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Plenary Speakers

The Drexel Conference planning team is constantly seeking the most current and relevant speakers who pose thought-provoking questions and share their wisdom with attendees.  Past speakers have included college/university and association presidents as well as legendary assessment individuals like Tom Angelo and Linda Suskie.  The 2019 conference was no exception as Dr. Carol Hurney (Colby College) presented her system of learning outcomes for faculty professional development, and Dr. Stephen Hundley presented on leadership with the assessment of teaching and learning.  The 7th annual conference speakers will live up to the lofty expectations that have been set by the first six years.  

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Opening Plenary - Andrew Flagel PhD: Vice President, Office of Advancement and Member Engagement, Association of American Colleges & Universities

For more than 25 years, Andrew Flagel has advanced the cause of higher education, inclusion, and access across a range of public and private U.S. institutions. He currently serves as a Vice President for the Association of American Colleges and Universities. His past positions include Senior Fellow for the National Research Center for College and University Admissions, Senior Vice President at Brandeis University, and Dean and Associate Vice President at George Mason University. Andrew also served in a Director capacity at the University of Michigan’s Flint campus, the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, and as a regional director for The George Washington University.

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Thursday Morning Plenary - Terri Shapiro PhD: Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Hofstra University

Terri Shapiro earned her Ph.D. in Applied Research and Evaluation in Psychology from Hofstra University where she is currently an Associate Professor of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. From 2013 2015 she served as Associate Provost for Accreditation and Outcomes Assessment and from 2015 to 2020 she served as Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Hofstra. As the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs she worked closely with the Provost to plan and develop academic programs, initiatives, and budgets, to support the University’s short and long-term strategic goals, and institutional mission. She provided leadership, and leadership development, across the university including shared governance, relations with the AAUP, participated in administrative decision making, and built relationships with faculty, chairs, deans, vice provosts, and other Academic and Administrative units across the University.

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