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 2019 Starts in:


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 www.gmu.edu

2020 Speakers

More to be announced soon

Terry McAuliffe

72nd Governor of Virginia

Anne Holton

President, George Mason University

Adela de la Torre

President, San Diego State University

Tim Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Ted Mitchell

President, ACE; former Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education

Philip Regier

CEO, EdPlus at Arizona State University

Anthony 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

Bob Shireman

Senior Fellow, The Century Foundation; former Deputy Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of Education

S. David Wu

Provost & Executive Vice President, George Mason University

William Hansen

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

Chauncey Lennon

Vice President for the Future of Learning and Work, Lumina Foundation

Doug Becker

Founder & Chairman of Cintana Education; Founder of Laureate Education, Inc.

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

Lorrie Clemo

President, D’Youville College

Dan Greenstein

Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education

Michelle Marks

Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures, George Mason University

Judith Eaton

President, Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Vivek Sharma

CEO & Founder, InStride

Lesa Roe

Chancellor, University of North Texas System

Dan Feitelberg

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

John Latham

CEO, INTO University Partnerships

Pete Wheelan

CEO, InsideTrack

Edward Seidel

Vice President for Economic Development and Innovation (VPEDI), University of Illinois System

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, Simmons University

Geoff 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

Deborah Crawford

Vice President for Research, Innovation & Economic Impact, George Mason 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)

Dorothy Leland

Chancellor, 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

Representative Past Speakers

Tim Kaine

United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia

William Ballhaus

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Blackboard

Mark Becker

President, Georgia State University

Jeffrey Bethke

Executive Vice President & CFO, DePaul University

Rafael Bras

Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Georgia Institute of Technology

Johannes Britz

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

Alan Brangman

Executive Vice President & University Treasurer, University of Delaware

Sylvia Burwell

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

Wes Bush

Chairman, Northrop Grumman Corporation

Ángel Cabrera

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Antonio Calcado

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; 49th Governor of Indiana

Janine Davidson

President, Metropolitan State University of Denver; former Under Secretary of the United States Navy

Jennifer (J.J.) Davis

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Virginia

Tim Edwards

Provost, University of West Alabama

Marcheta Evans

President, Bloomfield College

Edward Feser

Provost & Executive Vice President, Oregon State University

Susan Fitzgerald

Associate Managing Director, Public Finance Group, Moody’s Investors Service; Leader of Moody’s Global Higher Education and Not-for-Profit Ratings Team

Millie Garcia

President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities

Donald Graham

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

Jay Hawthorn

Managing Director, Barclays Investment Bank

Chris Hoehn-Saric

Senior Managing Director, Sterling Partners

Ritu Kalra

Managing Director, Head of Western Region & Higher Education Public Sector & Infrastructure Finance, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Marisa Kelly

President, Suffolk University

Ranch Kimball

Member, Board of Trustees, Boston University

Charles King

Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance, James Madison University

Eric LaMott

Interim President, Concordia University, St. Paul

Rick Miranda

Provost & Executive Vice President, Colorado State University

Javier Miyares

President, University of Maryland University College

Stephen Moret

President and CEO, Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Sandra Mooney

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer, Houston Baptist University

Chip Paucek

CEO, 2U Inc.

Scott Potter

Senior Director, Comprehensive Energy Management, The Ohio State University

Nicole Smith

Chief Economist, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Michael Valdes

Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, Eastern Michigan University

David Van Zandt

President, The New School

Ruth Watkins

President, University of Utah

Belle Wheelan

President, Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges

Ardine Williams

Vice President of Workforce Development, HQ2 at Amazon

Jessica Wood

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

2020 Attendees

Please join executive leaders from the following colleges and universities:
Invited guests are welcome to register by clicking the link below.


Unless otherwise noted, all activities shall take place at:

George Mason University  |  Van Metre Hall  |  3351 Fairfax Drive  |  Arlington, VA

Day 1

Monday, April 13

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 

Top of The Hay
The Hay-Adams
800 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

Day 2

Tuesday, April 14

7:45 am
Registration; Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Opening remarks; Morning sessions

12 pm

1 pm
Afternoon sessions

4:50 pm

Day 3

Wednesday, April 15

8 am
Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Keynote address; Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch

Program Highlights

Peer universities share their experience in partnering with private companies across a range of areas, including:
  • Online programs
  • Student housing and campus infrastructure projects
  • Innovation districts
  • Energy and campus assets 
  • Global student mobility
Sample discussion topics:
  • Higher education: 2020 & beyond
  • Financial and academic risks involved with public-private partnerships
  • Partnerships as a catalyst for change management
  • The university and the future of work

Travel & Accommodations

P3•EDU will be held at George Mason’s Arlington, Virginia, campus approximately 15 minutes from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) and 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport (IAD).

To view a map of the George Mason University Arlington campus click here.

The Westin Arlington Gateway

801 North Glebe Rd.  |  Arlington, VA 22203


Van Metre Hall
3351 Fairfax Drive
Arlington, VA 22201


Frequently Asked Questions


What are the dates of the conference?

Conference dates are all day Tuesday, April 14, and the morning of Wednesday, April 15, 2020. A welcome reception will be held the evening of Monday, April 13, 2020.

What does my registration fee include?

Registration fees include access to all conference activities and meals:

Monday, April 13 – Welcome Reception
Tuesday, April 14 – Full Day Program; Continental Breakfast, Lunch, and Reception
Wednesday, April 15- 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 info@p3edu.com if you are interested in attending.

What is the registration fee?

The registration fee for college, university and association attendees is $495. The registration fee for corporate and non-university attendees is $1,995.

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 p3edu@wilsonwest.com.

How do I make changes to my registration?

If you need to make any changes to your registration, please email p3edu@wilsonwest.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 March 10, 2020. No refunds will be given after March 10, 2020. Please email p3edu@wilsonwest.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 p3edu@wilsonwest.com.


What airport do I fly into?

Two major airports serve the Arlington, VA, area: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) is just 7 miles away and Dulles International Airport (IAD) is 21 miles away.

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?

George Mason University – Van Metre Hall – 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201

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 Westin Arlington Gateway. Service will be provided to and from both the evening reception Monday, April 13, as well as to and from George Mason University Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15. A detailed transportation schedule will be provided to all registered attendees in advance of the event.

Will parking be available at George Mason University?

Yes. All registered attendees will have free on-site parking for the duration of the event. To view a map of the George Mason University campus, click here.

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