Kenneth H. Blanchard, PhD 
Author of  the iconic “One-Minute Manager” and one of the world’s 25 best-selling authors and leadership guru and consultant.
Leaders must inspire trust

Jane Blumenthal, MSLS 
Past Pres. of the Medical Library Assn., and Assoc. Univ. Librarian & Director, Taubman Lib.
Good news: university libraries and librarians are different and better than they used to be.

Bernard Bull, EdD
Academic AVP and 2012 awardee of Wagner Distance Education Leadership Award
Changing higher education business models can better meet changing needs.

Susan Coia-Gailey, PhD
Data-based info background, Founder of Institutional Research, Assessment & Report Consulting
Improved learning results follow analytically-based admissions policies.

Louis Columbus, MBA  
Analyst, author, columnist in Forbes Magazine; teaches graduate courses in international marketing
Adjunct professors and MOOCs are good for higher education.

Shawn DeVeau, JD
Deep consulting experience within university Student Services and Academic Support areas
Analytics are most useful when going beyond descriptions and into predictions.

Michael S. Ewer, MD, JD, MBA, MPH
Medical (MD Anderson) and Law (Univ. Houston) faculty; prolific author on policy and ethics.
Improved communications among campus constituencies leads to productive creativity.

Peter Fenner, PhD  
Directed an NSF-supported college commission and has over 50 years in professional consulting
Mission drives all of many considerations,despite faster communication and larger audience.

Kate M. Fenner, PhD
Ethicist, healthcare and higher education leader, with national professional & corporate presence
Leadership leads, and metrics verify.

James L. Fisher, PhD
Honored international author and leadership consultant to over 300 colleges & universities
Presidential selection is important to institutional success, and here’s how.

Susan D. Gilster, PhD
Practitioner, researcher and author; in 1987 founded the first U.S. free-standing dementia facility
Internships and co-op ed programs are useful for students making career decisions

David E. Henderson 
Emmy awardee & former CBS news correspondent and digital and communications strategist
Creativity and writing ability trump multiple courses in life-preparation.

Michael Horowitz, PhD
Founding President, TCS Education System, a consortium of specialized colleges & universities
Affiliation agreements among colleges may save many from disappearing.

Gavin Huntley-Fenner, PhD
Educator, author, cognitive scientist; served on Calif. Autism Education Advisory Committee.
Technology provides an opportunity to help autistic students excel.

Lloyd A. Jacobs. MD
President Emeritus, University of Toledo; former COO, Univ. Michigan Health System
Focus on systems to meet students’ needs through accountability of faculty.

Steven J. Kayser 
Author, award-winning business writer, radio host, media relations director, founder of Kayser Media
College loan debt is threatening the future prospects of students and the country

Rita Kirshstein
Manager of AIR’s Delta Cost Project, advising on higher ed cost metrics & project priorities
Institutions cannot do everything for everyone: a mission focus should remain the priority.

Ariel Klein, MA 
US Navy Cmdr now at Rand Corp; was Acad. Prog. Advisor at Inter-American Defense College
Specialized schools must remain on niche mission while also maintaining broader standards.

Edward J. Kormondy, PhD 
Ecologist with successful university presidencies; directed national college biology commission
Transparency in leadership and metrics to measure success are linked.

James L. Mahon, PhD
Vice presidencies in public & private universities and leadership roles in finance and healthcare
Board members must support their institutions through active giving plans.

James E. Martin, PhD 
Former college president with leadership roles in student and support services university sector
Student well-being and success depends on every definition of safety and support.

Charles H. Matthews, PhD
Award-winning Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship & Strategic Management
Measuring student progress should be toward unleashing potential, not teaching to the test.

Shigeru Miyagawa, PhD 
Award-winning endowed professor & Chair, MIT’s OpenCourseWare Advisory Faculty Comm.
OpenCourseWare is contrasted to MOOCs and shown to be a viable business model.

Santa J. Ono, PhD 
University President and scholar noted for his accessibility through social media
Liberal arts remain at the core of higher education, and economic capacity must remain in sight.

Cliff Peale 
For many years lead newspaper journalist covering education and healthcare beats analytically
Entrepreneurial and disruptive strategies will allow operating margins to support the mission.

Joey Reiman
“Father of Ideation Movement;” leader in purpose-inspired leadership & marketing innovation
Free college education will broaden our abilities to contribute to society.

Al Ries
International bestselling author of “Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind,”legendary branding strategist, and originator of “positioning” concept
Abolishing tenure and merging most institutions into a limited number would help control costs.

William D. Romey, PhD
Awardee for international educational work and leadership in science education and teaching
Benefits of traditional higher educational pathways are exceeded  by experiential routes.

Marc J. Seifer, PhD
Author of “The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius,” with work translated into 7 languages, featured on TV, and visiting university lecturer
Critical thinking and ability to apply learnings outside the campus are keys to success.

Rachel A. Van Cleave, JD, JSM 
Dean  & Professor of Law, Golden Gate University; Fulbright Scholar
The role of habits of the heart, mind, and human connectedness—values—are new foci.

Tracie A. Wichman, MPA 
Compass Clinical COO, was Chief of Staff at Safe Horizon and a New York City Assistant Commissioner
Increasing students with mental and physical health issues strains school resources.

Moritz M. Ziegler, MD
Was Chief Surgeon at top university hospitals, & lead author of a standard medical textbook
As in healthcare reform, principle-centered leadership  remains central for positive change.

Tim Barr – Cloud team at iDashboards
Dashboarding tools are now available to simplify analysis of growing data pools.