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American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities

 Organization

Dates

  • Existence: 1968-

Administrative History

The American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (est. 1968) is a group of presidents of independent colleges, created to serve the unique interests of independent universities.

The American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAPICU) was established in 1968 when a small group of presidents of independent colleges caucused at a convention. The aim of the association was to serve the unique interests of independent universites. It was designed to be a nationwide association, and in the first few months of existence, more than 300 presidents became members. The District of Columbia incorporated AAPICU and an executive director was appointed.

The first annual meeting was held in Denver, Colorado, on October 7-9, 1968. Computerization was the topic of the meeting, but there was also a great deal of peer networking concerning governance and finance. Ernest L. Wilkinson, president of Brigham Young University, headed the first full committee. Other officers hailed from Methodist, Friends, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran institutions, indicative of the strong faith-related component in the membership.

AAPICU played a significant role in representing independent education in Washington, D. C., where they participate in legal action in the defense of independent schools. The majority of the members of the AAPICU are religiously affiliated. AAPICU affairs are conducted by a board of directors. Officers are elected annually. In recent years new presidents have served two-year tenures. An executive director is employed at the pleasure of the president and board.

Citation

Private higher education: the job ahead, 1980 (a.e.) cover (American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities) t.p. (copyright ... by AAPICU)

American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities website, via WWW, May 13, 2011 (American Association of President of Independent Colleges and Universities (AAPICU); established 1968 at a convention; serve the unique interests of independent universites; nationwide association; 300 presidents became members; District of Columbia incorporated AAPICU; executive director was appointed; first annual meeting held in Denver, CO, on October 7-9, 1968; peer networking concerning governance and finance; Ernest L. Wilkinson, president of Brigham Young University, headed the first full committee; other officers from Methodist, Friends, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran institutions; AAPICU played a significant role in representing independent education in Washington D.C.; participate in legal action in the defense of independent schools; AAPICU affairs are conducted by a board of directors; officers elected annually; presidents serve two-year tenures; executive director is employed at the pleasure of the president and board)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Brigham Young University vice-presidential records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 1154
Scope and Contents Contains meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters and other information pertinent to the Assistant Administrative Vice President's responsibilities. It also contains a large amount of information on the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities.
Dates: 1976-1996

John B. Stohlton papers on the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: UA 5576
Scope and Contents Contains bylaws, e-mails, faxes, tax status and returns, programs and schedules, solicitations, financial statements, university files, meeting minutes, and other materials concerning the American Association of Presidents of Independent Colleges and Universities including those specifically relating to the activities of Brigham Young University within that organization, 1979-2006.
Dates: 1979-2006