Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education

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October 7-9, 2024


About the Event

P3•EDU is an invitation only event for university leadership – as well as select thought leaders from government, associations, foundations, and corporations – to network and share best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education.

About University of Colorado Denver

CU Denver is Colorado’s most diverse public urban research university. In the heart of downtown Denver, the university enrolls more than 14,000 students, many of whom are first generation. One of four campuses of the University of Colorado, CU Denver generates innovative solutions and advances economic development, bringing an impact greater than $800M to the state. Learn more at


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Michelle Marks

Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver


President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

Saurabh Sanghvi

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Richard Muma

President, Wichita State University


National Leader of Government, Education and Non-Profit Advisory, JLL

Mark Becker

President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU)

Ben Nelson

Founder and Chancellor, Minerva University; Founder and CEO, Minerva Project

Michael Wang

CEO, Beacon Education


Managing Director, Education Practice Lead, Accenture

Michael Papadakis

Senior Vice President and CFO, The Ohio State University

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Rochelle Powell

Senior Managing Director, Head of Higher Education & Non-Profit Group, Hilltop Securities

Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle

Cole Clark

Managing Director, Deloitte

Jessica Wood

Senior Director and Sector Lead, Education, S&P Global Ratings

George Siemens

Chief Scientist, Human Systems, Southern New Hampshire University

Christine Cruzvergara

Chief Education Strategy Officer, Handshake

Jeffrey Selingo

Special Advisor to the President, Arizona State University; New York Times bestselling author

Kristen Fox

CEO, Business Higher Education Forum

J. Michael Gower

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, & University Treasurer, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Matt Sigelman

President, Burning Glass Institute

Samyr Qureshi

CEO, Knack

Kim Fahey

President & CEO, Collegis Education

Jamie Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, American Campus Communities

Emily Raimes

Associate Managing Director, Public Finance Group, Moody's Investors Service

Fernando Bleichmar

CEO, Risepoint

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin

President, Augustana University

Bruce Douglas

CEO, EducationDynamics

Jerry Jackson

Chancellor, University of the Cumberlands

James Sparkman

Partner, Alpha Education

Matthew Frist

Senior Vice President for Finance and Business, Duquesne University

Dave Yeager

Managing Partner, Radnor Property Group

Kirsten Volpi

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Colorado School of Mines

Eric Monday

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, University of Kentucky

Robert Ahdieh

Dean, School of Law, Texas A&M University; Chief Operating Officer, Texas A&M - Fort Worth

Chris Ruhl

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Purdue University

Kristy Vienne

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer, Lone Star College

Kevin Harrington

CEO, Rize Education

Karie Willyerd

Chief Customer Strategy Officer, Learning Technologies Group; former Chief Learning Officer, Visa

Dave Karlsgodt

Director, Energy and Sustainability, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Geoffrey Eisenacher

Vice President of Development, Gilbane Development Company

Max Simon

CEO, Green Flower

Kimberly Smith

Associate Vice Provost, Student Success Initiatives, Virginia Tech

Carlo Colella

Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer, University of Maryland

Jared Pearlman

Chief Strategy Officer, VitalSource

Daniel Feitelberg

Interim Vice Chancellor of Finance and Chief Financial Officer, University of California, Berkeley

Jeff Turner

Co-President, Higher Education, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Jennifer Cowley

President, The University of Texas at Arlington

Brian Hartnack

CEO, Archer Education

Melody Tankersley

Senior Vice President and Provost, Kent State University

Robert Specter

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and University Treasurer, The Catholic University of America

Nicole Michienzi

Senior Director of Capital Markets and Special Projects, Purdue University

Raj Echambadi

President, Illinois Institute of Technology

John Woods

Chief Academic Officer and Provost, University of Phoenix

Eugene Tu

Center Director, NASA’s Ames Research Center

Gordon Jones

President, College of Western Idaho

Dan Layzell

Vice Chancellor of Finance and Operations, Appalachian State University


Allan Golston

President, U.S. Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Jamie Merisotis

President & CEO, Lumina Foundation

M. Brian Blake

President, Georgia State University

C. Scott Green

President, University of Idaho

Geoffrey Chatas

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, University of Michigan

C. Cybele Raver

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vanderbilt University

Vincent Del Casino

Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, San Jose State University

Barbara Gellman-Danley

President, Higher Learning Commission

Shai Reshef

President, University of the People

Patrick O’Rourke

Executive Vice Chancellor & Chief Operating Officer, University of Colorado Boulder

Daniel Pullin

President, Texas Christian University

Nivine Megahed

President, National Louis University

James Kvaal

Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Bridget Burns

CEO, University Innovation Alliance

Kenneth Christensen

Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Illinois Institute of Technology

Ishwar Puri

Senior Vice President, Research and Innovation, University of Southern California

Lukman Ramsey

Head of AI Solutions, Public Sector and Education, Google

Michael Valdes

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer to Board of Regents, Eastern Michigan University

John Long

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Delaware

Chris Lynne

President, University of Phoenix

Joseph Harroz

President, The University of Oklahoma

Jared Polis

Governor of Colorado

Edward Seidel

President, University of Wyoming

Stephen Moret

President & CEO, Strada Education Network

Judy Olian

President, Quinnipiac University

Amit Sevak

President & CEO, ETS

Ted Mitchell

President, American Council on Education (ACE); former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Aimée Eubanks Davis

CEO, Braven

Doug Becker

Founder & Chairman, Cintanta Education

Ellen Granberg

Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Rochester Institute of Technology

Sidney Evans

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, Morgan State University

Philip Rogers

Chancellor, East Carolina University

Tyce Henry

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

David Andrews

Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Global

Jamienne Studley

President, WASC Senior Commission on Colleges & Universities

Michaele Whelan

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emerson College

Paul Brailsford

CEO, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of California

Jack Markell

73rd Governor of Delaware

Robert Robbins

President, University of Arizona

Juan Sánchez Muñoz

Chancellor, University of California, Merced

Anthony Collins

President, Clarkson University

James Minor

Assistant Vice Chancellor and Senior Strategist, California State University (CSU); former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Matthew Pittinsky

CEO, Parchment

Makola Abdullah

President, Virginia State University

Henry Cisneros

Chairman and Co-CIO American Triple I Partners; former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Bryan Hancock

Partner and Global Talent Leader, McKinsey & Company

Bill Bayless

CEO, American Campus Communities

Dorothy Leland

Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

Sally Amoruso

Chief Partner Officer, EAB

Suzanne Mellon

President, Carlow University

Peter Taylor

President, ECMC Foundation

Lesa Roe

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

Tim Kaine

United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia

Adela de la Torre

President, San Diego State University

Tim Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Philip Regier

CEO, EdPlus at Arizona State University

Don Kilburn

CEO, UMass Online

Lorrie Clemo

President, D’Youville College

Dan Greenstein

Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Félix Matos Rodríguez

Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)

Judith Eaton

President Emeritus, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

William Ballhaus

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Blackboard

Gregory Washington

President, George Mason University

Jeffrey Bethke

Executive Vice President & CFO, DePaul University

Sylvia Burwell

President, American University; former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services

Ángel Cabrera

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Antonio Calcado

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University

Randi Reich Cosentino

President, U.S. Naval Community College

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; 49th Governor of Indiana

Marcheta Evans

President, Bloomfield College

Edward Feser

Provost & Executive Vice President, Oregon State University

Millie Garcia

President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Donald Graham

Chairman, Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company)

Chris Hoehn-Saric

Senior Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Ranch Kimball

Member, Board of Trustees, Boston University

Eric LaMott

Provost & Chief Operating Officer, Concordia University, St. Paul

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Amelia Parnell

Vice President for Research and Policy, National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)

Belle Wheelan

President, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges


Unless otherwise noted, all activities shall take place at:

Four Seasons Hotel Denver  |  1111 14th St. Denver, CO 80202

Day 1

Monday, October 7

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 

Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House
1345 Champa St.
Denver, CO 80202

Day 2

Tuesday, October 8

7:45 am
Registration; Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Opening remarks; Morning sessions

12:30 pm

1:30 pm
Afternoon sessions

5:00 pm

Day 3

Wednesday, October 9

7:45 am
Registration; Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch

2024 Confirmed Attendees

Please join leadership from the following institutions
Invited guests are welcome to register by clicking the link below.

Travel & Accommodations

P3•EDU will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Denver approximately 30-45 minutes from Denver International Airport (DEN) depending on traffic.

Four Seasons Hotel Denver
(P3•EDU Host Hotel)

1111 14th St. |  Denver, CO 80202
(303) 389-3000 

Hotel Teatro
1100 14th St | Denver, CO 80202

Thompson Denver
1616 Market St | Denver, CO 80202

Event Sponsors
Partner Sponsors

2024 P3•EDU Fellowship Cohort

Karen Markel

P3•EDU Fellowship Director
University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Brian Amkraut

Mercy University

Jack DeRochi

Winthrop University

Rene Eborn

Utah State University

Jorge Figueroa

Texas Woman's University

Randall Fullington

University of Colorado Boulder

Jeremiah Grabowski

D'Youville University

Valerie Kelly

Kent State University

Jonathan Lord

College of Southern Idaho

Mary Ellen Mahoney

Catholic University of America

Jordan Milan

University of Wisconsin-Superior

Robert Mitchell

Dillard University

Lenora Reece

Dallas College

Paul Schwager

College of Charleston

2023 P3•EDU Fellowship Cohort

Tom Adelson

University of Tulsa

Susan Arendt

Iowa State University

Bettyjo Bouchey

National Louis University

Courtney Brafford

University of Memphis

Sandra Jones

Colorado State University Global

Sara Marcketti

Iowa State University

Jay O’Callaghan

Kean University

Alison Witherspoon

Quinnipiac University

Frequently Asked Questions

We are available to answer any additional questions.
Please email our customer support team for assistance at


What are the dates of the conference?

Conference dates are all day Tuesday, October 8, and the morning of Wednesday, October 9, 2024. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Monday, October 7, 2024.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals:

Monday, October 7 – Evening Welcome Reception
Tuesday, October 8 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Wednesday, October 9 – Half Day Program; Continental Breakfast and Lunch

What is conference attire?

Business or business casual attire

Are there sponsorship opportunities available?

Sponsorship is available by invitation only. Please contact if you are interested in sponsorship.


Who is attending the conference?

Attendance at P3•EDU is intended for college and university leaders including presidents, provosts, CFOs, VPs, and trustees. The event is by invitation only. Please contact if you are interested in attending.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for college, university and association attendees is $895. The registration fee for corporate and non-university attendees is $3,995.

Can my organization pay our registration fee by check?

Payment for P3•EDU is by credit card only. If you are unable to pay by credit card, please contact

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email

If I need to cancel, how do I receive a refund?

Cancellations will be accepted with a full refund if submitted on or before August 26, 2024. No refunds will be given after August 26, 2024. Please email with any cancellation requests.

Why have I not received a registration confirmation?

All confirmations are sent via email at the conclusion of your registration. If you have not received an email confirmation, please check your spam or junk mail folder. If you still need a copy of your confirmation or receipt, please email


What airport do I fly into?

Denver International Airport is 25 miles away and travel time is 30 – 45 minutes depending on traffic.

Does the conference hotel offer a room block with discounted pricing?

Yes. Please see Travel for a link to the hotel websites.

What is the address of the conference?

Four Seasons Hotel Denver, 1111 14th Street, Denver, CO 80202

Will transportation be provided from the airport to the hotel?

Attendees are responsible for their own transportation to and from their hotel and airport.

Will transportation be provided from the hotel to the reception & event?

No. All P3•EDU contracted hotels are within walking distance of the welcome reception Monday 10/7 and event site Tuesday 10/8 and Wednesday 10/9. Please email with any special travel assistance needs.

For further information, please contact us at