2023 Annual Meeting

Pre-Meeting Symposium

Now What? Emerging Challenges for Campus Leaders

Leaders in higher education face both internal and external challenges. Many are battling external narratives questioning the value of higher education, while also addressing political divisions that spill over into campus life from the broader society. How are campus leaders tackling issues of inequity, racism, free speech, mental health and well-being, and academic freedom, along with the many daily challenges of leading?

The symposium will bring together campus leaders to explore these challenges and share approaches for addressing them.

Separate registration and fee are required.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 /

Panel on SCOTUS Decisions and Legislative Action and the Implications for Higher Education

  • Jermery Young

    Jeremy C. Young

    Senior Manager, Free Expression and Education, PEN America, Washington, D.C.

  • Mary Ann Villarreal

    Mary Ann Villarreal

    Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Utah

  • Elsa Nunez

    Elsa Núñez

    President, Eastern Connecticut State University

  • Jonathan R. Alger

    Moderator: Jonathan R. Alger

    President, James Madison University

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 /

Luncheon Keynote

  • Brian Soucek

    Brian Soucek

    Professor of Law and Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis School of Law

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 /

Panel on Higher Education as an Employer

  • Jamienne Studley

    Jamienne S. Studley

    President, WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)

  • Pam Eddinger

    Pam Y. Eddinger

    President, Bunker Hill Community College

  • Kumble Subbaswamy

    Kumble R. Subbaswamy

    Chancellor, The University of Massachusetts Amherst


All times are Pacific Standard Time

9:00 - 9:15 a.m.Welcome and Introductions
9:15 - 10:30 a.m.Panel on SCOTUS Decisions and Legislative Action and the Implications for Higher Education
10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Panel on Higher Education as an Employer
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.Closing

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