Pittsburgh Technical College Presents
Reimagining the Future of Higher Education
Recording from the webinar event
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Date: February 3, 2021
Time: 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm EST
Duration: 90 minutes. If you have a conflict, please register so that you receive a recorded copy of the event.
Explore how to re-imagine the challenges and opportunities in higher education.
This 90-minute webinar will explore the challenges faced by higher education leaders as families and students question if the post-pandemic experience will meet their expectations. As higher education pivots away from established norms, leaders must think outside of the box and chart new teaching, learning, and support paths for the future. Our featured panelists will provide insight into their unique challenges and how they have reimagined what higher education learning, teaching, and support will look like in the coming years. Emphasis on repositioning a higher education institution for the future will be a significant focus of the discussion.
Meet the Host/Moderator
Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith
President/CEO of Pittsburgh Technical College (PTC)
With more than 25 years of senior and executive leadership experience in higher education, including two presidencies and an executive vice chancellorship, Dr. Alicia B. Harvey-Smith, is a scholar practitioner who believes in the transformational power of education. An author and thought-leader, she strategically plans, leads change and redesigns, for the future. Believing Applied and Technical Colleges will play a significant role in rebuilding America’s workforce, PTC is being positioned as a national model, educator of choice, and pipeline to middle skills careers fueling economic development. Additionally, she is developing a re-imagined Strategic Enrollment Management Model that includes diversifying alternative revenue generation for improved institutional sustainability and growth.
Meet the Panelists
Dr. Kenneth Hartman
Managing Partner, Hartman and Associates, LLC
Dr. Hartman is an international renowned educational entrepreneur, having served for nearly four decades as a university president, professor, and administrator at leading universities. Most recently, he served as president of Drexel University Online, a subsidiary of Drexel University, and is now the Managing Partner at Hartman and Associates, LLC, a higher education consulting firm.
Dr. Annette Parker
President of South Central College
Dr. Parker is the President of South Central College, a Minnesota state community and technical college. She has been involved in workforce education and the manufacturing industry for more than 35 years, and has served on a number of local and national boards. Throughout her career, she has been an inspiration particularly for minority and non-traditional students.
Dr. Roberta C. Teahen
Founding Director, Doctorate in Community College Leadership
Roberta “Robbie” Teahen’s experience includes secondary and postsecondary teaching and leadership roles. Most recently she served as Associate Provost at Ferris State University and as founding director of the Doctorate in Community College Leadership. Professional endeavors include extensive service to the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) as team chair, assessment mentor, and member of the Institutional Actions Council in addition to service on the Community College Baccalaureate Association (CCBA) board.
Dr. Brian K. Johnson
Chief Workforce Officer, AspireAbility
Dr. Brian K. Johnson is a seasoned educational administrator and entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience as a leader in higher education, college president, professor, consultant, and business owner. He has successfully launched initiatives to strengthen academic institutions and workforce training totaling hundreds of millions of dollars. Dr. Johnson is passionate about providing educational access to hard-to-reach populations and individuals interested in career pathways. He currently serves as Chief Workforce Officer for AspireAbility, a data-driven talent management firm.