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 info@p3edu.com.

P3•EDU 2022 Starts in:


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 www.ucdenver.edu.

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


Unless otherwise noted, all activities shall take place at:

CU Denver Student Commons Building  |  1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204

Day 1

Wednesday, September 28

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 

Pinnacle Club
Grand Hyatt Denver Hotel
555 17th Street, 38th floor
Denver, CO

Day 2

Thursday, September 29

7:45 am
Registration; Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Opening remarks; Morning sessions

12 pm

1 pm
Afternoon sessions

4:50 pm

Day 3

Friday, September 30

8 am
Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Keynote address; Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch


Michelle Marks

Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

Tim Kaine

United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia

Adela de la Torre

President, San Diego State University

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

Paul Brailsford

CEO, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Tim Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Ted Mitchell

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

Doug Becker

Founder & Chairman of Cintana Education; Founder of Laureate Education

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

John Latham

CEO, INTO University Partnerships

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

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

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, University of Michigan

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)

Makola Abdullah

President, Virginia State University

Lesa Roe

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; 49th Governor of Indiana

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

Randi Reich Cosentino

President, U.S. Naval Community College

Steve Fireng

CEO, Keypath Education

Dennis Gephardt

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

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

Jack Markell

73rd Governor of Delaware

Kasia Lundy

Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon

Maria Spies

Co-CEO, HolonIQ

Juan Sánchez Muñoz

Chancellor, University of California, Merced

Jay Hawthorn

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Diana Hoadley

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

Michaele Whelan

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Emerson College

Nathan Brostrom

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, University of California

Robert Robbins

President, University of Arizona

Anthony Collins

President, Clarkson University
Invited guests are welcome to register by clicking the link below.

Prior Attendees

Travel & Accommodations

P3•EDU will be held at University of Colorado Denver campus approximately 30-45 minutes from Denver International Airport (DEN), depending on traffic.

To view a map of the University of Colorado Denver campus click here.

Grand Hyatt Denver

1750 Welton Street  |  Denver, CO 80202


Event Sponsors
Partner Sponsors

Frequently Asked Questions


What are the dates of the conference?

Conference dates are all day Thursday, September 29, and the morning of Friday, September 30, 2022. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 28, 2022.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals:

Wednesday, September 28 – Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 29 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Friday, September 30 – 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 info@p3edu.com 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 helpdesk@p3edu.com if you are interested in attending.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for college, university and association attendees is $750. The registration fee for corporate and non-university attendees is $2,250.

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 helpdesk@p3edu.com.

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email helpdesk@p3edu.com.

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 15, 2022. No refunds will be given after August 15, 2022. Please email helpdesk@p3edu.com 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 helpdesk@p3edu.com.


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 website.

What is the address of the conference?

University of Colorado, Student Commons Building, 1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80202

Will transportation be provided from the airport to the hotel?

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

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

Yes. We will have complimentary transportation available to all registered attendees staying at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Service will be provided to and from the University of Colorado Denver Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30. A detailed transportation schedule will be provided to all registered attendees in advance of the event.

Will parking be available at University of Colorado Denver?

Yes. All registered attendees will have free on-site parking for the duration of the event. 

For further information, please contact us at info@p3edu.com