Colleges and Universities of the Yes We Must Coalition

Click on numbered triangles on map or names below to go to members’ websites

map of USA with clickable locations of YWMC members

To learn more about becoming a Member, click here.


Associate Members

Individual Associates

John Bassett
Past President, Heritage University and Clark University
Auburn Hills, MI

Gary Bonvillian
Director Emeritus, YWMC
President Emeritus, Thomas University
Estero, FL

Jennifer L. Braaten
President Emerita, Ferrum College
Stuart, VA

Jorge Díaz-Herrera
Director Emeritus, YWMC
President Emeritus, Keuka College
Canandaigua, NY

Gary A. Dill
Past President, University of the Southwest
Alpine, TX

David J. Fike
Past President, Marygrove College
San Francisco, CA

Mary E. Hines
President Emerita, Carlow University
Timonium, MD

William Hynes
Past President, Holy Names University
Oakland, CA

Daniel Lowery
Past President and Professor, Calumet College of St. Joseph
Whiting, IN

Mary J. Meehan
President Emerita, Alverno College
Short Hills, NJ

Tom Mortenson
Higher Education Policy Analyst; Editor & Publisher, Postsecondary Education OPPORTUNITY;
Senior Scholar, The Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education
Washington, DC

Joan D. Osterweil
Houston, TX

Arthur Penn
Medford, NJ

Eileen Schwalbach
Past President, Mount Mary University
Milwaukee, WI

Vinton Thompson
Director Emeritus, YWMC
President Emeritus, Metropolitan College of New York
New York, NY

Michael Viollt
Past President, Robert Morris University;
Chancellor, Robert Morris University
Chicago, IL

I am excited about the oppor­tunity YWM offers to collaborate with other like institutions and to have a voice in collaborations that isn’t over­shadowed by larger, more exclusive, less tuition-driven institutions.
Marcia Hawkins, President, Union College – KY

Organization Associates

The Dysart Group, Inc.
John W. Dysart, President
Charlotte, NC

Independent Colleges of Washington
Terri Standish-Kuon, President & CEO
Seattle, WA

National College Access Network (NCAN)
Kim Cook, Executive Director
Washington, DC

National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA)
Karin Elliott, Executive Director
Boston, MA

The United Methodist Church
Amanda L. Allen, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Division of Higher Education, GBHEM
Nashville, TN

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU)
Rolf Wegenke, President and CEO
Madison, WI

We invite those colleges, universities, non-profit organizations, and individuals who do not qualify for membership but who support the goals of the Yes We Must Coalition to join as Associate Members.

To learn more about becoming an Associate Member, click here.

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