Jerry W. Miller has been elected president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Schools. He succeeds Stephen B. Freidheim, who will join Campbell Communications Inc. of Rockville as senior vice president.

Prior to his appointment, Miller worked at the American Council on Education for 10 years, most recently as vice president for academic affairs and institutional relations. He also has worked at the National Commission on Accrediting as the associate director.

The AICS also has named Hazel M. Tordiff, of Vienna, "Outstanding Business Educator" for the 1984-1985 season. Tordiff is the director of training at the Washington Business School, where she has worked for the past 15 years.

The AICS, a national association, represents more than 650 independent, nonprofit and tax-paying business colleges across the United States.


The professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists/Sigma Delta Chi has elected Walter Froehlich as its president.

Froehlich has been a member of the local chapter for 21 years. Currently, he manages his own free-lance news service, International Science Writers, which he founded in 1980. He also worked as a science editor for the United States Information Agency and as a reporter/editor for the now-defunct Buffalo Courier-Express newspaper.

The professional chapter also elected officers: vice president, Thomas Simonton, photo staff at U.S. News & World Report; treasurer, Theodore J. Agres, assistant managing editor of The Washington Times; recording secretary, Marilyn Atwood, Washington bureau chief of the Anchorage Times in Alaska, and corresponding secretary, Carl Levin, vice president of Burson-Marsteller.


Linda L. Jardine has been elected president of the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants. She was formerly the treasurer and a director on the AWSCPA board.

Jardine, a partner with Main Hurdman in Washington, is a member of the District of Columbia Institute of CPAs. She also serves on the Accounting Advisory Committee of Northern Virginia Community College.

Richard L. Reilly of Alexandria has been appointed as director of public affairs at the National Moving and Storage Association. Reilly had been with the Federal Highway Administration's public affairs office.