Innovation and Public-Private Partnership in Higher Education

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September 27-29, 2023


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.

P3•EDU 2023 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


Michelle Marks

Chancellor, University of Colorado Denver

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

Matt Sigelman

President, Burning Glass Institute; Chairman, Lightcast

Esther Wojcicki

Author, How to Raise Successful People; Advisor, Knack

J. Michael Gower

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

Saurabh Sanghvi

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Lisa Marsh Ryerson

Provost, Southern New Hampshire University

Ben Nelson

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

Geoffrey Chatas

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, University of Michigan

Goldie Blumenstyk

Senior Writer, The Chronicle of Higher Education

C. Cybele Raver

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Vanderbilt University

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Lake Lambert

President, Hanover College

Cynthia Vitters

Managing Director, Deloitte & Touche LLP

Mark Becker

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

Michael Wang

CEO, Beacon Education

Matt Brown

Managing Director, WT Partnership

Susan Fitzgerald

Managing Director, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service

Vincent Del Casino

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

Samyr Qureshi

CEO, Knack

Lee Gardner

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Jack Brusewitz

Senior Advisor, ENGIE North America

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle

Jeffrey Selingo

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

Barbara Gellman-Danley

President, Higher Learning Commission

Shai Reshef

President, University of the People

Jay Hatcher

Senior Vice President, Wiley University Services

Olufunke Fontenot

Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Fort Valley State University

Patrick O’Rourke

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

Daniel Pullin

President, Texas Christian University

Claire Williams

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jamie Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, American Campus Communities

Kristen Fox

Managing Director, Tyton Partners

Bruce McKee

Principal, Capstone Development Partners

Emily Wadhwani

Senior Director and Sector Lead, USPF Higher Education, Fitch Ratings

Jeff Turner

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Bruce Douglas

CEO, EducationDynamics

Nivine Megahed

President, National Louis University

James Kvaal

Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Bridget Burns

CEO, University Innovation Alliance

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, Achieve Partners

Nicole Doheny

Senior Managing Director, Ernst & Young Infrastructure Advisors

Kenneth Christensen

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

Becky Laman

Chief Strategy Officer, TimelyCare

Ishwar Puri

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

Jessica Wood

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

Michael Hale

Chief Content and Learning Officer, VitalSource

William Tsutsui

Chancellor, Ottawa University

Ben Wildavsky

Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia

Maria Spies

Co-CEO, HolonIQ

Josh Smith

Senior Vice President, Hunt Development Group

Rahul Choudaha

Managing Director, Higher Education Research, Morning Consult

Richard Michal

Senior Vice President, Purdue Research Foundation

Quentin McAndrew

Academic Strategist, Coursera

Nachiket Paratkar

Senior Vice President and Business Head, Higher Education and Workforce, LearningMate Solutions

Todd Taylor

Pedagogical Evangelist, Adobe

Robert McDonald

Senior Vice Provost, University of Colorado Boulder

Nilesh Patel

CEO, LeadSquared

Chad Bandy

Managing Director, KPMG

Gregory Johnson

Attorney, Squire Patton Boggs LLP

Kirsten Volpi

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

Mike Malefakis

President, University Partnerships, Emeritus

Matthew Draud

Vice President for Academic Affairs, McMurry University

Eric Lucchesi

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

John Childs

Co-Founder, Evidence In Motion; Partner, Confluent Health

Ryan Alpert

Deputy Athletics Director and Chief Operating Officer, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

David Barnett

Acting President & Chief Financial Officer, Brenau University

Anand Padmanabhan

Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Fordham University

Brad Noyes

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Lydia Logan

Vice President, Global Education and Workforce Development, IBM

John Porter

President, Lindenwood University

James Sparkman

Partner, Alpha Education

David Eby

Chief Operating Officer, Project Kitty Hawk, University of North Carolina System

Daniel Feitelberg

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

Terrence Cummings

Chief Opportunity Officer, Guild

Robert Specter

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

Nathan Greeno

Senior Vice President, University Relations, 2U/edX

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

Jennifer Raab

President Emerita, Hunter College

John Long

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Delaware

Paul Pastorek

Senior Vice President, University of Arizona

Chris Lynne

President, University of Phoenix

Jamie Cowie

CEO, Collegis Education

Eusebio Scornavacca

Interim Director, School for the Future of Innovation in Society, Arizona State University

Jamie Martin

Managing Director, Chief Development Officer, Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate

Brad Gibbs

Chief Growth Officer, Archer Education


Joseph Harroz

President, The University of Oklahoma

Jared Polis

Governor of Colorado

Nasser Paydar

Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education

Edward Seidel

President, University of Wyoming

Julie Skolnicki

Senior Managing Director, University Partnerships, Greystar

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

Chris Cowen

Chief Financial Officer, University of Florida

Anne Skleder

President, Brenau University

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

Kasia Lundy

Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon

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

Farouk Dey

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

Suzanne Mellon

President, Carlow University

Harlan Sands

President, Cleveland State University

Peter Taylor

President, ECMC Foundation

Michael Le Roy

President, Calvin University

Peter McPherson

President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Lesa Roe

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

John Latham

CEO, INTO University Partnerships

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

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

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

Johannes Britz

Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

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

Sandra Mooney

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Houston Baptist University

Amelia Parnell

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

Scott Potter

Senior Director, Comprehensive Energy Management, The Ohio State University

Belle Wheelan

President, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges

2023 Confirmed Attendees

Please join university leaders from the following institutions


Unless otherwise noted, all activities shall take place at:

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

(Subject to change)

Day 1

Wednesday, September 27

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 

Peaks Lounge
Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center
650 15th Street, 27th Floor
Denver, CO

Day 2

Thursday, September 28

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

Friday, September 29

7:45 am
Registration; Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch

P3•EDU is currently at capacity and is no longer accepting new registrations.
Please click below to be added to our event waitlist.

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.

For any questions with hotel reservations please email

1111 14th Street, Denver, CO



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1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO, 80202


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1600 Wewatta Street, Denver, CO, 80202



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1100 14th Street, Denver CO 80202



Rate: $255.00 plus tax and fees

Instructions: The reservation link is good for the nights of September 27th and 28th. If you require additional nights, or have special room requests, please call the hotel directly at 303-228-1100 to make your reservation.

Reference Group Code 2309P3EDU. Discounted rate is available until 9/6/2023, based on availability.

Event Sponsors
Partner Sponsors

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

Wendy Colby

Boston University

Sandra Jones

Colorado State University Global

Sara Marcketti

Iowa State University

Karen Markel (facilitator)

University of Colorado Colorado Springs

Jay O’Callaghan

Kean University

Alison Witherspoon

Quinnipiac University

2024 P3•EDU Fellowship Cohort

We are currently accepting applications for our 2024 P3•EDU Fellowship program.
For more information, please see below or email us at

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 Thursday, September 28, and the morning of Friday, September 29, 2023. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 27, 2023.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals:

Wednesday, September 27 – Evening Welcome Reception
Thursday, September 28 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Friday, September 29 – 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 $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

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 15, 2023. No refunds will be given after August 15, 2023. 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?

University of Colorado, Student Commons Building, 1201 Larimer Street, Denver, CO 80204

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?

Yes. We will have complimentary transportation available to all registered attendees staying at one of the P3•EDU contracted hotels. Service will be provided to and from the University of Colorado Denver Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29. 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