Jon Anderson

Dr. Jon Anderson serves as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Southern Utah University. He also serves as a professor of strategic management in the Dixie L. Leavitt School of Business. He came to SUU in 2020 after serving as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Middle Georgia State […]

Sonny Ramasawamy

Sonny Ramaswamy is president of Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Sonny served for six years as President Barack Obama’s appointee as the Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture in Washington, DC. NIFA catalyzes transformative discoveries, education, and engagement to solve societal and agricultural challenges. Previously, Sonny served as dean of Oregon State University’s College […]

Charlie Anastasi

Charlie Anastasi leads the Partnerships team for Rize, which is responsible for developing and maintaining partnerships that help colleges and universities to launch affordable, market-responsive academic programs that actively grow enrollment. After joining Rize in its earliest days, Charlie has worked alongside his colleagues to grow the Rize partner base tenfold to nearly 100 institutions. […]

Janet Dufek

Janet S. Dufek, Ph.D., has held numerous leadership roles during her professional career. Dr. Dufek is presently the vice provost for Faculty Affairs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), where she supports over 4000 faculty and staff. Prior to moving into this position, Dr. Dufek served as associate dean in the School of […]

Katie Lampley

Katie Lampley, Ph.D., is an organizational development and diversity, equity, and inclusion practitioner with 25+ years of experience in various industries—most notably, in Higher Education and Financial Services. As VP and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer at Bentley University, Katie leads institution-wide strategic efforts to advance the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence. Her portfolio includes […]

Altheia Richardson

Dr. Altheia Richardson’s career in higher education has spanned over 30 years, primarily focused on making the institutions at which she has worked to be more diverse, equitable and inclusive. While at Clemson University, Dr. Richardson was afforded the unique opportunity to develop and lead the first Multicultural Affairs Department in 1996.  She led this […]

Carmen Twillie Ambar

Carmen Twillie Ambar is the 15th president of Oberlin College and the first African American leader in the institution’s 190-year history. Ambar came to Oberlin in 2017, after serving nine years as president of Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania. At Oberlin, President Ambar has successfully implemented a number of transformative initiatives that promote a […]

Dr. Anjam Chaudhary

Dr. Anjam Chaudhary plays a pivotal role in global DEI initiatives at Michigan State University’s Office of International Studies and Programs, leading transformative programs. Specializing in global DEI, inclusive leadership, intercultural competence, and communication, she brings a wealth of experience in fostering inclusive practices across a diverse community of students, staff, and faculty on a […]

Roman Yavich

Roman Yavich fell in love with travel and sustainability in college. After studying abroad in Chile and researching economic inequality in Argentina, he saw the potential for sustainable tourism to be a model for economic development. He received a Fulbright Grant in 2006 to research sustainable tourism in Nicaragua. In 2007 he co-founded Comunidad Connect, […]

Dr. Sumanth G. Reddy

Dr. Sumanth G. Reddy received his B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, an M.S. from the University of North Texas, and a Ph.D. from Kansas State University, all in Geography. His research interests are in medical, cultural, population, and tourism geography, with regional application in Africa and Asia. Dr. Reddy has traveled globally for […]