The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) has appointed Briar Cliff University President, Rachelle Karstens, to serve on the Committee on Tax Policy beginning in 2020.
The NAICU is a national organization focused on representing private, nonprofit colleges and universities on public policy issues in Washington D.C. The Committee on Tax Policy is responsible for setting NAICU’s policy agenda for current and future issues in such areas as tax policy, immigration reform and the Department of Labor’s overtime rules.
Seven committees report to the NAICU board and Karstens joins a committee of twenty-five other representatives on Tax Policy. Committee representatives are selected by the NAICU Board of Directors.
Karstens was announced as president of Briar Cliff in July 2018 after serving as interim the year prior. She received her B.A. from Wartburg College then went on to get her law degree from the University of Iowa. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Education through Drake University. Before coming to Briar Cliff, Karstens served in philanthropy roles at the University of Iowa Foundation and Indian Hills Community College.