Sanford C. Shugart
Sanford C. "Sandy" Shugart currently serves as president of Valencia College in Orlando, Florida, one of the nation's largest and most celebrated two-year colleges. Valencia is widely known for its academic excellence, Learning Centered Initiative, high rates of graduation, and outstanding services to business. Prior to coming to Valencia, Shugart served as president of North Harris College, a large community college in suburban North Houston and a part of the innovative North Harris Montgomery Community College District. There he led efforts in advanced technology, student success, an extensive construction agenda, and aggressive outreach to the inner city. From 1983 to 1991, Shugart served as Vice President for Program Services of the North Carolina Community College System. His responsibilities included academic and technical programs, economic development and workforce training, adult education and literacy studies, and continuing education. Shugart earned his Bachelor of Science, Master of Arts in Teaching, and Ph.D. all at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is widely known for his speaking and writing on servant leadership and is a published poet and songwriter. He enjoys life with Jane, his wife of 30 years, and their four children in Orlando, Florida.
Presentation Title: Shaping the Culture of your Campus
Presentation Description:Peter Drucker once said, "culture eats strategy for breakfast." Yet few are schooled in the fine art of shaping an organization's culture. And unlike many other organizations, higher education already has a received culture rooted in 700 years of history. In this session, we will explore the received cultures of higher education and approaches for engaging in purposeful culture change as a leader.
Bill Balzer is Dean of the BGSU Firelands, Bowling Green State University's regional college in Huron OH. Balzer is also a professor in BGSU's doctoral program in industrial-organizational psychology, one of the five top ranked doctoral programs in the U.S. He has published over 30 articles and chapters and participated in more than 50 conference presentations on a wide range of topics including performance evaluation, job attitudes, evidence-based decision making, and the application of Lean principles and practices to higher education. His 2010 book, Lean Higher Education: Increasing the Value and Performance of University Processes (Productivity Press), is the first book to translate Lean principles and practices for leaders in higher education. He received his Master's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Ph.D. from New York University, both in the fields of I-O psychology.
Presentation Title: Lean Higher Education: Principles and Practices for Making Your Branch Campus More Effective
Presentation Description:Lean principles and practices are used to remove waste and improve the flow of critical campus processes that serve students and others, which leads to demonstrated improvements in satisfaction, reduction in cost, and more engaged and committed employees. Regional campuses provide excellent opportunities to embrace "Lean Higher Education (LHE)" to maintain their excellence despite budget cuts, higher enrollments, and increasing calls for accountability. This session will provide an overview of LHE, share success stories, and explain how your campus can begin its Lean journey.