NCAN Membership Elects President Nemerowicz to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, DC - The membership of the National College Access Network held its annual meeting during the NCAN Annual Conference on October 11, 2010 in Washington, DC. During this meeting, Gloria Nemerowicz, President of Pine Manor College was elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors. The NCAN Board of Directors has 11 members from many fields of education and across the country.

"NCAN is pleased that Ms. Nemerowicz is joining our Board of Directors. Her experience in higher education and focus on working with underrepresented youth will guide NCAN as we focus on the student success portion of our mission," said Kim Mazzuca, NCAN Board President and President of 10,000 Degrees, an NCAN-member organization.

Ms. Nemerowicz has served as President of Pine Manor College since 1996. She previously worked in leadership positions at Wells College (NY) and Monmouth University (NJ). Under Ms. Nemerowicz's leadership, Pine Manor College, a four-year college for women, is using the framework of inclusive leadership and social responsibility to craft educational experiences and campus decision-making. This distinctive approach, coupled with a 34 percent reduction in tuition and extensive community partnerships, has produced a 70 percent growth in the enrollment over the past ten years. In addition, U.S. News & World Report has ranked Pine Manor among the most diverse colleges in the country for the past five years. Ms. Nemerowicz also plays a lead role in the Yes We Must Summit, a coalition of colleges focused on serving first-generation, low-income, and underrepresented students.

"I am honored to be part of this organization which is so effectively weaving a connection among those who are focused on increasing the college graduations rates in our country," said Ms. Nemerowicz about her election. "NCAN's vision is both extraordinary and essential, and I look forward to working to achieve it with the other Board members."

Ms. Kim Mazzuca, President of 10,000 Degrees, was re-elected to her third term as President of the Board of Directors. Ms. Terry L. Muilenburg, Senior Vice President of Government and Industry Relations at USA Funds, was re-elected as Board Treasurer. Mr. Pranav Kothari, Managing Director at Mission Measurement, was elected as Board Secretary.

The National College Access Network thanks Board Director Dr. Alberto Cabrera, Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maryland, for his years of service on the NCAN Board of Directors.

To learn more about the National College Access Network Board of Directors, including detailed biographies, please visit:http://www.collegeaccess.org/board_of_directors.aspx.