Barbara Mistick is president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU). Over the course of her career in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Dr. Mistick has a history of accomplishing daunting tasks. As president of Wilson College, she made history pioneering the nation’s first loan buy-back program for college students. Before that she was the first woman to serve as president of the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. She is a seasoned entrepreneur and was named a Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University. She holds an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and received her doctorate in Management from Case Western Reserve University.