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Matthew Hora
MATTHEW HORA
Co-Director, Center for Research on College Workforce Transitions
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Wednesday, December 6, 2022 | Virtual Meeting | 12 pm (CT) 

"Employability Skills" - Professional Development Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Matthew Hora is an associate professor of Adult and Higher Education in the Division of Continuing Studies at UW-Madison. His research on active learning, skills gaps, and curriculum reform is informed by his training in cultural anthropology and the learning sciences.

He has also done research on internships.

     

    

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Betty Neal Crutcher
BETTY NEAL CRUTCHER, PHD, MPH
Co-chair of the Council of Independent Colleges Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force

Thursday, December 1, 2022 | Virtual Meeting | 1-3 pm (CT) 

"Leadership and Mentoring: A Pathway to a Greater Sense of Belonging"

Betty Neal Crutcher, Ph.D., MPH, brings a wealth of experiences to every engagement. She has served as a mentor and coach to individuals and groups, ranging from new banking associates to college presidents, from the Primis Works Expert Program to the National Council of Independent Colleges.

graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School in 1967, and went on to receive her B.S. degree in sociology from the Tuskegee Institute (now University)  in 1971 and her M.P.H. degree from the University of Michigan in 1973. Later, she earned her Ph.D. in educational administration from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2006. 

She served as the assistant to the chancellor at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 1980, and assistant to the president of Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina in 1987. In 1991, she moved to Cleveland, OH and served as the first director of community relations at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. In 1994, Crutcher was hired as a community relations specialist at the University of Texas at Austin. In 1999, she was appointed community outreach coordinator for Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. From 2004, when her husband, Ronald Crutcher became president of Wheaton College, Norton, Massachusetts, she served as Presidential Spouse and Senior Mentoring Consultant. In 2015, Crutcher became Presidential Spouse and Executive Mentor at the University of Richmond when her husband was appointed university president.

   

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Wendy Fink
WENDY FINK
Exec. Director - Academic Programs
Section & Asst. VP Food, Agriculture
& Natural Resources, APLU

Thursday, November 10, 2022 | Hybrid Meeting | 12 pm (CT) 

"Employability Skills" - Professional Development Workshop for Faculty and Staff

Wendy Fink is Executive Director of the Academic Programs Section (APS) of the Board on Agriculture Assembly & Assistant Vice President for the Office of Food, Agriculture & Natural Resources (FANR) at APLU. Wendy provides strategic guidance and leadership to APS to elevate the teaching mission within FANR and among federal policymakers. She engages with APS leadership to set goals and priorities and host online and in-person events of relevance to members. She encourages collaboration between member institutions, promotes the teaching mission through awards for excellence and innovation, and has conducted research on the employability skills preparedness of new graduates. As Assistant VP for FANR, she works on cross-office collaborations that benefit FANR and APLU. 

Previously, Wendy worked with the Board on Natural Resources and the Board on Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate on federal relations requests as well as a strategic roadmap for science, education and outreach in the natural resources. Wendy helped lead APLU’s efforts to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act by having public universities be a centerpiece of the 2012 Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

Prior to joining APLU, Wendy spent five years at the Pew Initiative on Food and Biotechnology (PIFB) as Manager of Science and Public Policy, assisting in development of reports and conferences which contributed to public discussion of agricultural biotechnology. Before PIFB, Wendy worked as legislative assistant for Rep. Bob Schaffer (R-CO), providing legislative advice and handling constituent matters related to agricultural, natural resources, science, energy, and transportation issues. Prior to her work in Washington, she worked for several employers, including the Colorado Department of Agriculture, Colorado Corn Growers Association, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). 

Wendy received her master’s degrees in agronomy and history, and her undergraduate degree in anthropology from Kansas State University.

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Dr. Robert L. Bowen
DR. ROBERT L. BOWEN, P.E.
Founder and Chairman of Bowen Engineering Corporation

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Virtual Meeting | 1-3 pm (CT) 

"Student Leadership"

Dr. Robert L. Bowen, P.E., is the founder and chairman of Bowen Engineering Corporation, a multi-market company specializing in water and wastewater treatment plants and energy utility construction.  He is the author of a book on How to Build A Construction Business from the Ground Up - “It Takes More Than Concrete”, published in 2017.

He received an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration from University of Evansville, an Honorary Doctor of Engineering and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Purdue University. For the past several years, he has been a professor of Construction Engineering and Management at his alma mater.

Bob Bowen is a licensed Professional Engineer, and is considered an authority on preplanning and leadership practices in construction. While active with the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he has served on the executive committee, chaired the municipal/utilities division, and has been a driving force behind the AGC Education and Research Foundation faculty internship professional development initiative. Bowen Engineering has been awarded five AGC Build America Awards. Bob is also founder and instructor for the Associated General Contractors Project Manager Institute.

He is a Distinguished Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and in 2012, he received the ASCE OPAL Award for outstanding lifetime achievement. He serves as a director of several community organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Indianapolis, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce, and served as a Trustee of Windrose Medical Properties Trust. He was inducted into the Indianapolis Public School Education Foundation Hall of Fame in 2009. Bob was honored in 2016 with the Anti-Defamation League’s “Man of Achievement Award” which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community, justice and equal opportunity for all.

Bob and his wife, Terry, established the Bowen Foundation, which has provided over $2 million in scholarships to hundreds of students in Indianapolis. Bob and Terry received the Outstanding Philanthropist Award from the Indiana chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals for their generous support of education. They provided financial support to Purdue University for the “Robert L. and Terry L. Bowen High-Scale Performance Civil Engineering Laboratory. The Bowen Lab, dedicated in 2003, is an $11 million facility that allows engineers to test structures such as bridges and buildings to determine how they will perform in real-life situations.

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Dennis Bland
DENNIS E. BLAND, J.D.
President of the Center for
Leadership Development

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 | Virtual Meeting | 1-3 pm (CT) 

"Student Leadership"

Dennis E. Bland, J.D., is president of the Center for Leadership Development (CLD), an Indianapolis non-profit organization dedicated to empowering African American youth for the highest academic, college, and career success. Founded in 1977, CLD offers fifteen curriculum-based youth development experiences as well as the unique College Prep Institute, which helps prepare over 6,000 youth and parents per year for academic, college, and career achievement. Prior to joining CLD, Dennis practiced law for nine years, specializing in medical malpractice litigation and insurance law.

In 2004, Dennis was appointed to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and, in 2008 was reappointed to the Commission by Governor Mitch Daniels. In 2014, Dennis was elected to serve as Chairman of the Commission. In 2007, Dennis was appointed by Governor Mitch Daniels to serve on the Indiana Education Roundtable. Dennis also serves on the Citizens Energy Group Board of Trustees and on the executive committee of the Indiana Education Alliance.

Among the distinguished awards he has received are the President’s Medal of Distinction from Ball State, the Distinguished Alumni Service Award from DePauw University, the Distinguished Alumni Award from Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Broad Ripple High School, where he graduated. In 2014, Dennis was awarded the Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Indiana Wesleyan University. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary degree from Marian University, and in 2020 he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Martin University.

In 2016, Dennis was awarded the Sagamore of the Wabash signed by Governor Mike Pence.

Dennis earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from DePauw University and was awarded a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. A native of Indianapolis, he is a member of Christ Temple Apostolic Church where he serves as a deacon, trustee, and eighth grade Sunday School teacher.

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Dr. Joseph T. Isaac
DR. JOSEPH T. ISAAC
Vice President for the Schools
of Graduate and Professional
Studies at Cuttington University

Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 1-2:30 pm (CT) 

"Academic Strategy"

Dr. Joseph T. Isaac, is vice president for the Schools of Graduate and Professional Studies at Cuttington University. He has more than 30 years track record in corporate and higher education leadership. His topic is "Academic Strategy", as it relates to higher education planning. Through conversation and discussion, he hopes to draw a straight line between strategy and leadership, connecting the vision and mission to outcomes. This is a discussion for the entire university community. 

He holds a Doctor of Education degree in higher education leadership from Morgan State University, whence he earned a Master of Science in city & regional planning. His undergraduate education includes a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering.

Dr. Isaac is the author of the book "The 5 Laws of Strategic Planning a Handbook for College and University Strategy". Click here for more information!

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Dr. Tonjanita Johnson
DR. TONJANITA JOHNSON
Sr Vice Chancellor for Academic
and Student Affairs for the
University of Alabama System

Thursday, March 24, 2022 | 1-3 pm (CT)  |  Hybrid Session: Wilcox C Rm 125 (25 max participants)

"Women in Leadership"

Dr. Tonjanita Johnson, a fourth-generation college graduate, has devoted her life and career to promoting the value of higher education and leading colleges and universities to higher levels of academic and operational excellence, with a focus on improving student outcomes and serving the diverse needs of all students. Currently, she serves as Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the University of Alabama System (UAS) and is the primary system liaison to an academic, student, institutional research and planning, and diversity and inclusion officials at the System’s campuses in Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, and Huntsville. Additionally, she has a graduate faculty appointment in the University of Alabama College of Education and serves as the System’s liaison with the Alabama departments of Education and Postsecondary Education and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education.

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Dr. Jim Purcell
DR. JIM PURCELL
Exec. Director of the Alabama
Commission on Higher Education
(ACHE)

Friday, November 12, 2021 | Virtual Meeting | 3-5 pm (CT)

"Micro-Credentials"

Dr. Jim Purcell  serves as the Executive Director of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. Prior to that, he served as the state higher education executive officer (SHEEO) in three other states: Rhode Island, Louisiana, and Arkansas. He also served as Associate Vice Chancellor for the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

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This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Dr. Orlando L. Taylor
DR. ORLANDO L. TAYLOR
Distinguished Sr Advisor to the
President at Fielding Graduate
Univ, Santa Barbara, CA, AACU Distinguished Fellow, Professor
& Dean Emeritus, Howard Univ.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 | Virtual Meeting | 1-3 pm (CT)

"Preparing for HBCU Excellence in the New Normal"

Dr. Orlando L. Taylor  is Distinguished Senior Advisor to the President at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara, CA and a Distinguished Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU). He is also Executive Director and Co-Principal Investigator for the NSF-funded Center for the Advancement of STEM Leadership (CASL). CASL is a collaborative research, education and knowledge transfer/outreach entity that seeks to advance Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from the margins to the center of STEM undergraduate reform through transformative leadership. CASL is a collaborative between the University of the Virgin Islands, North Carolina A & T State University, Fielding Graduate University and AACU.

Dr. Taylor is also a PI for a NSF-funded grant in collaboration with the Society of STEM Women of Color to advance and meet the needs of STEM Women faculty and administrators of color in colleges and universities across the United States. In earlier years, he was one of the architects of AACU’s NSF-funded Preparing Critical Faculty for the Future project and the Opportunities for Underrepresented Scholars (OURS) project at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

For many years, Dr. Taylor served in several senior leadership positions at Howard University in Washington, DC. He was the inaugural President at the Washington, DC Campus of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and he previously held faculty appointments at Indiana University, Stanford University, University of Pittsburgh and the University of the District of Columbia. He has also been a national leader for many years on issues pertaining to diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education. He has been a particularly vigorous advocate and spokesperson on topics and issues relating to access and equity in preparing and advancing the next generation of researchers, faculty and leaders for the nation’s colleges and universities.

Dr. Taylor is the author of numerous publications on the subjects of neuropsycholinguistics, sociolinguistics and higher education and is recognized by many as a national leader in graduate education. He is the Past President of the Consortium of Social Science Associations, the Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools and the National Communication Association. He has served as a member of numerous national boards in higher education, including the Board of Directors of the Council of Graduate Schools, which he chaired. Currently, he serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.  Dr. Taylor received the Ph.D. degree from the University of Michigan and has been a recipient of that university’s distinguished alumni award. He received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University and a master’s degree from Indiana University. He has been awarded honorary doctorate degrees from Purdue University, Indiana University, The Ohio State University, Hope College, DePauw University, Denison University and Southern Connecticut State University.

This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Dr. Quentin Tyler
DR. QUENTIN TYLER
Associate Dean and Director of
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion,
and Acting Associate Dean,
Michigan State University

Friday, April 30, 2021 | Virtual Meeting | 1-3 pm (CT)

"Inclusive Leadership: Fostering a Culture of Equity, Competence and Understanding"

Dr. Quentin Tyler  is Associate Dean and Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Acting Associate Dean, Faculty Affairs and Administration at Michigan State University - College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Dr. Michael Washington, president and CEO of Profesa
DR. MICHAEL WASHINGTON
President and CEO of
Profesa LLC.

Friday, April 16, 2021 | Virtual Meeting | 1-3 pm (CT)

"An Integrated View: Leadership Development and the Prince Hall Masonic Tradition"

Dr. Michael Washington  is president and CEO of Profesa, LLC., an Operational Excellence Consulting Firm, and adjunct professor. at Union Institute and University, MBA program and Loyola University of Chicago, Supply Chain undergraduate program.

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This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Dr. Claudia Rankins
DR. CLAUDIA RANKINS
Consultant, PRISSEM Academic
Services, LLC and Former Program
Officer at NSF

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 | Virtual Meeting | 3-5 pm

"Writing Effective NSF Grant Proposals"

Dr. Claudia Rankins  is a consultant with PRISSEM Academic Services, LLC, and Former Program Officer at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She recently retired as Program Officer for HBCU-UP and CREST, National Science Foundation. She served as program officer for the Historically Black Colleges and Universities - Undergraduate Program (HBCU-UP) and for the Centers of Research Excellence in Science and Technology (CREST) program overseeing more than 200 active awards with annual budgets of $34 million and $24 million, respectively. She served as Dean, School of Science at Hampton University, hampton, VA. Served as Dean of the School of Science with about 100 faculty members, more than 80 research professors and support staff, and nearly 1000 graduate and undergraduate students. She served as Assistant Dean for Research and Chair, Department of Physics, and she chaired a department of over 30 faculty members and researchers, with about 20 undergraduate students and over 50 MS and Ph.D. students. Chaired numerous committees related to research, oversaw four major research centers, and established and maintained research partnerships, collaborations, and agreements with universities, federal agencies, and federal laboratories.

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This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Leon Richardson
LEON RICHARDSON
Founder, President and CEO
of Chemico

Friday, March 5, 2021 | Virtual Meeting | 1-2 pm

"The Minority Entrepreneur Experience"

Leon Richardson  is an alumnus of Tuskegee University and founder, president and chief executive officer of Chemico. Leon C. Richardson is the Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Chemico Group, one of the largest minority-owned chemical management and distribution companies in the United States. The company celebrated an impressive 30 years in business in 2019. Richardson has guided what was originally Chemico Systems, Inc., from a single employee start-up to an internationally recognized player in the chemical and environmental services space. Today, Chemico Group employs more than 450 people across 30 states and four countries and amasses more than $175 million in sales annually. Black Enterprise has named Chemico to its list of the top 100 Black Businesses nine times. Chemico Group is a highly regarded Tier 1 supplier to automotive original equipment manufacturers and has been recognized as a General Motors “Supplier of the Year” seven times and with Toyota’s Supplier Quality Excellence Award. Outside of automotive, Chemico Group has made a name for itself in other industries, including aerospace and biopharmaceuticals. 

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    This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.    

Andy Fleming
ANDY FLEMING
CEO of the Developmental Edge

Monday, February 24, 2020 | Tompkins Hall Ballroom | Identical Sessions: 9-11am and 1-3 pm

"Unlocking Human Potential:  Insider Secrets on How Organizations Can Grow All of Their People Faster and How Forward-Thinking Leadership Institutes Can Help Make It Happen"

Andy Fleming is co-author of An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization (named “Best Management and Workplace Culture Book of 2016” by 800-CEO-READ), Andy has led the creation of leadership institutes and initiatives in companies that have subsequently achieved national recognition for people development and organizational culture. He is author of two books on life-work choices (Getting Ahead Without Losing Heart and Backing Down the Ladder)

Over his career, Andy has helped organizations and individuals achieve significantly greater levels of performance while operating from a deeper sense of purpose and commitment. He has worked extensively with many senior executive teams and played a central role in creating and implementing large scale organizational and leadership development initiatives. Andy’s background includes corporate and consulting roles with Procter & Gamble, Aetna, and The Hay Group. He also spent five years directing professional and undergraduate programming in “Ethics and Servant Leadership” at Emory University’s Center for Ethics.

Andy received his undergraduate degree from Yale University, where he majored in economics and captained the varsity basketball team. His graduate work includes an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and sustained study at Emory’s Candler School of Theology.

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This workshop is supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Dr. Donna Y. Ford
Dr. DONNA Y. FORD
Ohio State University professor

Friday, January 31, 2020 | Tompkins Hall Ballroom | Identical Sessions: 9-11am and 1-3 pm

"Maximize your Publishing Productivity: A Formula That Works!"

Dr. Donna Y. Ford is a distinguished professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at Ohio State University. She has consulted with hundreds of schools, districts, and organizations. She has conducted over 2,000 presentations and workshops and has published over 350 journal articles and book chapters, along with over a dozen books.  The session focuses on several concrete strategies to increase your writing productivity. Ford's formula is designed to help you to be a prolific writer. Her CV can be found at www.drdonnayford.com.

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This workshop was supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.

Dr. David K. Wilson
Dr. DAVID K. WILSON
Morgan State University president

Friday, November 15, 2019 | Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center | Session Time: 2:00 pm

"Conversations of Transformative Leadership or Challenges and Opportunities of Leadering Faculty and the Academic Program: A President's Perspective"

Dr. David Kwabena Wilson, the 10th president of Morgan State University, has a long record of accomplishment and more than 30 years of experience in higher education administration. Dr. Wilson holds four academic degrees: a B.S. in political science and an M.S. in education from Tuskegee University; an Ed.M. in educational planning and administration from Harvard University and an Ed.D. in administration, planning and social policy, also from Harvard. He came to Morgan from the University of Wisconsin, where he was chancellor of both the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin–Extension. Before that, he held numerous other administrative posts in academia, including: vice president for University Outreach and associate provost at Auburn University, and associate provost of Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.  Dr. Wilson's tenure as Morgan's president, which began on July 1, 2010, has been characterized by great gains and a momentum of progress for the University.
 

This workshop was supported by TU Faculty and Staff serving on host and moderating committees.