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.
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.
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.
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.