Drivers of change and innovation on college campuses explored at TIAA Institute Higher Education Leadership Conference

NEW YORK (November 16, 2016) — Drivers of change and innovation on college campuses across America, especially against a backdrop of new national leadership, will be the focus of the two-day TIAA Institute’s Higher Education Leadership Conference (HELC), which began today in Manhattan.
“More than ten years, ago, the Higher Education Leadership Conference was born from the TIAA Institute’s unique commitment to higher education and provides a special opportunity for leaders to discuss pressing challenges, learn from peers and explore new approaches,” said Stephanie Bell-Rose, Senior Managing Director and Head of the TIAA Institute. “I’m excited to continue this commitment under 2016’s theme, Waves of Change, that will focus on the latest academic and business model innovations on campuses across the nation.”

Joining the long list of senior university leaders to discuss pressing issues facing higher education at HELC will include Trinity Washington University President and 2016 TIAA Institute Hesburgh Award for Leadership Excellence in Higher Education winner Patricia McGuire, Miami Dade College President Eduardo Padron, UTEP President Diana Natalicio, Texas A&M San Antonio President Cynthia Teniente-Matson, University System of Maryland Chancellor Robert Caret, and CUNY Chancellor James B. Milliken.

HELC will also examine the results of the recent election and the significant reactions and implications that higher education leaders need to consider today and into the future with Bloomberg’s Mark Halperin, the Atlantic’s Molly Ball, and Politico’s Jake Sherman.
The Higher Education Leadership Conference provides an opportunity to share knowledge and showcase research and scholarship in three areas of the Institute’s Higher Education program: academic workforce trends and issues, leadership and financial sustainability.  Some of the research released this year:

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