Vice President for Student Engagement and Well-Being | Georgia Institute of Technology
The eldest daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, Luoluo (pronounced "lō-lō") is a passionate and energetic educator, leader, and student advocate. Before coming to the Georgia Institute of Technology, she spent the past seven years in the California State University system, most recently serving as the associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management at the California State University Chancellor's Office. A former consulting editor for the Journal of American College Health, Luoluo is the faculty coordinator for the American College Personnel Association's Aspiring SSAO Institute and is a member of the Women's Network Executive Council for the American Council on Education. She holds a BA in psychology from Amherst College, a master's in public health from Yale University, and a PhD in educational leadership and research from Louisiana State University.
Executive Director | University Innovation Alliance
Named one of the "16 Most Innovative People in Higher Education" by Washington Monthly, Bridget is the founding executive director of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), a national consortium of public research universities collaborating to close achievement gaps through testing, scaling, and sharing innovative and successful practices. As a trusted advisor to university presidents and policymakers, Bridget is on a mission to transform the way institutions think about and take action on the behalf of low-income, first generation, and students of color. She served on her first presidential hiring committee at age 22 and has spent the past two decades helping to hire, advise, and advocate on behalf of more than 35 presidents and chancellors from around the country. She received her EdD in higher education, leadership and policy from Vanderbilt University.
Senior Vice President | Lindenwood Global at Lindenwood University
As one of our nation's foremost higher education experts, Joe has led a broad range of educational institutions in various sectors of higher education. He is also co-founder and host of "The EdUp Experience," the nation's leading higher education podcast. He's interviewed more than 140 college and university presidents, edtech CEOs, and business and industry executives domestically and globally. The podcast has been downloaded more than 125,000 times, making Joe one of the world's most recognizable and impactful higher education voices. Joe holds an EdD in organizational leadership from Northcentral University, an MS in organizational leadership from Regis University, and a BS in speech communications from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
President | Roanoke College
Before being newly appointed as president of Roanoke College, Frank served as vice president for student affairs at Virginia Tech. He is especially known for his passion for integrating academic and student life and championing the role of faculty in the holistic development of students. He is a formidable fundraiser, a prolific author, and a passionate partner to underserved and underrepresented student populations. At Virginia Tech, he led a re-organization that addressed the systemic pattern of residence hall racial segregation. Shushok holds a BS in history from Baylor University, an MA in higher education and student affairs administration from The Ohio State University, and a PhD in higher education policy, planning, and analysis from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Executive Education Program Designer | Monitor Group
Linda has spent more than 25 years designing and facilitating meetings and learning programs focused on individual, team, and organizational growth. She works with colleagues and organizational design teams to ensure that learning processes will be meaningful, meet desired objectives, and are linked to an organization's strategic intent. She also works privately with a number of smaller organizations, including the Leadership Team of Rare Conservation, a global non-profit that employs social marketing in the service of changing behaviors in communities to protect rare and endangered species. Linda holds a master's degree from the Boston University School of Social Work and bachelor's degree from the Boston University School of Management. She also has a certificate in organizational development and human resource consultation, as well as a certificate in managing mentoring programs.
Executive Director | Prevention, Outreach and Education Department at Michigan State University
Kelly has worked with domestic and sexual violence survivor services and prevention for most of her career. Since 2008, she has been at the forefront of creating and shaping prevention services at Michigan State. Her department promotes safety and improves quality of life by educating the campus community on sexual assault and relationship violence; eliminating violence on campus; empowering students, faculty, and staff to become advocates for a non-violent community; and positively affecting social change. She graduated from Eastern Michigan University with a master's degree in women's studies.
Climate and Response Program Administrator | Prevention, Outreach and Education Department at Michigan State University
In her current role, Lydia, she has worked collaboratively to develop and implement the climate and response process to support units across Michigan State that have been impacted by gender-based violence. Prior to this position, Lydia was the educational program coordinator in the university's WorkLife Office and previously served as the interim director of the Women's Resource Center. Lydia holds a BS in sociology from Michigan State and a master's degree in women, gender, and sexuality studies from the University of Cincinnati.
Senior Associate Dean of Health and Wellness | Juniata College
At Pennsylvania's Juniata College, Jody oversees the Office for the Prevention of Interpersonal Violence, Health Services, the Glaeser Center for Counseling Services, and Student Learning Services-integrating each into an effective interconnected vehicle focused on student well-being. Through her leadership, Juniata College received three consecutive three-year grants from the U.S. Department of Justice and has been awarded five consecutive It's On Us PA grants from the governor's office to combat campus sexual assault. Additionally, Jody co-authored the Pennsylvania attorney general's campus safety recommendations in 2018. Before coming to Juniata, Jody served as the director of outreach and education at Centre Safe, a domestic violence and rape crisis center in central Pennsylvania.
Director of Mental Health Operations | TimelyMD
Seli serves as the Director of Mental Health Operations for TimelyMD. She is a practicing clinician with experience in inpatient and outpatient, psychiatric services, crisis intervention, and clinician development. She has also served as the director of psychiatric services for multiple youth residential treatment centers. Prior to becoming a licensed clinician, she focused her career in the area of human resources and organizational development servicing aerospace and defense companies. She has also served as a consultant to small and mid-size businesses for human resources, organizational development, employee retention, and diversity best practices. Seli has a BA in Business Management and Public Relations from Coe College, and a Master of Counseling from Dallas Baptist University.
Director of the Office for Health Promotion Strategy | USC Wellbeing Collective
A nationally recognized leader in college health, Paula Lee Swinford, MS, MHA, F-ACHA brings a wealth of experience and a background in public health to her work in health promotion as a process to enhance wellbeing in a post-secondary/higher education setting. She is a faculty member in the Keck School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine as the Director of a robust Office for Health Promotion Strategy that serves as the backbone for the USC Wellbeing Collective. Currently she represent The States on the International Health Promoting Universities and Colleges Steering Group. She is recognized as a foundational and transformative leader. As the first Director of Student Health Promotion Services to be elected President of the American College Health Association (ACHA) an organization traditionally focused on Student Health Care Services, she champions the use of population-level data, community engagement and standards within a Collective Impact Framework.
Executive Director | Digital Transformation Education Design Lab
Naomi R. Boyer is an educational strategist and innovative leader at Education Design Lab with more than 20 years of education experience. Currently serving as the executive director or digital transformation, she focuses on the future of work catalysts of 21st-century skills, digital micro-credentials, the learner-earner data ecosystem, and competency/skill frameworks. Previous roles include oversight of: all college/university technology as chief information officer; strategy and innovation; high-quality, distance education; unique faculty technology professional development; talent pipeline development aligned to economic interests; global initiatives; and the creation and facilitation of continuing education. Naomi has expertise on competency-based education, leads many non-profit boards, and maintains scholarship on self-directed learning.
Director of Higher Education | Parchment
Matt leads Parchment’s US Higher Education Sales Team, focusing on expanding adoption of Parchment’s core credential issuing platform, Parchment Award. As a member of Parchment’s Higher Education Leadership Team, he helps support product development, partnerships, and marketing strategy for Parchment’s broader US Higher Education portfolio. He has spent nearly a decade in the education technology industry, helping institutions navigate challenges related to the future of work, student experience, and enrollment marketing. He resides in Washington, DC and has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Wesleyan University.
Head of Product, Education SVP for Impact | Vector Solutions
Rob is an award-winning public health professional with deep expertise in leveraging social and behavioral science to solve the most pressing challenges facing campuses, companies, and communities. He's managed major projects as a researcher and consultant across sectors and has received state and national recognition for his work, including the 2009 Outstanding Prevention Educator award from the California Coalition Against Sexual Assault. He has authored peer-reviewed research on innovative public health initiatives and provided expert testimony on preventing workplace harassment and combating the opioid epidemic. Rob earned his master's degree in social and behavioral science and health communication from the Harvard School of Public Health.
VP of Impact | Vector Solutions
Holly leads the higher education Impact team at Vector Solutions, helping ensure that its thought leadership is based on research and established best practice. She's also the subject matter expert on preventing sexual and gender-based harassment and violence. Prior to joining Vector Solutions, Holly oversaw the University of Michigan's prevention and advocacy efforts for nearly a decade. Holly brings national policy experience to her role at Vector Solutions as one of the rulemakers for the 2014 Clery Act regulations and as an advisor to the Obama administration's White House Taskforce on preventing campus sexual assault. She brings more than 25 years of experience in preventing and responding to sexual- and gender-based violence in higher education, workplaces, and communities.
Higher Education Sector Manager | Vector Solutions
Cristina brings more than 15 years of expertise in higher education to her current role driving product strategy for current and future customers at Vector Solutions. She began her career as a full-time mental health practitioner and counselor at DeSales University where she quickly fell in love with the student life cycle and became eager to apply therapeutic factors to the ecosystem of the college experience. Cristina then moved to Lafayette College where she served as the director of the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center, leading gender violence prevention education and designing cohort retention programs for student success and belonging. She later took on a leadership position in enrollment management where she led diversity and multicultural recruitment strategies while prioritizing access and sense of belonging from application to graduation.
Senior Director | Vector Solutions
Kimberley has worked in the alcohol and other drug prevention field for more than 25 years, directing nationally recognized prevention programs and serving in leadership roles for national professional associations, including the American College Personnel Association. At Vector Solutions, she serves as a subject matter expert in alcohol and other drug misuse prevention, prescription drug safety, and hazing prevention. Her expertise includes program design and development, application of public health theory in higher education settings, and training and instruction. Through her work with customers and prevention colleagues, Kimberley continues to accrue a range of experience and expertise that informs Vector Solution's substance misuse and safety-related course content, and ensures thought leadership is aligned with current research and innovative practice.