Dr. Candace de Russy is a nationally recognized expert on education and cultural issues. A former college professor with a doctorate in French from Tulane University, she was appointed to the Board of Visitors of the U.S. Air Force Academy by President George W. Bush in 2002. De Russy has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the State University of New York since 1995. In 2004, she was named a Senior Adjunct Fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, D.C., where she focuses on academic standards, assessment, governance, strategic planning, accountability, funding and other issues in higher education. De Russy is currently a member of the Trustees Council of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni as well as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Scholars. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Independent Women’s Forum. A contributing editor at Crisis magazine, De Russy has been published in The Chronicle of Higher Education and The New York Post, among other publications. She was featured in segments on 60 Minutes and The O’Reilly Factor and has been the subject of feature articles in The New York Times, the Associated Press, and Village Voice.