Representative Past Speakers

Tim Kaine

United States Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia

Anant Agarwal

CEO, edX

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

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

Charles King

Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance, James Madison University

Doug Lederman

Editor, Inside Higher Ed

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

Co-Founder and CEO, 2U

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

Shoshana Vernick

Managing Director, Sterling Partners

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