Orkand Chair Distinguished Lecture Series

Spring 2014

The Future of Higher Education

Presented by Dr. John Cavanaugh, president and CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area and former chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, will speak on the future of higher education at UMUC on March 20, 2014. Following the lecture, Dr. Brit Kirwan, chancellor of the University System of Maryland, will moderate a panel discussion. Panelists include Dr. Candace Thille, director of the Open Learning Initiative, a research fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning, and assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University; Dr. Mark Milliron, cofounder and chief learning officer of the student success and analytics innovator Civitas Learning; and Mr. Hal Plotkin, senior policy advisor in the Office of the Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education, which has responsibility for all federal higher education policies and programs.