Board of Visitors

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 college operations. The Board of Visitors 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.

Chairperson

Maureen A. Baginski
Former Executive Assistant Director for Intelligence, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Members

Thad W. Allen, ADM, USCG (Ret.)
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Twenty-Third Commandant of the United States Coast Guard

Arden L. Bement Jr., Ph.D.
Former Director, National Science Foundation and Former Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kevin J. Cosgriff, VADM, USN (Ret.)
Former Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command and U.S. Fifth Fleet

Joan A. Dempsey
Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

Joann P. DiGennaro, J.D.
President, Center for Excellence in Education

John C. Gannon, Captain, USN (Ret.), Ph.D.
Former Chairman, National Intelligence Council and Former Deputy Director for Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency, Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University

Joanne O’Rourke Isham
Founding Partner, Isham Associates, LLC

N. John MacGaffin III
Senior Adviser, Transnational Threats Project, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Senior Director, CENTRA Technology Inc.

Harvey Rishikof, J.D.
Co-chair American Bar Association (ABA) Cybersecurity Legal Task Force and Chair, Advisory Committee, ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security

Ex-Officio Members

Deborah Kircher
Assistant Director of National Intelligence for Human Capital and Chief Human Capital Officer for the Intelligence Community, Office of the Director of National Intelligence

Francis X. Taylor, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.)
Under Secretary for Intelligence and Analysis, U.S. Department of Homeland Security