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logoThe following information represents the agenda for the 2017 Regional and Branch Campus Administrators Conference at the Longboat Key Club Resort.  The conference is designed for and with presentations by the senior executive of a branch campus. The conference organizers will update this page as information about conference sessions becomes known.  We hope this information is of value and will help those considering attending the conference to understand the conference format and plan their time.

 

General Conference Site Information

 

All sessions, continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, and luncheons will be held in the Longboat Key Club Resort Center.  Suggested attire for conference sessions is casual.

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The Tuesday banquet will be held in the Islandside Club House, adjacent to the Golf course.  Suggested dress for the banquet is business casual.

 

The resort requests business casual for dining at on-site restaurants.  Smoking is not permitted in the public areas or at meeting or social functions.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RBCA 2018

 

 

TENTATIVE CONFERENCE SCHEDULE RBCA 2018

 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

 

3-6 p.m.                 Conference Registration - Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

3:30-5 p.m.           KEYNOTE: Change and Collaboration with Community Partners: The Development and Maintenance of Harmonious Town-Gown Relationships -- Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi, President, College Town Assessment, LLC – John Ringling Room

 

5-7 p.m.                 Welcome Reception – Barefoots Bar, poolside

 

Dinner on your own

 

 

Monday, June 11, 2018 – Focus on Relevance in Today’s Operating Environment

 

7:45 a.m.               Continental Breakfast and Conference Registration – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

8:30 a.m.               Welcome – Bill Willan and Jim Smith, Ohio University – John Ringling Room

 

8:45 a.m.               KEYNOTE: What We All Need to Know about Competency-Based Education -- Dr. Linda Schott, President, Southern Oregon University – John Ringling Room

 

10:00 a.m.            Refreshment Break – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

10:15 a.m.            Effective Leadership in Action: Mobilizing Campus and Community Partners-- Dr. Stephen M. Gavazzi, President, College Town Assessment, LLC

 

11:15 a.m.            Town-Gown in a Small Town: Advocacy and Community-Building Proposed

  • Dr. Walter Collins, Campus Dean, USC Lancaster
  • Dr. Ron Cox, Associate Dean, USC Lancaster
  • Dr. Lisa Hammond, Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Research, USC Lancaster

 

12:00  p.m.           Luncheon – John Ringling Room or as announced

 

1:15 p.m.               What workforce development is and how to refocus our educational programs to that align with employers needs for economic stability, growth and competitiveness

  • Dr. Jean Wihbey, Provost of Palm Beach State College in Lake Worth, Florida

 

2:00 p.m.               Refreshment Break – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

2:15 p.m.               A Regional/Branch Campus System Efforts to Remain Relevant:  Survival Mode in an “Online World”

  • Dr. Linda Bradley relocated from Nashville in 2007, where she had served as Chief Academic Officer of the Coordinating Board for the Tennessee Higher Education Commission since 1996.

 

3:00 p.m.               Managing the Implementation of an Academic Success Center: Startup Pitfalls and Early Successes

  • Leslie Hafer, Executive Director, Valdosta Campus and the Albany Extension Center of Georgia Military College

 

3:30 p.m.               Transferring Just Got Easier; A Collaboration Between Community Colleges and Southeast Missouri State University

  • Pauletta Burns, Coordinator of Academic Programs - Poplar Bluff Site, Southeast Missouri State University.
  • Lisa Webb, Director of Extended Learning – Regional Site Operations at Southeast Missouri State University.

 

4:00 p.m.               Improving System-Wide Collaboration through Coordinated Scheduling and the Use of Synchronous Technology

  • Bradley A. Bielski, Ph.D., serves as the dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Tuscarawas. The campus is unique due to local ownership of the buildings and grounds.
  • Denise A. Seachrist, Ph.D., serves as the dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Stark in North Canton, Ohio.
  • Dr. Susan Stocker, Ph.D., serves as the dean and chief administrative Officer of Kent State University at Ashtabula.

 

4:45 p.m.               Reflections on the Day’s Presentations

 

5:00 p.m.               Adjourn for the Day – dinner on your own

 

 

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 – Focus on Structure

 

7:45 a.m.               Continental Breakfast – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

8:30 a.m.               Palmetto College Celebrates Five Years: Innovation, Transformation, and Growth

  • Dr. Walter Collins, Campus Dean, University of South Carolina Lancaster
  • Dr. Susan Elkins, Chancellor, University of South Carolina Palmetto College
  • Mr. Ben Kennedy, Managing Partner and Founder, Kennedy and Company
  • Dr. Mike Sonntag, Campus Dean, University of South Carolina Sumter

 

9:15 a.m.               One Brand, Five Flavors: A Story of Consolidation, Change Management, and Culture Development

  • Dr. Richard Oates, Vice President – Gainesville campus, University of North Georgia
  • Dr. Sandy Ott, Director – Blue Ridge campus, University of North Georgia
  • Dr. Cyndee Perdue Moore, Executive Director – Oconee campus, University of North Georgia
  • Dr. Jason Pruitt, Executive Director – Cummings campus, University of North Georgia

 

10:00 a.m.            Refreshment Break – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

10:15 a.m.            Best strategies for the integration of regional campuses into a central system.

  • Dr. Jarrod Tudor, Ph.D., LL.M., Dean, Wayne College, Acting Dean, The LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education

 

11:00 a.m.            The Rationale for and Creation of Student Housing on a Small Rural Campus

  • Dr. David H. Devier, President of Glen Oaks Community College in Centreville, Michigan

 

11:30 a.m.            Lunch on your own

 

1:30 p.m.               Networking opportunities and discussions with colleagues

 

6:30-7 p.m.           Reception – Islandside Club House

 

7:00 p.m.               Banquet – Islandside Club House

 

 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 -- Focus on Diversity

 

7:45 a.m.               Breakfast – Resort Center Lobby Foyer

 

8:30 a.m.               Intentionally Global: Fostering Global Education on the Regional Campus

  • Dr. Jeremy Webster, Dean of Ohio University Zanesville

 

9:15 a.m.               Branch Campus Leadership: Increasing Social Capital through leadership, Diversity and Recruitment initiatives

  • Gary Lacy, Professor, Human Services and Human Development, and teach courses in ethics and personality theory at the State University of New York/Empire State College.

 

10:00 a.m..           Conference Evaluation

 

10:30 a.m.            Conference Closing

 

10:45 a.m.            Business Session

 

Revised April 23, 2018

 

 
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