“This is one of the most, if not the most, impactful conferences available for leaders and faculty developers.”
– Russell Carpenter, Assistant Provost & Professor of English, Eastern Kentucky University

“Overall, a great platform for learning, sharing knowledge, and networking.”
– Susan Galpin-Tyree, Assistant Director of Administration, Center for Gender Equity in Science and Technology, Arizona State University

“It was great, I learned a lot about higher education, leadership, and myself.”
– Michael Zappone, Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

“The material was excellent, but I loved making connections with leaders from other institutions.”
– Amanda Williams, Assistant Professor/Institutional RCR Coordinator, Lipscomb University

“The sessions were all great and the speakers were engaging and kept to the schedule. I also like that you make the handouts and presentations available.”
– Ruth Pionke, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, University of Alabama

“Hearing from other universities/colleges dealing with contemporary issues of higher education. While institutions may differ on the surface, there are many commonalities in issues and many creative solutions to learn from.”
– Lisa Huffman, Dean, Texas Woman’s University

“Every session I attended provided some level of actionable content or novel perspective on leadership culture or practices.”
– Jeffrey Kamper, Assistant Provost, Logan University

“I always come away with great ideas. This is my favourite higher-ed conference!”
– J.D. Mosley-Matchett, Provost and VP of Academic Affairs, University College of the Cayman Islands

“Speakers and topics were timely and useful.”
– Janelle O’Connell, Dean of the College of Health Professionals, Hardin-Simmons University

“So many people that I met that listened to my story and provided insight.”
– Michelle Gray, Department Head, University of Arkansas

“Thank you for having the conference face-to-face! I especially appreciate the opportunity to have all of these discussions in person!”
– Ruth Owens, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Arkansas State University

“I received some great ideas at the sessions. There was a great variety of topics.”
– Jennie Walts, Director of Faculty Development, Calhoun Community College

“I like the high-level of expertise and achievement among presenters and participants and the clear focus of the conference.”
– Jill Parrott, Professor, Eastern Kentucky University

“Meeting colleagues at other institutions very similar to my own, and recognizing our common challenges.”
– Alice L. Jones, Chair of Physics, Geoscience & Astronomy, Eastern Kentucky University

“Everyone seemed thrilled to be there, and it showed.”
– Lisa Copenhaver, Director of Student Success, Hood College

“The topics were relevant and timely. Interacting with other attendees was great.”
– Dr. Donna Vandergrift, Dean of Liberal Arts, Rowan College at Burlington County

“There were some really nice talks. There were lots of options for different talks. City was easy to navigate. Overall, the experience was thought-provoking and I appreciated the opportunities to learn some new things that I can directly apply to what I do.”
– Michelle Haney, Department Chair, Berry College

“Since entering a small leadership role in Higher Education, I have been to new to the ways of how leadership works even in my small role. This conference has brought me up to speed on what things need to happen to help my department and what the possibilities are as I move around that administration real of Higher Ed. Upon returning back to my institution I am already using the tools I have learned about and excited to implement changes to better my department. I look forward to returning to this conference at least every other year if not more.”
– Kaeden Kulow, Technical Coordinator, Utah State University Blanding

“Fantastic experience! Having the opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded professionals is an incredible opportunity you do not want to miss.”
– Margaret Vivoda, PhD, MBA, Dean of Academic Affairs, Keiser University

“It was energizing to hear the new ideas provided by the speakers. I realized all institutions/departments, regardless of size and discipline, face the same challenges. Attending this conference helped me to visualize new ways to engage my faculty in creating a positive environment for our colleagues and our students.”
– Tracy Rutherford, Professor & Associate Dept. Head, Texas A&M University

“Congratulations on an excellent conference! I felt it was well-worth the investment. Thank you for your hard work in coordinating such excellent presentations and opportunities for us. I appreciate that it was an all-inclusive conference with most meals included. The timing of sessions, breaks, and networking opportunities was perfect. Thank you! :)”
– Conference Attendee and Chair

“I was pleasantly surprised for a first time out of the gate. I appreciate that there were talks on Title IX/Transgender students, as well as assessment, effective management strategies, budgeting, etc. It seemed a good one-stop shop for academic leaders.”
– Conference Attendee and Program Director

“I liked the fact that all of the speakers stayed for the entire conference and went to the sessions. It was nice how the various speakers referred to what they had heard in the other presentations and tied their material in with it. I also really liked how applicable the sessions were.”
– Conference Attendee and Assistant Dean

“This was a well-organized conference for leaders in Higher Education with a very good selection of topics, good presenters, and opportunities for leaders to meet and learn from each other.”
– Dr. Thomas R. McDaniel, Professor of Education emeritus, Converse College

“The focus of the content, the quality of the speakers, and the lack of “airs”, which I have found at some conferences and is frustrating. This conference had a very accepting, collaborative atmosphere regardless of what type of school you come from.”
– Conference Attendee and Instructor

“I liked that there were sessions that applied to both Deans, Directors/Assistant/Associate Deans, and Chairs. It was good to hear how other institutions had handled issues and talk to individuals outside of my discipline. I loved sessions that were interactive and wish that all had been as interactive as some.”
– Conference Attendee and Program Director

“Great topics. Good speakers. Liked that it covered the topics and conditions I am experiencing. Liked that I could talk with others and see what other schools are doing.”
– Conference Attendee and Program Director

“The pace of the conference was excellent!! I enjoyed the 30 minutes between sessions. I appreciated that we had an hour for meals (Friday evening & Saturday lunch) that was then followed by the speaker instead of eating/guest speaker happening simultaneously. It was great to have specific scheduled opportunities for networking.”
– Conference Attendee and Chairperson

“The presentations were meaningful and the food was over the top! 🙂 I enjoyed meeting others who had similar challenges in their departments.”
– Conference Attendee and Chair

“Being new in leadership is difficult, unsure of decision making and management on many levels. I felt so many areas were covered in the conference that met my immediate needs for my leadership position.”
– Conference Attendee and Faculty Member

“Can’t wait to return next year!! Phenomenal experience!”
– Colleen L. Croxall, PhD, Director of School Health Sciences, Eastern Michigan University