EMU to Host Annual Meetings of Virginia Education Groups

EMU will host the annual meetings of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) and of the Council of Independent Colleges (CICV) in Virginia.

SCHEV will hold an executive committee meeting 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 18, in EMU’s Campus Center. A regular business meeting will follow 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Strite Conference Room, also in the Campus Center.

EMU President Loren Swartzendruber
EMU President Loren Swartzendruber is president of the Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia (CICV)

EMU President Loren Swartzendruber is currently chairing the board of the CICV, which will open its meetings Monday afternoon, May 17, in the Campus Center. A dinner that includes SCHEV members will be held Monday evening.

"The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to many of the nation’s finest public and private higher education institutions," said Dr. Swartzendruber. "The annual meeting of SCHEV and the presidents of private universities provides an opportunity to discuss matters of mutual interest on behalf of our current and future students."


SCHEV is the Commonwealth’s coordinating body for Virginia’s system of higher education. The agency provides policy guidance and budget recommendations to the Governor and General Assembly and is a resource for information on Virginia colleges and universities on higher education issues. Agenda materials for the SCHEV meeting are available at www.schev.edu.

About the CICV

The CICV, with headquarters in Bedford, Va., is an association of 27 nonprofit, private colleges and universities in Virginia. Founded in 1971, CICV is the legislative advocate for Virginia private colleges and provides services to members in the areas of research, marketing, and consortium purchasing. The presidents of the 27 member institutions serve as the CICV board of directors.