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BARNES & NOBLE COLLEGE Presents:

October 11-13, 2021 - Midway, Kentucky

HEI 2021 Presidents Conference

Disruption Through Entrepreneuring: Radical Transformation of Higher Education in a Just-in-Time World

SCHEDULED 2021 AGENDA:

Monday, October 11

KENTUCKY COMMUNITY & TECHNICAL COLLEGE SYSTEM CONFERENCE CENTER

300 N. Main St. Versailles, KY

2:00  On-Site Registration Opens

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2:15 – 3:15  Pre-Conference Roundtable with Dr. Mary Darden

3:30 CONFERENCE BEGINS

3:30 – 3:45  WELCOME (KCTCS President, Dr. Paul Czarapata, and other Kentucky dignitaries) 

3:45 – 5:00  PANEL DISCUSSION:

Kentucky's Signature Industries: How Auto Manufacturing, Horse Racing, and Bourbon Have Brought Kentucky International Fame (Kim Menke, Toyota; Shannon Arvin, Keeneland; Eric Gregory, KY Distillers’ Association; Mark Manuel and Remi Bellocq, Bluegrass Community & Technical College; and Emily Downey, Reserve Woodford Executive Director)

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5:00 – 6:00 BREAK

6:00 – 9:00  BLOCK PARTY—Downtown Versailles (Sponsored by Reserve Woodford, the Woodford County Tourist Commission)

9:00  DAY 1 ACTIVITIES END

Check in at the conference hotel, Holiday Inn Express, Versailles, KY (Reservations: (833) 456-0703)

Tuesday, October 12

MIDWAY UNIVERSITY

512 East Stephens Street Midway, KY

8:45   On-Site Registration Open

9:00 – 9:20  GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Dr. OJ Oleka, President of the Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges & Universities)

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9:20 – 10:30   MORNING KEYNOTE:

“Entrepreneuring the Future to Move Higher Education Institutions from Survive to Thrive” (Dr. Mary Darden, President of Higher Education Innovation)

10:30 – 10:50  BREAK

10:50 – 11:45  BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  • Best Practices in Community Colleges #1: “Redesign, Reinvent, and Reset: Organizing for Large Scale System Change” (Dr. Tracy Hall, President of Southwest Tennessee Community College)

  • Best Practices in 4-Year Colleges #1: “Relationship-Rich Education: How to Build the Human Connections that Drive Success in Instruction, Student Services, and Much More” (Dr. Leo Lambert, President Emeritus of Elon University)

11:45 – 1:00    LUNCH AND LUNCHEON KEYNOTE

“Being a Transformative President: How to Lead Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity at Your Institution” (Dr. Aaron Thompson, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education)

1:00 – 1:15  BREAK

1:15 – 2:10  BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  • Best Practices in Community Colleges #2: “A Journey to One: Transforming a Community College District of Seven Colleges into One Unified and Accredited Institution” (Dr. Joe May, Chancellor of Dallas College)

  • Best Practices in 4-Year Colleges #2: “Opportunity Forged in Disruption: A Gateway for Strategic Growth” (Dr. Sandra Gray, President Emeritus of Asbury University)

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2:10 – 2:15  BREAK

2:15 – 3:10    BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  • Best Practices in Community Colleges #3: “Reinventing the Community College Business Model: BMCC’s Journey from a Traditional Community College to One Intentionally Redesigned for Student Success” (Dr. Anthony Munroe, President, and Mr. Chris Shults, Dean, of the Borough of Manhattan Community College)

  • Best Practices in 4-Year Colleges #3: “Importance of Place: Changes in the Post-Pandemic World” (Dr. Meredith Woo, President of Sweet Briar College)

  • Best Practices in Transformational Leadership (Open to All): “Leadership Strategies for Necessary Change” (Gordon Freedman, President of the National Laboratory for Education Transformation)

3:10 – 3:30  BREAK

3:30 – 4:40   AFTERNOON KEYNOTE: 

“Creating Innovation Excitement and Momentum that will Disrupt Your Institution and Generate Revenue Streams” (Dr. Greg Leman, HEI Transformation and Innovation Coach)

4:45 DAY 2 ACTIVITIES END

Wednesday, October 13

MIDWAY UNIVERSITY

512 East Stephens Street Midway, KY

8:45 – 8:55  GREETINGS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

(Dr. John Marsden, President of Midway University)

8:55 – 10:00    MORNING KEYNOTE:

“Leading Colleges and Universities in Times of Crisis and Profound Change” (Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George Washington University)

10:00 – 10:15  BREAK

10:15 – 11:10  BREAKOUT SESSIONS:

  • Best Practices in Community Colleges #4: “Tuesday Night Live: Bringing a Family Approach to Student Success Through an Innovative, Comprehensive Intervention Program” (Dr. Jennifer Lindon, President of Hazard Community & Technical College)

  • Best Practices in 4-Year Colleges #4: “The Radical Transformation of Unity College: Board Governance, Instruction, Schedules, Structure and More” (Dr. Melik Peter Khoury, President of Unity College)

11:15 – 11:30  ANNOUNCEMENTS & OVERVIEW OF AFTERNOON

(Dr. Jay Box, HEI Chief Leadership Innovation Officer)

11:30 – 12:00  BREAK and RETURN TO HOTEL

12:30 – 4:00 LUNCH and HORSE RACING

(Keeneland Racecourse, Lexington, KY)

4:00   CONFERENCE ENDS