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Draft Agenda

Students United!: 2011 Massachusetts Public Higher Education Student Leadership Conference

Last updated Wednesday April 6, 2011. This agenda is subject to change; please check back for the most up-to-date information. The final agenda will be available at registration the morning of the conference.

Staff advisors are invited to meet during the morning and afternoon student sessions. Conference room C204 will be available for your use.

8:30 a.m.

Registration and Coffee/Refreshments

9 a.m.

Welcome

  • Charles Cullum, Provost and Vice President, Worcester State University
  • Rich Jones, Student Member, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and President, Student Government Association, Holyoke Community College
  • Chris Wilbur, Chair, Student Advisory Council and Student Trustee, Bristol Community College

9:10 a.m.

Opening Remarks

  • Mary Joyce, Founder, The Meta-Activism Project
  • Lindsay McCluskey, President, United States Student Association

9:55 a.m.

Advocacy Issues – 35-minute Rotating Breakout Sessions
Students will rotate between four sessions. The sessions will repeat at 9:55 a.m., 10:35 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 11:55 a.m. By the end of the rotation every student will attend every session.

  • Digital Activism: Harnessing Social Media for Change
    • Mary Joyce, Founder, The Meta-Activism Project

  • Lobbying with the Pros: Protecting Students’ Interests
    • Jessica Costantino, Director of Advocacy, AARP Massachusetts
    • Lindsay McCluskey, President, United States Student Association
    • Jake Oliveira, Assistant Executive Officer, State University System of Massachusetts Council of Presidents

  • Q&A with Massachusetts Legislators
    • Nate Mackinnon, Assistant Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
    • Senator Michael O. Moore, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Higher Education
    • Representative Tom Sannicandro, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Higher Education

  • Get Smart, Massachusetts: Inside the PHENOM Phenomenon
    • Ferd Wulkan, Organizer, Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)
    • Alex Kulenovic, Organizing Director, Public Higher Education Network of Massachusetts (PHENOM)
    • Ben Taylor, Student, University of Massachusetts Amherst
    • Stasha Lampert, Student, University of Massachusetts Boston
    • Patrick Burke, Student, Westfield State University
    • Stephenson Aman, Student, Bunker Hill Community College

12:30 p.m.

Luncheon

1 p.m.

Keynote: Moving Ideas Into Action

  • Martin T. Meehan, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Lowell
  • Introduction by Mike Mizzoni, Student Advisor, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and President, Student Government Association, University of Massachusetts Lowell

1:35 p.m.

Regional Campus Meetings

  • Western Massachusetts
    Jake Oliveira, Assistant Executive Officer, State University System of Massachusetts Council of Presidents

  • Central Massachusetts
    John Katz, Residence Life Director, Worcester State University

  • Boston/Metro West
    Elizabeth Clark, Director of Student Life and Student Engagement, Roxbury Community College

  • Northeastern Massachusetts
    Stephanie Bryzkowski, Assistant Coordinator of Student Activities, Bunker Hill Community College

  • South Coast/Cape
    Lindsay McCluskey, President, United States Student Association

2:15 p.m.

Regional Group Reports

  • Charles F. Desmond, Chairman, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
  • Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education

2:40 p.m.

Q&A with Commissioner Freeland and Chairman Desmond
We invite you to submit and vote on potential questions in advance at All Our Ideas External Link!

  • Charles F. Desmond, Chairman, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education
  • Richard M. Freeland, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • Rich Jones, Student Member, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and President, Student Government Association, Holyoke Community College
  • Eric Gregoire, Student Advisor, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and President, Student Government Association Fitchburg State University
  • Mike Mizzoni, Student Advisor, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and President, Student Government Association, University of Massachusetts Lowell

3:00 p.m.

Student Leadership Opportunities

  • Rich Jones, Student Member, Massachusetts Board of Higher Education and President, Student Government Association, Holyoke Community College
  • Eric Gregoire, President, Student Government Association Fitchburg State University
  • Mike Mizzoni, President, Student Government Association, University of Massachusetts Lowell

3:10 p.m.

Wrap-Up

  • Chris Wilbur, Chair, Student Advisory Council and Student Trustee, Bristol Community College

3:15 p.m.

Door Prizes

3:30 p.m.

Conclusion

 

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