Liberty University hosts Virginia private colleges summit
Liberty University hosted this year’s annual meeting of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV) on Monday and Tuesday, welcoming 19 presidents from private colleges across the state.
As the largest college in Virginia and the largest private, nonprofit four-year college in the country, Liberty plays an important role in the CICV summit, working with other top institutions to improve academics, operating costs, and overall efficiency.
“They were impressed with you, and with all that is happening here,” President Falwell told students in Convocation on Wednesday. “We were honored to welcome them to our campus.”
Tours of campus, including Jerry Falwell Library, were scheduled both days.
On Tuesday, Sen. Steve Newman, representing Virginia’s 23rd district, which encompasses Liberty, joined President Falwell and the other higher education leaders for a breakfast. Dr. Hope Williams, an education policy expert and president of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities, also gave a presentation in the afternoon.
CICV, also known as Virginia Private Colleges, is a nonprofit organization representing 28 accredited nonprofit independent colleges and universities in the state. The organization works collaboratively in the areas of public policy, cost containment, and professional development, and provides additional support to member institutions through government relations, collaboration, research, and public relations.