Building Institutional & Student Success
UB Higher Education Leadership Summit
Hyatt Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida
Mar 2 - 4, 2016

UB Higher Education Leadership Summit, March 2016

The challenges of higher education leadership in the 21st century require new understandings and approaches. The UB Higher Ed Summit provides campus leaders with opportunities to meet key colleagues and solution providers who share these challenges. Through a dynamic mix of presentations, collaborative roundtable discussions and focused drill-down sessions, the UB Summit offers new connections, new insights, new strategies and new ideas, so that attendees can return to their campus energized and equipped for greater success.


Bruce Michelson

Bruce Michelson has over 30 years experience in the fields of high technology, cost management, and total cost of ownership. He is an HP Distinguished Technologist, holds multiple certifications, is the author of over 600 industry and HP customer white papers, has authored five books, and has received industry recognition for his independent research. He frequently represents HP as a keynote speaker, presenting various lifecycle topics to colleges, universities and senior business executives.

Elliot Levine

Elliott Levine, HP Distinguished Technologist for Education, is a former K-12 school administrator and adjunct professor. Elliott has over 20 years’ experience in edtech at every level. He is a past columnist for the American School Boards Journal, has been interviewed by many leading educational publications and a speaker at national and international conferences. He serves on the advisory board of WNET and on the board of directors for nonprofit education companies and startups.

James Muyskens

James Muyskens is the Summit Chair, University Professor at the City University of New York, and former president of Queens College CUNY (2002-2013). He served as Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs for the University System of Georgia (1995-2002) and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas (1988-1995). He holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Michigan and is the author of numerous books and articles in ethics and the philosophy of religion.

Jim Vanides

Jim Vanides is an educator and technologist at HP who leads the strategy and design of social innovation programs and serves as a Senior Education Advisor. He has been instrumental in launching over 1500 projects in 41 countries focused on STEM+ learning and teaching innovations in schools and universities. Jim is also an online instructor for Montana State University. He holds a BS in Engineering and a MA in Education, both from Stanford University.

Mike Belcher

Mike Belcher, HP's Americas Education Innovation Officer, has helped universities, colleges and School systems for over 15 years. He has provided guidance to state governments to fund, build and deliver effective, sustainable Instructional technology programs. Before HP, he led the teams that built and managed Gateways Learning Solutions products and services focused on improved learning through the use of technology. Mike’s passion and commitment is building and supporting successful products, services and learning solutions that lead to improved student learning

Risa Palm

Risa Palm has been the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at Georgia State University since 2009. Prior, she served as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the State University of New York, and held tenured faculty positions at Colorado Boulder, Oregon, UNC Chapel Hill and LSU. Palm holds a B.A. in history, B.S. in social studies education, and a M.A. and Ph.D. in geography. Her research interests include urban geography, housing, and topics of natural hazards response.

Scott Bass
Sue Henderson
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