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Participants in the Leading Change Institute learn from and discuss current events with a wide variety of influential individuals from academia, associations and societies, grant making agencies, industry, and government. The LCI’s well-established reputation as a place where its speakers can have thoughtful, serious conversations with emerging leaders in higher education means that many of our speakers return year after year to engage with participants.

Speakers for the 2022 LCI include:

  • David Consiglio, Director of Assessment, Learning Spaces and Special Projects, Bryn Mawr College
  • Patrick Coogan, Senior Director for Finance and Administration, University of Illinois Chicago
  • Jack Dunn, Associate Vice President, University Communications, University Spokesman at Boston College
  • Loretta Early, Senior IT Executive and Strategic Advisor, CampusWorks, Inc.
  • Fenella France, Chief, Preservation Research and Testing Division, Library of Congress
  • John Fritz, Assistant VP of Instructional Technology and New Media, University of Maryland Baltimore County 
  • Jennifer Garcon, Librarian for Modern and Contemporary Special Collections, Princeton University
  • Charles Henry, President, Council on Library and Information Resources
  • Patricia Hwse, Program Officer for Public Knowledge, Mellon Foundation
  • Anthony Jones, Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Experience, Bethune-Cookman University
  • Nick Lee, Partner at Bellwether Education Partners
  • Judy Miner, Chancellor, Foothill-De Anza Community College District
  • John O’Brien, President and CEO, EDUCAUSE
  • Mark Puente, Associate Dean for Organizational Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Purdue University Libraries and School of Information Studies
  • Michael Reese, Associate Dean and Director of Center for Educational Resources, Johns Hopkins University
  • Katherine Rowe, President, College of William & Mary
  • Celeste Schwartz, Vice President of Information Technology and Institutional Effectiveness, Montgomery Community College
  • Jennifer Sparrow, Senior Manager, Higher Ed Business Development, Amazon Web Services
  • Rene Stewart O’Neal, Associate Vice President for Strategic Budget and Planning, George Mason University
  • Anuradha Vedantham, Assistant UL for Research Services, Princeton University
  • Anthony Wutoh, Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Howard University

What People Say

LCI has imparted the importance of holding true to your values and seeing how they can be intertwined with one’s role in higher education.
- Nandita Mani
It has broadened my perspectives in areas of inclusion, user experience and the future of higher education. This will impact how I lead and interact moving forward
- Jon Allen


The agenda at the LCI reflects the deans’ and organizers’ commitment to creating an environment where mutual trust and respect encourage openness, teamwork, and personal and professional growth. The agenda outline below is provided for reference, and is subject to change prior to the commencement of the LCI.

  • Day One — Welcome and Introductions
  • Day Two —National Higher Education Landscape
  • Day Three —Leading Change through Collaboration and Creativity
  • Day Four —The Business Landscape
  • Day Five —Building the Case
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