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ICI Smart: May 2015
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Independent Colleges Indiana

Champion of Excellence and Choice

Thank You, Senator Mills

ICI Board member and retired State Senator Morris Mills has received the 2015 Charles W.L. Foreman Award from the Council of Independent Colleges State Funds. It is the group’s top national award, annually recognizing the college president or trustee who has demonstrated “truly exceptional commitment and leadership” to the private, nonprofit sector of higher education. An Earlham College alumnus and past trustee, Sen. Mills served 32 years in the General Assembly. In 1973, while serving in the House, he sponsored legislation to expand state financial aid for needy students, creating the Freedom of Choice grant for students attending ICI colleges and universities to stand side-by-side with the Higher Education Act for students attending the publics. Thanks to him, over the past 40-plus years, students have had the choice to attend one of Indiana’s 31 private colleges with the help of $1.8 billion in state aid (read more). 

Below:  Senator Mills receiving the Charles W.L. Foreman Award from Richard Ekman, CIC president, and Richard L. Ludwick, ICI president.

For Your Consideration

The budget now moving through the U.S. Congress calls for $150 billion in planned cuts from federal student aid over the next 10 years. Learn how you can help “Save Student Aid” :

Richard Ludwick

Message from ICI President & CEO Richard Ludwick

Independent Colleges of Indiana is sharing this informational update with you – as one of our stakeholders – to illustrate the performance and contributions of our 31 member colleges and universities and why they are the smart choice for students and for Indiana. We hope you find this information helpful in sharing that story with community leaders, colleagues, parents, students, and friends. If you have any questions or comments, please just let us know (contact information below).