LANESE AGGREYLanese Aggrey is an educator, administrator, and mentor with a doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Iowa. She brings years of experience in leadership and collaboration with students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Some of the areas where she has shared training, knowledge, and skills are diversity and inclusiveness, student affairs, academic service-learning, faculty support, study abroad, and teaching. Dr. Aggrey has experience in both large public institutions and smaller private colleges. Her work at the University of Iowa – in academic training, teaching, and administration - set her on the path to connect with two passions. Those passions: the care and support of all students and work in the areas of diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion. Dr. Aggrey has served as an Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Multicultural Affairs at Augustana College and Associate Director of Multicultural Affairs at Baylor University. At the University of Texas at Austin, she led academic service-learning, assisting, and supporting faculty as they determined to connect academic learning with service to local, national, and international communities. Most recently, she has been an adjunct professor at Indiana University.
BRONWYN BAILEYBronwyn has a Ph.D. in Political Science and specializes in leading successful investment analysis, business strategy, marketing, and communications for venture capital, private equity, asset management, and consulting clients. I'm known for leading high performing teams on critical initiatives to expand footprints and mitigate risks.
SHELDON EKLAND-OLSENSheldon Ekland-Olson, Bernard and Audre Rapoport Centennial Professor of Liberal Arts: Joined The University of Texas at Austin after completing his graduate work at the University of Washington in Seattle and Yale Law School. For five years, he was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and then for eight years Executive Vice President and Provost of the university. He has also served as the Director of the School of Human Ecology and Director of Statistics and Scientific Computing. His current interests are reflected in Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Decides? An exploration of how communities go about justifying the violation of universally held moral imperatives. He has authored or co-authored several books and numerous articles on criminal justice, prison reform, and capital punishment. Widely recognized for his commitment to teaching undergraduates, he is the recipient of multiple teaching awards.
KAREN FERGUSONKaren is Provost & VP of Strategic Development at Colorado State University. Combining her military and academic leadership skills, Karen is a collaborative educational leader and learning professional, focused on transforming higher education, achieving strategic results, improving individual and institutional performance, and increasing organizational effectiveness. Experience with leading small, large, and cross-functional groups on multiple projects, including faculty and student performance, persistence and retention, curriculum and assessment, school and program growth, and the student experience. As a non-traditional student herself, Karen dedicates herself to improving the academic success of adult, military, and other non-traditional learners.
WARREN KENNARDWarren is a globally connected Higher Education professional and reformer with extensive leadership experience across EdTech, strategy, marketing, business development, and partnerships, principally in last-mile learning institutions positioned to scale.
An educated, results-orientated leader, he focuses on opportunities that leverage robust expertise in university-industry-government relationships, institutional and academic innovation, and university-led economic development, including the future of work, scale, and value-based engagement.
An advocate for contemporary higher education, he is committed to giving Higher Education a stronger voice in society, notwithstanding its responsibility to lift the overlooked towards better economic and social standing through education.
LIZBETH J. MARTINLizbeth J. Martin, Ph.D., completed her position as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President at Gonzaga University in May 2019 before joining Academic Search as Senior Consultant in June. A licensed psychologist since 1986, Dr. Martin has served as a research associate at the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto, and as a trustee on many non-profit boards, including the MRI Board of Trustees (as President), the Alliance for Aging Independently (as Treasurer), the American Heart Association, and AchieveKids.
Dr. Martin taught in the Human Biology Program and the Department of Psychology at Stanford University. After completing a post-doctoral fellowship in Developmental Psychobiology in the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the School of Medicine, Dr. Martin became a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry for five years before joining the faculty Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) in Belmont, CA. In 2001, she NDNU appointed her the inaugural Dean of the new School of Sciences at NDNU, and in 2006, left NDNU to become Holy Names University's Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty. In October 2016, she received a promotion to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs with the added responsibility for University Advancement before her interim appointment at Gonzaga. Dr. Martin received her bachelor's degree from Brown University and her doctorate in psychology from Stanford University.
DAVID YASKINDavid is the founder and CEO of Faculty Guild, with 30 years of experience creating and delivering technology and process solutions that bring about a fundamental change in how people make the world better, in education, earth science, health care, and safety testing. His last 20 years have focused on education, leading companies that help engage faculty and students in new ways to improve their success.