CICU President Lola W. Brabham testifies regarding the FY25 Executive Budget on February 8, 2024 before the NYS Joint Budget Hearing on Higher Education. Her testimony called on the Legislature to fund Student
Advancing Higher Education in New York
The Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities (CICU) aims to provide opportunity and access to higher education through fairness, equity, and humanity. New York is home to the largest Independent Sector of higher education in the world with more than 100 independent colleges and universities educating nearly 500,000 students annually. CICU is a statewide association representing the public policy interests of the chief executives of New York’s independent colleges and universities in New York State.
CICU President Lola W. Brabham Joins Higher Education Committee Chairs to Launch the #TurnOnTheTAP Campaign.
On Monday, January 8, 2024, the Chairs of the Higher Education Committees in the New York State Legislature, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Patricia Fahy, announced a package of legislation to #TurnOnTheTAP
CICU President Lola W. Brabham Testifies at NYS Assembly Higher Education Committee Hearing on the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP)
CICU President Lola W. Brabham testified on November 28, 2023 before Assembly Higher Education Committee. Her testimony called on the Legislature to adequately fund TAP so that it can continue to be instrumental