Speakers

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Mary George Opperman
Chief Human Resources Officer
Cornell University

LEAP: “Shifting traditional organizational mindsets to allow HR to effectively function as a change agent and business leader.”

Michelle Piekutowski
Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer
Carnegie Mellon University

LEAP: “Transforming higher education performance management to be rigorous, meaningful and high-impact.”

Felicia Washington
Vice Chancellor - Workforce Strategy, Equity & Engagement
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

LEAP: “Focusing on how we totally rethink culture in a consensus-driven, change resistant environment.”

Casey Cook
Associate Vice President & Head of Human Resources
The University of Chicago

LEAP: “Shifting traditional organizational mindsets to allow HR to effectively function as a change agent and business leader.”

John Poma
Chief Human Resources Officer
The College of William & Mary

LEAP: “Re-imagining the role of the CHRO in driving change ready for the higher education institution of tomorrow.”

Ruth Spencer
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vassar College

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking around how we navigate the complex people and cultural issues within higher education.”

David Turner
Vice President Human Resources
Eastern Michigan University

LEAP: “Reinventing how we measure and boost diversity in our institutions to increase sustainability.”

Janis McEldowney
Senior Vice President Human Resources
The University of Southern California

LEAP: “Instilling the entrepreneurial spirit into HR to drive business performance.”

Donna Bonaparte
Chief Human Resources Officer
Babson College

LEAP: “Mapping out the future of HR in higher education to stay ahead of the disruption.”

Kimberly Gholston
Assistant Vice President Human Resources
Drexel University

LEAP: “Redesigning our approach to the empowerment of front line staff in higher education.”

Whitney Bandemer
Vice President - Human Resources & Strategic Initiative
Manchester University

LEAP: “Rethinking how we attract and develop the leadership needed for the future of higher education.”

Sharon Butler
Vice President Human Resources
Michigan State University

LEAP: “Revaluating and reorganizing HR to be intentional, powerful and truly transformative.”

Richard Huntley
Assistant Vice President Human Resources
The University of Dallas

LEAP: “Positively disrupting HR in higher education to transform our impact and deliver meaningful change.”

Cheryl Gochis
Vice President Human Resources
Baylor University

LEAP: “Building leaders who engage, develop, retain and lead their teams ready for the future.”

Jennifer Boyd
Vice President Human Resources
Barry University

LEAP: “Creating a unique culture of inclusion and collaboration in higher education.”

Dr Brian Dickens
most recently Vice President Human Resources
Ithaca College

LEAP: “Placing innovation, creativity and a shared vision at the centre of our institution’s culture.”

Carolyn Brownawell
Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Colorado

LEAP: “Bringing the ‘outside in’ by filtering progressive industry thinking into how we do HR in higher education.”

Jane Moyer
Vice President Human Resources
Northeastern University

LEAP: “Utilizing corporate HR strategies to be a true change-agent within higher education.”

Colleen Dutton
University of Texas
Associate Vice President Human Resources

LEAP: “Recalibrating HR to create a culture of service that delivers for all employees, faculty and staff.”

Patricia Feldman
Chief Culture Officer
Arizona State University

LEAP: “Creating visionary leaders who are resilient and politically-minded for the higher education institution of tomorrow.”

Jaffus Hardrick
President
Florida Memorial University

LEAP: “Reshaping HR as the engine for innovation within our universities and colleges.”

Beverly Pruitt
Assistant Vice President Workplace Equity & Performance Optimization
University of Miami

LEAP: “Boosting employee engagement by reshaping how we evaluate and manage performance.”

Ann Bresingham
Vice President Human Resources
Robert Morris University

LEAP: “Re-energizing and maximizing engagement by creating a real sense of purpose for all employees.”

Bob Buer
Associate Vice President Human Resources
Washington University in St. Louis

LEAP: “Challenging traditional thinking around HR in higher education to move our institutions forward.”

Linda Croll-Howell
Cornell University
Director Human Resource Analytics

LEAP: “Reshaping our approach to delivering high quality insights through the use of HR data.”

Michael Latsko
Senior Director - Human Resources Strategic Systems
The University of Virginia

LEAP: “Radically transforming HR to support higher education in the 21st century.”

Guy Bell
Former Executive Officer
Concorde Colleges

LEAP: “Radically transforming HR’s ability to influence change and deliver impact.”

Trey Wright
Managing Partner - Higher Education Practise
Kaye/Bassman International

“Transforming how higher education institutions find and hire highly sought after top tier academic talent.”

K. Anja Wynne, Ph.D.
Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Colorado | Colorado Springs

LEAP: “Rethinking HR impact through the use of data.”