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2013 Statewide Trustees Conference

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Breakout Sessions Block 1
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Overview

Breakout Sessions Block 1

Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, MDHE
Carlos Santiago, Senior Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs, MDHE

Pat Byrne, Executive Dean, Harvard Divinity School and Member, Governor’s Public Education Nominating Council
Ellen Chaffee, Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards (AGB)
Moderator: Dena Papanikolaou, General Counsel, MDHE

Marita Rivero, Board Chair, Bunker Hill Community College
Royall Mack, Board Chair, Middlesex Community College
Moderator: Richard Covel, Board Chair, Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Bryan Baldwin, Vice President for University Advancement, Bridgewater State University
Ahmed Abdelal, Provost, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Jacqueline Moloney, Executive Vice Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Moderator: Louis Ricciardi, Board Chair, Bridgewater State University

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Breakout Sessions Block 2

Steve Hall, Vice President for Alumni Relations, Boston University
Jeffrey Mills, President/CEO, The University of Maine Foundation
Moderator: David Bass, Director of Foundation Programs and Research, AGB

Ellen Chaffee, Senior Fellow, AGB
Carlos Santiago, Senior Deputy Commissioner for Academic Affairs, MDHE

  • Panel—Essential Habits of Energized, Engaged Boards
    Some boards are harmonious; others lethargic. Discover how some campuses use professional development initiatives, engagement projects, committee structures and self-assessment tools to keep their board members closely involved in the workings of the institution.

Linda Cavaioli, Trustee, Quinsigamond Community College
Tyler Fairbank, Board Chair, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Fernando Garcia, Board Chair, Bristol Community College
Royall Mack, Board Chair, Middlesex Community College
Moderator: Rich Yagjian, Board Chair, North Shore Community College

  • Panel—Conducting a Comprehensive Presidential Evaluation
    Comprehensive evaluations are conducted every three to five years. They are more
    substantive than the annual presidential assessments completed each year. In this
    session, trustees will talk about the process of conducting comprehensive assessments, their impact on the campus and the campus culture.

    George Albro, Personnel Committee Chair, Worcester State University
    Jeffrey Linehan, Vice Chair, Northern Essex Community College
    Helen Caulton-Harris, Board Chair, Holyoke Community College
    Pamela Carrington Scott, Board Chair, Salem State University
    Moderator: Ronald Valerio, Board Chair, Worcester State University

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Breakout Sessions Block 3

Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, MDHE
Charles F. Desmond, Chair, Board of Higher Education

Ellen Chaffee, Senior Fellow, AGB

  • Panel—Public Higher Education’s Role in Workforce Development
    Massachusetts public colleges and universities now educate more than half of all undergraduates, most of whom are destined to become part of the Commonwealth’s future workforce. Workforce development is a critical component of public higher education’s mission. In this session, learn about three innovative approaches to workforce development: ROXMAPP—Roxbury Community College’s partnership with Madison Park High School; Middlesex Community College’s industry advisory panel; and the partnership between UMass Medical Center and Worcester State to increase the number of nurses educated at the baccalaureate level.

Brenda Mercomes, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Roxbury Community College
Caesar Mickens, Director, Early College Expansion, Jobs for the Future
Don Brady, Assistant Dean, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Middlesex
Community College
Steve DiCato, Lead Cyber-Security Engineer, MITRE
Stephanie Chalupka, Associate Dean of Nursing, Worcester State University
Cathy Jewell, Associate Chief Nursing Officer, UMass Memorial Medical Center
Moderator: David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and
Workforce Development, MDHE

  • Presentation and Panel—The President-Board Relationship
    Comprehensive evaluations are conducted every three to five years. They are more
    substantive than the annual Presidential assessments completed each year. In this
    session, trustees will talk about the process of conducting comprehensive assessments, their impact on the campus and the campus culture.

    Hector Toledo, Board Chair, Springfield Technical Community College
    Ira Rubenzahl, President, Springfield Technical Community College
    Moderator: Tom Meredith, Consultant, AGB

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