International Conference and Annual Meeting (In-Person)

This April, we are proud to convene the largest global gathering of business school leaders at AACSB’s International Conference and Annual Meeting.
April 24​ – 26​
New Orleans, LA, US
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All conference sessions and times are subject to change – check back regularly for the latest schedule.
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Topic: Differentiating our Business Schools: "Cutting the Digital Clutter" - Covid-19 has catapulted business schools into the digital age and strongly intensified their competitive landscape. One solution to survive this fierce competition and cut through the digital clutter might be a resolute differentiation strategy. This talk will provide an overview of this new post-pandemic competitive environment and subsequently dive into the question of positioning, differentiation, and branding.
Andreas Kaplan
ESCP Business School
Austin Cheney
Eastern Illinois University
Mark Rosenbaum
Hawaii Pacific University
Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Doing More with Less: Small Schools and Big Ambitions- Small schools can be an intersection of ambitious goals and limited budgets. This interactive session will invite participants to share and learn from one another about the biggest challenges that small schools face. Breakout groups will include: Re-engaging faculty after Covid, incentives for faculty to become ‘qualified,' Dealing with centralized enrollment management, travel resource allocation strategies, faculty recruitment, and other fun topics.
Alan Eisner
Clark University
David Sollars
Washburn University
Joy Smith
Elizabeth City State University
Topic: Developing Digital Leaders: A Report of the Current State of Digital Topics in Undergraduate and Graduate Business Curricula
Session Presenter
Michael zur Muehlen
Director, Center for Process Innovation
Stevens Institute of Technology
Sandeep Krishnamurthy
Dean and Professor
University of Washington Bothell
Topic: Global Doctoral Seminar Series Project- The aim of this 2021 project is to bring together staff and PGR students from multiple universities to provide a platform to share research ideas and to create a vibrant research environment which will enable debate and discussion, as well as providing a valuable forum for networking and being part of a wider academic community. Topic 2: A 20 year international collaboration: BBA Semester Program and Beta Gamma Sigma between a European and American university
Ellen Wang
Faculty International Manager
University of Leeds
Lena Candries
Director International Relations & Development
University of Antwerp
Molly Brown
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs
James Madison University
Topic: The Importance of a Multilevel Approach to Inclusion- Leaders who are seeking to create an inclusive organization need to consider multiple organizational levels: individual, team and firm levels. Attention to practices, structures and policies is critical.
J. Goosby Smith
VP Community Belonging/Chief Diversity Officer
Pepperdine University
Matrecia James
Dean, St. Bonaventure University
St. Bonaventure University
Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group Round Table: Leveraging Community Engagement to Support Innovation Inside and Outside the Classroom. “Creating a sustainable future for business education requires the cultivation of meaningful relationships with business partners and communities, built on trust.” This roundtable discussion, designed for Business School leaders, encourages networking and interactive conversation among attendees, led by members of the Metropolitan Business School Steering Committee, on the topic of leveraging community engagement to support innovation inside and outside the classroom. Upon completion, we welcome the addition of new members to the Metropolitan Business Schools Affinity Group where these discussions will continue at future AACSB Conferences.
James Fatzinger
Tenure Track Faculty MMIB, Eastern Kentucky University and President Kentucky Fulbright Association
Eastern Kentucky University
Topic: Meet Your New Career Management Staff: R2-D2 is here for your MBA Working Professional Students- The number of online business degree programs has grown considerably as a result of the pandemic. As life became more complicated during the pandemic, everyone turned to technology and artificial intelligence to help regain control of their lives. According to a recent Oracle study, 82% of employees in their sample reported that they believe robots can support their careers better than humans. Attend this session to learn more about the changing career needs of online business students and how artificial intelligence tools can assist in their career development.
Brian Jennings
Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Executive Education
Georgia State University
Monica Powell
Sr. Associate Dean, Graduate Programs
The University of Texas at Dallas
Richard Phillips
Georgia State University
The Online Learning Affinity Group aims to be a highly participative forum for sharing ideas and expertise on various issues and topics in online and blended learning. In this session, we will host a facilitated discussion on participant-selected topics that could include teaching approaches that involve videos, online assessment, faculty compensation or general support structure behind online program development, and positive strategies and lessons learned from COVID.
Session Presenter
Jon Garfinkel
Professor of Finance, University of Iowa
The University of Iowa
Renee Ford
Senior Instructional Designer, The Pennsylvania State University
The Pennsylvania State University
Topic: The International Dilemma- This session will discuss many challenges universities are facing globally including international student enrollment, study abroad, faculty hiring, career mobility, and university partnerships. The international dilemma confronting universities and their business schools is complex. In addition to the global impact of Covid on universities and their stakeholders, there are now faculty/staff/students directly and/or indirectly affected about the war in Ukraine and evolving geopolitics. We will have a robust discussion at ICAM concerning these critically important issues!
Doug Miller
Associate Dean
Rutgers-The State University of New Jersey-Newark/New Brunswick
Isabelle Fagnot
Associate Dean Quality & Accreditation
KEDGE Business School
Jill Green
Associate Dean for Admissionis
Johns Hopkins Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
Michele Gee
Interim Dean, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Topic: The Future of Higher Education in Asia: the impact of Covid19 & the 4th Industrial Revolution- The Asia Pacific Regional Network (APRN) pursues knowledge sharing and internal/external linking & networking among Asian business schools for possible collaborations. As the Covid19 is taking to a different stage, the post covid19 education is expected to be quite different with various learning platforms -online, hybrid, experiential learning. At the same time, ‘corporate universities’ and ‘in-house academy’ are emerging in Asia as global high tech firms are offering advanced education. As the business schools in the Asia Pacific region adjust to the evolving challenges, networking and linking with peer schools in the Asia Pacific region is becoming even more critical. In this session, Dr. So will share insights and perspectives on the future of higher education in Asia and discuss the impact of covid19 & 4th industrial revolution. Dr. Matsui, and Dr. Lee will share their successful experience of virtual PRT visits during Covid19 era.
Jacky So
Dean, Vice President
Macau University of Science and Technology
Joonkoo Lee
School of Business, Hanyang University
Takeshi Matsui
School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University
Renee Kim
Professor of International Business, Hanyang University & Director of RISE
School of Business, Hanyang University
Topic: Responsible Management Education Affinity Group Meeting: Why is the time now for business schools to act?- Demonstrating the Impact of Responsible Management Education for the World: In this RME Affinity Group Meeting, the panel of leading industry experts and thought leaders will discuss how management education can further prove relevance and provide impact for societal benefit. The session will give guidance for measuring impact and best practices of a responsible and sustainable agenda for Business Schools globally. We will introduce tools and initiatives that provide guidance to business schools’ positive social, societal as well as environmental impact. The session will also discuss the context and relation between RME and AACSB's currently revised accreditation standards.
Caryn Beck-Dudley
President & CEO
AACSB International
Mette Morsing
Head of PRME Principles for Responsible Management Education
PRME Secretariat, UN Global Compact
Simon Mercado
Executive Vice President / Dean for Executive Education & External Relations
ESCP Business School
Thami Ghorfi
ESCA Ecole de Management
Mathias Falkenstein
Professor of Practice in Higher Ed Management, Luiss Business School / Managing Director, XOLAS
Topic: Learning to say NO and Feeling Good about it-This will be an interactive, engaging session where participants will learn how to say NO and feel good about it.
Christy Weer
Salisbury University
Joy Smith
Elizabeth City State University
Joyce Russell
The Helen and William O'Toole Dean
Villanova University
Jayati Ghosh
Saginaw Valley State University
Join this session to learn from AACSB staff about navigating through membership, and how institutions can maximize their AACSB membership benefits. Presenters will share current projects, updates, and best practices that AACSB offers to educational institutions and business partners, as well as an overview of the accreditation process and timeline. This info session is recommended for both individuals who have not been fully exposed to member benefits and accreditation processes, as well as for experienced members who are looking for a refresher.
Ihsan Zakri
Regional Head, Middle East and Africa
AACSB International
Yashira Cabrera
Senior Manager of Membership
AACSB International
Join us for a welcome message from Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, President & CEO of AACSB International, and McRae C. Banks, Vice Chair-Chair Elect of AACSB International Board of Directors.
Reconnect with old friends and make new ones at this informal New Orleans themed reception.
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Studyportals data reveals the latest supply and demand trends in Business and Management education. We highlight regional opportunities, the impact of online courses on the Business School landscape, and the fastest growing business courses on our platform.
Steven Mulligan
Chief Commercial Officer, North America
What are the DEIB challenges in your part of the world? What is the biggest issue at your institution? Join this moderated discussion in an informal setting, to hear from attendees on how they are engaging in DEIB efforts at their schools.
Joyce Russell
The Helen and William O'Toole Dean
Villanova University
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Villanova Business
Learn how innovative business school faculty are turning their passions and expertise into immersive learning experiences with inbox simulations. These simulation-based assessments use the familiarity and flexibility of email to bring learning to life while evaluating critical business skills in a real-world environment.
Bob McDonald
Director of Sales
Capsim Management Simulations
How can business schools keep up with constant changes while innovating, staying relevant, and meeting students’ expectations? Schools have been tasked with solving society’s problems, but are they appropriately structured to do so? Explore how we can rethink our schools’ business models to promote innovation and impact.
Nicole Adler
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
McRae Banks
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
The incoming population of students is purpose driven, tech savvy, globally minded, and focused on social issues. Join this session to learn how your business school must adapt to their needs and identify the skills they will need to enter the workforce.
Megan Gerhardt
Professor and Author, Gentelligence: The Revolutionary Approach to Leading an In
Farmer School of Business, Miami University
If you are preparing for a visit, this is a great opportunity to hear other schools’ experiences, their lessons learned, trends, and themes.
David Oglethorpe
Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Dean
Cranfield University
Matthew Waller
University of Arkansas
Given the fast-changing economic and technological environment, interdisciplinary education is the best way to prepare learners for future jobs. The pandemic has created an influx of new jobs and generated a need for leadership skill development in positions with non-business backgrounds. Does your school have a strategy for incorporating interdisciplinary research, engagement, and curriculum?
Susan Fournier
Allen Questrom Professor and Dean
Boston University
Lucia Tajoli
Accreditation Deputy Director
Politecnico di Milano School of Management, Politecnico Milano
Paulo Goes
Tulane University
Industry Session

Many conference agendas have centered on the impact of COVID-19 on higher education. But what was the real impact of the pandemic on graduate management education (GME)? What do trends in application data and responses from potential buyers—both prospective students and employers—tell us about market shifts and oncoming headwinds?
Matt Hazenbush
Director, Research Analysis and Communications
Graduate Management Admission Council™
Exhibitor Session

The ESG landscape is constantly evolving, with noticeable policy shifts and growing business impacts. Whether you’re an Academic focused on research or looking to embed ESG within your coursework, S&P Global is your partner for impactful data and analysis. In this exclusive AACSB session, join as our Sustainable1 analyst, Grey Lee takes you on a tour of our complete ESG data suite, now available through Wharton’s Research and Data Services (WRDS), with additional datasets from our combined IHS Markit offering. Examine how our robust suite of in-depth data, analytics, and expert advisors can help guide your research. Discover the ease in adding ESG Scores, climate analytics and environmental data or layer ESG data with Compustat fundamentals to expand your research or curriculum.
Lisa Hendrickson
Strategic ESG Account Specialist, S&P Global Sustainable1
S&P Global Market Intelligence
Simon Sinek, author of multiple bestselling books including Start With Why, Leaders Eat Last, and The Infinite Game, is described as "a visionary thinker with a rare intellect". He believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. According to Simon, leaders who embrace an infinite mindset, build stronger and more innovative organizations. Join this session for an opportunity to ask Simon questions related to leadership, change, work, and innovation. Simon will be joining us virtually.
Simon Sinek
Optimist and Best Selling Author
Arlene Isaacs-Lowe advises the leadership team on initiatives that intersect Moody’s approach to social innovation and impact with its commercial operations, with an emphasis on ESG Solutions and risk management tools. She has recently been appointed as a non-executive director to the boards of Compass PLC and Xenia Hotels and Resorts. Arlene will share the journey of her purpose-driven decisions, the increasing relevance ESG in corporate strategy and risk management, and how business school students can prioritize positive societal impact when considering their future careers.
Arlene Isaacs-Lowe
Managing Director and Special Advisor, Moody's Corporation
Moody's Corporation
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Supply chain issues are affecting every aspect of global trade and our everyday activities. Find out how business schools are preparing students to manage interconnected supply chains and operations. Learn how business continuity planning develops more resilient supply chains. Hear examples of how supply chains impact business and why it’s important that new hires can connect the dots.
Karen Raymond
Director of Facilities
Laitram, LLC
Christine Opatrny-Yazell
Professor of Management and Supply Chain
University of Central Missouri
Tucker Clarkson
Production Planning Manager
The pandemic took a toll on the mental wellbeing of student learners, faculty and staff. In this session, facilitators will begin by discussing of a few examples of mental wellness challenges facing learners in their schools and the ways they responded to these challenges.  Next, the presenters will facilitate an interactive component in which attendees have an opportunity to discuss several real-world challenges facing student learners and possible solutions for handling these challenges. Attendees will leave the session with actionable steps they can take to address a variety of mental wellness situations.
Idalene "Idie" Kesner
Indiana University Bloomington/Indianapolis
Scott Bambrick
Head of Department of Strategy, Enterprise and Sustainability
Manchester Metropolitan University
Join this “what if” session to hear how you can proactively assess risk continually. Learn how you can not just identify the risk, but also rehearse and prepare for it.
Sandeep Krishnamurthy
Dean and Professor
University of Washington Bothell
Tanuja Singh
Provost & Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Loyola University New Orleans
Business school faculty research should be timely, relevant, and actionable. But do our business schools truly incentivize and encourage such expectations? Join this session to engage with panelists and colleagues on how your school can create impactful research that is relevant and explores critical social and business problems. Two questions animate this issue: (1) How can schools create research that is of practical relevance? and (2) How can schools bring that research to audiences that can use it? This session will be of interest to faculty who wish to produce more relevant and impactful research and to administrators who wish to create environments that make that task easier.
Andrew Hoffman
Professor of Sustainable Enterprise
The University of Michigan
Barbara Ritter
Jacksonville University
Industry Session

Especially in times of change, institutions must engage in systematic program assessment practices that measure achievement of learning competencies. Leveraging assessment insights, programs set themselves on the path toward continuous improvement. Hear assessment practitioners from AACSB-accredited programs discuss how the MFT for Business helps create sustainable futures for their programs.
Christine MacKrell
Regional Manager
Andrew Tiger
Interim Dean
Angelo State University
Doug Blanchard
Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Education
Tulane University
AACSB’s 2022 Innovations That Inspire member spotlight program features business education’s efforts to elevate diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Meet representatives from the highlighted innovations and learn more about their efforts.
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Join your peers in a relaxing setting where you can catch up on life, discuss challenges, and exchange best practices from your institutions.
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The pandemic has changed the way we are connecting with our business partners – in experiential learning, teaching & learning, and outreach efforts. Join this moderated discussion in an informal setting, to hear from attendees on new ways they collaborating with business.
Jeffrey Brown
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Villanova Business
How can you leverage current technologies to measure your students’ skills and assurance of learning? 99% of Fortune 500 companies use technology to find the right candidate. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in conjunction with this technology, students can best position themselves for these jobs. Learn how institutions such as Yale University, University of Texas-Dallas, and University of Tennessee-Knoxville are leveraging AI to measure and track their students’ competencies and skills while saving faculty and staff over 1200 hours per year.
Carley Meyers
University Relationships Manager
Officers of AACSB International will provide reports to the membership, with Jikyeong Kang presenting the board chairs’ annual address to include key accomplishments. Caryn L. Beck-Dudley, president and CEO will update members on the organization’s operations and financials, and McRae C. Banks, board vice chair-chair elect will provide an overview of insights from this past year as chair of the Innovation Committee as well as an overview of AACSB’s strategic plan.
Where do business schools fit in the emerging metaverse? Discover how the Metaverse could offer an inclusive learning environment, enhance leadership skills, and offer better learning outcomes. Let’s engage in a discussion on the future of business education, virtual campuses, and personalization.
Beau Brannan
Visiting Instructor of Humanities
Pepperdine Graziadio Business School, Pepperdine University
Céline Davesne
Associate Dean Programmes
NEOMA Business School
Love it or hate it, hybrid learning might be here to stay. How can we take advantage of technology and creativity to collaborate both virtually and in-person on international projects?
Leila Guerra
Vice Dean
Imperial College London
Mohanbir Sawhney
Associate Dean for Digital Innovation
Northwestern University
The COVID-19 pandemic divided business schools into those already involved in blended/online learning and well-situated to scale up and those with little experience that had to transition rapidly to “quaranteaching.” Especially for the latter group, many major changes were essential for student success, including curricula, new faculty skills, student-learning support, and technology infrastructure. Doing this—in real time—was very much dependent on championing faculty initiatives. Join this interactive dialogue to explore the new future of blended learning from strategic and methodological perspectives, and hear presenters share their experiences and learnings related to frameworks for technology, faculty development, curriculum changes, the student experience, and quality assurance.
Diana Lawson
Grand Valley State University
Sarah Vaughan
Associate Dean, Quality & Accreditations
ICN Business School
Business leadership is shifting focus from profit to purpose. Employers seek graduates who can help them contribute to society and address global issues. How can we ensure that our graduates value purpose more than profit? B-schools must teach that business should be a source of social and environmental progress.
Andrea Chen
Co-Founder & CEO, Propeller: A Force for Social Innovation
Alejandro Moreno-Salamanca
INALDE Business School
Karen Sedatole
Interim Dean
Emory University
Trivia Frazier
President and CEO
Obatala Sciences
Industry Session

AACSB’s guiding principles provide schools with a set of shared values and behaviors to be woven into the fabric of an institution’s operations and instruction. Discover how business programs are providing learners with education in global mindset, ethics, and societal impact using various strategies including Leading Edge Learning modules.
Ashley Dillard
Client Solutions Advisor
Peregrine Global Services
Christina Perry
Director of Organizational Learning
Peregrine Global Services
Network with colleagues and enjoy the full ICAM experience. Get a preview of ICAM 2023 in Chicago, Illinois, USA (April 23-25, 2023).

Reception sponsored by SAGE Business
Reception Entertainment sponsored by Kent State University, Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship
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Exhibitor Session

Creating and fostering a dynamic learning environment in management curricula is important in today's business education. Business management’s multidisciplinary nature beseeches instructors to engage students on a variety of core competencies, all while trying to connect what’s happening in text to real world experiences. These assignments in discussion boards rarely spur real conversations; these discussion boards are not engaging, dynamic, or thought-provoking places. This session is about community-focused course design that rethinks building social interaction. These suggestions are supported by data from Yellowdig - a community-building technology that amplifies student engagement and interaction, and from studies using different Learning Management Systems.
Jamie Snow
Partnerships Manager
Tyler Rohrbaugh-EXPO
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships
Join Elizabeth Pearce, New Orleans historian, for a brief overview of the city’s history and to learn what were the cultural, political and economic forces that coalesced to make it such a distinctive American city. Ask questions related to history, local attractions, and activities.
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Villanova Business
With rapid advances in technology, disruptions brought on by the global pandemic, and the ensuing “great migration” of talent, it’s never been more important to understand the skills trends impacting student employability. In this timely session, Coursera and UC Riverside will share insights into how job-relevant skill development can be integrated into the student experience—from incoming students to alumni engagements. You’ll learn the strategies UC Riverside is developing for their business students to create an equitable learning environment and discover new approaches you can use to achieve similar success.
Kimberley Poelman
Strategic Business Development
Yunzeng Wang, PhD
University of California, Riverside
If you have an upcoming Initial Accreditation visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the initial accreditation process, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Maria Baltar
AVP of Accreditation, AACSB International
AACSB International
Nitham Hindi
Professor of Accounting
Qatar University
If you have an upcoming CIR visit in the next two years, this session is for you! We invite you to bring questions related to the continuous improvement review, and we will discuss the psychology of a visit, managing a visit, and what to do when the unexpected happens.
Irineu Gianesi
Dean of Academic Affairs
Insper Instituto de Ensino e Pesquisa
Suzanne Mintz
Vice President of Accreditation
AACSB International
How can business schools innovate in alignment with what matters to human experience — and to humanity as a whole? Kate O’Neill explores the impact of exponential technologies and exponential change on the education landscape, and how schools can adapt and prepare.
Keynote Presenter
Kate O'Neill
Founder and Chief Tech Humanist at KO Insights
Insight depends on reliable and accurate data that covers the subject being analyzed from multiple touch points. In this session, we explore how you can leverage Blue to gather data about all of students’ experiences and use it to extract actionable insight for the different stakeholders.
Tyrel Anderson
Solutions Engineer Manager
Tyrel Anderson-EXPO
Solutions Engineer Manager
eXplorance, Inc.
The Great Resignation has created an opportunity for schools to offer more non-degree and specialized skills development programs. What does the great resignation mean for your organization and the future of workplace?
Eileen McAuliffe
Sheffield Hallam University
Tony Lee
Vice President
Society for Human Resource Management
Ian Williamson
University of California, Irvine
More schools are jumping on the alternative credentials wagon. Is yours on board? Learn how microcredentials can be stacked into degree programs, how you can partner with businesses to offer more lifelong learning opportunities and keep your students coming back to learn for years to come.
Michael Abel
Director of Curriculum, BYU Pathway Worldwide
Brigham Young University - Idaho
Raghu Santanam
Professor and Department Chair
Arizona State University
Simon Mercado
Executive Vice President / Dean for Executive Education & External Relations
ESCP Business School
Join this panel discussion to hear both a leadership perspective and a faculty perspective on how to create a societal impact plan for your business school.  Presenters will share their Table 9.1 from recent accreditation visits, and you will also see a societal impact tool that can be used to get a school started in their journey of societal impact.
Stephanie Bryant
Executive Vice President and Chief Accreditation Officer
AACSB International
Eric Jack
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Richard Mathieu
Queens University of Charlotte
Samantha Steidle
Director of the Venture Lab & Entrepreneurship Faculty
Radford University
Industry Session

In the competitive world of business school admissions, programs are looking for holistic solutions to evaluate applicants' non-academic skills. Soft skills assessments that measure applicants’ social intelligence and professionalism can help uncover who your top candidates are and highlight what applicants bring to your program beyond book smarts. This session will introduce you to the use of evidence-based, non-academic assessments that can help add more pixels to the picture to assist your admissions teams in the selection process.
Andrea Wright
Solutions Marketing Manager
Altus Assessments
Simrat Reen-EXPO
Senior Manager Customer Success Team
Altus Assessments
Industry Session

In this session Ivy Software will discuss their self-paced online foundation course and their use in a three semester hour foundations course at the University of West Florida. Also, the course effectiveness experiment conducted at the University of West Florida will be discussed. In this experiment approximately 100 students with no background in business were given ETS's MFT before and after their exposure to five Ivy Software courses. The courses were Financial Accounting: A Management Perspective, Managerial Accounting, Fundamentals of Economics which covered micro and macro economics, Business Math and Statistics, and Understanding Corporate Finance. The results were absolutely amazing!
Ferebee Smith
Sales and Marketing Manager
Ivy Software, Inc.
Melissa Brode
Associate Dean and Director, Graduate Programs
University of West Florida
For the first time in two years, we invite you to network in-person with deans. Catch up with old friends, make new connections, and engage in discussion on the pros and cons of tenure. Does tenure determine the future of higher education? For many, tenure is seen as the end all be all in the profession of higher education, the sign that you’ve made it as a professional. Others, however, will strongly argue that tenure is sabotaging the future of higher education. Join us for a discussion on the pros and cons of tenure, followed by a networking reception. This event is for deans only.
James Wetherbe
Richard Schulze Distinguished Professor
Texas Tech University
Molly Worthen
Associate Professor
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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