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INTO 2.0: discovering new levels of partnership and network engagementThe inaugural INTO US partner conference Washington DC, October 3–4, 2017

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In just a few short months, INTO University Partnerships will be celebrating the 10thanniversary of the launch of its first US partnership.  Ten years and ten partnerships later, INTO has helped in many ways to transform the landscape of US higher education in terms of fostering global diversity on campus and strengthening the financial foundations of our partners’ respective institutions.  Our partner institutions have leveraged new resources to support new academic programs, new facilities, new faculty and staff, and new opportunities for both international and domestic students to prepare them to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world.

In 2008, public-private partnerships (PPPs) in academic programs were an innovative but unproven strategy in the US.  Only a handful of leading institutions had the confidence, imagination, and commitment to lead the process of developing a model to serve the US higher education sector.  Other early adopters followed in their footsteps to refine the model; but increasingly, competition and evolving student need are challenging us to constantly innovate further to maintain our leadership position in PPPs. 

We have organized this first gathering of the senior leadership of the INTO partnership network because we know that:

  • The conference is a rare opportunity to convene talented and creative campus leaders from across the network to share ideas and develop a consensus on how to go from "good to great" in the next decade.
  • The objective of this conference is to redefine and recommit to the INTO network proposition for the next ten years and to leave this gathering with an inspiring and innovative plan. We will answer the question:  How do we reinvest in the future growth of the INTO network to maintain our leadership position in public-private partnerships in higher education?

The INTO network will never lose sight of its core mission to offer educational opportunities to more students from around the world and to develop the institutional capacity to support their success.  We look forward to creating a new inspiring vision and implementation plan for the next decade through lively discussions, creative collaboration, and an even stronger commitment to realizing our combined potential to deliver on that core mission.

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Program at a glanceremove

    Welcome Social Event at The Loft at 600 F

    The Loft at 600 F, 600 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20004

    Drinks and heavy hors d'oeuvres for those arriving the day before the official start of the conference. No formal program. Attendees can collect name badges at this event. Shuttle service will be available from the Hamilton Hotel starting at 6:20pm and ending at 7:15pm. Return shuttles will begin service at 8:30pm and ending at 9:30pm.

      Arrival and registration opens - The Hamilton Hotel Ballroom, Lower Lobby, 1001 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

      Collect conference tote upon arrival.

        Conference begins at noon

        Welcome remarks, explanation of the meeting format, major topics and envisioned outcomes.

          Welcome remarks

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          Andrew Colin

          Founder and Owner
          Andrew Colin is the founder/owner of INTO University Partnerships. He provides the leadership and vision which has helped INTO to develop partnerships with leading universities across three continents.

          Andrew combines a strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for education and international student mobility. 

          Back in 1981, while studying law at the London School of Economics, Andrew launched his first company - providing Apple-sponsored computer courses for schoolchildren.  

          In 1990, he founded and directed Study Group, which, under his leadership, became a major force in international pre-university education with centres established throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

          In 2005, Andrew founded INTO University Partnerships, with the aim of transforming the international student experience and helping leading internationally-focused universities to expand access and improve student mobility.

          Since its establishment, INTO has delivered world-class educational experiences to international students through joint venture partnerships with leading universities across the UK, the US and China.

          In May 2013, Andrew received the prestigious Global Leadership Award from the University of South Florida in recognition of his contribution to international education.


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          John Latham

          Chief Executive Officer
          John leads the strategic development of INTO and has a key focus on innovation and growth.

          He has 17 years of Board level experience in universities, colleges and private education businesses as well as experience across the domestic, international, state-funded, for-profit and private equity sectors. 

          John spent five years in management roles at the University of Manchester, eight years at the University of Liverpool (where he was their first COO), three years as CEO & principal of Cornwall College, five years as vice president, International Business Development at Laureate and the past two years as president and CEO of the University of Law.


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          John Sykes

          Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
          John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

          As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

          After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

          From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

          In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

          John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

          When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

            Lunch buffet

              Keynote address: Good economics, bad politics - the US and global outlook, and the implications for higher education in the US

              Speaker:
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              Robert Powell

              Robert Powell is a Senior Consultant on the PPEP team. He advises private firms and government agencies, delivering studies to assist in, among other areas, scenario planning, education and skills, and supply chain resilience. Prior to joining the PPEP team, he was the Business Operational Risk global manager and Regional Manager of the Middle East and Africa team.

              Robert previously worked at the Press Association. Rob holds a Masters degree from Trinity College Dublin, and has certificates in Banking Risk & Regulation and Global Oil & Gas Management. He is also a regular participant on the conference circuit, and maintains very active contacts with the media, including frequent interviews for the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox, ABC, CNN and NPR.

                Break

                  Panel #1: Working smarter: Growing international enrollments in challenging times

                  With many schools across the US facing growing competition for international student enrollments, this panel brings together INTO’s senior recruitment professionals to share the latest research on global trends; the changing international student; and how INTO is responding to this dynamic market with help of our partners. They will be joined by Ambassador Asif Chaudhry of Washington State University who provides a unique perspective as a seasoned US diplomat, a senior university administrator and a former international student himself. Craig Riggs, ICEF Monitor Editor and adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University, brings to the panel insight on Canada as a destination as well as expertise on international marketing and education trends.

                  Moderator:
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                  David Burge

                  Vice President for Enrollment Management George Mason University
                  David Burge is the vice president for enrollment management at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

                  Previously, he served as executive director of admission services at Arizona State University and oversaw the execution of new student enrollment strategy for undergraduate, graduate, domestic, and international students. He currently serves as coordinator of the Admissions Middle Management Institute for rising leaders in the admissions profession. Burge also served as President of the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling from 2006 to 2008.


                  Panelists:

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                  David Matthews

                  Director, Regional Offices, INTO University Partnerships
                  Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, David oversees INTO’s Recruitment Directors and Global Regional Office network, which consists of 5 Greater Regions comprising over 20 Regional Offices and employing more than 100 staff, all designed to service our partner university and agent network.

                  While relatively new to the INTO family (2 years), David brings more than 22 years of relevant industry experience to the organization, having worked previously with Study Group (15 years) and Navitas (5 years) where he was employed in various Regional Office (RO) and related roles.

                  David specializes in the South East Asia and South Asia regions, with over 15 years’ experience managing off-shore or Regional Office staff, both local and expatriate. David has lived and worked in Asia for over 10 years, including stints in Indonesia (6 years), Malaysia (4 years) and India (2 years).

                  David is married to his wife Devy and has 2 kids- Tyson and Mia. Born in the UK but raised in Melbourne, Australia, David is currently completing his Masters in Marketing at Griffith University, Australia.


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                  Yasmin Sefer

                  Senior Director, Recruitment, INTO North America
                  Yasmin Sefer, Sr. Director of Recruitment for INTO North America is responsible for working with INTO’s Global Recruitment Unit to drive global students recruitment to INTO partnerships in North America.

                  Yasmin has been involved in international education for more than 15 years; originally from Turkey and Germany she completed her undergraduate studies at NYU.  She started her career in international education as part of the international recruitment team for Kaplan English and US Pathway programs and joined INTO in 2010 to support recruitment from Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

                  Most recently, Yasmin has been leading on strategic recruitment planning across INTO’s North American partners.


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                  Peter Thompson

                  Group Analytics and Insight Manager, INTO University Partnerships
                  Peter recently joined INTO in this newly created role, focused on enhancing how strategic planning and operational activity is targeted using actionable, data-driven findings.

                  Previously, he worked in a market research and insights role at the vocational education business City & Guilds, where he led a team responsible for quantitative and qualitative analysis and consultancy around market landscape, customer value proposition testing, go-to-market planning and pricing.

                  Peter lives in Worthing with his wife and two sons. He is a football fan (soccer and NFL), is slowly learning to play guitar and wants to take his camera and kayak out more.


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                  Dan Cross

                  Recruitment Director (China, Hong Kong and Macau)
                  Dan Cross oversees recruitment in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

                  With a team of highly professional staff members based out of offices in Dalian, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Dan and his team develop recruitment channels and support services in the region for INTO's partner universities in line with the university's global objectives.

                  A fluent Chinese speaker, Dan has more than 10 years of experience in the international education sector where he formerly worked with Montana State University and California Community Colleges. 

                  His own experience of studying abroad has fuelled his belief  that an education experience abroad transforms lives and provides an important function as globalization spreads and demand for internationally educated citizens increases.

                  It is his passion for giving other students access to quality institutions that provide exceptional experiences has lead him to INTO University Partnerships.  

                   

                   


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                  Steven Smale

                  Co-Founder & Chief Market Initiatives Officer
                  Steven is one of INTO’s founding directors and leads all student recruitment activity for the group.

                  Fluent in Chinese, Steven is one of the world’s leading practitioners in the management of large, distributed student recruitment networks. Under his leadership, INTO currently attracts more than 12,000 students per year from all over the world to our partners. 

                  As director of the Global Recruitment Unit, Steven oversees the activities of over 130 staff operating out of 31 regional offices in 17 countries – ensuring that students and their advisors receive outstanding service supported by customer-focused processes, all enabled by the latest technology.

                  His time as an international student in Taiwan in 1990 and his long experience of living and working in China gives him an unparalleled perspective of the support needed by young people studying far from home, as well as a deep awareness of the value of studying overseas – all of which, he says, are vital to him in his role today.

                  Steven has built his career in counselling international students and developing the systems, processes and management structures which enable institutions to recruit at scale and to deliver services and experiences which international students, their families and their representatives expect.

                  After university where he studied Chinese and German, Steven worked for the Anglo-Taiwan Education Centre in Taibei. There he honed his Chinese language skills and helped to establish a body to promote education in the UK that resulted in a transformation in the number of students travelling from Taiwan from 38 to 2,500 per year.

                  Since then he has held senior management roles within the British Council and with Study Group as their Regional Director for China before founding INTO with John Sykes and Andrew Colin.

                  Fundamental to his success, he says, has been a focus on being, “available on the spot on a day to day basis – as this is vital in order to develop a deep understanding of the market and establish strong relationships.”

                  His ambition? “Ultimately I want INTO and our partners to become completely synonymous with the world’s best student experience. I want us to become the benchmark by which others working in the recruitment and support of international students measure their performance.”


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                  Asif Chaudhry

                  Vice President for International Programs, Washington State University
                  Ambassador Asif Chaudhry became the Vice President for International Programs (IP) at Washington State University in June 2015. He is the chief international relations officer at the University and is responsible for IP’s role in carrying out WSU’s mission of global engagement. Ambassador Chaudhry manages WSU’s extensive internationalization program, which focuses on establishing strategic partnerships with governments and educational institutions across the globe.

                  He oversees cross-functional areas of IP that are responsible for international student and scholar services, education abroad and exchange programs, undergraduate admissions for international students and international research for faculty and scholars.

                  Ambassador Chaudhry recently retired from the United States Government as a Senior Foreign Service Officer where he held numerous leadership positions in the Departments of State, Defense and Agriculture. In his final assignment with the U.S. government, he was the Vice President of the Commodity Credit Corporation managing a $5.5 billion portfolio of credit guarantee programs to support expansion of exports of U.S. products.


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                  Craig Riggs

                  Editor, ICEF Monitor
                  Craig Riggs is the editor of ICEF Monitor, the industry's leading source of market intelligence for international student recruitment, and the publisher of ICEF Insights, an annual magazine focused on the most important trends and issues shaping international education. His work on both publications places him in constant contact with the latest research, best practices, and leading-edge strategies in the field.

                  He has led international marketing for both private and public-sector institutions, is the co-founder of a longstanding consulting practice dedicated to publishing and education, and has more than 25 years’ experience in building international markets. Craig holds a Masters in Publishing and is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.

                    Break

                      Topic: Private sector investment in US higher education

                      Public-private partnerships in US higher education are not new. Indeed, private sector investment in higher education has driven the operational and research agendas for most universities. This panel will survey innovative PPPs in the higher education sector and explore the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging "frontiers" of strategic collaboration. This session will be especially relevant to Presidents, Provosts and Chief Financial Officers.

                      Chair:
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                      John Latham

                      Chief Executive Officer
                      John leads the strategic development of INTO and has a key focus on innovation and growth.

                      He has 17 years of Board level experience in universities, colleges and private education businesses as well as experience across the domestic, international, state-funded, for-profit and private equity sectors. 

                      John spent five years in management roles at the University of Manchester, eight years at the University of Liverpool (where he was their first COO), three years as CEO & principal of Cornwall College, five years as vice president, International Business Development at Laureate and the past two years as president and CEO of the University of Law.


                      Panelists:

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                      Andrew Colin

                      Founder and Owner
                      Andrew Colin is the founder/owner of INTO University Partnerships. He provides the leadership and vision which has helped INTO to develop partnerships with leading universities across three continents.

                      Andrew combines a strong entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for education and international student mobility. 

                      Back in 1981, while studying law at the London School of Economics, Andrew launched his first company - providing Apple-sponsored computer courses for schoolchildren.  

                      In 1990, he founded and directed Study Group, which, under his leadership, became a major force in international pre-university education with centres established throughout the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and New Zealand.

                      In 2005, Andrew founded INTO University Partnerships, with the aim of transforming the international student experience and helping leading internationally-focused universities to expand access and improve student mobility.

                      Since its establishment, INTO has delivered world-class educational experiences to international students through joint venture partnerships with leading universities across the UK, the US and China.

                      In May 2013, Andrew received the prestigious Global Leadership Award from the University of South Florida in recognition of his contribution to international education.


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                      Carter Harned

                      Managing Director, Leeds Equity Partners
                      Carter is a Managing Director with Leeds Equity and has more than 20 years of principal investing experience.

                      Previously, Carter was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsor and Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets.  He was an investment banker for 11 years, working in Los Angeles and New York.  During that time, he provided capital raising and advisory services for companies in nearly every industry, with particular emphasis on the education, media, business services, consumer products, gaming and lodging sectors.  His capital raising and advisory assignments totaled more than $32 billion across more than 60 instruments and mandates.

                      Mr. Harned's areas of responsibility at Leeds Equity include fundraising, sourcing new opportunities, maintaining relationships with investment banks and other brokers, directing due diligence, negotiating and financing transactions and monitoring investments.  Mr. Harned serves as a director of INTO University Partnerships.  Mr. Harned was a director of eInstruction, Nobel Learning Communities, Sagus International and Seaton prior to their exits.

                      Mr. Harned graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting.

                      http://www.leedsequity.com/people/investment-professionals/carter-w-harned


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                      Kirk Schulz

                      President, Washington State University
                      A nationally respected leader in higher education, President Schulz became the 11th president of WSU and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering on June 13, 2016. He previously served seven years as president of Kansas State University, where he guided KSU to significant achievements in research, enrollment, and fundraising.

                      President Schulz chaired the NCAA board of governors, the NCAA’s highest-ranking committee, from 2014-2016. The board ensures that each division of the NCAA operates consistently within the basic purposes, fundamental policies, and general principles of the association.

                      Prior to his appointment at KSU, President Schulz served in a variety of administrative roles during nine years at Mississippi State University. As vice president for research and economic development from 2007 to 2009, he guided MSU to significant advances in landing research grants and contracts. He was dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering from 2005 to 2007 and director of the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering from 2001 to 2004. He has also served on the faculty at Michigan Technological University and the University of North Dakota.

                      Topic: Introducing the INFO University Center – Transforming Your Presence in China

                      Led by:
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                      Steven Smale

                      Co-Founder & Chief Market Initiatives Officer
                      Steven is one of INTO’s founding directors and leads all student recruitment activity for the group.

                      Fluent in Chinese, Steven is one of the world’s leading practitioners in the management of large, distributed student recruitment networks. Under his leadership, INTO currently attracts more than 12,000 students per year from all over the world to our partners. 

                      As director of the Global Recruitment Unit, Steven oversees the activities of over 130 staff operating out of 31 regional offices in 17 countries – ensuring that students and their advisors receive outstanding service supported by customer-focused processes, all enabled by the latest technology.

                      His time as an international student in Taiwan in 1990 and his long experience of living and working in China gives him an unparalleled perspective of the support needed by young people studying far from home, as well as a deep awareness of the value of studying overseas – all of which, he says, are vital to him in his role today.

                      Steven has built his career in counselling international students and developing the systems, processes and management structures which enable institutions to recruit at scale and to deliver services and experiences which international students, their families and their representatives expect.

                      After university where he studied Chinese and German, Steven worked for the Anglo-Taiwan Education Centre in Taibei. There he honed his Chinese language skills and helped to establish a body to promote education in the UK that resulted in a transformation in the number of students travelling from Taiwan from 38 to 2,500 per year.

                      Since then he has held senior management roles within the British Council and with Study Group as their Regional Director for China before founding INTO with John Sykes and Andrew Colin.

                      Fundamental to his success, he says, has been a focus on being, “available on the spot on a day to day basis – as this is vital in order to develop a deep understanding of the market and establish strong relationships.”

                      His ambition? “Ultimately I want INTO and our partners to become completely synonymous with the world’s best student experience. I want us to become the benchmark by which others working in the recruitment and support of international students measure their performance.”

                      We will share plans for our first center, scheduled to open in China early next year.

                      On May 19, 2001, an event took place not 15 miles from this conference center which created a launchpad to create the world’s most valuable company. Apple opened its very first Apple store in Tyson's Corner, a suburb of northern Virginia and part of the Washington metropolitan area.

                      Like Apple in 2001, we believe the time is ripe now for disruption and transformation of service to international students – especially in China. Most recruitment channels alone don’t fully maximize international enrollments and contribute to the overall student experience we believe is necessary. Future winner universities will be those who have created strong brands in local markets, through a commanding and distinctive presence which clearly demonstrates a superior student experience.

                      We will share our plans to open the first of our GoTo University Centers – which we hope, as Apple has done with technology, will transform the international education selection experience for student, counselor and partner alike. The centers are designed to extend your reach, expand the options for the promotion of all your programs and give students opportunities to research and make life plans in an environment second to none.

                        From Insight to Performance

                        An overview of latest technological investment from INTO to support partners' international goals

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                        Andy Fawcett

                        Chief Technology Officer
                        Andy is responsible for INTO’s technology and information systems.

                        He joined INTO from global education and publishing company Pearson where he was for five years responsible for the provision of technical solutions to deliver digital education products.

                        Prior to this, he was global chief information officer for Hays - a recruitment business with operations in over 30 countries. During his five years there, he set up a new digital channel for recruitment agents and introduced systems to enable the rapid expansion of their international operations. He also spent 10 years as a management consultant with the consulting company Accenture.

                        Andy’s educational background includes a Chemical Physics degree from the University of Bristol in the UK, an executive MBA from the Kellogg School of Management in the United States and a selection of professional qualifications from the INSEAD business school in Paris. 

                          Break for day

                            A Night at the "Newseum" - Knight Conference Center

                            The Newseum - Knight Conference Center, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001

                            The Newseum, one of the most iconic locations in Washington DC, plays host to our conference dinner and awards evening. Since opening in 2008, more than 7 million people have visited its modern building located on historic Pennsylvania Avenue between the US Capitol and the White House. Guests will enjoy wonderful views over the National Mall and the Capitol. After dinner, we will recognize outstanding achievements of our partners at INTO's first partner awards ceremony in the United States.

                            Meet in Hamilton Hotel lobby to shuttle to Newseum

                              Cocktails on patio

                                Dinner

                                Dinner (catering by Wolfgang Puck)

                                Speaker:
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                                Craig Riggs

                                Editor, ICEF Monitor
                                Craig Riggs is the editor of ICEF Monitor, the industry's leading source of market intelligence for international student recruitment, and the publisher of ICEF Insights, an annual magazine focused on the most important trends and issues shaping international education. His work on both publications places him in constant contact with the latest research, best practices, and leading-edge strategies in the field.

                                He has led international marketing for both private and public-sector institutions, is the co-founder of a longstanding consulting practice dedicated to publishing and education, and has more than 25 years’ experience in building international markets. Craig holds a Masters in Publishing and is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.

                                  Awards Ceremony

                                  Recognition of partners with awards for various achievements.

                                  Speaker:
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                                  John Sykes

                                  Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                  John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                  As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                  After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                  From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                  In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                  John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                  When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

                                    Shuttle service back to hotel begins

                                      Breakfast meeting - Topic: Influencing Public Policy through Collaboration with Higher Education Associations

                                      Collectively, the international activity of our network of University partners generates more than $600M annually supporting almost 9,000 American jobs, all central to the communities in which they are based and whom they serve. President Cabrera will expand upon the role of universities in making a powerful case for internationalization at various levels, influencing public policy, and preparing government relations officers to represent interests regarding international mobility, research, and immigration policies. Attendees are invited to share information on what their institutions are doing to influence policy at local, state and national levels in support of internationalization efforts.

                                      Chair:
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                                      Peter McPherson

                                      President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
                                      Peter McPherson joined APLU as president in January 2006 and brought with him a distinguished background of leadership positions in higher education, government and business. Under McPherson, APLU has emerged as the leading research, policy, and advocacy organization for public research universities with an active agenda designed to increase degree completion, advance research, and strengthen engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.9 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.2 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $43.8 billion in university-based research.

                                      At APLU, McPherson has helped lead the development of several key cross-association initiatives, including Project Degree Completion, the Student Achievement Measure, and the Voluntary System of Accountability. The association has also become known for its robust advocacy arm that works with Congress and the administration to advance federal policies that strengthen public research universities.


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                                      Ángel Cabrera

                                      Chair, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives and President, George Mason University
                                      Born in Madrid, Cabrera is the first native of Spain to lead an American university. Prior to becoming president at George Mason in 2012, he served as president of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and as dean of IE Business School in Madrid.

                                      Cabrera has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, by the Aspen Institute as a Henry Crown Fellow, by Business Week as a “Star of Europe,” and by the Financial Times as one of the world’s best business school deans.

                                      In 2006, he was appointed special advisor to the United Nations Global Compact and was chairman of the international task force that authored the “Principles of Responsible Management Education.” He has been topic leader at the Clinton Global Initiative, chairman of the World Economic Forum “Global Agenda Council for Entrepreneurship” and chairman of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.

                                      Cabrera serves on the board of directors of Inovio (a Nasdaq-traded biotech company), the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, the Bankinter Foundation for Innovation, the Monterrey Institute of Technology academic board, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council board, among other organizations.

                                      Cabrera earned his PhD and MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. He earned his BS and MS in computer and electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

                                      Cabrera is the author of numerous academic papers. His article “Knowledge-Sharing Dilemmas” (with Elizabeth Cabrera) has been cited more than 1,000 times. His book “Being Global: How to Think, Act and Lead in a Transformed World” (with Gregory Unruh) was published by Harvard Business Review in 2012.

                                        Panel #2: "INTO the Future": Innovating for the Next Decade

                                        Using data from i-graduate, the international student polling organization, as a guide to the discussion, this panel will reflect on what we are currently doing to serve our students while they are on our campuses. More important, it will also consider what we might improve and how we can innovate to address unmet need and create a powerful and differentiated value proposition to international students and faculty alike.

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                                        Michelle Marks

                                        Vice President for Academic Innovation and New Ventures, George Mason University
                                        Dr. Michelle Marks is the Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures at George Mason University. In this capacity, she is responsible for identifying, launching and sustaining educational initiatives that fulfill George Mason’s strategic plan and generate financial resources to support students, faculty and the educational mission.

                                        Charged with creating accessible student pathways and bringing learning science innovations to campus, Dr. Marks is leading strategic partnerships designed to deliver online programming at scale, create pathway programming for international students and support adult degree completion at Mason. She is also forging critical relationships with businesses, government and education institutions to support the university’s mission. Dr. Marks oversees Mason Learning Solutions, the Office of Digital Learning, the Academic Ventures project management group as well as academic initiatives, accreditation and registration.

                                        Dr. Marks previously served as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Provost for Graduate Education at Mason. As a Professor of Management in Mason’s School of Business, Dr. Marks has spent her career researching organizational leadership development and teamwork. She has published studies illustrating the dynamic nature of the collaborative processes used by organizational teams and the critical roles of team leaders. In 2006, Dr. Marks was honored with the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award and was the recipient of the Executive MBA Professor of the Year award in 2008 and 2011.

                                        Panelists:

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                                        Rachael Merola

                                        Regional Director, i-graduate
                                        Rachael brings over a decade of experience in international education as a researcher and administrator. As an administrator, she led communications at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and partnerships at Ewha University in Seoul.

                                        As a researcher, she analyses topics in transnational education and is Senior Researcher at The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. She has worked with i-graduate and The Observatory on three continents - Europe (Redhill, 2010-11), Asia (Seoul, 2014), and North America (New York, 2015-present).

                                        She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Tufts University and a masters degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University.


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                                        Suzanne Austin

                                        Senior Vice Provost and Senior International Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                        Dr. Suzanne Austin serves as Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Austin leads UAB’s strategic internationalization efforts through the Office of Global Engagement that includes the INTO UAB Center, International Education, International Student and Scholar Services and Education Abroad. She also heads the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, Assessment and Accreditation (including the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Quality Enhancement Plan) and UAB Army ROTC. In addition, she is responsible for strategic initiatives to enhance UAB's on-line offerings and increase enrollments through the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies.

                                        Before coming to UAB, Dr. Austin served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, including Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences and History and Chair of the Department of Art.

                                        Dr. Austin has been awarded an American Council on Education Fellowship and a Bryn Mawr Institute for Women Leaders Fellowship. She has also earned certification from the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Austin holds a Ph.D. in History from Duke University, an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English/Journalism from North Carolina State University.


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                                        James Cooney

                                        Vice Provost for International Affairs, Colorado State University
                                        Jim Cooney is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Colorado State University. He serves on the President’s Cabinet and the Council of Deans; he oversees a staff of 33 while being responsible for implementing the university’s internationalization plan. He is the chairperson of the Confucius Institute Advisory Committee at CSU. In 2013, he received CSU’s Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award.

                                        Cooney worked at Harvard University for 23 years as Executive Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Dean of International Programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Director of the McCloy German Scholars Program. He is a former Executive Committee Member of the Commission of International Programs for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU); he also served as a member of the international Board of Directors of NAFSA: The International Educators Association, as chairman of the Board of Trustees for AFS Intercultural Programs, and as the Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute in Germany.

                                        Cooney received his B.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard College and MIT, and he was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany. He taught political science at Aichi Prefectural University in Japan, MIT, Wellesley College, Hampshire College, Harvard University, and now Colorado State University. He is also an honorary professor at East China Normal University. Cooney has authored five books on U.S.-European relations, and in 2003 he received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.


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                                        John Latham

                                        Chief Executive Officer
                                        John leads the strategic development of INTO and has a key focus on innovation and growth.

                                        He has 17 years of Board level experience in universities, colleges and private education businesses as well as experience across the domestic, international, state-funded, for-profit and private equity sectors. 

                                        John spent five years in management roles at the University of Manchester, eight years at the University of Liverpool (where he was their first COO), three years as CEO & principal of Cornwall College, five years as vice president, International Business Development at Laureate and the past two years as president and CEO of the University of Law.


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                                        Roger Brindley

                                        System Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida
                                        Roger Brindley, EdD, leads USF World overseeing system-wide global engagement for the University of South Florida (USF), currently ranked 32nd among public institutions in the U.S. by the Times Higher Education World Rankings and Top 50 for public universities in the U.S. by the Academic Ranking for World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2013, USF was a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. During the 2015-16 year, the university was recognized as a 2016 Peace Corps Top College for undergraduate volunteers and as a Fulbright US Scholar Top Producer.

                                        A USF professor for 20 years, Brindley has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the USF President's Award for Faculty Excellence, and he was identified as an Honored Professor by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. Brindley has written numerous articles in North American and European publications on policy and practice in higher education, has served as editor for three national/international journals, and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world. In 2014, Brindley was elected to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives, and has spoken at national conferences of the APLU, the Association of International Education Administrators, as well as the British Council Going Global Conference. In 2015, he was elected APLU Executive Chair for the Commission on International Initiatives.


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                                        Sebastián Royo

                                        Acting Provost, Suffolk University
                                        Acting Provost Royo has served as vice provost for student success, director of the Madrid campus, associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and a member of the Government Department faculty at Suffolk University.

                                        As vice provost for student success, he was instrumental in uniting several key campus resources under the auspices of the Student Success Division. While heading the Madrid campus, Royo improved both its academic standards and its integration into the University. As associate dean, he oversaw curriculum and academic assessment in a wide range of areas, and helped introduce online courses to the College. Throughout his Suffolk career, he has served on committees addressing technology, the honors program, curriculum reform, study abroad, and interdisciplinary programs.

                                        In addition to serving as acting provost, he is currently spearheading the University’s NEASC reaccreditation efforts. 

                                        A scholar of comparative political economy, Royo is a prolific writer in both English and Spanish. His publications include seven books, book chapters, articles in academic journals, and contributions to newspapers and blogs.

                                        He holds a PhD in Political Science, an MBA, and an MA in International Relations from Boston University and a five-year law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.


                                          Panel #3: Reinvestment for the future

                                          As a follow-up to our session on private sector investment, this panel will explore and discuss how we identify additional investment, where we should collectively invest for future growth, and how to build support for new initiatives.

                                          Moderator:
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                                          John Sykes

                                          Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                          John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                          As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                          After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                          From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                          In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                          John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                          When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.


                                          Panelists:

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                                          Jennifer (JJ) Davis

                                          Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, George Mason University
                                          Jennifer (J.J.) Davis was appointed the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance for George Mason University in March of 2013. J.J. brings a wealth of experience in budget planning, development and management vital to the continued growth and prosperity of the University.

                                          Previously, Ms. Davis excelled as the Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Delaware, where she and her colleagues touched on nearly every aspect of the campus, from the redesign of the human resources, finance and payroll systems to revamping the compensation system to the demolition of the Chrysler facility (and establishment of the UDid It Picnic).

                                          Ms. Davis was named International Women’s Forum Fellow in 2008. Additionally in 2008, she received the Delaware Quality Award for OMB, Council of State Governments Innovation Leader for OMB, and the National Association of State Personnel Officers Award for Healthcare Innovation & New Human Resource Recruitment System. She serves as a director of the WSFS Corporation, a Delaware-based bank.

                                          Ms. Davis earned both her bachelor’s degree in political science and her master’s degree in policy analysis from Pennsylvania State University, through its integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Degree program.

                                          Ms. Davis resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and two children.


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                                          Allen Bolton

                                          Vice President for Financial Affairs and Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                          Allen Bolton is a two-time graduate of UAB with master’s degrees in public health and business administration. During 19 years at UAB, Bolton held positions of increasing responsibility before leaving in 2011.

                                          He was executive administrator of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior associate dean for administration and finance in the UAB School of Medicine. Bolton has worked for the past three years as senior vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to that, he gained extensive academic medical center experience at both UAB and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.


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                                          Mark Robinson

                                          Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Marshall University
                                          Before coming to Marshall, Robinson was the executive director of business operations at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Coral Gables, Florida.

                                          He received his MBA from the University of Miami School of Business Administration, and his B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting, with a minor in Economics, from Fairmont State University.


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                                          Mike Green

                                          Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, Oregon State University
                                          Mike came to OSU in January of 2014 as the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration, leading the Controllership, Business Affairs, and Treasury Management functions. During Mike’s tenure at OSU, he has collaborated with Finance and Administration colleagues in developing and implementing key Board of Trustee treasury management and management reporting policies and processes, including successfully managing the process to receive OSU’s first credit rating and issue OSU’s first revenue bonds. He has also worked closely with colleagues to move the capital development of the new OSU-Cascades campus forward and establish and oversee the USSE.

                                          Prior to Mike’s tenure at OSU, he had 23 years of experience at the Oregon University System, beginning in the internal audit division and then moving to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration/Controller position where he was responsible for overseeing the preparation of the consolidated annual financial report, cash, investment and long-term debt management, payroll consolidation and reporting, tax reporting and compliance, and financial reporting to the OUS board. During his tenure at OUS and OSU, Mike has also served as a Trustee for the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and as chair and member of the investment committee that oversees the investment platform for both the ORP and the Tax Deferred Investment program. Among Mike’s significant accomplishments at OUS was the reengineering of the treasury function; bringing innovative strategies and implementing more efficient processes that, since inception in 2010 through 2014, generated over $13 million in new revenues to OUS and reduced borrowing costs by over $10 million. In addition to his higher education experience, Mike also has five years of experience in public accounting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Accounting from Oregon State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Oregon State Credit Union


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                                          David Heimburger

                                          Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Saint Louis University

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                                              Panel #4: INTO 2.0: Leveraging the power of the network

                                              Where next for the INTO network of partners? The full power of the INTO network is largely untapped. This panel of leaders includes those representing institutions who have partnered with INTO since inception and those who have recently joined the network, bringing a wealth of perspective and insight. How can university leaders leverage the INTO network to support institutional strategy, gain economies of scale and project their influence more broadly across the United States and the world? Building on previous sessions that have suggested a wide range of innovative opportunities to differentiate the INTO offer, this group will narrow the scope of possible new directions that appear most viable and productive.

                                              Moderator:
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                                              Ralph Wilcox

                                              Provost and Executive Vice President, University of South Florida
                                              Ralph Wilcox, Ph.D., was appointed Provost and Executive Vice President for the University of South Florida System, and the University of South Florida Tampa campus, in September 2009, having served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs since January 2008. He earlier held the position of Professor and Vice Provost at USF from 2003 to 2007, with primary responsibilities in policy analysis, planning, and performance.

                                              Dr. Wilcox served for more than two years as chair of the Council of Academic Vice Presidents of the State University System of Florida and remains USF's principal liaison to the Florida Board of Governors, providing oversight for institution-wide strategic planning, enrollment planning, and legislative budget matters. He formerly served the USF System as Interim Vice President and Campus Executive Officer of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and has held tenured faculty and administrative appointments at the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, and Hofstra University.

                                              His own scholarly expertise is focused on cultural studies and globalization — a fundamental aspect of his long history of community and global engagement, as well as his strong advocacy for interdisciplinary collaboration. He has presented his work extensively, including two books and numerous articles in leading national and international journals. He has received upward of $10 million in research contracts and grants.

                                              Dr. Wilcox holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, the M.Sc. degree from Washington State University, and a baccalaureate degree from the University of Exeter in his native Great Britain. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) in 2001 and two years later was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table on Higher Education. Among other honors, he also is a recipient of the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Research Fellowship.


                                              Panelists:

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                                              MaryAnn Baenninger

                                              President, Drew University
                                              Dr. Baenninger came to Drew with a rich set of experiences to guide her. As President of the College of Saint Benedict for a decade prior to coming to Drew, Dr. Baenninger led a successful capital campaign, diversified the student body, completed multiple construction projects and increased the college’s identity at the forefront of global education.

                                              Before becoming a college president, Dr. Baenninger was executive associate director with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in Philadelphia, where she consulted with numerous institutions on obtaining and maintaining their accreditation status. She is considered an expert in higher education assessment and has lectured widely on the topic.

                                              Dr. Baenninger came to the Drew Presidency with a teaching and scholarly background in higher education. She was a tenured faculty member in the psychology department at The College of New Jersey during most of her teaching career and, prior to that, held teaching positions at Philadelphia University and Washington College. She earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, at Temple University, where she also completed her PhD. She also earned professional certificates in higher education administration from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University. Dr. Baenninger has published extensively in the field of gender and cognition.


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                                              Jerome Gilbert

                                              President, Marshall University
                                              A Mississippi native with a background in biomedical engineering, President Gilbert previously served for nearly six years as provost and executive vice president of Mississippi State University. Before that, he was the university’s associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs for six years. Earlier roles include head of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and coordinator for the biomedical engineering graduate program in the Bagley College of Engineering.

                                              President Gilbert attained the rank of professor in 1993 after joining the Mississippi State faculty in 1988 as associate professor. From 1989-2005, he also served as adjunct clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery (research) for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He served for 10 years as a research affiliate with the Institute of Neurocognitive Science and Technology at Mississippi State, and was among the first class of Mississippi State’s honors faculty in the Shackouls Honors College.

                                              President Gilbert was a graduate assistant at Duke University and held previous academic appointments at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) School of Medicine.

                                              In 2014, he was elected to the inaugural board of directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers. A member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, he was also inducted in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Institute of Biological Engineering, an organization for which he served as president in 2005.

                                              He has a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke.

                                              President Gilbert and his wife Leigh are the parents of three grown children, Caroline, Sallie and Peter. They have one granddaughter, Eliza.


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                                              Ed Feser

                                              Provost and Executive Vice President, Oregon State University
                                              Edward Feser is Provost and Executive Vice President of Oregon State University. As the chief academic officer of the campus, he is guiding the implementation of the university’s strategic plan and student success initiative; supporting the growth of OSU’s grant/contract-funded research and impact; fostering faculty and graduate student success; and supporting OSU’s diversity and inclusion, enrollment management, and outreach and engagement strategies.

                                              Prior to joining Oregon State, Feser held several leadership roles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He has also served as Davies Chair of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Division of Innovation, Management and Policy at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK; Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Assistant Secretary for Policy, Research and Strategic Planning in the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

                                              Feser is a Professor of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State, with expertise in regional economic development, innovation and technology policy, public policy and management, strategic planning, and regional economic modeling. He earned a Ph.D. in Regional Planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of San Francisco. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in Arlington, Virginia.


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                                              Nancy Brickhouse

                                              Provost, Saint Louis University
                                              Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., is Saint Louis University's Provost. Dr. Brickhouse is SLU's chief academic officer, responsible directly to the President for the fulfillment of SLU's mission via the leadership and oversight of all academic, research/scholarship, and enrollment management services.

                                              All academic deans (except the Dean of the School of Medicine) report directly to Dr. Brickhouse, as do the Vice President for Research Services, the Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, the Director and Dean of the Madrid Campus, the Dean of the University Libraries, the Director of the Center for Sustainability, the Director of the Center for Health Care Ethics, and the Associate and Assistant Provosts who comprise the Provost's senior staff.

                                              As Provost, Dr. Brickhouse is responsible for supporting major initiatives advancing SLU's University Strategic Plan. In collaboration with the University Vice Presidents and members of the Executive Staff, Dr. Brickhouse is responsible for the development and implementation of all academic strategic plans, as well as the development and adherence to the academic affairs budget; the building, renovation, and allocation of all academic and research space is also the under her purview.

                                              Prior to her service at SLU, Dr. Brickhouse was deputy provost for academic affairs at the University of Delaware, where she was on the faculty for more than 27 years. Dr. Brickhouse earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Baylor University, and her master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.


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                                              Marisa Kelly

                                              Acting President, Suffolk University
                                              Marisa Kelly is the acting president of Suffolk University. She has been senior vice president for academic affairs and provost since August 2014, responsible for working collaboratively to ensure the quality of the educational experience available to our students at all levels and both in and outside of the classroom. She has served as a distinguished member of the senior leadership team and is especially committed to experiential learning and the development of interdisciplinary educational opportunities.

                                              Kelly, whose academic discipline is political science, joined the University from Ithaca College, where she served as provost and vice president for educational affairs.

                                              As provost, Kelly works closely with the University's three academic deans, the vice president for enrollment, the dean of students, the vice provost for student success, the vice provost for curriculum and faculty development, the associate provost for institutional research and assessment, and the chief marketing officer.

                                              Before joining Ithaca College, Kelly served as dean and McQuinn Distinguished Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota; senior associate dean, associate dean, and associate professor of Political Science at College of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.

                                              Kelly holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Kansas, an MA in Political Theory from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Government from California State University at Sacramento.


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                                              Kirk Schulz

                                              President, Washington State University
                                              A nationally respected leader in higher education, President Schulz became the 11th president of WSU and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering on June 13, 2016. He previously served seven years as president of Kansas State University, where he guided KSU to significant achievements in research, enrollment, and fundraising.

                                              President Schulz chaired the NCAA board of governors, the NCAA’s highest-ranking committee, from 2014-2016. The board ensures that each division of the NCAA operates consistently within the basic purposes, fundamental policies, and general principles of the association.

                                              Prior to his appointment at KSU, President Schulz served in a variety of administrative roles during nine years at Mississippi State University. As vice president for research and economic development from 2007 to 2009, he guided MSU to significant advances in landing research grants and contracts. He was dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering from 2005 to 2007 and director of the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering from 2001 to 2004. He has also served on the faculty at Michigan Technological University and the University of North Dakota.

                                                Working lunch/discussion groups

                                                Moderators:
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                                                John Sykes

                                                Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                                John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                                As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                                After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                                From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                                In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                                John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                                When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.


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                                                Tim O'Brien

                                                Vice President, Global Business Intelligence and Development
                                                Tim O’Brien is responsible for INTO's global market insight and corporate communications team.

                                                Tim has spent the past seven years at INTO, having worked in a variety of senior roles across many areas of the business.  Tim and his team are responsible for supporting the global business development function. His team also leads on the market insight and intelligence function for the group.  

                                                Prior to joining  INTO, Tim held a variety of senior international positions at Liverpool John Moores, Salford and Nottingham Trent University - where he was International Development Director. During his tenure in the public university sector, Tim and his teams collected three HEIST International Student Recruitment awards - including Gold awards for best student recruitment campaigns. He has also served on the international board of UCAS, the UK's national undergaduate student admissions body and was a board member of the Northern Consortium.

                                                He is a graduate of Newcastle University in the United Kingdom.


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                                                Amy McGowan

                                                Chief Operating Officer, North America
                                                Amy was instrumental in the development of INTO’s first US partnership, INTO Oregon State University, serving as its first employee and later its center director.

                                                Her career in international education began with teaching English as a Second Language in the US and Japan. Previously, she worked 10 years with Embassy CES, part of Study Group, serving as academic director, center director and west coast manager.


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                                                Dr JoAnn McCarthy PhD

                                                Director of Academic Affairs – North America
                                                JoAnn has spent thirty years in tertiary education, most recently as Assistant Provost for International Affairs at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

                                                She is a past president of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA); served as chair of the International Education Leadership Section of NAFSA (the world’s largest professional organization of nearly 10,000 international educators); and served on ACE’s International Commission (1999-2002).

                                                Dr. McCarthy earned a PhD in Foreign Language Education from the Florida State University and is a former French professor. She has served on many national and international advisory boards and is a frequent consultant, author, and speaker on the internationalization of higher education, the changing dynamics of student/faculty mobility, and the emerging role of the research university in global civil society. In 2009, she was honored by AIEA with the Charles Klasek Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education.

                                                Break into 4 groups (largely by functional area). Groups to discuss the following topics with the priorities mentioned below in mind:

                                                1. Inspiring and leading an innovative internationalization agenda (Presidents, CFOs, JV Board Members, SIOs).
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                                                  Karen Holbrook

                                                  EVP and Senior Advisor to the President, University of South Florida
                                                  Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida. Prior to this position, she served as the Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research. Before coming to USF, Dr. Holbrook served as president of The Ohio State University from 2002-2007. She was also the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and professor of cell biology at the University of Georgia, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida, and associate dean for research and professor of biological structure and medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine.

                                                  Dr. Holbrook has served on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), among others. She has participated on numerous advisory panels and councils for the National Institutes of Health, including the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel for the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston, and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the immediate past Director of the NIH. She is currently on several boards, including the boards of the Institute of International Education (IIE), ACT, Inc.,Techne, Inc., and is chair of the board for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

                                                  She has been a member of the International Advisory Councils and numerous committees of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) since the early years of its founding in 2006, and will now serve as a Trustee on their Board, she is also Trustee for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Holbrook has had a productive research career in the biomedical sciences and was a MERIT Award recipient from the NIH and served on several editorial boards of professional journals. She has been awarded with numerous awards and prizes nationally and internationally. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in zoology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a doctorate in biological structure at the University of Washington, School of Medicine where she also served as a postdoctoral fellow in dermatology and a faculty member.

                                                2. Creating a globally diverse student body (VPs for Enrollment, INTO Recruitment and Marketing staff).
                                                  Facilitator:
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                                                  Jay Goff

                                                  Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, Saint Louis University
                                                  As SLU's chief enrollment officer since August 2011, Vice President Goff oversees Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, Summer Studies, Student Financial Services, Student Educational Services, TRIO programs, International Services, Enrollment Outreach and Territory Development, Pre-College and Access Programs, and the Office of the University Registrar.

                                                  With more than 20 years of experience in university enrollment, strategic planning and communication programs, his mission-centric approach has achieved record enrollment, retention, diversity and graduation rates. Goff has focused on building a team-oriented and data-driven division that stresses service-focused student success plans.

                                                  Mr. Goff is an active member in the global enrollment management community. As an active member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in Washington D.C., he has served as the coordinator of AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) conference for four-year colleges and universities since 2008. The Missouri AACRAO chapter honored his leadership and contributions to the field with a professional service award in 2008.

                                                  Mr. Goff has served as the Missouri representative to the ACT testing services board of directors since 2004 and was a member of ACT's national education advisory board. He is also on the advisory boards of the National Student Clearinghouse and the Educational Policy Institute in Washington D.C. Mr. Goff is frequently asked to share his expertise at national and international forums focused on strategic planning and student success. In 2011, he delivered the keynote address on using data to improve enrollments at UK universities for the University and Colleges Admissions Service Conference in London, England.

                                                3. Leveraging the globally diverse academic community as an optimal learning environment for all students (Student Affairs, and appropriate Center staff).
                                                  Facilitator:
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                                                  Suzanne Austin

                                                  Senior Vice Provost and Senior International Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                                  Dr. Suzanne Austin serves as Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Austin leads UAB’s strategic internationalization efforts through the Office of Global Engagement that includes the INTO UAB Center, International Education, International Student and Scholar Services and Education Abroad. She also heads the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, Assessment and Accreditation (including the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Quality Enhancement Plan) and UAB Army ROTC. In addition, she is responsible for strategic initiatives to enhance UAB's on-line offerings and increase enrollments through the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies.

                                                  Before coming to UAB, Dr. Austin served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, including Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences and History and Chair of the Department of Art.

                                                  Dr. Austin has been awarded an American Council on Education Fellowship and a Bryn Mawr Institute for Women Leaders Fellowship. She has also earned certification from the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Austin holds a Ph.D. in History from Duke University, an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English/Journalism from North Carolina State University.

                                                4. Developing globally proficient graduates: Focus on high impact learning experiences (Provosts, Academic Affairs, appropriate Center staff).
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                                                  Becky Johnson

                                                  Vice President, OSU Cascades, Oregon State University
                                                  Rebecca L. (Becky) Johnson, was appointed as a vice president for Oregon State University - Cascades in May 2009, after serving as the interim leader since December 2008. As vice president, Dr. Johnson serves as the executive of the campus, reporting directly to the provost and executive vice president of Oregon State University.

                                                  Prior to coming to OSU-Cascades, Dr. Johnson had built a nearly 25-year career at Oregon State University in Corvallis, most recently, as vice provost for academic affairs and international programs.

                                                  As vice provost, she oversaw areas including Academic Programs and Academic Assessment; Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program; Writing Intensive Curriculum; Center for Writing and Learning; Academic Success Center; International Programs; Institutional Research; the ROTC units; OSU Press; and the OSU Libraries.

                                                  She was also responsible for leadership in all areas of academic personnel policy, including promotion and tenure, appointments and reappointments, sabbatical requests, and faculty awards and recognition. The vice provost serves as the liaison on university accreditation and related activities.

                                                  As the senior associate to the provost and executive vice president, Dr. Johnson was involved in all aspects of academic affairs, including academic budgeting and strategic planning, and served as a member of the Cabinet and Provost's Council.

                                                  Prior to her appointment as vice provost, Dr. Johnson served as the associate dean for academic affairs and international programs in the College of Forestry.  She also has served in the Faculty Senate and on many university committees. She was the chair of the OSU 2007 Steering Committee, which led the development of the OSU Strategic Plan.  From 1990 to 2003, she served on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

                                                  Dr. Johnson joined OSU as an assistant professor and now holds the rank of full professor in the Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry. Her research focused on estimating the economic values and impacts of non-market resources, including recreation and tourism, fish and wildlife, and biodiversity. She has collaborated with federal, state, and local agencies on issues of concern to rural, natural-resource-based communities.

                                                  She received a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.

                                                Context for 3 key priorities from each group should be:

                                                1. What's the innovative edge that will keep INTO Partnerships in the forefront of Public/Private Partnerships for the next ten years based on breadth and depth of the partnerships and documented results (financial, academic, and student experience)?
                                                2. What are two priorities for expanded effort and joint funding over the next 3 years?
                                                3. Who will drive any such efforts?

                                                  Panel #5: Presentation of recommendations and development of consensus regarding priorities for the future.

                                                  The Hamilton Hotel Ballroom
                                                  Moderator:
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                                                  John Sykes

                                                  Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                                  John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                                  As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                                  After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                                  From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                                  In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                                  John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                                  When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.


                                                  Panelists:

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                                                  Karen Holbrook

                                                  EVP and Senior Advisor to the President, University of South Florida
                                                  Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida. Prior to this position, she served as the Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research. Before coming to USF, Dr. Holbrook served as president of The Ohio State University from 2002-2007. She was also the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and professor of cell biology at the University of Georgia, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida, and associate dean for research and professor of biological structure and medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine.

                                                  Dr. Holbrook has served on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), among others. She has participated on numerous advisory panels and councils for the National Institutes of Health, including the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel for the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston, and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the immediate past Director of the NIH. She is currently on several boards, including the boards of the Institute of International Education (IIE), ACT, Inc.,Techne, Inc., and is chair of the board for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

                                                  She has been a member of the International Advisory Councils and numerous committees of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) since the early years of its founding in 2006, and will now serve as a Trustee on their Board, she is also Trustee for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Holbrook has had a productive research career in the biomedical sciences and was a MERIT Award recipient from the NIH and served on several editorial boards of professional journals. She has been awarded with numerous awards and prizes nationally and internationally. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in zoology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a doctorate in biological structure at the University of Washington, School of Medicine where she also served as a postdoctoral fellow in dermatology and a faculty member.


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                                                  Jay Goff

                                                  Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, Saint Louis University
                                                  As SLU's chief enrollment officer since August 2011, Vice President Goff oversees Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, Summer Studies, Student Financial Services, Student Educational Services, TRIO programs, International Services, Enrollment Outreach and Territory Development, Pre-College and Access Programs, and the Office of the University Registrar.

                                                  With more than 20 years of experience in university enrollment, strategic planning and communication programs, his mission-centric approach has achieved record enrollment, retention, diversity and graduation rates. Goff has focused on building a team-oriented and data-driven division that stresses service-focused student success plans.

                                                  Mr. Goff is an active member in the global enrollment management community. As an active member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in Washington D.C., he has served as the coordinator of AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) conference for four-year colleges and universities since 2008. The Missouri AACRAO chapter honored his leadership and contributions to the field with a professional service award in 2008.

                                                  Mr. Goff has served as the Missouri representative to the ACT testing services board of directors since 2004 and was a member of ACT's national education advisory board. He is also on the advisory boards of the National Student Clearinghouse and the Educational Policy Institute in Washington D.C. Mr. Goff is frequently asked to share his expertise at national and international forums focused on strategic planning and student success. In 2011, he delivered the keynote address on using data to improve enrollments at UK universities for the University and Colleges Admissions Service Conference in London, England.


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                                                  Suzanne Austin

                                                  Senior Vice Provost and Senior International Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                                  Dr. Suzanne Austin serves as Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Austin leads UAB’s strategic internationalization efforts through the Office of Global Engagement that includes the INTO UAB Center, International Education, International Student and Scholar Services and Education Abroad. She also heads the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, Assessment and Accreditation (including the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Quality Enhancement Plan) and UAB Army ROTC. In addition, she is responsible for strategic initiatives to enhance UAB's on-line offerings and increase enrollments through the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies.

                                                  Before coming to UAB, Dr. Austin served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, including Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences and History and Chair of the Department of Art.

                                                  Dr. Austin has been awarded an American Council on Education Fellowship and a Bryn Mawr Institute for Women Leaders Fellowship. She has also earned certification from the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Austin holds a Ph.D. in History from Duke University, an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English/Journalism from North Carolina State University.


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                                                  Becky Johnson

                                                  Vice President, OSU Cascades, Oregon State University
                                                  Rebecca L. (Becky) Johnson, was appointed as a vice president for Oregon State University - Cascades in May 2009, after serving as the interim leader since December 2008. As vice president, Dr. Johnson serves as the executive of the campus, reporting directly to the provost and executive vice president of Oregon State University.

                                                  Prior to coming to OSU-Cascades, Dr. Johnson had built a nearly 25-year career at Oregon State University in Corvallis, most recently, as vice provost for academic affairs and international programs.

                                                  As vice provost, she oversaw areas including Academic Programs and Academic Assessment; Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program; Writing Intensive Curriculum; Center for Writing and Learning; Academic Success Center; International Programs; Institutional Research; the ROTC units; OSU Press; and the OSU Libraries.

                                                  She was also responsible for leadership in all areas of academic personnel policy, including promotion and tenure, appointments and reappointments, sabbatical requests, and faculty awards and recognition. The vice provost serves as the liaison on university accreditation and related activities.

                                                  As the senior associate to the provost and executive vice president, Dr. Johnson was involved in all aspects of academic affairs, including academic budgeting and strategic planning, and served as a member of the Cabinet and Provost's Council.

                                                  Prior to her appointment as vice provost, Dr. Johnson served as the associate dean for academic affairs and international programs in the College of Forestry.  She also has served in the Faculty Senate and on many university committees. She was the chair of the OSU 2007 Steering Committee, which led the development of the OSU Strategic Plan.  From 1990 to 2003, she served on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

                                                  Dr. Johnson joined OSU as an assistant professor and now holds the rank of full professor in the Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry. Her research focused on estimating the economic values and impacts of non-market resources, including recreation and tourism, fish and wildlife, and biodiversity. She has collaborated with federal, state, and local agencies on issues of concern to rural, natural-resource-based communities.

                                                  She received a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.

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                                                      John Sykes

                                                      Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                                      John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                                      As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                                      After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                                      From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                                      In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                                      John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                                      When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

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                                                      Steven Smale

                                                      Co-Founder & Chief Market Initiatives Officer
                                                      Steven is one of INTO’s founding directors and leads all student recruitment activity for the group.

                                                      Fluent in Chinese, Steven is one of the world’s leading practitioners in the management of large, distributed student recruitment networks. Under his leadership, INTO currently attracts more than 12,000 students per year from all over the world to our partners. 

                                                      As director of the Global Recruitment Unit, Steven oversees the activities of over 130 staff operating out of 31 regional offices in 17 countries – ensuring that students and their advisors receive outstanding service supported by customer-focused processes, all enabled by the latest technology.

                                                      His time as an international student in Taiwan in 1990 and his long experience of living and working in China gives him an unparalleled perspective of the support needed by young people studying far from home, as well as a deep awareness of the value of studying overseas – all of which, he says, are vital to him in his role today.

                                                      Steven has built his career in counselling international students and developing the systems, processes and management structures which enable institutions to recruit at scale and to deliver services and experiences which international students, their families and their representatives expect.

                                                      After university where he studied Chinese and German, Steven worked for the Anglo-Taiwan Education Centre in Taibei. There he honed his Chinese language skills and helped to establish a body to promote education in the UK that resulted in a transformation in the number of students travelling from Taiwan from 38 to 2,500 per year.

                                                      Since then he has held senior management roles within the British Council and with Study Group as their Regional Director for China before founding INTO with John Sykes and Andrew Colin.

                                                      Fundamental to his success, he says, has been a focus on being, “available on the spot on a day to day basis – as this is vital in order to develop a deep understanding of the market and establish strong relationships.”

                                                      His ambition? “Ultimately I want INTO and our partners to become completely synonymous with the world’s best student experience. I want us to become the benchmark by which others working in the recruitment and support of international students measure their performance.”

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                                                      Carter Harned

                                                      Managing Director, Leeds Equity Partners
                                                      Carter is a Managing Director with Leeds Equity and has more than 20 years of principal investing experience.

                                                      Previously, Carter was a Managing Director in the Financial Sponsor and Leveraged Finance Group at CIBC World Markets.  He was an investment banker for 11 years, working in Los Angeles and New York.  During that time, he provided capital raising and advisory services for companies in nearly every industry, with particular emphasis on the education, media, business services, consumer products, gaming and lodging sectors.  His capital raising and advisory assignments totaled more than $32 billion across more than 60 instruments and mandates.

                                                      Mr. Harned's areas of responsibility at Leeds Equity include fundraising, sourcing new opportunities, maintaining relationships with investment banks and other brokers, directing due diligence, negotiating and financing transactions and monitoring investments.  Mr. Harned serves as a director of INTO University Partnerships.  Mr. Harned was a director of eInstruction, Nobel Learning Communities, Sagus International and Seaton prior to their exits.

                                                      Mr. Harned graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a B.A. in Economics and Accounting.

                                                      http://www.leedsequity.com/people/investment-professionals/carter-w-harned

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                                                      Suzanne Austin

                                                      Senior Vice Provost and Senior International Officer, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                                      Dr. Suzanne Austin serves as Senior Vice Provost, Senior International Officer and Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Austin leads UAB’s strategic internationalization efforts through the Office of Global Engagement that includes the INTO UAB Center, International Education, International Student and Scholar Services and Education Abroad. She also heads the Offices of Faculty Affairs, Service Learning and Undergraduate Research, Assessment and Accreditation (including the Center for Teaching and Learning and the Quality Enhancement Plan) and UAB Army ROTC. In addition, she is responsible for strategic initiatives to enhance UAB's on-line offerings and increase enrollments through the Division of eLearning and Professional Studies.

                                                      Before coming to UAB, Dr. Austin served in several administrative positions at the University of Delaware, including Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Divisional Dean for the Social Sciences and History and Chair of the Department of Art.

                                                      Dr. Austin has been awarded an American Council on Education Fellowship and a Bryn Mawr Institute for Women Leaders Fellowship. She has also earned certification from the Society for College and University Planning. Dr. Austin holds a Ph.D. in History from Duke University, an M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English/Journalism from North Carolina State University.

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                                                      Roger Brindley

                                                      System Vice President, USF World, University of South Florida
                                                      Roger Brindley, EdD, leads USF World overseeing system-wide global engagement for the University of South Florida (USF), currently ranked 32nd among public institutions in the U.S. by the Times Higher Education World Rankings and Top 50 for public universities in the U.S. by the Academic Ranking for World Universities, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 2013, USF was a recipient of the Senator Paul Simon Award for Campus Internationalization. During the 2015-16 year, the university was recognized as a 2016 Peace Corps Top College for undergraduate volunteers and as a Fulbright US Scholar Top Producer.

                                                      A USF professor for 20 years, Brindley has received the Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award and the USF President's Award for Faculty Excellence, and he was identified as an Honored Professor by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars in 2001. Brindley has written numerous articles in North American and European publications on policy and practice in higher education, has served as editor for three national/international journals, and frequently speaks at international conferences around the world. In 2014, Brindley was elected to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives, and has spoken at national conferences of the APLU, the Association of International Education Administrators, as well as the British Council Going Global Conference. In 2015, he was elected APLU Executive Chair for the Commission on International Initiatives.

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                                                      Asif Chaudhry

                                                      Vice President for International Programs, Washington State University
                                                      Ambassador Asif Chaudhry became the Vice President for International Programs (IP) at Washington State University in June 2015. He is the chief international relations officer at the University and is responsible for IP’s role in carrying out WSU’s mission of global engagement. Ambassador Chaudhry manages WSU’s extensive internationalization program, which focuses on establishing strategic partnerships with governments and educational institutions across the globe.

                                                      He oversees cross-functional areas of IP that are responsible for international student and scholar services, education abroad and exchange programs, undergraduate admissions for international students and international research for faculty and scholars.

                                                      Ambassador Chaudhry recently retired from the United States Government as a Senior Foreign Service Officer where he held numerous leadership positions in the Departments of State, Defense and Agriculture. In his final assignment with the U.S. government, he was the Vice President of the Commodity Credit Corporation managing a $5.5 billion portfolio of credit guarantee programs to support expansion of exports of U.S. products.

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                                                      Michelle Marks

                                                      Vice President for Academic Innovation and New Ventures, George Mason University
                                                      Dr. Michelle Marks is the Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures at George Mason University. In this capacity, she is responsible for identifying, launching and sustaining educational initiatives that fulfill George Mason’s strategic plan and generate financial resources to support students, faculty and the educational mission.

                                                      Charged with creating accessible student pathways and bringing learning science innovations to campus, Dr. Marks is leading strategic partnerships designed to deliver online programming at scale, create pathway programming for international students and support adult degree completion at Mason. She is also forging critical relationships with businesses, government and education institutions to support the university’s mission. Dr. Marks oversees Mason Learning Solutions, the Office of Digital Learning, the Academic Ventures project management group as well as academic initiatives, accreditation and registration.

                                                      Dr. Marks previously served as the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Associate Provost for Graduate Education at Mason. As a Professor of Management in Mason’s School of Business, Dr. Marks has spent her career researching organizational leadership development and teamwork. She has published studies illustrating the dynamic nature of the collaborative processes used by organizational teams and the critical roles of team leaders. In 2006, Dr. Marks was honored with the George Mason University Teaching Excellence Award and was the recipient of the Executive MBA Professor of the Year award in 2008 and 2011.

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                                                      David Matthews

                                                      Director, Regional Offices, INTO University Partnerships
                                                      Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, David oversees INTO’s Recruitment Directors and Global Regional Office network, which consists of 5 Greater Regions comprising over 20 Regional Offices and employing more than 100 staff, all designed to service our partner university and agent network.

                                                      While relatively new to the INTO family (2 years), David brings more than 22 years of relevant industry experience to the organization, having worked previously with Study Group (15 years) and Navitas (5 years) where he was employed in various Regional Office (RO) and related roles.

                                                      David specializes in the South East Asia and South Asia regions, with over 15 years’ experience managing off-shore or Regional Office staff, both local and expatriate. David has lived and worked in Asia for over 10 years, including stints in Indonesia (6 years), Malaysia (4 years) and India (2 years).

                                                      David is married to his wife Devy and has 2 kids- Tyson and Mia. Born in the UK but raised in Melbourne, Australia, David is currently completing his Masters in Marketing at Griffith University, Australia.

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                                                      Rachael Merola

                                                      Regional Director, i-graduate
                                                      Rachael brings over a decade of experience in international education as a researcher and administrator. As an administrator, she led communications at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics and partnerships at Ewha University in Seoul.

                                                      As a researcher, she analyses topics in transnational education and is Senior Researcher at The Observatory on Borderless Higher Education. She has worked with i-graduate and The Observatory on three continents - Europe (Redhill, 2010-11), Asia (Seoul, 2014), and North America (New York, 2015-present).

                                                      She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology from Tufts University and a masters degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University.

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                                                      Robert Powell

                                                      Senior Consultant, The Economist Intelligence Unit
                                                      Robert Powell is a Senior Consultant on the PPEP team. He advises private firms and government agencies, delivering studies to assist in, among other areas, scenario planning, education and skills, and supply chain resilience. Prior to joining the PPEP team, he was the Business Operational Risk global manager and Regional Manager of the Middle East and Africa team.

                                                      Robert previously worked at the Press Association.

                                                      Rob holds a Masters degree from Trinity College Dublin, and has certificates in Banking Risk & Regulation and Global Oil & Gas Management. He is also a regular participant on the conference circuit, and maintains very active contacts with the media, including frequent interviews for the BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, Fox, ABC, CNN and NPR.

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                                                      Sebastián Royo

                                                      Acting Provost, Suffolk University
                                                      Acting Provost Royo has served as vice provost for student success, director of the Madrid campus, associate dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, and a member of the Government Department faculty at Suffolk University.

                                                      As vice provost for student success, he was instrumental in uniting several key campus resources under the auspices of the Student Success Division. While heading the Madrid campus, Royo improved both its academic standards and its integration into the University. As associate dean, he oversaw curriculum and academic assessment in a wide range of areas, and helped introduce online courses to the College. Throughout his Suffolk career, he has served on committees addressing technology, the honors program, curriculum reform, study abroad, and interdisciplinary programs.

                                                      In addition to serving as acting provost, he is currently spearheading the University’s NEASC reaccreditation efforts. 

                                                      A scholar of comparative political economy, Royo is a prolific writer in both English and Spanish. His publications include seven books, book chapters, articles in academic journals, and contributions to newspapers and blogs.

                                                      He holds a PhD in Political Science, an MBA, and an MA in International Relations from Boston University and a five-year law degree from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

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                                                      Peter Thompson

                                                      Group Analytics and Insight Manager, INTO University Partnerships
                                                      Peter recently joined INTO in this newly created role, focused on enhancing how strategic planning and operational activity is targeted using actionable, data-driven findings.

                                                      Previously, he worked in a market research and insights role at the vocational education business City & Guilds, where he led a team responsible for quantitative and qualitative analysis and consultancy around market landscape, customer value proposition testing, go-to-market planning and pricing.

                                                      Peter lives in Worthing with his wife and two sons. He is a football fan (soccer and NFL), is slowly learning to play guitar and wants to take his camera and kayak out more.

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                                                      David Burge

                                                      Vice President for Enrollment Management George Mason University
                                                      David Burge is the vice president for enrollment management at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

                                                      Previously, he served as executive director of admission services at Arizona State University and oversaw the execution of new student enrollment strategy for undergraduate, graduate, domestic, and international students. He currently serves as coordinator of the Admissions Middle Management Institute for rising leaders in the admissions profession. Burge also served as President of the Great Plains Association for College Admission Counseling from 2006 to 2008.

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                                                      Dan Cross

                                                      Recruitment Director (China, Hong Kong and Macau)
                                                      Dan Cross oversees recruitment in China, Hong Kong and Macau.

                                                      With a team of highly professional staff members based out of offices in Dalian, Guangzhou, Nanjing, Shanghai and Hong Kong, Dan and his team develop recruitment channels and support services in the region for INTO's partner universities in line with the university's global objectives.

                                                      A fluent Chinese speaker, Dan has more than 10 years of experience in the international education sector where he formerly worked with Montana State University and California Community Colleges. 

                                                      His own experience of studying abroad has fuelled his belief  that an education experience abroad transforms lives and provides an important function as globalization spreads and demand for internationally educated citizens increases.

                                                      It is his passion for giving other students access to quality institutions that provide exceptional experiences has lead him to INTO University Partnerships.  

                                                       

                                                       

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                                                      Yasmin Sefer

                                                      Senior Director, Recruitment, INTO North America
                                                      Yasmin Sefer, Sr. Director of Recruitment for INTO North America is responsible for working with INTO’s Global Recruitment Unit to drive global students recruitment to INTO partnerships in North America.

                                                      Yasmin has been involved in international education for more than 15 years; originally from Turkey and Germany she completed her undergraduate studies at NYU.  She started her career in international education as part of the international recruitment team for Kaplan English and US Pathway programs and joined INTO in 2010 to support recruitment from Latin America, Europe, Eastern Europe and Central Asia.

                                                      Most recently, Yasmin has been leading on strategic recruitment planning across INTO’s North American partners.

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                                                      John Sykes

                                                      Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                                      John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                                      As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                                      After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                                      From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                                      In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                                      John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                                      When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

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                                                      Craig Riggs

                                                      Editor, ICEF Monitor
                                                      Craig Riggs is the editor of ICEF Monitor, the industry's leading source of market intelligence for international student recruitment, and the publisher of ICEF Insights, an annual magazine focused on the most important trends and issues shaping international education. His work on both publications places him in constant contact with the latest research, best practices, and leading-edge strategies in the field.

                                                      He has led international marketing for both private and public-sector institutions, is the co-founder of a longstanding consulting practice dedicated to publishing and education, and has more than 25 years’ experience in building international markets. Craig holds a Masters in Publishing and is an adjunct professor at Simon Fraser University.

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                                                      John Latham

                                                      Chief Executive Officer
                                                      John leads the strategic development of INTO and has a key focus on innovation and growth.

                                                      He has 17 years of Board level experience in universities, colleges and private education businesses as well as experience across the domestic, international, state-funded, for-profit and private equity sectors. 

                                                      John spent five years in management roles at the University of Manchester, eight years at the University of Liverpool (where he was their first COO), three years as CEO & principal of Cornwall College, five years as vice president, International Business Development at Laureate and the past two years as president and CEO of the University of Law.

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                                                      John Sykes

                                                      Co-Founder and Executive Vice President North America
                                                      John has over 20 years’ experience in the higher education sector and has a strong background in corporate finance.

                                                      As one of INTO’s founding directors, John has been a lynch-pin in the development of every Joint Venture.

                                                      After graduating from Brighton University, John joined leading accounting firm KPMG, where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant and gained significant experience in the corporate finance arena. John then joined a corporate finance practice in Sussex where he led many small- and medium-sized investments in London and the South East, eventually becoming a partner.

                                                      From 1995 to 2003, John was Finance Director of Study Group, where he formed a strong working relationship with founder Andrew Colin and played an instrumental role in growing the business, overseeing its acquisition by The Daily Mail Group in 1999, and helping to expand operations into Australia, the USA and Canada.

                                                      In 2006 John and Andrew established INTO University Partnerships. John has been a Director and Board Member of the company since inception. In 2012, John led a private placement process culminating in an equity investment from Leeds Equity Partners of £66 million in the group for a 25 per cent stake in the business. This investment completed the first stage of INTO’s funding plans, which are aimed at providing universities with access to significant external capital to fund innovation and capacity building in the higher education sector.

                                                      John now focuses on driving business development and supporting operational leadership in order to guide the strategic direction of the company. He attributes INTO’s extraordinary growth trajectory and reputation for academic excellence to robust management, ongoing and substantial investment in learning centres, and a superior global sales and marketing infrastructure.

                                                      When he is not travelling to meet new partner institutions or visit INTO’s operations around the world, John lives in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with his wife Denise and three children Michael, George and Olivia.

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                                                      MaryAnn Baenninger

                                                      President, Drew University
                                                      Dr. Baenninger came to Drew with a rich set of experiences to guide her. As President of the College of Saint Benedict for a decade prior to coming to Drew, Dr. Baenninger led a successful capital campaign, diversified the student body, completed multiple construction projects and increased the college’s identity at the forefront of global education.

                                                      Before becoming a college president, Dr. Baenninger was executive associate director with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education in Philadelphia, where she consulted with numerous institutions on obtaining and maintaining their accreditation status. She is considered an expert in higher education assessment and has lectured widely on the topic.

                                                      Dr. Baenninger came to the Drew Presidency with a teaching and scholarly background in higher education. She was a tenured faculty member in the psychology department at The College of New Jersey during most of her teaching career and, prior to that, held teaching positions at Philadelphia University and Washington College. She earned her bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, at Temple University, where she also completed her PhD. She also earned professional certificates in higher education administration from Bryn Mawr College and Harvard University. Dr. Baenninger has published extensively in the field of gender and cognition.

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                                                      Allen Bolton

                                                      Vice President for Financial Affairs and Administration, University of Alabama at Birmingham
                                                      Allen Bolton is a two-time graduate of UAB with master’s degrees in public health and business administration. During 19 years at UAB, Bolton held positions of increasing responsibility before leaving in 2011.

                                                      He was executive administrator of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center and senior associate dean for administration and finance in the UAB School of Medicine. Bolton has worked for the past three years as senior vice president for finance and administration and chief operating officer at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Prior to that, he gained extensive academic medical center experience at both UAB and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

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                                                      Nancy Brickhouse

                                                      Provost, Saint Louis University
                                                      Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., is Saint Louis University's Provost. Dr. Brickhouse is SLU's chief academic officer, responsible directly to the President for the fulfillment of SLU's mission via the leadership and oversight of all academic, research/scholarship, and enrollment management services.

                                                      All academic deans (except the Dean of the School of Medicine) report directly to Dr. Brickhouse, as do the Vice President for Research Services, the Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, the Director and Dean of the Madrid Campus, the Dean of the University Libraries, the Director of the Center for Sustainability, the Director of the Center for Health Care Ethics, and the Associate and Assistant Provosts who comprise the Provost's senior staff.

                                                      As Provost, Dr. Brickhouse is responsible for supporting major initiatives advancing SLU's University Strategic Plan. In collaboration with the University Vice Presidents and members of the Executive Staff, Dr. Brickhouse is responsible for the development and implementation of all academic strategic plans, as well as the development and adherence to the academic affairs budget; the building, renovation, and allocation of all academic and research space is also the under her purview.

                                                      Prior to her service at SLU, Dr. Brickhouse was deputy provost for academic affairs at the University of Delaware, where she was on the faculty for more than 27 years. Dr. Brickhouse earned her bachelor's degree in chemistry from Baylor University, and her master's and doctoral degrees from Purdue University.

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                                                      Ángel Cabrera

                                                      Chair, Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) Commission on International Initiatives and President, George Mason University
                                                      Born in Madrid, Cabrera is the first native of Spain to lead an American university. Prior to becoming president at George Mason in 2012, he served as president of the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona and as dean of IE Business School in Madrid.

                                                      Cabrera has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, by the Aspen Institute as a Henry Crown Fellow, by Business Week as a “Star of Europe,” and by the Financial Times as one of the world’s best business school deans.

                                                      In 2006, he was appointed special advisor to the United Nations Global Compact and was chairman of the international task force that authored the “Principles of Responsible Management Education.” He has been topic leader at the Clinton Global Initiative, chairman of the World Economic Forum “Global Agenda Council for Entrepreneurship” and chairman of the Georgia Tech Advisory Board.

                                                      Cabrera serves on the board of directors of Inovio (a Nasdaq-traded biotech company), the Georgia Tech Advisory Board, the Bankinter Foundation for Innovation, the Monterrey Institute of Technology academic board, and the Northern Virginia Technology Council board, among other organizations.

                                                      Cabrera earned his PhD and MS from the Georgia Institute of Technology, which he attended as a Fulbright Scholar. He earned his BS and MS in computer and electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of Madrid.

                                                      Cabrera is the author of numerous academic papers. His article “Knowledge-Sharing Dilemmas” (with Elizabeth Cabrera) has been cited more than 1,000 times. His book “Being Global: How to Think, Act and Lead in a Transformed World” (with Gregory Unruh) was published by Harvard Business Review in 2012.

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                                                      James Cooney

                                                      Vice Provost for International Affairs, Colorado State University
                                                      Jim Cooney is the Vice Provost for International Affairs at Colorado State University. He serves on the President’s Cabinet and the Council of Deans; he oversees a staff of 33 while being responsible for implementing the university’s internationalization plan. He is the chairperson of the Confucius Institute Advisory Committee at CSU. In 2013, he received CSU’s Oliver P. Pennock Distinguished Service Award.

                                                      Cooney worked at Harvard University for 23 years as Executive Director of the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Dean of International Programs at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and Director of the McCloy German Scholars Program. He is a former Executive Committee Member of the Commission of International Programs for the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU); he also served as a member of the international Board of Directors of NAFSA: The International Educators Association, as chairman of the Board of Trustees for AFS Intercultural Programs, and as the Deputy Director of the Aspen Institute in Germany.

                                                      Cooney received his B.A. and Ph.D. at Harvard College and MIT, and he was a Fulbright Scholar to Germany. He taught political science at Aichi Prefectural University in Japan, MIT, Wellesley College, Hampshire College, Harvard University, and now Colorado State University. He is also an honorary professor at East China Normal University. Cooney has authored five books on U.S.-European relations, and in 2003 he received the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.

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                                                      Jennifer (JJ) Davis

                                                      Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance, George Mason University
                                                      Jennifer (J.J.) Davis was appointed the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance for George Mason University in March of 2013. J.J. brings a wealth of experience in budget planning, development and management vital to the continued growth and prosperity of the University.

                                                      Previously, Ms. Davis excelled as the Vice President for Finance and Administration at the University of Delaware, where she and her colleagues touched on nearly every aspect of the campus, from the redesign of the human resources, finance and payroll systems to revamping the compensation system to the demolition of the Chrysler facility (and establishment of the UDid It Picnic).

                                                      Ms. Davis was named International Women’s Forum Fellow in 2008. Additionally in 2008, she received the Delaware Quality Award for OMB, Council of State Governments Innovation Leader for OMB, and the National Association of State Personnel Officers Award for Healthcare Innovation & New Human Resource Recruitment System. She serves as a director of the WSFS Corporation, a Delaware-based bank.

                                                      Ms. Davis earned both her bachelor’s degree in political science and her master’s degree in policy analysis from Pennsylvania State University, through its integrated Undergraduate-Graduate Degree program.

                                                      Ms. Davis resides in Fairfax, Virginia with her husband and two children.

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                                                      Ed Feser

                                                      Provost and Executive Vice President, Oregon State University
                                                      Edward Feser is Provost and Executive Vice President of Oregon State University. As the chief academic officer of the campus, he is guiding the implementation of the university’s strategic plan and student success initiative; supporting the growth of OSU’s grant/contract-funded research and impact; fostering faculty and graduate student success; and supporting OSU’s diversity and inclusion, enrollment management, and outreach and engagement strategies.

                                                      Prior to joining Oregon State, Feser held several leadership roles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts, and Head of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. He has also served as Davies Chair of Entrepreneurship and Head of the Division of Innovation, Management and Policy at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK; Assistant and Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Assistant Secretary for Policy, Research and Strategic Planning in the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

                                                      Feser is a Professor of Public Policy in the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State, with expertise in regional economic development, innovation and technology policy, public policy and management, strategic planning, and regional economic modeling. He earned a Ph.D. in Regional Planning and a Master of Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Government from the University of San Francisco. He is a Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Regional Economic Competitiveness in Arlington, Virginia.

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                                                      Jerome Gilbert

                                                      President, Marshall University
                                                      A Mississippi native with a background in biomedical engineering, President Gilbert previously served for nearly six years as provost and executive vice president of Mississippi State University. Before that, he was the university’s associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs for six years. Earlier roles include head of the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering and coordinator for the biomedical engineering graduate program in the Bagley College of Engineering.

                                                      President Gilbert attained the rank of professor in 1993 after joining the Mississippi State faculty in 1988 as associate professor. From 1989-2005, he also served as adjunct clinical assistant professor of orthopaedic surgery (research) for the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He served for 10 years as a research affiliate with the Institute of Neurocognitive Science and Technology at Mississippi State, and was among the first class of Mississippi State’s honors faculty in the Shackouls Honors College.

                                                      President Gilbert was a graduate assistant at Duke University and held previous academic appointments at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) School of Medicine.

                                                      In 2014, he was elected to the inaugural board of directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers. A member of the College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, he was also inducted in the inaugural class of Fellows of the Institute of Biological Engineering, an organization for which he served as president in 2005.

                                                      He has a bachelor’s degree in biological engineering from Mississippi State and a doctorate in biomedical engineering from Duke.

                                                      President Gilbert and his wife Leigh are the parents of three grown children, Caroline, Sallie and Peter. They have one granddaughter, Eliza.

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                                                      Jay Goff

                                                      Vice President for Enrollment and Retention Management, Saint Louis University
                                                      As SLU's chief enrollment officer since August 2011, Vice President Goff oversees Undergraduate and Graduate Admission, Summer Studies, Student Financial Services, Student Educational Services, TRIO programs, International Services, Enrollment Outreach and Territory Development, Pre-College and Access Programs, and the Office of the University Registrar.

                                                      With more than 20 years of experience in university enrollment, strategic planning and communication programs, his mission-centric approach has achieved record enrollment, retention, diversity and graduation rates. Goff has focused on building a team-oriented and data-driven division that stresses service-focused student success plans.

                                                      Mr. Goff is an active member in the global enrollment management community. As an active member of the American Association of College Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) in Washington D.C., he has served as the coordinator of AACRAO's Strategic Enrollment Management (SEM) conference for four-year colleges and universities since 2008. The Missouri AACRAO chapter honored his leadership and contributions to the field with a professional service award in 2008.

                                                      Mr. Goff has served as the Missouri representative to the ACT testing services board of directors since 2004 and was a member of ACT's national education advisory board. He is also on the advisory boards of the National Student Clearinghouse and the Educational Policy Institute in Washington D.C. Mr. Goff is frequently asked to share his expertise at national and international forums focused on strategic planning and student success. In 2011, he delivered the keynote address on using data to improve enrollments at UK universities for the University and Colleges Admissions Service Conference in London, England.

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                                                      Mike Green

                                                      Interim Vice President for Finance and Administration, Oregon State University
                                                      Mike came to OSU in January of 2014 as the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration, leading the Controllership, Business Affairs, and Treasury Management functions. During Mike’s tenure at OSU, he has collaborated with Finance and Administration colleagues in developing and implementing key Board of Trustee treasury management and management reporting policies and processes, including successfully managing the process to receive OSU’s first credit rating and issue OSU’s first revenue bonds. He has also worked closely with colleagues to move the capital development of the new OSU-Cascades campus forward and establish and oversee the USSE.

                                                      Prior to Mike’s tenure at OSU, he had 23 years of experience at the Oregon University System, beginning in the internal audit division and then moving to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration/Controller position where he was responsible for overseeing the preparation of the consolidated annual financial report, cash, investment and long-term debt management, payroll consolidation and reporting, tax reporting and compliance, and financial reporting to the OUS board. During his tenure at OUS and OSU, Mike has also served as a Trustee for the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP) and as chair and member of the investment committee that oversees the investment platform for both the ORP and the Tax Deferred Investment program. Among Mike’s significant accomplishments at OUS was the reengineering of the treasury function; bringing innovative strategies and implementing more efficient processes that, since inception in 2010 through 2014, generated over $13 million in new revenues to OUS and reduced borrowing costs by over $10 million. In addition to his higher education experience, Mike also has five years of experience in public accounting. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Accounting from Oregon State University and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mike is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Oregon Society of Certified Public Accountants and serves on the Oregon State Credit Union

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                                                      David Heimburger

                                                      Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Saint Louis University
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                                                      Karen Holbrook

                                                      EVP and Senior Advisor to the President, University of South Florida
                                                      Karen A. Holbrook, PhD, is currently serving as the Senior Advisor to the President at the University of South Florida. Prior to this position, she served as the Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research. Before coming to USF, Dr. Holbrook served as president of The Ohio State University from 2002-2007. She was also the senior vice president for academic affairs and provost and professor of cell biology at the University of Georgia, vice president for research and dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida, and associate dean for research and professor of biological structure and medicine at the University of Washington, School of Medicine.

                                                      Dr. Holbrook has served on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS), and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), among others. She has participated on numerous advisory panels and councils for the National Institutes of Health, including the NIH Blue Ribbon Panel for the National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Boston, and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the immediate past Director of the NIH. She is currently on several boards, including the boards of the Institute of International Education (IIE), ACT, Inc.,Techne, Inc., and is chair of the board for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU).

                                                      She has been a member of the International Advisory Councils and numerous committees of KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) since the early years of its founding in 2006, and will now serve as a Trustee on their Board, she is also Trustee for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Dr. Holbrook has had a productive research career in the biomedical sciences and was a MERIT Award recipient from the NIH and served on several editorial boards of professional journals. She has been awarded with numerous awards and prizes nationally and internationally. She earned bachelor's and master's degrees in zoology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, a doctorate in biological structure at the University of Washington, School of Medicine where she also served as a postdoctoral fellow in dermatology and a faculty member.

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                                                      Marisa Kelly

                                                      Acting President, Suffolk University
                                                      Marisa Kelly is the acting president of Suffolk University. She has been senior vice president for academic affairs and provost since August 2014, responsible for working collaboratively to ensure the quality of the educational experience available to our students at all levels and both in and outside of the classroom. She has served as a distinguished member of the senior leadership team and is especially committed to experiential learning and the development of interdisciplinary educational opportunities.

                                                      Kelly, whose academic discipline is political science, joined the University from Ithaca College, where she served as provost and vice president for educational affairs.

                                                      As provost, Kelly works closely with the University's three academic deans, the vice president for enrollment, the dean of students, the vice provost for student success, the vice provost for curriculum and faculty development, the associate provost for institutional research and assessment, and the chief marketing officer.

                                                      Before joining Ithaca College, Kelly served as dean and McQuinn Distinguished Chair of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas, Minnesota; senior associate dean, associate dean, and associate professor of Political Science at College of the Pacific, University of the Pacific, Stockton, California.

                                                      Kelly holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Kansas, an MA in Political Theory from San Francisco State University, and a BA in Government from California State University at Sacramento.

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                                                      Peter McPherson

                                                      President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)
                                                      Peter McPherson joined APLU as president in January 2006 and brought with him a distinguished background of leadership positions in higher education, government and business. Under McPherson, APLU has emerged as the leading research, policy, and advocacy organization for public research universities with an active agenda designed to increase degree completion, advance research, and strengthen engagement. Annually, member campuses enroll 4.9 million undergraduates and 1.3 million graduate students, award 1.2 million degrees, employ 1.3 million faculty and staff, and conduct $43.8 billion in university-based research.

                                                      At APLU, McPherson has helped lead the development of several key cross-association initiatives, including Project Degree Completion, the Student Achievement Measure, and the Voluntary System of Accountability. The association has also become known for its robust advocacy arm that works with Congress and the administration to advance federal policies that strengthen public research universities.

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                                                      Kent Porterfield

                                                      Vice President for Student Development, Saint Louis University
                                                      Dr. Kent Porterfield currently serves as the Vice President for Student Development at Saint Louis University. Kent is a firm believer in a holistic model of education and has worked cooperatively with academic leaders to establish a number of collaborative initiatives, including learning communities and first-year interest groups in residence halls, the Center for Global Citizenship, the Center for Service and Community Engagement, and Student Success Centers.

                                                      In addition to his outstanding achievements on his campus, Kent served as the ACPA Presidentfrom 2014-2015. He also served two terms as the Missouri College Personnel Association president and was program co-chair for the 2011 ACPA Convention in Baltimore. Kent has been the recipient of many awards and honors because of his excellent leadership and dedication to the student affairs profession. Among them are the Outstanding State Division President award from ACPA in 2003; the Commitment to Quality Award from Northwest Missouri State University in 2003 and the Richard Caple Award for Outstanding Service to the Missouri College Personnel Association in 2001.

                                                      In addition to being a strong leader and the consummate professional, Dr. Kent Porterfield is a kind, humble person with a genuine spirit. His heartfelt concern for people, and for students in particular, is demonstrated through his daily interactions with students, faculty, staff and colleagues. Kent received his Ed.D. from the University of Missouri and his M.S. Ed. and B.S. Ed. from Northwest Missouri State University.

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                                                      Mark Robinson

                                                      Senior Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Marshall University
                                                      Before coming to Marshall, Robinson was the executive director of business operations at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in Coral Gables, Florida.

                                                      He received his MBA from the University of Miami School of Business Administration, and his B.S. in Business Administration/Accounting, with a minor in Economics, from Fairmont State University.

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                                                      Kirk Schulz

                                                      President, Washington State University
                                                      A nationally respected leader in higher education, President Schulz became the 11th president of WSU and a tenured professor in the Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering on June 13, 2016. He previously served seven years as president of Kansas State University, where he guided KSU to significant achievements in research, enrollment, and fundraising.

                                                      President Schulz chaired the NCAA board of governors, the NCAA’s highest-ranking committee, from 2014-2016. The board ensures that each division of the NCAA operates consistently within the basic purposes, fundamental policies, and general principles of the association.

                                                      Prior to his appointment at KSU, President Schulz served in a variety of administrative roles during nine years at Mississippi State University. As vice president for research and economic development from 2007 to 2009, he guided MSU to significant advances in landing research grants and contracts. He was dean of the James Worth Bagley College of Engineering from 2005 to 2007 and director of the Dave C. Swalm School of Chemical Engineering from 2001 to 2004. He has also served on the faculty at Michigan Technological University and the University of North Dakota.

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                                                      Ralph Wilcox

                                                      Provost and Executive Vice President, University of South Florida
                                                      Ralph Wilcox, Ph.D., was appointed Provost and Executive Vice President for the University of South Florida System, and the University of South Florida Tampa campus, in September 2009, having served as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs since January 2008. He earlier held the position of Professor and Vice Provost at USF from 2003 to 2007, with primary responsibilities in policy analysis, planning, and performance.

                                                      Dr. Wilcox served for more than two years as chair of the Council of Academic Vice Presidents of the State University System of Florida and remains USF's principal liaison to the Florida Board of Governors, providing oversight for institution-wide strategic planning, enrollment planning, and legislative budget matters. He formerly served the USF System as Interim Vice President and Campus Executive Officer of the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and has held tenured faculty and administrative appointments at the University of Houston, the University of Memphis, and Hofstra University.

                                                      His own scholarly expertise is focused on cultural studies and globalization — a fundamental aspect of his long history of community and global engagement, as well as his strong advocacy for interdisciplinary collaboration. He has presented his work extensively, including two books and numerous articles in leading national and international journals. He has received upward of $10 million in research contracts and grants.

                                                      Dr. Wilcox holds the Ph.D. degree from the University of Alberta, Canada, the M.Sc. degree from Washington State University, and a baccalaureate degree from the University of Exeter in his native Great Britain. He was selected as a Fellow of the American Council on Education (ACE) in 2001 and two years later was invited to participate in the Oxford Round Table on Higher Education. Among other honors, he also is a recipient of the Izaak Walton Killam Memorial Research Fellowship.

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                                                      Becky Johnson

                                                      Vice President, OSU Cascades, Oregon State University
                                                      Rebecca L. (Becky) Johnson, was appointed as a vice president for Oregon State University - Cascades in May 2009, after serving as the interim leader since December 2008. As vice president, Dr. Johnson serves as the executive of the campus, reporting directly to the provost and executive vice president of Oregon State University.

                                                      Prior to coming to OSU-Cascades, Dr. Johnson had built a nearly 25-year career at Oregon State University in Corvallis, most recently, as vice provost for academic affairs and international programs.

                                                      As vice provost, she oversaw areas including Academic Programs and Academic Assessment; Difference, Power, and Discrimination Program; Writing Intensive Curriculum; Center for Writing and Learning; Academic Success Center; International Programs; Institutional Research; the ROTC units; OSU Press; and the OSU Libraries.

                                                      She was also responsible for leadership in all areas of academic personnel policy, including promotion and tenure, appointments and reappointments, sabbatical requests, and faculty awards and recognition. The vice provost serves as the liaison on university accreditation and related activities.

                                                      As the senior associate to the provost and executive vice president, Dr. Johnson was involved in all aspects of academic affairs, including academic budgeting and strategic planning, and served as a member of the Cabinet and Provost's Council.

                                                      Prior to her appointment as vice provost, Dr. Johnson served as the associate dean for academic affairs and international programs in the College of Forestry.  She also has served in the Faculty Senate and on many university committees. She was the chair of the OSU 2007 Steering Committee, which led the development of the OSU Strategic Plan.  From 1990 to 2003, she served on the Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.

                                                      Dr. Johnson joined OSU as an assistant professor and now holds the rank of full professor in the Department of Forest Resources, College of Forestry. Her research focused on estimating the economic values and impacts of non-market resources, including recreation and tourism, fish and wildlife, and biodiversity. She has collaborated with federal, state, and local agencies on issues of concern to rural, natural-resource-based communities.

                                                      She received a B.A. in economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.S. and Ph.D. in agricultural economics from Michigan State University.

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                                                      Welcome social event:
                                                      The Loft at 600 F
                                                      600 F Street Northwest
                                                      Washington, DC 20005

                                                      Conference venue:
                                                      The Hamilton Hotel Ballroom
                                                      1001 14th St NW
                                                      Washington, DC 20005

                                                      Evening event, 3 October:
                                                      Newseum – Knight Conference Center
                                                      555 Pennsylvania Ave NW
                                                      Washington, DC 20001

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                                                      Washington DCremove

                                                      When it came to planning INTO’s inaugural US Partner Conference, we could think of no better setting than the Nation’s capital.  From its cultural institutions and stunning scenery (including 17 Smithsonian museums and the monument-studded National Mall) to its diverse community and exciting nightlife, Washington has much to offer first-time and returning visitors alike. If you find some free time to explore between conference events, be sure to follow the link below to see what’s on in the District:

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                                                      Washington DC

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                                                      Good economics, bad politics - the US and global outlook, and the implications for higher education in the US
                                                      by Robert Powell, Senior COnsultant, The Economist - Intelligence Unit

                                                      Click here to Download Robert Powell's presentation

                                                      ICEF Monitor

                                                      ICEF Monitor is one of the world’s leading international education insight organizations.  We’re delighted to welcome its editor in chief, Craig Turner-Riggs to our conference.  Craig and his team offer a global perspective on mobility trends.  Set out below are two pieces of pre-conference reading from ICEF

                                                      OECD Education at a Glance 2017 – SUMMARY http://monitor.icef.com/2017/09/oecd-charts-slowing-international-mobility-growth/

                                                      College Admissions Under Pressure in the US   http://monitor.icef.com/2017/09/college-admissions-pressure-us-international-numbers/

                                                      INTO Knowledge Bulletin

                                                      Our research teams have curated a series of articles on the latest news in international education.  View the most recent editions here.

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                                                      GOOD ECONOMICS, BAD POLITICS
                                                      THE US AND GLOBAL OUTLOOK, AND THE IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE US

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