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The H. Kent Weldon Conference for Higher Education is an annual convening of Indiana students, educators, business, community and government leaders to share and discuss ideas that impact higher education and workforce development within the State.
2015 H. Kent Weldon Conference for Higher Education
Connecting College and Careers
April 14, 2015
Indianapolis Marriott North
3645 River Crossing Pkwy
Indianapolis, Indiana 46240
8:30 – Registration and Breakfast
9:30 – Welcoming Remarks and Introductions
• Teresa Lubbers, Commissioner for Higher Education
• Sue Ellspermann, Lieutenant Governor of Indiana
10:00 – Keynote Address
• Carol D'Amico, Executive Vice President, National Engagement and Philanthropy, USA Funds
11:15 – Breakout Sessions
Breakout Session 1
• Dr. William Katip, President, Grace College and Seminary
• Bob Vitoux, Vice President Commercial Operations US, Biomet Inc.
Breakout Session 2
• Dr. Paul Ferguson, President, Ball State University
• Mike Altendorf, Vice President of Information Technology, Do it Best Corp.
12:30 – Networking Lunch
1:30 – Reflection
• Gerry Dick, President and Managing Editor, Grow Indiana Media Ventures, LLC
2:00 – Closing Remarks
• Dennis Bland, Chairman of the Commission for Higher Education
Keynote Address Presentation
Breakout Session 1
Networking Lunch and Reflection Questions
April 10, 2014: Agenda
"The Value Proposition: Making Higher Education Matter… MORE"
Guest Presenters Packet Materials Feedback Form
April 2, 2013: Agenda
"Meeting Workforce Demand: Aligning Higher Education and Indiana's Economic Future"
April 16, 2012: Agenda
"Reaching Higher, Achieving More: A Success Agenda for Higher Education in Indiana"
April 15, 2011: Agenda
"Defining College Success: Learning Outcomes Matter"
April 19, 2010: Agenda
"Challenges and Opportunities: Increasing College Productivity"
April 17, 2009: Agenda
"Degrees of Success: Creating a Culture of College Completion in Indiana"
Featured Speaker: Dr. Richard Longworth, Senior Fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and author of Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism
The Changing Agenda for Higher Education Access and Success--Dewayne Matthews
The State’s Economy and Higher Education--Charles Schalliol
The Spellings Commission and Indiana: Setting the Pace or Falling Behind? -- Kristin Conklin