Former FBI Intelligence Chief Assumes Chair of NIU Board of Visitors
December 6, 2012
When the National Intelligence University's Board of Visitors convenes for its semi-annual meeting in January 2013, the Board will be chaired by one of the nation's most respected intelligence professionals, Maureen Baginski. Ms. Baginski is a career intelligence officer whose experience includes 24 years at the National Security Agency before serving as FBI's Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence. She was responsible for establishing and managing the FBI's first-ever intelligence program from 2003-2005.
"Ms. Baginski assumes the reins of Board leadership during an exciting time as this University celebrates its 50th anniversary and continues on a trajectory to become the center of academic life for the intelligence community," said NIU President, Dr. David Ellison. Baginski has been a member of the Board since 2007, and was nominated as Board Chair when former Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Kramek's term expired last summer.
The National Intelligence University Board of Visitors is an advisory board composed of individuals with a broad spectrum of military, intelligence, and academic experience, enabling them to provide unique perspectives in all facets of campus operations. The Board provides independent advice to the Director of National Intelligence and Secretary of Defense, through the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, and the Director, Defense Intelligence Agency on matters related to the mission, policy, accreditation, faculty, students facilities, curricula, educational methods, research, and administration of the NIU. The Board meets twice each year.