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.


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

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

Mary Ann Villarreal
Vice President for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, University of Utah

Elsa Núñez
President, Eastern Connecticut State University

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Luncheon Keynote
Brian Soucek
Professor of Law and Chancellor's Fellow, UC Davis School of Law
1:45 - 2:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 2
3:00 - 4:15 p.m.
Panel on Higher Education as an Employer
Sean Decatur
President, Kenyon College

Pam Y. Eddinger
President, Bunker Hill Community College

Kumble R. Subbaswamy
Chancellor, The University of Massachusetts Amherst
4:00 - 4:15 p.m.

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Separate registration and fee are required to attend the symposium.