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Governor Reappoints ICI President to Midwest Higher Education Compact

Tuesday, March 15, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Ann Gilly
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INDIANAPOLIS, March 11, 2016 – Richard L. Ludwick, president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, has been reappointed by the Governor of Indiana for a second four-year term as a commissioner of the Midwest Higher Education Compact.  A statutorily-created interstate compact, MHEC maximizes for its member states higher-education opportunity and performance through collaboration and resource sharing.  


“ICI serves as the collective voice for Indiana’s 31 private, nonprofit colleges and universities,” says Ludwick.  “One of our top strategic priorities, as it is for MHEC, is leading collaboration among our 31 member private colleges and universities.  By working together on shared administrative and academic initiatives, we are able to control costs and make our institutions stronger, both individually and collectively.  We are honored to have ICI’s voice joined with MHEC’s voice for high-quality higher education in the Midwest.”


ICI president since 2010 and a native Hoosier, Ludwick also currently serves as chair of the board for the Coalition for College Cost Savings, a nation-wide coalition serving over 1,000 private, non-profit colleges and universities, as well as a member of the Indiana Chamber’s Business Higher Education Policy Committee. 


Early in his career, he practiced law in Indiana before going on to serve in key administrative roles in institutions of higher learning across the United States, including the Albany Law School (Albany, NY); the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law (Gainesville); and the University of Oregon School of Law (Eugene).


In addition to a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Evansville, Ludwick holds a Master of Arts in higher education administration from Teachers College of Columbia University (New York), Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University Law School (Indianapolis), and Doctor of Education in policy management and organization of higher education administration from the University of Oregon (Eugene). 


Independent Colleges of Indiana, Inc. (ICI) is a nonprofit association that represents the state’s 31 private nonprofit colleges and universities. ICI member institutions enroll some 100,000 students (approximately 20 percent of all students statewide) and annually produce 34 percent of all bachelor’s degrees in Indiana. For more information: