Leading Transformation within Higher Education during a Period of Major Disruption

Wednesday, October 26 | 10:30a.m. - 11:20a.m. | Meeting Room 207D, Level Two
Session Type: Breakout Session
Delivery Format: Discussion Session
What are the leadership capabilities, characteristics, and capacity required as the headwinds facing higher education and research institutions continue unabated? Forbes.com called higher education ground zero for disruption. Moody's predicts the tripling of college closures in coming years. In the digital economy, no institution is immune, and boards and leaders should be planning today how to transform themselves. The next generation of institutional leadership needs to stay true to mission while competing in a different market and maintain values while discarding ineffective practices, all while dealing with an increasing slough of unfunded mandates, the new "digital native" customer, intensified scrutiny to justify higher ed value, and more. Those leaders who can create and implement successful strategies that include strong digital solutions are best positioned for success.

Outcomes: Understand the capabilities, characteristics, and capacity of next-gen leadership, given market trends and transformation * Understand the systems that leaders must influence and modernize for institutional success * Understand the opportunities and barriers to achieving next-gen leadership


  • Link Alander

    Vice Chancellor / Chief Information Officer, Lone Star College System
  • Tom Andriola

    Vice Chancellor, IT and Data, University of California, Irvine
  • Skip Bazile

    Assistant Dean, Learning Commons and Academic Support Services, Cuyahoga Community College
  • Rashmi Radhakrishnan

    VP/Chief Information Officer, Arcadia University

Resources & Downloads

  • Leading Transformation_slides

    2 MB, pptx - Updated on 11/10/2016