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President Eisler Appointed to Board for American Association of State Colleges and Universities

David Eisler, president of Ferris State UniversityFerris State University President David Eisler has been appointed to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Board of Directors as announced at the association’s annual meeting held on Tuesday, Oct. 30 in New Orleans.

Eisler has served as president of Ferris since July 2003.  During his time at Ferris, the university has grown from approximately 11,800 students to a Fall 2012 enrollment of 14,533. Under Eisler’s leadership, Ferris has also dedicated new facilities for its Michigan College of Optometry, College of Pharmacy and Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids.

In addition to Eisler’s appointment, Mary Evans Sias, president of Kentucky State University, based in Frankfort, Ky., was named chair of the AASCU Board of Directors.

The following presidents and chancellors will serve on the AASCU Board of Directors in 2013 (Note: Names with asterisks represent new board members):

2013 Chair-Elect (to serve as chair in 2014):

Tomás Morales, president, California State University, San Bernardino

Past Chair:

Mickey L. Burnim, president, Bowie State University (Md.) 


Deborah F. Stanley, president, State University of New York at Oswego


F. King Alexander, president, California State University, Long Beach
John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
F. Javier Cevallos, president, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania*
Susan A. Cole, president, Montclair State University (N.J.)
Mary Cullinan, president, Southern Oregon University*
Richard Davenport, president, Minnesota State University, Mankato
David L. Eisler, president, Ferris State University*
Jerry B. Farley, president, Washburn University (Kansas)
Dana L. Gibson, president, Sam Houston State University (Texas)*
Elaine P. Maimon, president, Governors State University (Ill.)
J. Keith Motley, chancellor, University of Massachusetts Boston
Albert L. Walker, president, Harris-Stowe State University (Mo.)

AASCU is a Washington-based higher education association of more than 400 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.