Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education Hosted by BY INVITATION ONLY

About the Event

P3•EDU is an invitation only event bringing together a select group of university leaders and a handful of private company CEOs to network and share best practices around public-private partnerships in higher education. For more information, please contact the host at

About George Mason University

George Mason University is Virginia’s largest public research university. Located near Washington, D.C., Mason enrolls over 38,000 students from 130 countries and all 50 states. Mason has grown rapidly over the past half-century and is recognized for its innovation and entrepreneurship, remarkable diversity and commitment to accessibility. Learn more at

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

The New Era of Public – Private Partnership in Higher Education

Adela de la Torre, President, San Diego State University
Helen Drinan, President Emerita, Simmons University
Harlan Sands, President, Cleveland State University
Tim Sands, President, Virginia Tech
Moderator: Lee Gardner, Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Prior Speakers

Mark Kennedy

President, University of Colorado

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

Adela de la Torre

President, San Diego State University

Michelle Marks

Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver

Gregory Washington

President, George Mason University

Henry Cisneros

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

Philip Regier

CEO, EdPlus at Arizona State University

Tony Miller

Managing Partner, Excolere Equity Partners; former Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Department of Education

Don Kilburn

CEO, UMass Online

Carol Kissal

Senior Vice President, Administration & Finance, George Mason University

Lou Pugliese

Executive Vice President, University of Maryland Global Campus

Ted Mitchell

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

William Hansen

President & CEO, Strada Education Network; former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Doug Becker

Founder & Chairman of Cintana Education; Founder of Laureate Education

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

Tim Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Lorrie Clemo

President, D’Youville College

Dan Greenstein

Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Judith Eaton

President Emeritus, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Lesa Roe

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Daniel Feitelberg

Principal, Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Advisory Sector Leader, KPMG

John Latham

CEO, INTO University Partnerships

Chip Paucek

Co-Founder and CEO, 2U

Pete Wheelan

CEO, InsideTrack

Edward Seidel

President, University of Wyoming

Michael Le Roy

President, Calvin University

Peter McPherson

President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, University Ventures

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle Partners

Helen Drinan

President Emerita, Simmons University

Geoffrey Chatas

Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Georgetown University

Julie Skolnicki

Senior Managing Director of University Partnerships, Greystar

Brian Blake

Provost and Executive Vice President, The George Washington University

Marni Baker Stein

Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Western Governors University

Suzanne Mellon

President, Carlow University

Harlan Sands

President, Cleveland State University

Peter Taylor

President, ECMC Foundation

Félix Matos Rodríguez

Chancellor, City University of New York (CUNY)

Lee Gardner

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Dorothy Leland

Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

Sally Amoruso

Chief Partner Officer, EAB

Farouk Dey

Vice Provost for Integrative Learning & Life Design, Johns Hopkins University

Rose Pascarell

Vice President for University Life, George Mason University

Brian Sedlak

Partner & Real Estate Practice Leader, Jones Day

Matthew Pittinsky

CEO, Parchment

Bryan Hancock

Partner and Global Talent Leader, McKinsey & Company

Bill Bayless

CEO, American Campus Communities

Eric LaMott

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

Amelia Parnell

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

Adrian Marrullier

CEO, Sextant Marketing

Makola Abdullah

President, Virginia State University

S. David Wu

President, Baruch College

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Ranch Kimball

Member, Board of Trustees, Boston University

James Minor

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

Steve Fireng

CEO, Keypath Education

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Ben Wildavsky

Senior Vice President, National Engagement, Strada Education Network

Todd Zipper

President, Wiley Education Services

Ben Wallerstein

CEO and Co-Founder, Whiteboard Advisors

David Burge

Vice President for Enrollment Management, George Mason University

Mason Ailstock

Senior Principal, HR&A Advisors

Victor Hoskins

President & CEO, Fairfax County Economic Development Authority

Dennis Gephardt

Vice President, Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investors Service

Amit Sevak

President, Revature

Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners

Randi Reich Cosentino

President, U.S. Naval Community College

Jay Hawthorn

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Brad Noyes

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Maria Spies

Co-CEO, HolonIQ

Kasia Lundy

Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon

Jared Everett

Managing Director, University Partnerships, Greystar Real Estate Partners

Jack Markell

73rd Governor of Delaware

Juan Sánchez Muñoz

Chancellor, University of California, Merced

Paula Sorrell

Associate Vice President, Innovation and Economic Development, George Mason University

Alby Salsa

Senior Director, Solution Development, Blackboard

Irma Becerra

President, Marymount University

David Seward

Chief Financial Officer, University of California, Hastings College of Law

Pamela Lewis

Director, New Economy Initiative (NEI)

Robert Robbins

President, University of Arizona

Rob Sentz

Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi

Anthony Collins

President, Clarkson University

Hallie Busta

Senior Editor, Education Dive Higher Ed

James Sparkman

Partner, Alpha Education

Jonathan Lau

Co-Founder and Chief Learner Officer, InStride

Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of California

Jan Miller

Dean, College of Education, University of West Alabama

Michaele Whelan

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emerson College

Diana Hoadley

Vice President and Head of Higher Education and Non-Profit Group, Goldman Sachs and Co.

Andrew Clark

President and CEO, Zovio

Paul Brailsford

CEO, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Chelle Izzi

Executive Director, Distributed Energy, NextEra Energy Resources

Katie Blot

Principal and Founder, Strategy-Ed

Jay Hatcher

Vice President, Business Development, Wiley Education Services

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