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Opening Keynote - Lynn Gangone, Ed.D.
Disruptive innovation . . . shifting demographics . . . declining affordability . . . increased competition . . . information ubiquity . . . enrollment roller coasters . . . the post-traditional student . . . competency-based education . . . shrinking financial aid . . . online v. on-ground . . . non-profit v. for-profit . . . these topics and others like them define the turbulence of 21st century higher education. As women and men consider leading in higher education, from wherever we serve, what do we do to remain engaged and effective leaders? How do we understand the complexity of higher education and work within systems that change daily? As we move up and through college and university environments, how do we navigate change for ourselves, and others, and provide leadership in these turbulent times? In this keynote address the many forces impacting contemporary higher education will be identified and discussed. Perspectives on managing change and providing leadership in turbulent environments will be identified, and specific strategies to evaluate your own capacity for managing change and leading within your department, your university, and your profession will be addressed.
Dr. Lynn M. Gangone is dean of Colorado Women's College, University of Denver and associate clinical professor of higher education. CWC is an undergraduate college that empowers women to be bold leaders in the communities where they live, work, and engage. She is a nationally known expert on leadership in higher education and serves on the faculties of several national leadership institutes, including APTA's Emerging Leaders Institute. Her most recent publications include a chapter in Women and leadership in higher education (2014), chapter in Rethinking leadership in a complex, multicultural, and global environment (2009), and an article in Journal About Women in Higher Education (2008), as well as thought pieces in The Shriver Report (2013) among others. Her media mentions include Rocky Mountain PBS as a pay equity expert, USA Today regarding the appointment of Janet Yellen, and The Denver Post for the Benchmarking Women's Leadership in the US report. She recently delivered her first TED talk at TEDxMileHigh in June 2014. Dr. Gangone holds an EdD and MED from Columbia University; and MS and CAS from State University of New York at Albany; a BA from The College of New Rochelle; and has certifications from the Harvard University Institute for Educational Management (2010) and Trustee Leadership Development (1995).
Closing Keynote - Lynn Gangone, Ed.D.
Creating a culture of academic leadership requires a commitment from faculty to first empower themselves to be effective leaders. Administrative support offers an additional foundation for establishing the type of learning environment that enables faculty members and students to thrive as leaders in this ever-changing society. Strategies for faculty empowerment that lead to students’ positive perceptions of leadership may be easily integrated into an academic culture when leadership concepts are understood and embraced. Academicians have the responsibility of exhibiting effective leadership and teaching optimal leadership. Establishing a leadership narrative where everyone can participate in everyday leadership will have a positive and lasting effect beyond the classroom walls.
Dr. Sandee Dunbar is the Assistant Dean of Professional Development and Education in the College of Health Care Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. She received her undergraduate degree in Occupational Therapy from Loma Linda University, her Masters of Art degree in Occupational Therapy from New York University and her doctor of public administration degree from Nova Southeastern University. She has been an occupational therapy clinician for over 25 years and continues to see private clients. She has authored several journal articles and two occupational therapy textbooks, including one on occupational perspectives of leadership. She recently completed the second edition of this book with co-editor, Dr. Kris Winston. Dr. Dunbar has received numerous awards, including two alumna of the year awards and three Golden Apple teaching awards. Dr. Dunbar currently oversees the College of Health Care Sciences’ Center for Academic and Professional Excellence, which includes a Leadership and Management Academy for faculty members who aspire to improve their leadership skills.