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Lynn Gibson Joins the American Council of Trustees and Alumni

July 13, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC—The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is pleased to announce that Lynn Gibson, a non-profit professional with more than 15 years experience in public policy, higher education and philanthropy, has joined the organization as its new program director. In this role, she will manage ACTA’s development efforts and coordinate programmatic initiatives.

“Lynn Gibson brings terrific experience to the job and a profound commitment to higher education reform,” said ACTA President Anne Neal. “In recent years we have doubled our staff and increased our budget by 60 percent, and we are delighted to have Lynn build on this growth.”

“I am eager to expand ACTA’s success in educating policymakers, parents, trustees and the public about the importance of keeping down costs and improving quality at our colleges and universities,” Gibson said.

Prior to joining ACTA, Gibson previously served, most notably, as Director of Community Relations at The Philanthropy Roundtable; Special Assistant, Public Liaison, to the U.S. Department of Labor; Director of the Young Leaders Program and Job Bank Coordinator at The Heritage Foundation; and Director of Alumni Relations at Grove City College. Gibson holds a B.S. in biology from Grove City College and an M.A. in higher education administration from Slippery Rock University.

ACTA’s former program director, Charles Mitchell, is returning to his home state of Pennsylvania. He will remain involved with ACTA as a research fellow.

The American Council of Trustees and Alumni is an independent non-profit dedicated to academic freedom, academic quality and accountability. Since its founding in 1995, ACTA has counseled boards, educated the public and published reports about such issues as good governance, historical literacy, core curricula, the free exchange of ideas and accreditation in higher education.


Launched in 1995, we are the only organization that works with alumni, donors, trustees, and education leaders across the United States to support liberal arts education, uphold high academic standards, safeguard the free exchange of ideas on campus, and ensure that the next generation receives an intellectually rich, high-quality college education at an affordable price.

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