Susan Sciame-Giesecke is the seventh Chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo. As Chancellor, she is taking bold steps to advocate for the importance of higher education as a benefit to everyone, improving retention and graduation rates in the 14 county service region, and leading regional partnerships in education, business and economic growth and research.
Chancellor Sciame-Giesecke began her academic career teaching speech communication courses. She holds a doctoral degree in communication from Indiana University. In addition to her campus administrative roles, she also directed the Indiana University Enhancing Minority Attainment Conference and the Indiana University Faculty Leadership Institute, each for several years. She has served as the chair of the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance, the chair of the domestic violence shelter board and is an executive board member for the Howard County Opioid Task Force, Security Federal Savings Bank and the United Way Early Childhood Initiative.
Kathleen Gibson, J.D.
Founder & CEO
Kathleen Gibson is the CEO and Founder of APL nextED, a comprehensive academic operations platform that provides workflow support and links faculty and student data to optimize teaching, advising and mentoring to increase student success.
Kathleen has worked as a lawyer, college dean, program developer, professor, and writer. She is a wife, mother, avid reader and yoga enthusiast. Kathleen has studied and written about trends in higher education for the last 20 years.
Kathleen has been described as an audacious leader who knows how to solve big problems by building executable plans and by assembling strong, talented teams. Kathleen has a contagious passion for connecting diverse people around a common vision.
Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence Purdue University
Mangala Subramaniam is Professor and Butler Chair and Director, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence (SBBCLE) at Purdue University, West Lafayette. The mission of the Butler Center is to develop leadership capacity through research, education and collaborations that help advance and broaden representation in academic decision making.
Since coming in as the Director of SBBCLE in 2017, Professor Subramaniam has consolidated and expanded earlier efforts, created new initiatives, and developed a research program. She oversees the activities of the Center that includes offering opportunities to enhance leadership skills and professional development of faculty, especially women, by providing research support, educational seminars, workshops, and programs for faculty. She has created innovative initiatives to enable faculty success and is very committed to inclusive excellence.
Professor Subramaniam is a leading scholar in the areas of gender and its intersections with caste and class, social movements, higher education, environmental justice, and globalization. She has published extensively on these topics – books and articles. She has held elected offices in professional associations. She is currently an Associate Editor of Social Problems, a major journal in sociology, and will be joining the Purdue University Press editorial board as a member starting fall 2020. See www.mangalasubramaniam.com
Marie S. Morris
Provost Anderson University
Dr. Morris, an accomplished leader in higher education, creates environments for discovery, growth, learning, innovation, and realized potential. Currently, she serves as provost at Anderson University, a private institution in central Indiana. Dr. Morris is a graduate of the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Leadership and the 2012-13 Executive Leadership Academy. She provides ongoing mentoring support for numerous emerging leaders, faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Morris earned a Ph.D. in nursing administration from George Mason University, a master’s degree from the University of Virginia, a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University.
VP of Partner Success
Marie is an experienced partner success leader and marketing associate with a demonstrated history of working in the education technology industry. Marie advises and guides APL’s customers, ensuring they implement APL nextED successfully, adopt it widely, and are continually using the platform to its fullest potential. She is skilled in Project Management, Leadership, Content Marketing, and Customer Success and Support.
Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media Ball State University
Paaige K. Turner (Ph.D. Purdue University). Dr. Turner serves as Dean of the College of Communication, Information, and Media, Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, president of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender (OSCLG), and principal associate in Communication Resource Associates, LLC. She is an experienced higher education administrator, communication teacher/scholar and organizational consultant with an extensive background in strategic planning, assessment, recruitment and mentoring, education technology, budget management, group facilitation, change management, and international education. As an award winning teacher-scholar, she has published over 30 chapters and articles in the area of organizational communication, specifically on topics of internationalization, organizational socialization, customer satisfaction, gender, midwifery and birth, breastfeeding, and the body. Most recently she was an associate editor for the International Handbook of Organizational Communication that received the NCA Organizational Communication Division 2017 Edited Book Award.
Provost, Vice President of Instructional Services, and Dean of Faculty Vincennes University
Dr. Laura Treanor is a passionate and dedicated leader with a demonstrated record of achievement in higher education. Her professional history includes rich experiences across a variety of higher education settings and roles. A staunch advocate for instructional quality and student success, Dr. Treanor has held the positions of faculty, Dean, Vice President for Academics, Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, and now Provost at Vincennes University.
Over the course of her 30-year career, Dr. Treanor has served as an exemplary innovator and transformative leader who has developed high-impact teams, heralded new programs and services and championed academic quality.
Dr. Treanor is a skilled communicator with over 50 professional papers, presentations and publications. She is a respected leader, mentor and teacher and has been named Outstanding College/University Educator and Outstanding Grantsperson. She is also an avid competitor who holds several high school records and was named to her High School Athletic Hall of Fame.
Dr. Treanor serves her community in many ways including serving as a board member on the Knox County Life Enrichment Foundation which promotes education and business/industry training and partnerships, the Board of Directors of KCARC whose mission is to advocate and provide opportunities for the well-being of individuals and families with special needs, and as a board member of OptIN, whose mission is to educate high school students on their options whether they be opportunities for employment, enlistment or enrollment in higher education.
Dr. Treanor earned a Doctorate from Virginia Tech University in Curriculum and Instruction and holds a Master’s of Education from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Tech.
Vice President for Advancement Christian Theological Seminary
Dr. Champa is a creative and results-driven leader with 18 years of experience developing, implementing and managing fundraising strategies. Prior to her role at CTS, she served on Earlham College’s senior leadership team, where she was responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of all university advancement functions, including campaign and major gift fundraising, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, stewardship and advancement administration, as well as alumnae/i relations and special events. Prior to her appointment at Earlham, Dr. Champa served as Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Director of School of Music Development at DePauw University. Dr. Champa holds her Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Illinois at Champaign – Urbana.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean Goshen College
Dr. Vendrely serves as the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Academic Dean at Goshen College, where she is also a Professor of Kinesiology. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education in both faculty and administrative roles, including as teaching faculty, program coordinator, department chair, associate provost, and chief academic officer. She is a licensed physical therapist with over 10 years of healthcare experience. She believes in the importance of creating opportunities for women, supporting collaboration and inclusion.
Dean of the School of Educational Leadership Indiana Wesleyan University
Dr. Amie Anderson is the Dean of the School of Educational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University providing leadership for online undergraduate, graduate and doctoral education programs. Dr. Amie Anderson began as a secondary classroom teacher, and now has more than 10 years of experience in Higher Education. She has her Master’s degree in Science Education, and her PhD in Post-Secondary and Adult Education. She has served as a dean in various roles including in the Human Service fields, Education, Student Engagement & Services, and Online Education. She has served on the Michigan ACE Women’s Network Institutional Representative, and is currently serving on the IN ACE Leadership Board. Dr. Anderson has also served as an ABHE Accreditation Evaluator. Dr. Amie Anderson has been described as an exceptional leader who is a data driven problem solver who uses wisdom, and compassion with humility in her leadership. She is known for helping and mentoring others to develop skills and competencies leading to their career advancement.
Provost and Chief Academic Officer Indiana Wesleyan University
Dr. Stacy Hammons earned her Ph.D. and MA in sociology from Washington State University. Additionally, she holds an MSW from the University of Denver and a BSW from the University of Missouri at Columbia. She has served as Indiana Wesleyan’s Provost since 2016. In addition to various administrative roles, she was also a faculty member at Tabor College and Fresno Pacific University, where she taught both social work and sociology. Her scholarship has focused on family relationships, gender, and most recently, assessment and adjuncts.
Ella L. Ingram
Associate Dean for Professional Development Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ella Ingram is Associate Dean for Professional Development and Professor of Biology at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She earned her BA in Biology and Mathematics at Augustana College (IL) and her PhD in Evolution, Ecology & Behavior with a certification in college teaching at Indiana University. During Dr. Ingram’s career at Rose-Hulman, she has blended work with undergraduate students with work in scholarship of teaching and faculty development. Recent directions include faculty leadership development, retention of female faculty, and professional productivity strategies. Her publications have appeared in CBE Life Science Education, Journal of Research in College Teaching, New Directions in Teaching and Learning, IDEA Paper Series, and Journal of College Science Teaching. She was a founding member of Making Academic Change Happen and continues to create active learning experiences for faculty and academic leadership nationwide. She received the greatest honor of her career, Rose-Hulman’s Honorary Alumni Award, in 2016.
Provost Butler University
Dr. Morris was appointed as Butler University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in December 2012. She joined the Butler faculty in 1996 and served from 2007–2011 as chair of the Psychology Department, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, where she is professor of psychology. Dr. Morris earned her bachelor of arts from Gettysburg College and both her master of arts and doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin. Her areas of expertise include social psychology, psychology of gender, methodology, and statistics. Dr. Morris is a charter member and the first president of Butler’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and has received numerous honors and awards during her time at Butler. Within her professional organizations, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Dr. Morris has done considerable work to develop and improve mentoring programs, empower teachers, and develop collaboration among teachers.