2022 HEI Presidents Conference

Reinventing and Reenergizing Higher Education in the Covid Age and Beyond

October 10-11, 2022

Waco, Texas

2022 CONFERENCE SPEAKERS

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Dr. Roger Parrott

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Dr. Mary Landon Darden

President of Higher Education Innovation, LLC

Higher Education futurist Mary Landon Darden is President of Higher Education Innovation, LLC and author of Beyond 2020: Envisioning the Future of Universities in America and the soon to be released Entrepreneuring the Future of Higher Education: Radical Transformation in Times of Profound Change. She earned a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Baylor University, has nearly three decades of experience in college and university leadership, research, teaching, writing, and speaking. Darden served for five years as a university campus dean and currently offers higher education leadership/entrepreneurship workshops through HEI for college and university presidents and administrators.

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Dr. Russ Kavalhuna

President of Virginia Community
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Russell A. Kavalhuna, J.D., joined Henry Ford College as the institution’s sixth president in July 2018. The role unites his passions for public service, education, and institutional leadership. As the son of an immigrant who attended a Michigan community college, he believes the community college model of education and service is the gateway to the American Dream.   His core focus at Henry Ford College is student success, and supporting every student along their path to a successful professional and personal life. 

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Dr. Brad Johnson

President of College of the Ozarks

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Dr. William Wainwright

Chancellor of Northshore Technical Community College, LA

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Dr. Paul Illich

President of Southeast Community College in Lincoln, Nebraska

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Dr. Jay Box

Chief Leadership Innovation Officer

Dr. Jay K. Box has 30 years of outstanding community college leadership, including as President of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) – one of the top 10 systems in the country. He served on the White House’s American Workforce Policy Advisory Board, the national board for Rebuilding America’s Middle Class, and the  Kentucky Workforce Innovation Board. Dr. Box was also a member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s National Advisory Group, the American Association of Community Colleges’ Sustainability Education and Economic Task Force, Southern Regional Education Board’s Commission on Career and Technical Education, and the Aspen Institute’s Innovation In Higher Education Working Group.

 

Dr. Box is the 2020 recipient of the Lifetime Leadership Award from Higher Education Innovation.

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Dr. Amanda Lee

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Dr. Michael Fischer

President of York County Community College

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Dr. Devin Stephenson

President of Northwest Florida State College

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Dr. Lynn Priddy

President of Claremont Lincoln University

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Conference Hosts:

McLennan Community College

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