Wednesday , August 16th

Pre-conference sessions

Meet Your Accreditor: 1 – 2.30 pm: DEAC – Dr. Leah Matthews, Executive Director 


Accreditor Panel on State of Accreditation: 3 – 4 pm

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and What’s to Come: 4 – 5 pm: Meredith Fergus, Minnesota Office of Higher Education and Camerican Macht, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Invited: Minnesota – Anne Kilzer, Director, Governor’s Workforce Development Council, Wisconsin – Ray Allen, Secretary and Scott Jansen, Administrator, Michigan – Christine Quinn, Director, Governor’s Talent Investment Board, Illinois – Sean McCarthy, Director IWIB, Iowa – Diane Oak Goode, Board Administrator

Cocktail Welcome Reception: 5 – 7 pm


Thursday, August 17th  

Breakfast:  7:30 – 8:30 am

Opening Keynote: 8:30 – 9.45 am

Welcome: Jeri Prochaska and Tom Netting, Co-Executive Directors, CSPEN

The Future of HEA and Reauthorization

Dr. Robert Ritz, Liberty University and a member of White House Higher Education Task Force, Beth Akers, Manhattan Institute and recent House Education and Workforce Committee Witness, Jason Delisle, American Enterprise Institute as Leading Analyst on Higher Education Financing and Student Loan Programs


Break: 9.45 – 10 am


Concurrent Sessions: 10 – 11 am

Moving the Attainment Needle Through Prior Learning Assessment: Christopher Johnson, American Council on Education – College & University Partnerships

Financial Control Strengthened Through Cloud Computing: Rebecca Davee, Salmon Sims Thomas and Associates    

What is Going On in DC???: Christopher DeLuca, DeLuca Law LLC

No Such Thing as a Free Lead: Darryl Maddox, Gragg Advertising

Customer Service: Interacting with Difficult Students and Staff: David Grimes, Cyanna Education Services


Morning Break 11 – 11.15 pm


Concurrent Sessions: 11:15 – 12 pm

Alleviating Campus Issues Before They Become a Crisis: Kristen Torres, Pima Medical Institute

Tips for Career Services to Engage Students from Enrollment to Alumni: Rebecca Marrs-Elgharib and Dr. Michele Ernst, SAE Institute

10 Steps to Regaining Public Trust: Dr. Jean Norris and Vincent Norton, Norton Norris, Inc.

Evaluating Your Programs and Careers in Demand: Aaron Edwards, Keypath Education


Lunch: 12 – 1 pm

General Session: 1 – 2 pm


Concurrent Sessions: 2.15 – 3.15 pm

Best Practices: Teaching Out Programs and Campuses: Jennifer Sorenson, The Art Institutes

Intrapreneurship: What Career Schools Can Do Now to Build Sustainability: Dr. Rhondra Willis, Grand Canyon University

Reinventing the Reputation of For-Profit Education: Dr. Mary-Lyn Hammer, Champion College Services, Inc.

Creating, Leveraging and Managing Institutional Loan Programs: Matt Chinn, UNISA

The Realities of Today in Education: Dennis Cariello and Audrey Kaplan, Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd


Break: 3.15 – 3.45 pm


Concurrent Sessions: 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Partnering with Your Community and Leveraging Positive Press Coverage for Your Campus: Dr. Joel English, Aviation Institute of Maintenance and Centura College

Improving Student Retention Through Study and Analysis: Dr. Aaron Reed, Neumont University

Embracing Stress: The New Science of Stress: Cally Ritter, LICSW,  AllOne Health

Using Your Library as a Vehicle for Student Success: Dr. Andrew Anderson, LIRN

Career Advancement Certifications – Helping Your Students in Today’s Job Market: Danielle Sadighi, American Medical Certification Assoc. and John White, Champion College Services


Cocktail reception: 4.45 – 7:00 pm

Paisley Park, The VIP Prince experience – ticket required


Friday, August 18th

Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am

Keynote General Session: 8:30 – 10 am

The Honorable Virginia Foxx (R-NC), Chair. House Education and the Workforce Committee

Break: 10 – 10:30 am

Concurrent Sessions: 10:30 – 11:30 am

Connecting Through Partnerships and Articulation Agreements: Dr. Donald Wortham and Brent Passey, Hodges University

Creating a High-Trust Campus Culture: Marianne Phillips, Franklin Covey

New Proprietary School Audit Guide and Program Review Guide: What You Need to Know: Michael Wherry, CPA, McClintock and Associates, Jonathan Tarnow, Esq., Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, and Eileen Keller, Salmon Sims Thomas and Associates

Top Digital Trends That Will Impact Your Marketing Strategy: JP Smith, Celsius Marketing Interactive


Keynote Closing Session: 11:45 – 12:45 pm

Where Do We Go From Here?: Tom Netting, Co-Executive Director, CSPEN

Admissions Special Event: 1 – 4 pm, More details to come

All times and presentations are subject to change.

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