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February 17, 2014

President Broderick Appointed to Second AASCU Council Term


Old Dominion President John R. Broderick was recently reappointed to a second term on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Council of State Representatives.

AASCU is a Washington, D.C.-based higher education association representing nearly 420 public colleges, universities and systems whose members share a learning- and teaching-centered culture, a historic commitment to underserved student populations and a dedication to research and creativity that advances their regions' economic progress and cultural development.

The Council of State Representatives consists of both elected and appointed members and is responsible for helping to formulate the association's public policy agenda and assist staff in carrying out the agenda through contacts with stakeholders and members. In addition to those responsibilities, the panel has a high-priority role in observing and providing counsel on state higher education trends and issues.

Broderick was initially appointed to the council in 2012 with a term that expired on Dec. 31, 2013. His new term will extend through the end of 2015.

The panel typically meets three times each year for informal, candid discussions that involve the most important issues of the day for higher education institutions. The next meeting will be held March 5-7 in Washington.

In addition to ODU, Virginia member institutions on the AASCU council include: George Mason University, James Madison University, Longwood University, Norfolk State University, Radford University, the University of Virginia's College at Wise and Virginia State University.

Broderick also serves as one of six college presidents on the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment and is actively engaged in numerous community and professional organizations. He currently is a board member of the Hampton Roads Partnership, Urban League and MacArthur Foundation.

For more information about AASCU, visit the American Association of State Colleges and Universities website.