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Kathleen Curry Santora, President & Chief Executive Officer

kathleensKathleen Curry Santora has been President & Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) since February 2001. Before coming to NACUA, she was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE). She previously served in various positions at Georgetown University - as Secretary of the University, Assistant to the President for External Relations, and Assistant to the President/Chief of Staff for the President's Office. For nearly ten years prior to that, Kathleen worked for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) in various senior-level positions where she handled tax policy and other legislative issues, state relations with state associations of independent colleges and universities, and management of association internal operations. She also served as the first Director for Public Policy and External Relations at the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB). 

Kathleen earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the University of Scranton and a Juris Doctor from the Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and currently serves on the boards of the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), the Association Mutual Health Insurance Company (AMHIC) and the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). She previously served on the boards of the University of Scranton, EDUCAUSE (the association for IT professionals), the American Council on Education (ACE), and Academic Search; as a member and Chair of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES) Steering Committee; as a member of the Council of Higher Education Management Associations (CHEMA) Steering Committee, and as a member of the Western New England College (now University) board.