reducing operating costs, improving the efficiency of internal procedures and ultimately lowering the cost of delivering education.


Stacey Holland
Director of Finance and Operations
Minnesota Private College Council (MMPC) and Minnesota Private College Fund

Stacey has been appointed the proxy for Paul Cerkvenik, President of the Minnesota Private College Council. Stacey will replace Mr. Cerkvenik’s prior proxy, Mary Metzler, as she leaves MMPC to enjoy her retirement.

Stacey manages the finance and accounting, human resource and information systems for the organizations. A dedicated professional who believes in the synergy of work and community, Stacey has balanced budgets and made wheels turn harmoniously at a variety of community-minded organizations such as Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People, Forecast Public Art, Cooperating Libraries in Consortium, Triangle Park Creative and the National Cooperative Grocers. Stacey graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.A. in English Literature.


Lois Hollis

Director of Member Services and the ICUT Foundation
Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT) 

Lois replaces Donna Eberhart as the proxy for Ray Martinez, President of the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas.

Lois joined ICUT in January 2010 after 28 years at the Texas Higher education Coordinating Board where she was the Assistant Commissioner for Student Services for seven years. In that role she oversaw all State financial aid programs, the ApplyTexas Common Admission Application and worked closely with the State Legislature on affordability issues pertaining to college students. She is the point of contact for ICUT members in regard to cost-saving measures offered through group purchasing agreements.  In addition she coordinates annual affinity meetings and oversees the ICUT Efficiency Committee (E-Committee) and the ICUT Peer Consultation program. 


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