Speaker Biographies

February 2-5, 2020
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Susan C. Aldridge, Ph.D.

Aldridge has spent her career serving as a change agent and visionary leader at both private and public institutions that have led the way in serving adult undergraduate, graduate, and online students. During her six-year tenure as president of University of Maryland University College (UMUC), she doubled the university’s enrollment to 97,000 – to become the nation’s largest public university. She recently retired as president of Drexel University Online and Senior Vice President for Online Learning (PA).

Jo Allen, Ph.D.

Allen is the eighth president of Meredith College (NC), one of the largest private colleges for women in the U.S. She is the first alumna to lead the 127-year-old institution. Before returning to her alma mater, Allen served as senior vice president and provost, and tenured professor of English, at Widener University (PA). Allen is a graduate of Meredith and East Carolina University, and earned a Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. She currently serves chair of the NAICU Board of Directors.

Teresa L. Amott, Ph.D.

The nineteenth president of Knox College (IL), Amott is the first woman to lead the institution, which was founded in 1837. Previously, she spent six years as provost and dean of the faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges (NY). Her research has focused on the labor market experiences of women and people of color. She is co-author of Race, Gender, and Work: A Multicultural Economic History of Women in the United States. Amott earned a Ph.D. from Boston College (MA) and is a Smith College (MA) alumna. She currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Robert G. Atkins

Atkins is CEO of Gray Associates and an expert in growth strategy, academic program strategy, market analysis, and supporting data-informed decision-making. He has put this expertise to work in the higher education field over the past several decades through the creation and growth of Gray Associates. He is a published author, whose articles have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Sales and Marketing Management, Mercer Management Journal, and other publications around the world. Atkins earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Harvard College (MA).

Susana L. Baxter, Ed.D.

Since 2010, Baxter has served as president of the Georgia Independent College Association.  Previously, she served as the COO for the sister association in Tennessee for 10 years and as the dean of students at Barton College (NC) before beginning her association work. An alumna of Pfeiffer University (NC), she earned degrees from Vanderbilt University (TN).

Katie Berger

Berger is a professional staff member on the higher education team for the House Committee on Education and Labor majority. Previously, she was a senior policy analyst for higher education at The Education Trust, where she developed and advanced policies in support of a more equitable system of postsecondary education. Berger also spent five years as a coordinator for federal relations at The University of Texas System and worked as the public policy coordinator at the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).

Tina Bjarekull

Bjarekull is the retired president of the Maryland Independent College and University Association and the retired managing director of the Independent College Fund of Maryland. Previously, she served as the deputy superintendent for finance at the Maryland State Department of Education and was responsible for the administration of fiscal policy, human resource management, procurement, school facilities, pupil transportation, and nutrition. Bjarekull earned an M.B.A. from Loyola University Maryland and is an alumna of the University of Baltimore. A former member of the NAICU Board of Trustees and the Executive Committee, she is the 2020 recipient of the Henry Paley Memorial Award.

Douglas G. Brinkley, Ph.D.

Brinkley is the Katherine Tsanoff Brown Chair in Humanities and Professor of History at Rice University (TX), the CNN Presidential Historian, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. He works in many capacities in the world of public history, including on boards, museums, colleges and historical societies. The Chicago Tribune dubbed him “America’s New Past Master.” The New York Historical Society has chosen Brinkley their official U.S. Presidential Historian. His recent book Cronkite won the Sperber Prize while The Great Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans and the Mississippi Gulf Coast received the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. His two-volume annotated The Nixon Tapes recently won the Arthur S. Link – Warren F. Kuehl Prize. He is a member of the Century Association, Council of Foreign Relations and the James Madison Council of the Library of Congress. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University and Georgetown University (DC), where he earned a doctorate in U.S. diplomatic history.

Laura Casamento, Ed.D.

The ninth president and fourteenth chief executive officer of Utica College (NY) since August 2016, Casamento is the first woman to serve as president in the 70-year history of the college. Previously, she was executive vice president and chief advancement officer at Utica and was a principal architect of the college’s tuition reset. Prior to joining Utica College, she was president and chief operating officer of Herkimer County Trust. She earned an Ed.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (NY).

Roger N. Casey, Ph.D.

Casey has served as the ninth president of McDaniel College (MD) since 2010. He teaches cultural studies, drama, and leadership, and authored Textual Vehicles: The Automobile in American Literature. His current scholarship addresses generational issues in organizations. Previously, he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Rollins College (FL). A graduate of Furman University (SC), he earned graduate degrees at Florida State University. He is currently vice chair of the NAICU Board of Directors.

Andrea E. Chapdelaine, Ph.D.

A lifelong teacher and scholar, Chapdelaine became the eleventh president of Hood College (MD) in July 2015. Previously, she was provost at Albright College (PA). She also serves as one of two independent college sector representatives on the Maryland P20 Leadership Council. Chapdelaine earned doctoral and master’s degrees from the University of Connecticut and is an alumna of the University of New Hampshire. She also serves as chair of the Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities Association.

Matthew M. Chingos, Ph.D.

Chingos directs the Center on Education Data and Policy at the Urban Institute. He leads a team of scholars who undertake policy-relevant research on issues from prekindergarten through postsecondary education and create tools such as the Education Data Portal. He is co-author of Game of Loans: The Rhetoric and Reality of Student Debt and Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America’s Public Universities. He has testified before Congress, and his work has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR. Before joining the Urban Institute, Chingos was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is a graduate of Harvard University (MA).

John Comerford, Ph.D.

Comerford began his duties as president of Otterbein University (OH) in July 2018. He is committed to providing access to affordable higher education while delivering excellence in academic, student life, and career preparation programs. Previously, he served as president of Blackburn College (IL). Comerford is a graduate of Western Illinois University and University of Central Missouri, and completed a doctorate degree at the University of Kansas.

Maeve Connolly

A vice president in McAllister & Quinn’s growing higher education practice, Connolly oversees comprehensive consulting services to college and university clients in federal and private funding, public-private and international partnerships, and institution-wide strategic projects. She is a graduate of the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication and earned a Certificate in Personal and Organizational Leadership from the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

Andrea P. Cook, Ph.D.

The seventh president and first woman president of Warner Pacific University (OR), Cook has spent most of her career in higher education in Oregon. She joined WPU as vice president for institutional advancement before being appointed as president in 2008. Cook is a graduate of Northwest Nazarene College (ID) and earned graduate degrees in educational policy and management from the University of Oregon.  She currently serves as secretary of the NAICU Board of Directors.

Barry Corey, Ph.D.

Corey is the eighth president of Biola University (CA). He previously served as vice president for education at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA). As a Fulbright scholar, he lived in Bangladesh, where he researched educational programs for children of the landless poor. Corey is the author of Love Kindness: Discover the Power of a Forgotten Christian Virtue and his writing has been featured in The Washington Post, The National Review, Relevant, and Converge, among others. He is a graduate of Evangel University (MO) and earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in education from Boston College (MA).

Richard J. Doherty

Since 2005, Doherty has served as the president of the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts (AICUM), representing the interests of 59 independent colleges and universities throughout Massachusetts and the 275,000 students who attend them. Previously, he was senior vice president of public affairs for the Caritas Christi Health Care System and was communications director for U.S. Senator John Durkin (D-N.H.). Doherty is a graduate of Harvard College and the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (MA). He currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Richard Ekman, Ph.D.

Since 2000, Ekman has been president of the Council of Independent Colleges. He previously served as vice president for programs at Atlantic Philanthropies and, from 1991 to 1999, as secretary and senior program officer of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. His campus experience includes service as vice president and dean of Hiram College (OH), and assistant to the provost of the University of Massachusetts at Boston.

A. Gabriel Esteban, Ph.D.

Esteban is the twelfth president and first lay leader of DePaul University (IL). He oversees a university with a $568 million budget, more than 22,000 students on two major Chicago campuses, and about 3,450 full-time and part-time faculty and staff. Previously, he served as president of Seton Hall University (NJ). Esteban is a graduate of the University of the Philippines and Chaminade University (HI), and earned a doctorate from the Graduate School of Management of the University of California, Irvine. He currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Jody Feder

Feder is director of accountability and regulatory affairs at NAICU. She represents the association on a variety of regulatory and legislative issues, including: accreditation, Title IX, and educational privacy. She joined the NAICU staff in March 2017 after 14 years as a legislative attorney with the Congressional Research Service. Feder is graduate of Brown University (RI), and earned a law degree from Yale University (CT).

Katherine Fell, Ph.D.

The president of the University of Findlay (OH) since July 2010, Fell is the university's seventeenth president and first female president since it was founded in 1882. Previously, Fell served as vice president for advancement at Centenary College (LA). She is a graduate of Southern Arkansas University and Louisiana Technical University, and completed a Ph.D. in English from Texas A&M University.

Sarah A. Flanagan

NAICU vice president for government relations and policy development, Flanagan has an extensive background in higher education policy, education, and the federal government. Previously, she was the professional staff member for higher education on the Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts, and Humanities, and staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Children, Family, Drugs, and Alcoholism. Flanagan earned a B.A. from Providence College (RI) and an M.A.T. from Rhode Island College. She is a trustee of Mary Baldwin University (VA) and Beacon College (FL), and trustee emerita of Providence College (RI).

Wayne Frederick, M.D., MBA, F.A.C.S.

Dr. Frederick is the seventeenth president of Howard University (DC). He was named president in July 2014 after nine months as interim president and one year as provost and chief academic officer. A distinguished researcher and surgeon, Dr. Frederick continues to operate on patients and lectures to the second-year medical students of Howard University’s College of Medicine. His medical research seeks to narrow the disparity in all cancer-care outcomes, with a focus on gastrointestinal cancers. In January 2017, the Federal Reserve System Board of Governors elected Dr. Frederick to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond’s Baltimore Branch. He also served on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on HBCUs during the Obama Administration. He is a graduate of Howard University’s B.S./M.D. dual degree program and completed his medical degree by the age of 22. He also earned an MBA from Howard in 2011.

Stephanie Giesecke

NAICU’s director for budget and appropriations, Giesecke represents the association with Congress and the higher education community on budget and appropriations issues. She also is the key staff member for the Student Aid Alliance. Previously, she was a legislative assistant for Rep. Bill Alexander (D-AR). She is an active member of the Committee for Education Funding and served as its president in 2006 and 2019. Giesecke is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis (MO) and The George Washington University (DC).

Price Harding

Harding is chairman and founding partner of CarterBaldwin Executive Search, which has grown to be one of the 40 largest executive search firms in the U.S. He has been principal consultant on nearly 1,000 successfully completed recruiting engagements for C-Level leadership, officers, and directors for privately held and publicly traded companies. Harding also co-leads CarterBaldwin’s rapidly growing higher education and nonprofit search practice. He also serves as chairman of the Trinity Forum and serves on Duke University Divinity School’s Board of Visitors. He is a graduate of Baptist University of America, and completed graduate studies at Temple Baptist Seminary (TN).

Nathan O. Hatch, Ph.D.

Hatch became Wake Forest University’s thirteenth president in July 2005. Previously, he was provost at the University of Notre Dame (IN), the first Protestant to ever serve in that position at Notre Dame. Hatch is chair of the Division I Board of Directors of the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA). He is a graduate of Wheaton College (IL) and earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Washington University in St. Louis (MO). Hatch is a past chair of the NAICU Board of Directors.

Kent Henning

Henning is the thirteenth president of Grand View University (IA). Previously, he was vice president for college relations at Carthage College (WI) and vice president for advancement at George Mason University (VA). Henning graduated from Wartburg College (IA) and earned an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University (NC).

Peter Holbrook, Ph.D.

A visionary, values based leader, Holbrook is adept at building strong working relationships and networks to leverage the talents of others to strategically and operationally achieve sustainable results. As provost and chief academic officer of Tiffin University (OH), he has more than 30 years of experience in organizational leadership, change management, teaching, leadership training, board development, fund raising, program development, assessment and evaluation and strategic planning. Prior to joining Tiffin University, Holbrook was president and CEO of Cream City Foundation and dean of the College of Business and Management at Cardinal Stritch University (WI). Holbrook earned a Ph.D. in leadership studies and a master’s degree from Cardinal Stritch University.

Scott Jeffe

Jeffe, vice president for research at RNL+Converge, has spent more than 20 years helping colleges and universities understand the unique demands and preferences of students using primary market research and trend analysis. He is the author or co-author of national reports on the post-traditional undergraduate students and working adult graduate students, as well as how to effectively leverage more resources for institutional marketing activities. He was also a principle researcher for six annual online college students reports, co-sponsored by EducationDynamics and The Learning House. He is a graduate of St. Lawrence University (NY) and the University of Albany (SUNY).

Karin Johns

NAICU’s director of tax policy, Johns is responsible for developing legislative strategies and representing the association on tax policy issues. She also serves as liaison to the NAICU Secretariat, chairs the Coalition to Preserve Employer-Provided Education Assistance (IRC Sec. 127), handles post-9/11 issues affecting international students, immigration, and Department of Labor issues and regulations affecting colleges and universities. Previously, she was legislative director for Rep. Phil English (R-PA). Johns graduated from Westminster College (PA) and attended the Fund for American Studies Institute on Political Journalism at Georgetown University (DC).

Jim Jump

Jump is in his 30th year as the director of college counseling at St. Christopher's School in Richmond, VA, where he also serves as academic dean. He has served as an admissions officer, philosophy instructor, and women’s basketball coach at the college level. He is a former president of NACAC and writes the Ethical College Admissions column for Inside Higher Ed. He is a graduate of Randolph-Macon College (VA) and the University of Delaware.

Ken Knueven

The managing director at AGB Consulting, Knueven has been instrumental in the development, growth, and leadership of innovative organizations for over 25 years. At AGB, he leads engagements involving student acquisition and retention as well as leadership strategy, culture change, and social intelligence focusing on achieving outcomes that drive future success, and is also the director of AGB OnBoard — a digital meeting solution for boards and teams. Knueven is a graduate of George Mason University (VA) earning an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Mablene Krueger

Krueger is the ninth president of Robert Morris University (IL). Her professional experience includes positions at IBM Corporation and Western Illinois University before joining the RMU faculty. In 2001, she was appointed senior vice president for academics and, subsequently, the provost, serving as the university’s chief academic officer for 14 years. Krueger earned an associate’s degree from Robert Morris (College) University and a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Springfield. She also has a certificate in IT Systems from the University of Chicago (IL).

Rev. Mark LaBranche, D.Min.

An influential educational leader, LaBranche began his duties as the president of Martin Methodist College (TN) in July 2017. Before coming to MMC, La Branche left an impressive mark on multiple institutions with leadership in advancement, fundraising, and church affiliations, including serving as president of Louisburg College (NC). He is a graduate of Emory University Candler School of Theology (GA) and Boston University School of Theology (MA).

Thomas LeBlanc, Ph.D.

LeBlanc is the seventeenth president of The George Washington University (DC), an academic and research enterprise with 10 schools and colleges, more than 26,000 undergraduate and graduate students, and thousands of faculty and staff across three campuses in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. Previously, he was executive vice president and provost at the University of Miami (FL) and dean in the College of Arts, Sciences and Engineering at the University of Rochester (NY). A computer scientist, LeBlanc is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburgh and earned graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Linda LeMura, Ph.D.

The fourteenth president of Le Moyne College (NY) since July 2014, LeMura is the first female layperson to ascend to the presidency of a Jesuit institution in the United States. Previously, LeMura served for seven years as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Le Moyne. Her research interests include pediatric obesity, pediatric applied physiology, lipid and energy metabolism, and she has taught anatomy and physiology, bioethics and the biology of aging. A graduate of Niagara University (NY), she earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in applied physiology from Syracuse University (NY).

John McAllister

A founding partner of McAllister & Quinn, McAllister manages a portfolio of corporate, non-profit, and higher education clients for the firm. For more than a decade, and from both on and off Capitol Hill, he has been an active player in major public policy debates and national politics. McAllister specializes in helping the firm’s clients to secure federal funding for their various development needs. Prior to founding the firm, his Capitol Hill experience included serving as legislative director to Rep. Bud Shuster (R-PA). He is a graduate of Albright College (PA) and currently serves on the college’s Board of Trustees.

D. Mark McCoy, Ph.D.

McCoy became DePauw University’s (IN) twentieth president in July 2016. A committed educator, he has taught at the primary, secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels. Previously, he served as dean of the DePauw University School of Music. As a conductor, he has performed around the world with a 2005 debut at Carnegie Hall. He has composed a symphony, an opera, operettas, musicals, and many chamber works and is currently revising his novel, Curtain Music, concerning the relationship of Brahms and the Schumanns. He is a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory (MD), Shepherd University (WV), and earned a doctorate in fine arts at Texas Tech University.

Barbara C. McMillin, D.A.

McMillin has been president of Blue Mountain College (MS) since August 2012. Previously, she was associate provost and dean of instruction at Union University (TN). She is an alumna of Northeast Mississippi Community College, Union University, and the University of Mississippi. She currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Fayneese Miller, Ph.D.

Miller became president of Hamline University, Minnesota’s first university, in 2015. Previously, she served as professor and dean of the College of Education and Social Services at the University of Vermont. Miller is a graduate of Hampton University (VA) and earned graduate degrees in experimental psychology at Texas Christian University. She also completed post-doctoral training in applied social psychology at Yale University (CT). Miller currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Barbara K. Mistick, D.M.

Mistick became the fourth president of NAICU in September 2019.  Over the course of her 30-year career in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors, Mistick has been an entrepreneur, educator and leader at institutions such as Wilson College (PA), Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the H.J. Heinz School of Public Policy and Management at Carnegie Mellon University (PA) and the National Education Center for Women in Business at Seton Hill University (PA), and at various businesses she managed and/or founded.  She is a graduate of Carlow University (PA) and the University of Pittsburgh, and earned a doctor of management from Case Western Reserve University (OH).

Chris Moloney

Moloney is senior associate-business strategy at AGB Consulting. Previously, he served as the associate director of the College Division at Global Maximum Educational Opportunities where he led student recruitment, program and partnership development, and faculty engagement initiatives in collaboration with more than 30 partner institutions. He is a graduate of the University of Miami and The George Washington University, and is a Ph.D. candidate at Colorado State University, where his dissertation research examines how U.S. law enforcement agencies are combatting cybercrime.

Shirley A. Mullen, Ph.D.

A historian, Mullen has served as president of Houghton College (NY) since June 2006. Previously, she was provost at Westmont College (CA). She is a Houghton College alumna and earned graduate degrees at the University of Toronto, University of Minnesota and University of Wales. She currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Kathleen Murray, D.M.

Murray became the fourteenth president of Whitman College (WA) in July 2015. Previously she was provost and dean of the faculty at Macalester College (MN) and provost at Birmingham-Southern College (AL). A frequent performer, Murray is also a clinician and adjudicator both nationally and internationally, as well as the author of numerous articles on music and music education. She is recorded on the CRI label. A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University and Bowling Green State University (OH), Murray earned a doctorate in piano performance and pedagogy from Northwestern University (IL).

Robert "Bo" Newsome

Newsome coordinates projects that help NAICU members become more active in the public policy arena and to reinforce the NAICU agenda within the association's membership. He also coordinates the National Campus Voter Registration Project and serves as NAICU's liaison to the National Association of Independent College and University State Executives (NAICUSE). Newsome is a graduate of Columbia University (NY) and The George Washington University (DC).

Michelle D. Perkins, Ed.D.

The fifteenth president of New England College (NH) since 2007, Perkins joined the college in the fall of 2001 as vice president for enrollment. She was promoted two years later to senior vice president, responsible for all areas of admissions, student development, athletics, financial aid, public information, and human resources. Perkins is a graduate of Northwestern University (IL) and Emerson College (MA), and earned a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania. A theatre graduate, she continues to perform including Shakespeare productions and solo performances of poetry. Perkins currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Tim Powers

Powers is director of student aid policy at NAICU. He serves as a liaison to Congress, the Executive Branch, and the broader higher education community on issues related to the many aspects of student aid. Powers joined NAICU in January 2015 after more than five years on the staff of former Rep. Tim Bishop (D-NY). He is a graduate of Wake Forest University (NC) and Georgetown University (DC).

Bill Peterson

A partner at CarterBaldwin Executive Search, Peterson co-leads the firm’s higher education and nonprofit search practice, recruiting senior leaders for state university systems, private education institutions, nonprofit entities, healthcare organizations and related companies. With over 20 years of executive search experience, Peterson has successfully led hundreds of searches for chief executive officers, presidents, provosts, vice presidents, and deans for private and public institutions, as well as senior level executives for corporate clients. He is a graduate of Liberty University (VA).

Paul C. Pribbenow, Ph.D.

Pribbenow, the tenth president of Augsburg University (MN), is recognized as one of the country’s most engaging commentators and teachers on ethics, philanthropy, and American public life. Prior to joining Augsburg in 2006, he served as president of Rockford College (IL). Pribbenow is the author of numerous articles on philanthropy, ethics, and not-for-profit management. He is an alumnus of Luther College (IA) and earned a master’s degree and doctorate from the University of Chicago.

Claude O. Pressnell, Jr., Ph.D.

President of the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association since 2000, Pressnell has spent over 30 years in higher education administration. Previously, he was founding executive director of the Institute for Family Studies in Colorado and director of financial assistance and assistant professor of religion at Belmont University (TN). Pressnell is currently serving a six year term on the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI). He holds a doctorate in higher education administration/educational leadership from Vanderbilt University (TN).

Anne M. Prisco, Ph.D.

Prisco was elected the fifth president of Felician University (NJ) in July 2012 and the first lay leader in the Catholic school’s history. With more than 30 years of experience, she has a unique combination of administrative skills and academic experience in higher education. Prisco is a graduate of the University of Arizona, and earned an MBA from Fordham University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University (NY). She currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Mark L. Putnam, Ed.D.

Putnam is in his tenth year as president of Central College (IA). He previously served as senior vice president for executive affairs, chief of staff, and chief planning officer at Northeastern University (MA). He is the current chair of the Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (IAICU) Board of Directors and previously served as a member of the NAICU student aid committee. He is an alumnus of Nyack College (NY) and earned graduate degrees at Teachers College, Columbia University (NY).

Donald M. Remy

Remy serves as chief operating officer and chief legal officer for the National Collegiate Athletics Association. As chief operating officer, he assures smooth national office and governance functions and serves as the primary liaison to the Association’s Board of Governors. As chief legal officer, he oversees and guides effective legal, government relations, and policy strategy. Previously, Remy was a partner at Latham & Watkins and chair of a global practice group working with clients on compliance with international business statutes. Remy also held leadership management positions in the government and corporate environment, including deputy assistant attorney general at the Department of Justice; assistant to the general counsel of the U.S. Army; law clerk to the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals; and senior vice president, deputy general counsel and chief compliance officer at Fannie Mae. Remy graduated from Louisiana State University, where he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army. He earned a juris doctorate from the Howard University School of Law (DC), where he graduated at the top of his class.

Brian C. Rosenberg, Ph.D.

A champion of the liberal arts college in the United States, Rosenberg is the sixteenth president of Macalester College (MN), a tenure which began in August 2003. Previously, he was dean of the faculty and an English professor at Lawrence University (WI). A Charles Dickens scholar, he has written two books: Mary Lee Settle’s Beulah Quintet: The Price of Freedom and Little Dorrit’s Shadows: Character and Contradiction in Dickens. He is an alumnus of Cornell University (NY) and earned graduate degrees in English from Columbia University (NY).

Jeff Selingo

For more than 20 years, Selingo’s in-depth reporting and powerful storytelling has provided insight about the inner workings of universities and a practical roadmap for higher ed’s future to students, parents, college leaders, and business executives. The author of two New York Times bestsellers, College (Un)Bound and There Is Life After College, his next book, Who Gets In & Why: A Year Inside College Admissions, will be published in September 2020. He is a special advisor for innovation to the president at Arizona State University and a visiting scholar at Georgia Tech’s Center for 21st Century Universities. Selingo is a graduate of Ithaca College (NY) and the Johns Hopkins University (MD). He is a member of the board of trustees at Ithaca College.

Suzanne Sharp, Ed.D.

The executive director of enrollment management consulting for Liaison, Sharp previously served as the vice president of enrollment management at Stephens College (MO). Other professional experience includes assistant dean of enrollment management at Westminster College (MO), student services coordinator at the University of Missouri, and corporate facilitator at Missouri Employers Mutual. A graduate of St. Cloud State University and Central Missouri State University, Sharp earned an Ed.D. from the University of Missouri.

James A. Troha, Ph.D.

Troha in the twelfth president of Juniata College (PA). Previously, he served as vice president for institutional advancement and university relations at Heidelberg University (OH). Troha chairs the Landmark Conference, an NCAA Division III intercollegiate athletic conference, and was recently appointed to the NCAA President’s Advisory Council. He is a graduate of Edinboro University (PA) and earned a doctorate in educational policy and leadership from the University of Kansas.

Edward Wingenbach, Ph.D.

The eighth president of Hampshire College (MA), Wingenbach began his tenure in August 2019. He is an accomplished, passionate administrator, faculty leader, scholar, and proponent of liberal arts education. From January to June 2019, he was acting president of Ripon College (WI) where he had been vice president and dean of faculty and a professor of politics and government since 2015. Wingenbach is an alumnus of Lake Forest College (IL) and earned graduate degrees in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame (IN).

Rev. J. Cameron West

In June 2003, West took office as the fourteenth president of Huntingdon College (AL). Prior to arriving at Huntingdon, he served as a parish minister (1978 to 1999) in congregations of the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church. From 1999 to 2003, he was a vice president and dean at Brevard College (NC). West is a graduate of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and the Divinity Schools at Yale University (CT) and Duke University (NC). An ordained elder in the Alabama-West Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church, he currently serves on the NAICU Board of Directors.

Wim Wiewel, Ph.D.

The twenty-fifth president of Lewis & Clark College (OR), Wiewel took the helm in October 2017, after nine years of leading Portland State University (OR). A sociologist with a passion for strong cities, he is a proponent of strong civic engagement and a vocal advocate of teaching and practicing sustainability. Wiewel has authored or edited nine books, including Global Universities and Urban Development and Suburban Sprawl. He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam and earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University (IL).

George F. Wolf

Wolf, vice president for enrollment management at Siena Heights University (MI), has led enrollment management, enrollment services and marketing at several institutions over the past 20 years, including Westminster College (MO), Tesculum College (TN), and Virginia Intermont College. His specialties include enrollment management, institutional branding, and financial aid management. Currently, Wolf manages traditional and post traditional recruitment and enrollment, financial aid, marketing, and registrar functions. Wolf is a graduate of Kentucky Wesleyan College and Siena Heights University (MI), and completed coursework for an Ed.D. at East Tennessee State University.