Independent Colleges of Indiana President Richard Ludwick has been named board chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings. He previously served as vice chair of the Coalition.

January 13, 2015

News Release

JOHNS ISLAND, S.C. – Richard Ludwick, President and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana, has been elected Board Chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings. Dr. Ludwick has served as president and CEO of the Independent Colleges of Indiana since June 2010. As Board Chair, he will provide leadership and guidance to fellow members and Coalition staff, effective January 1. He previously served as Vice Chair of the Coalition.

The Coalition for College Cost Savings was formally established in 2006 on the concept that collaboration among private, nonprofit colleges and universities could yield greater strength in the purchasing marketplace, benefiting its member institutions, regardless of size, mission or location, with the lowest prices for purchased commodities and the highest value in performed services. The Coalition serves as a central point of contact for the creation of these supplier relationships; program implementation, planning, and execution; and best practice repository on process efficiency.

“I am honored to have been elected Board Chair of the Coalition for College Cost Savings,” said Dr. Ludwick. “I look forward to playing a leadership role in the Coalition's initiatives that leverage the power of collaborative programs and bring significant benefit to Coalition member institutions.”

“Richard and I have worked together since I became Coalition President in October 2013,” said Harry Goldberg, President of the Coalition for College Cost Savings, “and I know that the Coalition and its members will benefit from Richard’s broad experience in independent higher education.”

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The Coalition is comprised of 35 member organizations in 31 states that collectively serve 912 private colleges and over three million students. Coalition member’s colleges spend in excess of $438 million annually through Coalition contracts, saving over $97 million that help fund student programs.

Source: Independent Colleges of Indiana

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