Schedule of Events:

April 29

6:00-7:00 p.m.     Opening Reception at Conrad Indianapolis
Please join us for a networking and social event at the Conrad Indianapolis hotel with remarks from Ivy Tech Community College's President, Sue Ellspermann. Light hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served. 

April 30     

8:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.     Program

Sessions will include:

Disrupting the Value Proposition of Higher Education

  • Monty Sullivan, President, Louisiana Community and Technical College System
  • Sandford Shugart, President, Valencia College


Combining Open Access, Disruption and Excellence: Upending the Status Quo

  • Rob Denson, President and CEO, Des Moines Area Community College
  • David Harrison, President, Columbus State Community College
  • Bill Pink, President, Grand Rapids Community College
  • Claire Fiddian-Green, President and CEO, Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation


Labor Market Relevancy: Jobs, Wages, and Career Progression

  • Todd Oldham, Vice President of Economic and Workforce Development and Career Technical Education, Monroe Community College
  • Chris Lowery, Senior Vice President for Workforce Alignment, Ivy Tech Community College
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan, Executive Vice Chancellor Emerita, Workforce and Digital Futures, CA Community Colleges
  • Jaclyn Dowd, Director of Evaluation, Lilly Endowment Inc. 

Lunch Keynote: The Presidents and other College Leaders Answer your Questions

Talent Development and Regional Economic Prosperity

  • Stan Shoun, President, Ranken Technical College
  • Bryan Albrecht, President and CEO, Gateway Technical College
  • Jo Alice Blondin, President, Clark State Community College
  • Joe May, Chancellor, Dallas County Community College District
  • Holiday Hart McKiernan, Acting CEO, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Office and General Counsel, Lumina Foundation


Closing Discussion: How can Philanthropy Help?

  • Jeff Barratt, Education Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Lavea Brachman, Vice President of Programs, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
  • Carol D'Amico, Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy, Strada Education Network
  • William Moses, Managing Director, Education, Kresge Foundation 
  • Chauncy Lennon, Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work, Lumina Foundation

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