Staff Biographies

 

Robert P. Burke - Director of Research
rburke@aicuo.edu
Bob Burke has directed AICUO's research program since 1996, making him one of the senior leaders in association institutional research in the country. He is editor of AICUO's Graph of the Week and oversees the Association's geocoding project that locates and analyzes member campuses' students, faculty, and staff. In addition, Bob serves as state 'intermediate' coordinator for private colleges for the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Surveys (IPEDS) of the National Center for Education Statistics. He manages the Association's collaborative service programs that offer group discounts and wider availability of goods and services to AICUO member institutions. He is a liaison with several state administrative agencies, principally the Ohio Board of Regents, where over the years, he has represented the Association as a members of several statewide commissions, including the Chancellor's Planning Committee for Higher Education Learning, the state Articulation and Transfer Council, the Secondary-to-College Articulation Committee, and consultations on student financial aid and the state's higher education performance report. Finally, he manages the Association's incipient collaborative service programs.

Since coming to AICUO, Bob has made presentations to national higher education association research meetings as well as meetings of the Ohio Association for Institutional Research and Planning and the Ohio Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. He came to AICUO from the University of Notre Dame, where he worked for and occasionally directed a faculty development and research administration institute. He has additional experience in management, city planning, and communications in nonprofit organizations and municipal government in Boston. He holds degrees from Harvard College and the University of Notre Dame. He is also an experienced choral singer and, although retired after 32 years as a football referee, remains active in officiating as a timer for men's and women's basketball at an AICUO member university.

 

Stacey M. Dorr - Senior Director of Operations and Public Relations
sdorr@aicuo.edu
Stacey Dorr joined AICUO's central staff in 2006 with extensive experience in non-profit communications. She previously worked with the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments, PBS and The Columbus Community Clinical Oncology Program and is a graduate of Bowling Green State University, B.S. (Public Relations).

Stacey is responsible for all internal and external association communications, including major publications such as the Counselor's Guide and annual report, daily news clips service, weekly Association update correspondence, and the AICUO, OhioPrivateColleges.com, and AICUO Art Awards Web sites. She also coordinates all AICUO member professional development meetings and manages the implementation of all strategic communications efforts to better serve AICUO's 51 members and our organizational mission.

She serves as liaison to many statewide groups including the Ohio Private College Admissions Directors group, the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC), and the Independent College Advancement Associates, and was honored early in her career at AICUO with the New Member Award from OACAC for her work on their Annual Conference.

Stacey oversees the annual AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts and the internship program at AICUO. She has presented her work with grassroots campaigns during a budget crisis and campus emergency preparedness to national groups including the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities State Executives State-National Information Network. Stacey is a member of the Public Relations Society of America and serves as a mentor for college students interested in beginning a career in public relations.

 

C. Todd Jones - President and General Counsel
tjones@aicuo.edu
C. Todd Jones became President and General Counsel of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio (AICUO) on November 1, 2005. During that time, he has led significant change at the organization including its program for collaborative services. This included AICUO’s agreements with the Inter-University Council Purchasing Group, Coalition for College Cost Savings, and numerous individual companies, leading to millions in purchases by member campuses of discounted goods and services.

Todd managed the association's first successful regulatory litigation action and conceived of and led the development of the AICUO Award for Excellence in the Visual Arts. In 2009-10, Todd served as an Obama-administration appointee to the U.S. Department of Education's negotiated rulemaking session on Program Integrity, representing the independent-college sector.

Todd joined AICUO after serving nearly four and a half years as a member of the Bush administration in the U.S. Department of Education. During his final three years, Todd oversaw policy development and budgeting for over $110 billion in federal spending as the Associate Deputy Secretary for Budget. Prior to that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Enforcement in the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) managing 670 staff in a dozen offices, including a period where he was delegated the functions of Assistant Secretary for OCR. While working at OCR, Todd served simultaneously as Executive Director of the President's Commission on Excellence in Special Education. That commission's recommendations served as the core framework for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004.

Before joining in the administration, Todd was the President of the National Education Knowledge Industry Association, an association of researchers, educational developers, service providers, and entrepreneurs. He also served as an attorney on the staff of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. In that capacity, he was the chief staff negotiator of the landmark Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997, and helped develop legislation that was enacted as the Higher Education Act Amendments of 1998. Prior to that, he served as Assistant Counsel for the American Rehabilitation Association.

In January 2011, Todd was appointed to Ohio's State Board of Education by Gov. John Kasich. Todd was reappointed for a new, full four-year term in January 2013. He currently serves as Chair of the Standards and Graduation Requirements Committee, and has previously chaired the Achievement Committee, the Achievement and Graduations Requirements Committee, and the Legislative and Budget Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Achievement Committee and the Graduation Requirements Committee.

Todd holds a B.S.B.A. and J.D. from the University of Denver and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. He holds an honorary Doctor of Laws from Mount Carmel College of Nursing. Todd is a member of the Ohio, District of Columbia and Colorado Bars. Todd is a member of the board of the Crew Soccer Foundation.

 

Andre T. Lampkins - Director of External Relations
alampkins@aicuo.edu

Andre has served as AICUO's Director of External Relations since February 2016. Prior to joining AICUO, he served dual roles with The Center for Healthy Families as the director of outreach and engagement and with Lardon & Associates as a director of business development.

Previously, Andre served as the community & small business manager for Vermont Energy Investment Corporation, where he managed social justice initiatives and the implementation of energy efficiency programming in 54 communities within the state of Ohio.

Andre is a proud graduate and active alumnus of Otterbein University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in education. He is also a very active community member in central Ohio, where he serves as a youth mentor and program developer for a number of service based organizations.

Andre is responsible for the AICUO affiliate member program, inter-college collaborations, events and educational programming, and the expansion of AICUO's member energy conservation and sustainability initiatives.

 

J. Sue Moore - Office Manager
smoore@aicuo.edu

Sue Moore has served as AICUO's Office Manager since December 2009. Sue is a graduate of Campbellsville University, where she received her BS Degree in Secondary Education with a major in English and Secretarial Science. Sue spent ten years teaching English and Business Office Education before accepting a position, at the urging of one of her former students, at the Ohio Statehouse. She spent five years in the House of Representatives and 16 years as a legislative aide and office manager for the President of the Ohio Senate. Her most satisfying achievement at the Statehouse was her work on Education Reform, which included her efforts in the passage of the PSEO option and open enrollment. Her responsibilities at AICUO include weekly bookkeeping duties, database management, meeting coordination, human resources management, office receptionist, and administrative assistant duties.

 

Emily Tully - Director of Government Relations
etully@aicuo.edu

Emily Tully joined AICUO in 2014 after spending three years in Washington, D.C. as the Senior Policy Advisor for a Congressman from Ohio. Previous to working on Capitol Hill, Emily spent 5 years in state government working for two different members in the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate. Emily also managed a successful congressional campaign in 2010 before moving to D.C.

Emily is responsible for advocating AICUO's policy and regulatory priorities. As Director of Government Relations, she lobbies the executive and legislative branches on behalf of AICUO members and crafts policy to reflect member interests. Emily is also responsible for coordinating Independent College Day on Capitol Square.

Emily graduated from Ashland University in 2005 with a double major in speech communication and political science. Emily grew up surrounded by higher education with both of her parents employed in the field.