Plenary Speakers

Plenary Speakers

Wednesday April 25, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Hope and Higher Education

Ted Mitchell, President, American Council on Education
Thursday April 26, 10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Panel Discussion: Fostering Change in Postsecondary Education

Max Espinoza, Senior Program Officer, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
John Kline, Former United States Representative, Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District, Former Chairman, House Education and Workforce Committee
Ajita Talwalker Menon, Former Special Assistant to the President for Higher Education Policy in the Obama Administration,
George Miller, Former United States Representative, California’s 11th Congressional District, Former Chairman, House Education and Workforce Committee; Senior Education Advisor, Cengage Learning
Doug Lederman, Moderator, Co-Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Education
Thursday April 26, 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm

Harnessing Accreditation’s Superpowers

Jamienne S. Studley, President, WASC Senior College and University Commission
Friday April 27, 11:15 am - 12:15 pm

Higher Education’s Public Purpose: Defending Colleges and Universities as Forces for Good

Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities