Liberal Arts Illuminated Speakers

2018 Conference Speakers Include:

  • Randy Bass, Assistant Provost, Georgetown University
  • Mary Brainerd, Retired CEO, HealthPartners
  • Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Education and Workforce Development, Gallup
  • Paul Cerkvenik, President of the Minnesota Private College Council (MPCC) and Minnesota Private College Fund (MPCF)  
  • Nathan Grawe, Professor of Economics, Carleton College
  • Rich Karlgaard, Forbes Publisher and Global Futurist, Economic Leader, Entrepreneur and Author
  • Jillian Kinzie, Director of the Center for Postsecondary Research and the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) Institute, Indiana University
  • L. Lee Knefelkamp, Senior Fellow, Office of Integrative Liberal Learning and the Global Commons, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Kristen Hodge-Clark, Director of Research for the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
  • Lucie Lapovsky, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting
  • Barbara May, Academic Dean at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University
  • Jon McGee, Vice President of Planning and Public Affairs, CSB/SJU
  • Tia Brown McNair, Vice President in the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Student Success, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Michael McPherson, American Academy of Arts and Sciences
  • Amit Mrig, Co-Founder of Academic Impressions
  • Joretta Nelson, Senior Vice President/Owner, Credo
  • Lynn Pasquerella, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
  • Noah Silverman, Senior Director of Learning and Partnerships at Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC)
  • Jay Simmons, President, Simpson College
  • Buffy Smith, Professor of Sociology & Associate Dean of Dougherty Family College, University of St. Thomas
  • Mary Thompson, Managing Director, G100
  • Adam Weinberg, President, Denison University