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2022 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting - AASCU
Jul. 21-24, 2022
Portland, OR
Conference

2022 Academic Affairs Summer Meetings

2022 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting
Attendees at AASM 2022
Attendees at AASM 2022

Campuses that are serious about helping their students succeed can no longer create solutions without meaningful input of students.  

The 2022 Academic Affairs Summer Meeting—took place July 21–24, in Portland, Oregon— and  explored the theme “Through the Eyes of Students: Leading the Student-Centered Campus.”  

In recent years, colleges and universities, striving to be “student-ready,” have become more responsive to the needs of their students to help them succeed. As a result of this student success work, they have become more attuned to the voices of their students. As the student body on many campuses continues to be more diverse than the faculty, staff, and leadership of the campus, it is more important than ever to have reliable and consistent ways of listening to the diversity of student voices. 

Who should participate?

  • Chief student affairs officers 
  • Assistant and associate provosts 
  • Assistant and associate vice presidents 
  • Student affairs personnel 
  • Directors 
  • Deans 
  • Assistant and associate deans 
  • Department chairs 
  • Program coordinators 

How you’ll benefit.

  • Learn how to ensure student voices of all types are heard and their concerns are addressed 
  • Insights on involving students in design and assessment of curriculum and student success work 
  • Discuss ways to make sure that students feel safe expressing their views 
Program highlights

Our program aims to explore and answer questions relevant to today’s students.  

Panel at AASM 2022
Panel at AASM 2022
  • What student voices are heard above others? 
  • How can you ensure that remote students feel connected and heard? 
  • How do campuses make sure that students across the political and ideological spectrum feel safe expressing their views? 
  • How do campuses make sure that students feel their concerns will be acknowledged and addressed 
  • How might faculty include students in the design and assessment of curriculum? 
  • What are the most effective and reliable ways of evaluating instruction? 
  • How do we involve students in student success work? 
  • How can student activism be considered as an important component of student leadership and citizenship?  
  • How might effective assessment be considered as a way of listening to students? 
  • How might listening to students help us address the student mental health crisis? 
Schedule at a glance

Free pre-conference workshops give attendees the opportunity to discuss timely and important topics, and to gain actionable strategies. While completing your conference registration, please select the workshops you’d like to attend below. 

12:30–2:30 p.m. 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 

Strengthening Democracy: Putting Students at the Center  

This is a treacherous moment for democracy in America. The dangerous polarization and divisions that we see throughout our country are being played out on our campuses. Students are being asked to navigate an increasingly polarized landscape where they feel isolated and disconnected from democratic structures and where partisanship and misinformation impedes their ability to address key public policy issues and be fully engaged citizens. Join us as for a hands-on workshop to discuss strategies, programming, and resources to help you tackle the greatest challenges to our democracy and provide opportunities to engage students, so they are equipped with the knowledge, skills and experiences to be informed and engaged, ready to tackle current and future societal issues and create a more equitable democracy.    

  • Catherine Copeland, Director, American Democracy Project, AASCU 
  • Peg Gray-Vickrey, Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Texas A&M University-Central Texas 
  • William J. McKinney, Senior Advisor for Regional Campus Affairs, Indiana University 
  • Felice Nudelman, Associate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU 
Academic Program Evaluation: Impact on DEI  

Facilitated by Gray Associates 

This session will summarize best practices in program evaluation and management and address an often-overlooked aspect of program evaluation: the impact of program choices on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We will illustrate the demographic imbalances by program and their effects on student success and institutional finances. We will suggest a formula to track progress on DEI throughout the student lifecycle from admissions, through program selection, graduation, and employment outcomes. We will share a comprehensive model institutions can use to estimate the cost of implementing an equitable student success initiative and explore measurement of equity in your academic portfolio.   

  • Robert Gray Atkins, CEO and Founder, Gray Associates 
  • Tanjula Petty, Assistant Provost for Student Success and Special Initiatives, Alabama State University 
3–5 p.m. 

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS 

The Pandemic Ripple Effects: Preparing for Long-Term Impacts on Student Success and Equity  

Facilitated by EAB
Higher education will be struggling to overcome the disruption of the pandemic long after other parts of our economy rebound, yet many of us still hope things will simply snap back to normal. Concerns around social disengagement and mental health combined with massive disruptions in transfer enrollments and K-12 learning could challenge college completion and equity for as much as a decade. In this interactive conversation, EAB managing director Ed Venit will answer your questions about the decade ahead and lay out data and strategies you can use to make the case for necessary investments in the coming years.   

  • Ed Venit, Managing Director, EAB 
The Transfer Playbook: Strategies to Advance Transfer Outcomes
Facilitated by The Aspen Institute Join experts from Aspen and AASCU for an interactive session in which participants will 1) reflect on the transfer student experience; 2) discuss and identify specific institutional and structural barriers that relate or lead to inequitable experiences of students throughout the transfer process; and 3) gain insight on practice reform strategies that can strengthen their transfer partnerships. The session will draw on evidence-based practices and lessons learned to date through the Aspen-AASCU Transfer Intensive. Participants will walk away with a deeper understanding of how they may work with potential two-year partners to improve and make more equitable the transfer student experience.   

  • Heather Adams, Senior Program Manager at the College Excellence Program, Aspen Institute  
  • Tania LaViolet, Director of the College Excellence Program, Aspen Institute 
  • Shannon Looney, Senior Strategist and Consultant, AASCU 
8–9 a.m.  Registration 
 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Grants Resource Center (GRC) Private Consultations 
10 a.m.–2 p.m.  Things to Do on Your Own 

  • Guided tour of Portland State University 
 12–1 p.m.  Lunch 
 12–1:30 p.m.  Chinese Embassy Program and Lunch Invitation only 

  • Madam Yang Xinyu, Minister-Counselor of Education, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China 
 1:45–2:45pm  First-Time and New Member Attendee Welcome:  

Getting the Most From Your AASCU Membership Refreshments served 

  • Terry Brown, Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU 
 2–3 p.m.  Solutions Hub 
 2:30–3 p.m.  Break 
 3:30–5 p.m.  OPENING PLENARY SESSION  

Learning From the Students We Serve: A Key to Student Success Work 

  • Terry Brown, Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU  
  • Hannah DiMolfetto, Student Vocalist, Portland State University  
  • Mildred García, President, AASCU  
  • Junius Gonzales, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Montclair State University (NJ) 
  • Susan Jeffords, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Portland State University   
  • Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed 
  • Mary Wall, Director of the American College Student Panel, College Pulse 
 5–6:30 p.m.  Opening Reception 
7:30–8:20 a.m.  Breakfast for Provosts and Vice Presidents for Student Affairs:
Key Takeaways From the Gates Foundation Postsecondary Value Commission Support provided by Stellic 

  • Sue Borrego, Professor, School of Education and Human Services, University of Michigan-Flint;
    Special Assistant to the President, AASCU 
  • Sabih Bin Wasi, Founder & CEO, Stellic 
  • Mildred García, President, AASCU 
Breakfast 
 8–9 a.m.  Solutions Hub 
 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  Registration 
GRC Private Consultations 
 9–10:30 a.m.  PLENARY SESSION  

College Student Views on Free Expression and Campus Speech 

  • Jacob Boucher, President, Associated Students of Washington State University Vancouver (ASWSUV),
    Washington State University Vancouver 
  • Catherine Copeland, Director, American Democracy Project, AASCU 
  • Shawn Hartman, Chief Operating Officer, Academic Search  
  • Markya Reed, Graduate Assistant With the Center for Democracy and Civic Life, University of Maryland, Baltimore County   
  • Domanic Thomas, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment, Washington State University Vancouver  
  • Jeremy Young, Senior Manager of Free Expression and Education, PEN America  
  • Ashley Zohn, Vice President, Learning and Impact, Knight Foundation  
 10:30–10:45 a.m.  Break 
 10:45–11:45 a.m. 

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 

How to Address Social Justice Through the Eyes of Students 

  • Molly Kerby, Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and Professor of Sociology, Western Kentucky University  
  • Justin Mallett, Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion, Northwest Missouri State University 
Placemarking: Redefining Institutions as Stewards of Place Through Data Support provided by Collaboratory 

  • Catherine Copeland, Director, American Democracy Project, AASCU  
  • Kristin Medlin, Director of Research and Development, Collaboratory 
  • Felice Nudelman, Associate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU 
Discovering What Works: Responding to Students’ Post-Pandemic Needs 

  • Samantha Raynor, Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Student Success Initiatives, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 
  • Eugene Van Sickle, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, University of North Georgia 
  • Melissa Welker, Director, Student Success and Advising Partnerships, AASCU 
Successful Models in Student-Centered Adult Learner Education 

  • Andy Benoit, Vice President for Enrollment Management, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi  
  • Jack Nelson, Director of Partnerships, ReUp Education 
California Reconnect: Supporting California Students in Completing Their Degrees Support provided by InsideTrack 

  • Leanne Davis, Senior Director of Education & Training Services, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, Temple University (PA) 
  • Kai Drekmeier, Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, InsideTrack 
  • Kaley Martin, Project Management Specialist, Sacramento State (CA) 
 11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.  Solutions Hub 
 11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.  Lunch 
Research on English Proficiency Tests for Admissions Focus group facilitated by Duolingo  
 12:45–1:10 p.m. 

EXEMPLARY
PRACTICE
SESSIONS 

Global Literacy Talks: Creating Virtual Space for Student Advocacy on Issues Affecting Global Democracy 

  • Catherine Copeland, Director, American Democracy Project, AASCU  
  • Jody Dixon, Assistant Director, International Education and Global Initiatives, AASCU 
Using JEDI Advisors to Promote Diversity and Improve Faculty Hiring Practices 

  • Grady Dixon, Dean and Professor of Geosciences, Fort Hays State University (KS) 
Student Success Equity Intensive Experience Information Session 

  • Jacquelyn Jones, Assistant Vice President,  Student Success, AASCU 
  • Prateek Basavaraj, Senior Research Analyst, Student Success, AASCU 
  • Randy Bumpers, Assistant Director, Student Success and Learning Experience Design, AASCU 
  • Melissa Rivas, Director, Student Success and Coaching, AASCU 
  • Nyala Watkins, Program Manager, Student Success, AASCU 
  • Melissa Welker, Director, Student Success and Advising Partnerships, AASCU 
Supporting Critical Student Well-Being Needs Virtually Support provided by The Virtual Care Group 

  • Emily Pettit, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The Virtual Care Group 
 1:10–1:30 p.m.  Break 
 1:30–2:30 p.m. 

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 

Implementing a Comprehensive Student-Driven, Campus-Wide Mental Health Plan 

  • Beth Lesen, Vice President for Student Affairs, California State University, Long Beach 
  • Damian Zavala, Associate Vice President for Health and Wellness, California State University, Long Beach 
A Student-Centered Approach to Academic Suspension and Readmission 

  • Deidre Heistad, Professor and Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies, University of Northern Iowa 
  • Kristin Moser, Assistant to the President and Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning, University of Northern Iowa 
  • Patrick Pease, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geography, University of Northern Iowa 
  • Kristin Woods, Senior Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, University of Northern Iowa 
Process Mapping for Student Success 

  • Shannon Looney, Senior Strategist and Consultant, AASCU 
  • Melissa Welker, Director, Student Success and Advising Partnerships, AASCU 
Amplifying Student Voices: Enhancing the Online Learner’s Experience
Support provided by Wiley University Services 

  • David Capranos, Director of Market Strategy and Research, Wiley University Services  
  • Jay Hatcher, Group Vice President for Business Development and Client Management, Wiley University Services 
 2:30–2:45 p.m.  Break 
 2:45–3:45 p.m. 

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 

The Advising Success Network’s Tools for Understanding Students and Integrating Career Advising Throughout the Institution 

  • Elise Newkirk-Kotfila, Senior Director, Advising Success Network, NAPSA 
  • Melissa Welker, Director, Student Success and Advising Partnerships, AASCU 
Redefining Math Readiness for the 21st Century 

  • Pamela Burdman, Executive Director, Just Equations 
  • Jacqueline Coomes, Associate Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, Eastern Washington University 
  • Kia Sorensen, Academic Policy Specialist in the Office of Academic Policy and Authorization, Oregon Higher Education Coordination Commission 
Words and Actions: Doing Things Differently to Achieve Equitable Outcomes 

  • Jerel Benton, Interim Associate Vice President for Student Success, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 
  • Clarenda Phillips, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi 
Enabling Student Success at Fresno State: DISCOVERe Student Equity and Access Initiative 

Apple Education 

  • Armando De Alba, DISCOVERe Project Coordinator, California State University, Fresno  
Inside Higher Ed’s 2022 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers: A Conversation With Doug Lederman 

  • Doug Lederman, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed 
 3:45–4 p.m.  Break 
 4–5 p.m.  

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 

Academic Planning and the Course Schedule: Harnessing Data to Ensure Program Viability, Equitable Student Success, and Financial Sustainability Support provided by Ad Astra 

  • Demitris Cambric, Executive Director for Academic Technology, Prairie View A&M University (TX)  
  • Lisa R. Hunter, Vice President of Education, Ad Astra 
Student-Centered Campuses: Why International Programs and Global Voices Matter 

  • Don Betz, Executive Director, International Education, AASCU 
  • Sufei Li, Assistant Director, China/Asia Programs, AASCU 
  • Julie Whitlow, Vice-Provost for Faculty and Global Engagement, Salem State University (MA) 
  • Chunsheng Zhang, Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs, University of North Alabama 
Responding to Student Needs by Reorienting University Practices 

  • Costas Spirou, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia College & State University 
Flexibility and Resilience: Lessons From a Universal Design for Learning Community of Practice 

  • Daneen Bergland, Senior Instructor, Portland State University 
  • Megan McFarland, Digital Inclusion and Universal Design Coordinator, Portland State University 
  • Sarah Wolf Newlands, Associate Professor and Associate Executive Director of University Studies, Portland State University 
  • Jason Shaffer, Universal Design for Learning Student Assistant, Portland State University 
 5–6:30 p.m.  Reception 
 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  Film Screening: “Personal Statement” (2018) 

  • Karoline Jimenez, State University of New York at New Paltz Alum and Student Services Analyst, Strata9 
  • Christine Rodriguez, The New School Alum 
  • Peter Nwosu, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success, Lehman College, City University of New York 
7:30–8:15 a.m.  Breakfast 
Breakfast for Provosts at Minority Serving Institutions 
Defining Success: Telling a Campus Impact Story
Focus group facilitated by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)  

  • Amy Chasteen, Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, University of Southern Mississippi  
  • Kim Middleton, Academic Strategy Consultant, ACUE 
8–9 a.m.  Solutions Hub 
 8–1 p.m.  GRC Private Consultations 
 8–5 p.m.  Registration 
 8:30–9:30 a.m. 

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 

A Student-Centric Approach to Ideate on the Future of Higher Education: Value Chain Analysis 

  • Kaitlin Dumont, Director of University Partners, Kaplan 
Implementation of OERs in General Education Gateway Courses to Improve Student Retention in Higher Education 

  • Xinyue Ren, Instructional Designer, Auburn University at Montgomery (AL) 
  • Shanta Varma, Assistant to the Chancellor for Collaborative Partnerships and Distance Education Initiatives, Auburn University at Montgomery (AL) 
Leading a Student-Centered Department: Tips for Academic Chairs 

Chris Jochum, Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education, Fort Hays State University (KS) 

Helping Learners Across Their Unique Journeys: Evidence-Based Practices and Strategies Support provided by Educational Testing Service (ETS) 

  • Steven Robbins, Principal Research Scientist, ETS 
  • Ann-Marie Stephenson, Senior Director, Business Development, ETS 
Washington Policy and Legislative Discussion 

  • John Patrick Walsh, Director, Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, AASCU 
 9:30–9:45 a.m.  Break 
 9:45–10:10 a.m. 

EXEMPLARY
PRACTICE
SESSIONS 

Early College Faculty Development Program: A Resource for Connecting Potential Students to Campus 

  • Katie Kinney, Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences and Professor of Elementary Education, University of North Alabama 
  • Amber Paulk, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Online Education, University of North Alabama 
Getting to Know AASCU’s GRC: Increasing Your Institution’s Grant Success 

  • Erika Thompson, Director, GRC, AASCU 
A Student-Centered Approach to Early Alert Intervention 

  • Chaudron Gille, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of North Georgia  
  • Eugene Van Sickle, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs, University of North Georgia 
Student Involvement in Institutional Decisions: A Model From UW-Stevens Point 

  • Gretel Stock, Dean, University College, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 
Integrate Your Academic Operations for Student Success Support provided by Coursedog Inc. 

  • Ben Chester, Director of Strategic Partnerships, Coursedog Inc. 
 10:10–10:30 a.m.  Break 
 10:30–11:30 a.m. 

CONCURRENT
SESSIONS 

The Quality Initiative: A New Approach to Student Success 

  • Kris Greer, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Teacher Education, Fort Lewis College (CO) 
  • Pete McCormick, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Environment and Sustainability, Fort Lewis College (CO) 
  • Cheryl Nixon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Fort Lewis College (CO) 
Using ACE’s Learner Success Lab to Facilitate Institutional Transformation 

  • Kathleen Cassity, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,Western Oregon University 
  • Adry Snorradottir Clark, Director of Service Learning and Career Development, Western Oregon University 
  • Lindsey Myers, Director, Learner Success Lab, American Council on Education (ACE) 
  • Bob Reason, Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University  
  • Lars Söderlund, Department Chair, Associate Professor, Writing, English Studies Department, Western Oregon University 
Re-Imagining Student Learning Experiences: Emerging Innovations in Collaborative Curriculum Design, Assessment, and Credentialing 

  • Bucky Dodd, Assistant Vice President for Education Strategy and Innovation, University of Central Oklahoma 
  • John Gillmore, Senior Learning Strategy and Design Consultant, LX Studio, University of Central Oklahoma 
  • Carolyn Muller, Director of Business Development and Client Success, LX Studio, University of Central Oklahoma 
Centering Students’ Voices for a More Equitable University 

  • Jacquelyn Jones, Assistant Vice President, Student Success, AASCU 
  • Prateek Basavaraj, Senior Research Analyst, Student Success, AASCU 
  • Randy Bumpers, Assistant Director, Student Success and Learning Experience Design, AASCU 
  • Melissa Rivas, Director, Student Success and Coaching, AASCU 
  • Nyala Watkins, Program Manager, Student Success, AASCU 
  • Melissa Welker, Director, Student Success and Advising Partnerships, AASCU 
 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.  CLOSING PLENARY SESSION  

Scaling Equitable Student Success: A Conversation With National Higher Education Leaders  

  • Carlos Ayala, President and Chief Executive Officer, Growing Inland Achievement  
  • Carrie Billy, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Indian Higher Education Consortium  
  • Mildred García, President, AASCU 
  • Felice Nudelman, Associate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, AASCU 
  • Yolanda Watson Spiva, President, Complete College America 
  • Gabriela Torres, Senior Program Officer, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  
 1–6 p.m.  Group Optional Tours 

  • City Tour 
  • Wine Tour 
  • Columbia River/Gorge/Multnomah Falls 
According to AASM Attendees

4.2 out of 5

Rating for relevance of topics and issues covered  

4.0 out of 5

Rating for the quality of speakers 

“We continue to flex and adjust to the needs of students. This conference was valuable as both a benchmark for what others are doing and a catalyst for new ideas.”   

Comment from 2022 Attendee Survey

“The speakers were knowledgible and helpful – content was inspiring.”   

Comment from 2022 Attendee Survey

“Lots of ideas for things we can do at my campus! 

Comment from 2022 Attendee Survey
Meet our lineup of speakers.  

Heather

Adams

Senior Program Manager at the College Excellence Program

Aspen Institute

Robert Gray

Atkins

CEO and Founder

Gray Associates

Carlos

Ayala

President and Chief Executive Officer

Growing Inland Achievement

Prateek

Basavaraj

Senior Research Analyst, Student Success

AASCU

Brian

Bedford

Associate Dean, College of Continuing Education

California State University Sacramento

Andy

Benoit

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Jerel

Benton

Interim Associate Vice President for Student Success

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Daneen

Bergland

Senior Instructor

Portland State University (OR)

Don Betz

Don

Betz

Executive Director, International Programs and Global Initiatives

AASCU

Carrie

Billy

President and Chief Executive Officer

American Indian Higher Education Consortium

Susan

Borrego

Special Assistant to the President

AASCU

Jacob

Boucher

President, Associated Students of Washington State University Vancouver

Washington State University Vancouver

Lynn

Brabender

Director, Student Success and Service Provision

AASCU

Terry Brown

Terry

Brown

Vice President of Academic Innovation and Transformation

AASCU

Randy

Bumpers

Assistant Director, Student Success and Learning Experience Design

AASCU

Pamela

Burdman

Executive Director

Just Equations

Demitris

Cambric

Executive Director for Academic Technology

Prairie View A&M University (TX)

David Capranos

David

Capranos

Director of Market Strategy and Research

Wiley University Services

Ramsey

Cardwell

Assessment Scientist

Duolingo

Kathleen

Cassity

Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Western Oregon University

Amy

Chasteen

Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

University of Southern Mississippi

Ben

Chester

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Coursedog Inc.

Adry Snorradottir

Clark

Director of Service Learning and Career Development

Western Oregon University

Jacqueline

Coomes

Associate Dean, College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Eastern Washington University

Catherine

Copeland

Director, American Democracy Project (ADP)

AASCU

Paul

D’Ascoli

Market Segment Executive

Apple Education

Leanne

Davis

Senior Director of Education and Training Services, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

Temple University (PA)

Armando

De Alba

DISCOVERe Project Coordinator

California State University, Fresno

Grady

Dixon

Dean and Professor of Geosciences

Fort Hays State University

Jody Dixon

Jody

Dixon

Assistant Director, International Education

AASCU

Bucky

Dodd

Assistant Vice President for Education Strategy and Innovation

University of Central Oklahoma

Kai

Drekmeier

Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer

InsideTrack

Kaitlin

Dumont

Director, University Partners

Kaplan

Tim

Edwards

Provost

University of West Alabama

Mildred Garcia

Mildred

García

President

AASCU

Chaudron

Gille

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

University of North Georgia

John

Gillmore

Senior Learning Strategy and Design Consultant

LX Studio,University of Central Oklahoma

Junius

Gonzales

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

Montclair State University (NJ)

Peg

Gray-Vickrey

Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Texas A&M University-Central Texas

Kris

Greer

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Teacher Education

Fort Lewis College

Shawn

Hartman

Chief Operating Officer

Academic Search

Jay

Hatcher

Group Vice President for Business Development and Client Management

Wiley University Services

Deidre

Heistad

Professor and Executive Director, Undergraduate Studies

University of Northern Iowa

Lisa R.

Hunter

Vice President of Education

Ad Astra

Susan

Jeffords

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Portland State University (OR)

Karoline

Jimenez

State University of New York at New Paltz Alum and Student Services Analyst, Strata9

Strata9

Chris

Jochum

Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education

Fort Hays State University

Jacquelyn

Jones

Assistant Vice President for Student Success

AASCU

Molly

Kerby

Assistant Provost for Institutional Effectiveness & Chief Diversity Officer Professor, Department of Sociology & Criminology

Western Kentucky University

Katie

Kinney

Dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences and Professor of Elementary Education

University of North Alabama

Tania

LaViolet

Director

Aspen Institute

Doug

Lederman

Editor and Co-Founder

Inside Higher Ed

Beth

Lesen

Vice President for Student Affairs

California State University, Long Beach

Sufei Li

Sufei

Li

Assistant Director of China/Asia Programs

AASCU

Shannon

Looney

Senior Strategist and Consultant

AASCU

Justin

Mallett

Assistant Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion

Northwest Missouri State University

Kaley

Martin

Project Management Specialist

California State University Sacramento

Jeremy

Matula

Lead Engagement Executive

Duolingo

Pete

McCormick

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Environment and Sustainability

Fort Lewis College

Megan

McFarland

Digital Inclusion and Universal Design Coordinator

Portland State University (OR)

William J.

McKinney

Senior Advisor for Regional Campus Affairs

Indiana University

Kristin

Medlin

Director of Research and Development

Collaboratory

Kim

Middleton

Academic Strategy Consultant

Association of College and University Education

Kristin

Moser

Assistant to the President and Director, Institutional Effectiveness and Planning

University of Northern Iowa

Carolyn

Muller

Director of Business Development and Client Success

LX Studio,University of Central Oklahoma

Lindsey

Myers

Director, Learner Success Lab

American Council on Education

Jack

Nelson

Director of Partnerships

ReUp Education

Elise

Newkirk-Kotfila

Senior Director, Advising Success Network

NASPA

Sarah Wolf

Newlands

Associate Professor and Associate Executive Director of University Studies

Portland State University (OR)

Cheryl L.

Nixon

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Fort Lewis College

Felice

Nudelman

Associate Vice President of Academic Innovation and Transformation

AASCU

Peter O.

Nwosu

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Student Success

City University of New York Lehman College

Amber

Paulk

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate & Online Education

University of North Alabama

Patrick

Pease

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and Professor of Geography

University of Northern Iowa

Emily

Pettit

Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

The Virtual Care Group

Tanjula

Petty

Assistant Provost for Student Success and Special Initiatives

Alabama State University

Clarenda

Phillips

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Samantha

Raynor

Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Student Success Initiatives

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Bob

Reason

Associate Dean, College of Human Sciences

Iowa State University

Markya Reed

Markya

Reed

Graduate Assistant With the Center for Democracy and Civic Life

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Xinyue

Ren

Instructional Designer

Auburn University at Montgomery (AL)

Melissa

Rivas

Director, Student Success and Coaching

AASCU

Steven

Robbins

Principal Research Scientist

ETS

Christine

Rodriguez

The New School Alum, Advocate, Community Member/Leader, and Public Speaker

Personal Statement

Jason

Shaffer

Universal Design for Learning Student Assistant

Portland State University (OR)

Lars

Söderlund

Department Chair, Associate Professor, Writing, English Studies Department

Western Oregon University

Kia

Sorensen

Academic Policy Specialist in the Office of Academic Policy and Authorization

Oregon Higher Education Coordination Commission

Costas

Spirou

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Georgia College & State University

Yolanda Watson

Spiva

President

Complete College America

Michael

Steiper

Acting Associate Provost & Acting Assistant Vice President

City College of New York, College of Staten Island

Ann-Marie

Stephenson

Senior Director, Business Development

ETS

Gretel

Stock

Dean, University College

University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

Domanic

Thomas

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment

Washington State University Vancouver

Erika Thompson

Erika

Thompson

Director of Grants Resource Center

AASCU

Gabriela

Torres

Senior Program Officer

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Eugene

Van Sickle

Associate Provost for Undergraduate Programs

University of North Georgia

Shanta

Varma

Special Advisor to the Chancellor for Collaborative Partnerships and Distance Educations

Auburn University at Montgomery (AL)

Ed

Venit

Managing Director

EAB

Chris

Vieira

Leadership Executive

Apple Education

Mary

Wall

Director of the American College Student Panel

College Pulse

Registration fees
Attendee type  Early Bird Rate
By June 13 
Regular Rate
After June 13 
Member Rate, Full Conference  $700  $800 
Campus Team Discount for Members
(per person for a group of two or more from the same member campus)
 
$600  $750 
Non-Member Day Rate  $600  $700 

 

Accommodations

Hilton Portland

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-226-1611

The hotel is located in downtown Portland, one block from Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and two blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square. Pioneer Place MAX Station is a short walk away for light rail links and the hotel is surrounded by popular Portland restaurants. Enjoy locally sourced produce in the hotel restaurant and Portland Coffee Roasters drinks at the hotel café. Pets are welcome. 

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