Reimagining Minnesota State: Forum Session 2 - Jan. 14, 2019

Reimagining Minnesota State: Forum Session 2 - Jan. 14, 2019

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St. Cloud State University

720 4th Avenue South

St. Cloud, MN 56301

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Session 2: The Digital Age: The Impact and Future Possibilities Offered by Data and Technology

The second session will focus on the impact data and technology are having on industries and sectors across the US and the world. Presenters will share how technology, data analytics, and artificial intelligence are reshaping products and services and are changing expectations for delivery among customers and clients. Session 2: The Digital Age will explore the ways industries are reacting, adapting, and thriving through innovation in this rapidly changing environment.

How will Minnesota State reimagine educational and service delivery through technology and data analytics to support student success, enhance student learning, expand access to programs and credentials, and reduce costs?

Monday, January 14, 2019
Panel presentation and Q&A - 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Facilitated post-forum discussion - 12:00-1:00 p.m.

St. Cloud State University
Atwood Center, Cascade Room
720 4th Avenue South
St. Cloud, MN 56301
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John O'BrienJohn O’Brien, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE
Dr. O'Brien serves as the president and CEO of EDUCAUSE, a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education through technology innovation. EDUCAUSE serves over 2,300 member colleges, universities, and organizations from 45 countries who themselves collectively serve over 16 million students. In his role as CEO, he speaks and writes on a variety of topics related to higher education, technology, and the crucial intersection where the two meet. Throughout his 30-year career in higher education, John has served in a variety of key leadership roles. Before his EDUCAUSE appointment in 2015, John served as senior vice chancellor for academic and student affairs at Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, the fourth largest higher education system in the United States serving over 375,000 students. In this position, he was dedicated to ensuring student success and implemented strategic changes to help the 37 colleges and universities in the system adapt to the changing needs of higher education.

Tiffany Mfume.jpgTiffany Mfume, Asst. Vice President for Student Success and Retention at Morgan State University
Dr. Tiffany Beth Mfume is the Assistant Vice President for Student Success and Retention at Morgan State University, where she manages new student and parent orientation, placement testing, Starfish Retention Solutions’ Early Alert and Connect systems, first-year advisement, financial literacy, alumni mentoring, and academic recovery among other programs and services. Dr. Mfume’s leadership has helped to promote ten point increases in both retention and graduation rates. Morgan's Office of Student Success and Retention (OSSR) being selected as national winners of the 2017 Hobsons Education Advances Award for Student Success and Advisement, the 2016 Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Turning Points: From Setback to Student Success Award, and the 2015 Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) Project Degree Completion Award serves as evidence of the effective student success model at Morgan State University. Morgan is the only HBCU to ever have won these national awards. Dr. Mfume is author of the nationally recognized book, What Works at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Nine Strategies for Increasing Retention and Graduation Rates, published in 2016 by Rowman & Littlefield. Her second book, The College Completion Glass—Half-Full or Half-Empty? Exploring the Value of Postsecondary Education was released by Rowman & Littlefield in December 2018.

smith.jpgDr. Peter Smith, Orkand Endowed Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education at University of Maryland University College
Dr. Smith is the Orkand Endowed Chair and Professor of Innovative Practices in Higher Education at University of Maryland University College. In his role he collaborates with UMUC’s academic leadership and collegiate faculty to further strengthen the university’s strategic positioning and its delivery of learning and support services. He also serves on the provost’s Academic Innovation Advisory Council. He was the founding president of California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB), where he served from 1995 to 2005. Smith led the effort to design and establish the Community College of Vermont. As the college’s first president, Smith accepted an additional assignment from the Chancellor of the Vermont State College System to create the Office of External Programs, which included developing the External Baccalaureate Degree program for non-traditional students and a portfolio assessment program for evaluating students’ experiential learning accrued outside of college. He has also served as Assistant Director General for Education for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization.

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