Association for Collaborative Leadership

The resource for collaboration in higher education.



Welcome to ACL 2020: Reimagining Collaboration in Times of Uncertainty! 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Collaboration: All The More Important Now

                        • Claire Ramsbottom, Executive Director, Colleges of the Fenway

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Collaboration Showcase

 Sponsored by Alera Group 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  Accreditation & Collaboration

                        • Andrew Lootens-White, Vice President, Accreditation Relations, Higher Learning Commission
                        • Mac Powell, Senior Vice President, Northwest Commission for Colleges and Universities 
                        • Kevin Sightler, Director of Substantive Change, SACSCOC
Facilitated by Victoria Victoria McGillin, Ph.D., Resident Fellow, Gardner Institute

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Emerging Leaders: Project Management Workshop

                        • Elizabeth Moy, Executive Director, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education
                        • Paula K. Davis, M.A., C.D.E., University of Pittsburgh, via PCHE 
                        • Jeff Oberg, Director of Operations, Big Ten Academic Alliance 

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Keynote Session: State Higher Education Collaborators 

                        • Noe Ortega, Acting Secretary of Education, Pennsylvania Department of Education
Facilitated by Karina Chavez, Executive Director, PCHE - Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Chai and Chat 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Race, Racism & Antiracism Work and Your Consortium

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM Emerging Leaders: Financial Management Workshop

                        • Yvette Morneau, Director of Business Services and Treasurer, Five Colleges, Inc. 
                        • Brian Williams, Vice President, Faculty Development & Grant Programs, Associated Colleges of the Midwest 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Race, Racism & Antiracism... And You 

                        • Marita Gilbert, Ph.D., Michigan State University, College of Osteopathic Medicine 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM    COVID-19 Lightning Round

                        • Corie Dugas, Executive Director, NELLCO Law Library Consortium, Inc.

                        • Stephanie Fabritius, Ph.D., President, Associated Colleges of the South

                        • Kiernan Mathews, Executive Director and Principal Investigator, COACHE

                        • Gregory Wegner, Director, Program Development, Great Lakes Colleges Association

                        • Jessica Wise, Training and Development Director, Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

                        • Kirsten Brinlee, Executive Director, Baltimore Collegetown Network

                        • Anita Rios, Owner, Rios Consulting 
  Facilitated by Charlie Barlow, Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium 

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Case Study: Pittsburgh Leadership - Surviving and Thriving in the New Normal 

                        • Rich Fitzgerald, County Executive, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 
                        • Dr. Suzanne Mellon, President, Robert Morris University 
                        • Dr. Chris Howard, 8th President, Robert Morris University
  Facilitated by Karina Chavez, Executive Director, PCHE - Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education 

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM  Emerging Leaders: Board Management Workshop

                        • Karina Chavez, Executive Director, PCHE - Pittsburgh Council on Higher Education
                        • Colin Tudor, Secretary to the Board, Assistant VP for Community Relations, The Claremont Colleges Services 

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Happy Hour Speed Networking 

   Sponsored by Segal

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Case Study: Having a Voice in Your State Capitol (Five Colleges, Inc.) 

                        • Sarah Pfatteicher, Executive Director, Five Colleges, Inc. 
                        • Mindy Domb, Massachusetts State Representative 
                        • Jo Comerford, Massachusetts State Senator 
                        • Sam Masinter, Interim Vice President for Public Affairs, Smith College 
                        • Regina Curtis, Executive Director of Resource Development, Greenfield Community College

Facilitated by Kevin Kennedy, Five Colleges, Inc. 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM                  Building Collaboration During COVID-19 

                        • Brian Williams, Vice President, Faculty Development & Grant Programs, Associated Colleges of the Midwest 
                        • Deborah Obalil, Executive Director, Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design
                        • Keith Marshall, Executive Director, Big Ten Academic Alliance 
                        • Cole Woodcox, Executive Director, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges 
                        • Charlie Barlow, Executive Director, Boston Library Consortium

        Facilitated by Stephanie Fabritius, Ph.D., President, Associated Colleges of the South

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM     So, Where Do We Go From Here? Identifying Next Steps

                        • Elizabeth Moy, Executive Director, Southeastern Pennsylvania Consortium for Higher Education


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