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CSPEN 5th Annual Conference

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InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile

505 North Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL 60611

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Please join us for the 5th CSPEN Annual Conference being held at the Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, You won't want to miss the opportunity to hear from topic experts, network with fellow school representatives, and explore products and services that can help make your school, students and community benefit from even greater success.

Preliminary Agenda

Tuesday, August 20th

Golf Tournament - Seven Bridges Golf Course

Redshelf Rooftop Event 6 - 9 pm

Wednesday, August 21th

Not Your Typical Career Services Workshop 10 am – 12 pm

Employer and Alumni Engagement - a 360 Degree Approach

  • Rebecca Marrs-Elgharib, Associate Dean of Career Services, SAE North America

  • Vilondra Fleets, Corporate Career Services Director, Pima Medical Institute

  • Micaela Alpers, President, Education Division, Career TEAM

Accrediting Agency Panel: 1 – 2 pm

  • ABHES – Amy Rowe, Associate Executive Director and Eileen Brennan, Director of Accreditation

  • ACCET – Dr. Bill Larkin, Executive Director

  • ACICS – Dr. Michele Edwards, President

  • ACCSC – Dr. Michale McComis, Executive Director-invited

  • COE - Gary Puckett, President-invited

  • DEAC – Dr. Leah Matthews , Executive Director

Sponsored Session: 1 - 2 pm

The Future of Search Engine and Social Network Student Generation

  • Thomas Donohoe, Chief Executive Officer, Level Agency

  • Forest Baker, Sr. Account, LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

Welcome: 2:15 – 2:30 pm

Negotiated Rulemaking Panel: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

  • Ashley Ann Reich, Full Committee Accreditation & Innovation, Liberty University
  • Dr. Leah Matthews, Distance Education Subcommittee, DEAC
  • Aaron Lacey, Borrower Defense to Repayment & Financial Responsibility, Thompson Coburn

  • Chris DeLuca, Title IX and Borrower Defense to Repayment & Financial Responsibility, DeLuca Law

  • Dr. Michale McComis – Full Committee Accreditation & Innovation, ACCSC-invited

  • Dr. Terry Hartle – Full Committee Accreditation & Innovation-invited

  • Daniel Elkins – Full Committee Accreditation & Innovation-invited

Sponsored Session: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Two Guys and Some Solid Marketing Advice

  • Greg Gragg, Chief Executive Officer, Gragg Advertising

  • Darryl Mattox, Chief Operating Officer/President, Gragg Advertising

Break: 3:30 – 3:45 pm

Institutional Compliance Panel: 3:45 – 5:00 pm

  • John Carreon, General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer, Concorde Career Colleges

  • Sue Edwards, Chief Compliance Officer, Ultimate Medical Academy

  • Stacie Hendrickson, Chief Operations Officer, Tricoci University

  • Kate Osio Ed.D. , Chief Compliance Officer, Spartan School of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Nora House, Director, Oklahoma Board of Private Vocational Schools
  • Audrey Kaplan (moderator) - Partner, HMBR

    Sponsored Session: 3:45 – 4:45 pm

    Cocktail Welcome Reception: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

    Thursday, August 22nd

    Breakfast: 7:30 – 8:30 am

    Opening Keynote: 8:30 – 9:45 am

    Learning Analytics that Enable Institutional Intelligence - Jenna Olsen, Data Analyst, Western Governors University and Jason Lokkesmoe, AVP Big Data Analytics Business Development

    Sponsored by Pearson

    Break: 9:45 – 10:15 am

    Concurrent Sessions: 10:15 – 11:15 am

    Changes to Borrower Defense to Repayment: The Impact on the Composite Score Ratio & Financial Responsibility Standards - Michael Wherry, Shareholder/Director, McClintock & Associates & Jonathan Tarnow, Partner, Drinker Biddle & Reath

    Women in Skilled Trades: Obstacles and Opportunities - Janice Hanna, New Castle School of Trades

    Adaptive Learning 3.0 & Future of On-line Education - Joel English, Vice President of Operations, Centura College Allied Health and Trades/Aviation Institute of Maintenance, Patrick Weir, CEO, Fulcrum Labs, and Craig Joiner, Creative Director, Fulcrum Labs

    How to Increase the Value of Your Business by 71% - Eileen Keller, Director of Career Services, Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates, Ron Salmon, Founder/Partner, Salmon Sims Thomas & Associates and Roy Croff, Managing Partner, Turtle Creek Financial

    Concurrent Sessions: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

    Arbitration: What's All the Fuss About? - Ben DeGweck, Shareholder, Maynard, Cooper & Gale PC and Tres Cleveland, Shareholder, Maynard, Cooper & Gales PC


    Ten Traits of a Highly Effective Instructor - Mike Lanouette, Regional Director, Centura College Allied Health and Trades/Aviation Institute of Maintenance

    How Library Career Databases Assist Students with Gainful Employment - Natasa Hogue, MLIS Product Consultant, Library & Information Resource Network

    Networking Lunch - 12:30 – 1:45 pm Michael Jordan’s Steak House

    General Session: 2 – 3 pm

    Top 10 Effective Ways to Convince Your State Regulator Your School Belongs In Their State - Paul Shuler, Program Director, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

    Break: 3 – 3:30 pm

    Concurrent Sessions: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

    Higher Education - How High? ; Understanding the Parameters of Marijuana Possession - Yolanda Gallegos, Gallegos Legal Group

    The Latest on State Authorization - Nick Michiels, Principal, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC & Dan Brozovic, Associate, Powers Pyles Sutter & Verville PC

    Why Your Front Line is Crucial to the Bottom Line: Developing Front Line Leaders - Haydn Shaw, Founder, People Driven Results

    Sponsored by Franklin Covey

    Inclusive Access: Why Day One Access to Course Materials is So Important - Bruce Schneider, VP of Business Engineering, Ambassador Education Solutions

    Concurrent Sessions: 4:45 – 5:45 pm

    Marketing Panel - TBD

    What Owners/Management Need to Know About FSA, Brenda Scherer, National Director of Student Financial Aid, CliftonLarsonAllen and Jeff Aalbers, Director, Higher Education, CliftonLarsonAllen

    How to Keep Your Campus Academic Operations 100% Compliant, Dr. George Mikluscak, Director of Academic Compliance and Support, West Virginia Junior College

    Apply Effective Learning Techniques: Ed Tech that Really Works -Eric Evans, President - Bryan University and Jake Watkins, Instructional Designer - Bryan University

    Cocktail reception: 5:45 – 7:30 pm

    Friday, August 23rd

    Breakfast: 7 – 8 am

    Keynote General Session:8 – 9 am

    How to Survive and Thrive in the Current Higher Education Contraction

    Dr. Wallace Pond, Educator and Higher Education Trainer

    Break: 9 – 9:30 am

    Concurrent Sessions: 9:30 – 10:30 am

    Cutting Edge Human Resources Strategies for Managing Through Challenging Times - Jim Tolbert, CEO, Vista College

    Cash Management: Understanding the Requirements and Impact of Including All Essentials In Your Enrollment Agreement, Sally Samuels, Director of Compliance, FAME

    Accounts Receivables Management & Responsibilities: Orientation and Beyond Graduation - Bill Benham, CFO and Managing Partner, JBB Education Partners

    How to Rework Lean Management Process for Manufacturing for Enrollment Management, Gregg Meilkejohn, Co-founder, Enrollment Resources

    Keynote Closing: 10:45 – 11:45 am

    Sponsored Workshops: Noon – 2 pm

    Note- This is a preliminary agenda and is subject to minor changes

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