Reported in World Journal (Nov. 4, 2004), Thomas H. Yu is the only Chinese Aemrican elected to the Board of Turustees of The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC). Yu is Vice President - R & D, Floorcare Business and Maytag China, Maytag Corporation. OFIC's colleges and universities enroll more than 91,000 students or more than one-third of those pursuing baccalaureate degrees in our state. Since 1950, The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges has conducted annual solicitations of corporations and foundations on behalf of 35 well-established and well-respected institutions in Ohio. The Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges is a member of The Foundation for Independent Higher Education which represents 38 state and regional funds and 670 institutions of higher education nationwide with more than 1.5 million students annually.