The Open Campus Board of Directors has added two new members, bringing additional experience in journalism, nonprofit management, and higher education to the organization.

Caroline Hendrie, the former executive director of the Education Writers Association, and Abigail Seldin, the chief executive officer of the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, have been elected to the expanded 7-member board.

Caroline Hendrie is a long-time leader in education journalism, serving for 12 years as EWA executive director and 14 years as managing editor and national reporter at the nonprofit news organization Education Week.

In 2019, Abigail Seldin created the Seldin/Haring-Smith Foundation, where she partnered with Getty Images to create new stock photos of today’s college students and led the development of SwiftStudent, a free digital tool for college students seeking financial-aid appeals. She’s also co-founder of the Civic Mapping Initiative, where she leads a team charting the proximity of public transit stops to public services.

“The impressive growth of Open Campus in just three years has prompted us to expand the board of directors, adding depth as we work with the staff on ambitious plans for the future,” said Ted Weidlein, the board’s secretary-treasurer. “With varied backgrounds, Caroline and Abigail will bring us new perspectives both on education and on ways to help a young nonprofit organization flourish.”

About Open Campus
Founded in 2019, Open Campus is the only nonprofit news organization in the nation dedicated exclusively to higher education. It’s built on an innovative collaborative model, combining a national newsroom that knows higher ed deeply with local newsrooms that know their communities deeply. Open Campus has put local reporters on the higher-ed beat in partnerships with nine newsrooms around the country.