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Rives: NABCA Delegate-at-Large

April 23, 2013

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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL -- Joe Rives, vice president of the Quad Cities and planning at Western Illinois University, has been elected as delegate-at-large for the National Association of Branch Campus Administrators (NABCA) executive committee.

Rives will also serve as a co-chair for selected committees and act as a liaison between the executive committee and association members. The NABCA promotes the interests of branch campus administrators and explores the opportunities and issues that affect their campuses and institutions. Association membership includes representation from public and private institutions, and two and four year colleges and universities nationally.

In addition to his NABCA involvement, Rives is an eligibility and specialized reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, and was recently selected to participate in the commission's "Design Think Tank" in May.

Rives joined Western's administration in 2005 after serving at Illinois State University since 1990. Rives is the University's point of contact for Quad Cities economic development issues; provides leadership for University-wide planning; and is responsible for institutional accreditation for the Higher Learning Commission-North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

He is a member of the Quad City Health Initiative (QCHI) Board and the Serve Illinois Commission. In addition, Rives is the chair of Renew Moline's Moline Project Management Team (PMT) and serves on Quad Cities Regional Opportunities Council for the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce. Rives is also active in the Illinois and National Association of Institutional Research and Society for College and University Planning. He works with Illinois and Iowa community colleges to institute collaborative educational paths, and is the vice chair and chair of the Council of Member Institutions for the Quad Cities Graduate Study Center.

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