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

Jared Polis

Governor of Colorado

Nasser Paydar

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

Susan Fitzgerald

Senior Vice President, Higher Education Finance, Moody’s Investors Service

Mark Becker

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

Edward Seidel

President, University of Wyoming

Geoffrey Chatas

Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, University of Michigan

Jessica Wood

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

Chauncy Lennon

Vice President for Learning and Work, Lumina Foundation

Julie Skolnicki

Senior Managing Director, University Partnerships, Greystar

Stephen Moret

President & CEO, Strada Education Network

Luoluo Hong

Vice President for Student Engagement and Well-Being, Georgia Institute of Technology

Ryan Craig

Managing Director, Achieve Partners

Jay Vaughan

Partner & Chair of the Education Practice, Cooley LLP

Rose Pascarell

Vice President for University Life, George Mason University

John Katzman

CEO, Noodle

Brian Sedlak

Partner & Real Estate Practice Leader, Jones Day

Valeria Alberola


Lee Gardner

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Guy Wilkinson

Principal, KPMG

Ruth White

President, InsideTrack

Gates Bryant

Partner, Tyton Partners

Judy Olian

President, Quinnipiac University

Melik Khoury

President & CEO, Unity College

Ben Wildavsky

Visiting Scholar, University of Virginia

Jeff Turner

Executive Vice President, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Monique Snowden

Senior Vice Chancellor for Strategic Enrollment & Student Success, University of Colorado Denver

James Sparkman

Partner, Alpha Education

Nilesh Patel

CEO, LeadSquared

Patrick O’Rourke

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

Carol Kissal

Senior Advisor, Accenture Strategy and Consulting

Bridget Burns

CEO, University Innovation Alliance

Ted Mitchell

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

Joseph Harroz

President, The University of Oklahoma

Peter Brohoski

Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield

Jennifer Walsh

Senior Vice President & Provost, Hawai’i Pacific University

Bruce Douglas

CEO, EducationDynamics

Carrie Besnette Hauser

President & CEO, Colorado Mountain College

Lori Carrell

Chancellor, University of Minnesota Rochester

Anant Agarwal

Chief Platform Officer, 2U/edX

Chris Cowen

Chief Financial Officer, University of Florida

Anne Skleder

President, Brenau University

Ben Nelson

Founder & Chancellor, Minerva University

Chris Elmore

Vice President, Goldman Sachs & Co.

Doug Becker

Founder & Chairman, Cintanta Education

Patricia Kingsley

Chief Information Officer, Hastings College

Jennifer Blum

Founder, Blum Higher Education Advising

Serdar Tufekci

Vice President & Head of Major Partnerships, ENGIE North America

Todd Zipper

President, Wiley University Services

Kumar Kintala

Innovation Hub Director, Discovery Partners Institute (DPI), University of Illinois

Scott Carlson

Senior Reporter, The Chronicle of Higher 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

Charles Iannuzzi

President, Global, Beacon Education

Horacio Sosa

President and CEO, Rowan Global, an affiliate of Rowan University

Raj Kaji

CEO, Akademos

Aurora Winslade

Director, Office of Sustainability, Stanford University

Scott Chadwick

Chief of Corporate Partnership Acquisitions, Maryville University of Saint Louis

Chad Bandy

Managing Director, KPMG

Christine Heitz

Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

John Childs

Co-founder, Evidence In Motion (EIM)

Nachiket Paratkar

Senior Vice President, Higher Education, LearningMate Solutions

Jamie Wilhelm

Executive Vice President, American Campus Communities

Veronica Salazar

Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Business Affairs, University of Texas at San Antonio

Jay Hatcher

Senior Vice President, Wiley University Services

Adam Glaser

Planning and Strategies, Perkins & Will

Rhiannon Bailard

Chief Operating Officer, University of California Hastings College of Law

Saurabh Sanghvi

Partner, McKinsey & Company

Jon Kaplan

Managing Partner, Inspara Partners

Brent White

Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, Golden Gate University

Kelly Otter

Dean, School of Continuing Studies, Georgetown University

Philip Rogers

Chancellor, East Carolina University

Becky Laman

Senior Vice President of Strategy, TimelyMD

Tyce Henry

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

Jessica Sebeok

Vice President for Global Government Partnerships and Public Policy, Wiley

David Eby

Vice President of Enrollment and Marketing, New England College

David Andrews

Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Global

Joseph Matteo

Executive Director - Sustainable Solutions, NextEra Energy Resources

Gerald Hunter

Vice President, Finance and Administration, Norfolk State University

Jamienne Studley

President, WASC Senior Commission on Colleges & Universities


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

Ángel Cabrera

President, Georgia Institute of Technology

Henry Cisneros

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

Dorothy Leland

Chancellor Emerita, University of California, Merced

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

Amit Sevak

President & CEO, ETS

Paul Brailsford

CEO, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Tim Sands

President, Virginia Tech

Brian Napack

President & CEO, Wiley

Chris Hoehn-Saric

Senior Managing Director, Sterling Partners

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

William Ballhaus

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Blackboard

Michael Le Roy

President, Calvin University

Peter McPherson

President, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

Jeffrey Bethke

Executive Vice President & CFO, DePaul University

Sylvia Burwell

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

Edward Feser

Provost & Executive Vice President, Oregon State University

Helen Drinan

President Emerita, Simmons University

Brian Blake

Provost and Executive Vice President, The George Washington University

Marni Baker Stein

Provost & Chief Academic Officer, Western Governors University

Alan Brangman

Executive Vice President & University Treasurer, University of Delaware

Wes Bush

Chairman, Northrop Grumman Corporation

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)

Johannes Britz

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

Sally Amoruso

Chief Partner Officer, EAB

Farouk Dey

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

Antonio Calcado

Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Rutgers University

Marcheta Evans

President, Bloomfield College

Scott Potter

Senior Director, Comprehensive Energy Management, The Ohio State University

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

Mitch Daniels

President, Purdue University; 49th Governor of Indiana

Donald Graham

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

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

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

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

Day 1

Wednesday, September 27

5:30 – 7:30 pm
Welcome reception 

Peaks Lounge
Hyatt Regency Denver
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 pm

1 pm
Afternoon sessions

4:50 pm

Day 3

Friday, September 29

8 am
Continental breakfast

8:30 am
Keynote address; Morning sessions

12 pm
Closing remarks; Lunch

Invited guests are welcome to register by clicking the link below.

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.

1111 14th Street, Denver, CO


Rate: $375.00 plus tax and fees

Instructions: Click on “Check Rates”

Select dates and enter your group code (case sensitive): 230927P3E

Confirm room and details

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 303-389-3300 to make your reservation.

Reference Group Code 230927P3E. Discounted rate is available until 9/6/2023, based on availability.

Book Now

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.

Book Now

1701 Wynkoop Street, Denver, CO, 80202


Rate: $349.00 plus tax and fees

Instructions: The reservation link is good for the nights between September 25th and 29th. If you require additional nights, or have special room requests, please call the hotel directly at 844-432-9374 to make your reservation.

Reference Group Code 331230927PEDU. Discounted rate is available until 9/6/2023, based on availability.

Book Now

1600 Wewatta Street, Denver, CO, 80202


Rate:  $319.00 plus tax and fees (The $25 Guest Amenity Fee will be complimentary)

Instructions: The reservation link is good for the nights between September 25th and 29th. If you require additional nights, or have special room requests, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-368-2544 to make your reservation.

Reference Group Code SP3 or P3EDU room block.

Discounted rate is available until 9/6/2023, based on availability.

Book Now
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    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