Richard Ekman Joins SAGE Scholars Board of Directors

By SAGE Scholars — March 8, 2022

Richard Ekman, Ph.D., recently retired president of the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC), has joined the board of directors of SAGE Scholars, Philadelphia, the nation’s largest private college preparation and funding organization.

During his 21 years as CIC president, Ekman was a highly visible advocate of the value of private liberal arts education, increasing the council’s membership to more than 650 colleges and universities.

“Rich brings creativity, experience and enthusiasm to our efforts,” said James Johnston, president of SAGE Scholars, “He will, in fact, be joining his CIC predecessor, Alan Splete, on our board, giving us 36 years of combined wisdom about private higher education.”

Ekman said “I have long applauded the efforts and accomplishments of Jim Johnston and his staff and look forward to helping them in their work for students, families, and their consortium of 442 SAGE Scholars colleges and universities, many of whom are also CIC members.”