Board of Trustees

David Baime, Board of Trustees

David Baime


Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Policy Analysis


  • Master’s in Economics, London School of Economics
  • Bachelor’s degree, Haverford College

About David Baime

David Baime is the senior vice president for government relations and policy analysis for the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC). In this role, he directs the national advocacy efforts for the nation’s close to 1,200 community colleges and their students. Prior to joining AACC, he served as director of education funding for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities. He has also worked as assistant director of government relations for the Association of American Medical Colleges.

Baime has made a number of radio, television, and web appearances, including on CNN, MSNBC, C-SPAN, and National Public Radio. He is frequently quoted in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and other publications covering higher education.