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Opening Plenary Speakers: Technological Innovation and Trends in the Higher Education Space

Adnrew Magliozzi CC

Andrew Magliozzi, Co-founder & CEO, AdmitHub

Andrew Magliozzi has dedicated his career to developing technology to help students learn and succeed. Before founding AdmitHub in 2014, he founded Signet Education (2005) and (2010). Andrew has an undergraduate degree from Harvard College '05 and also attended Hack Reactor '13. In his spare time, Andrew practices the ancient art of Italian Yoga.

Duana Malone CC

Duana Malone, Managing Principal, Tech Queen Systems

As the CEO & Founder of Tech Queen Systems, Duana Malone offers expertise in customer relationship management & systems automation, and has executive leadership experience with top Fortune 500 companies. With more than 30 years' experience, “The Tech Queen” also serves as the Chief Strategist & Visionary for the Nevada Help Desk Project, and is an international operations and technology consultant, a computer programmer, website designer & app developer.

Kevin Martin CC

Kevin Martin, General Manager for Higher Education, Parchment

Kevin Martin is the General Manager of Higher Education at Parchment. As GM of Parchment's Higher Ed practice and member of Parchment's Executive Team, Kevin's portfolio involves direct coordination with Product Development and Marketing within the Higher Ed market, direct responsibility for new member acquisition, implementation, existing accounts, and business development, and providing leadership to the Parchment Advisory Board. Kevin holds a B.A. from Calvin College and an M.B.A. from Michigan State University.  

Jeffrey Yan CC

Jeffrey Yan, Co-founder and CEO, Digication

Jeffrey Yan co-founded Digication in 2002, and as CEO of the company, he is the co-creator of Digication's award winning e-Portfolio and Assessment Management System for educational institutions. His expertise focuses upon practical implementation of web and mobile technology, with particular emphasis upon enhancing integrative pedagogy and experiential learning.

Luncheon Plenary Speaker

Bridget Burns

Bridget Burns
Executive Director, University Innovation Alliance

Named one of the “16 Most Innovative People in Higher Education” by Washington Monthly, Bridget Burns is the founding Executive Director of the University Innovation Alliance (UIA), a ground-breaking national consortium of public research universities igniting a movement through their collaborative work to close their achievement gaps and improve outcomes for all students. The UIA was developed during Dr. Burns' tenure at an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellowship at Arizona State University.


Closing Plenary Session: Through the Gate: Learning How to Increase Transfer for “High-Leverage” Students

Darla Cooper CC

Darla Cooper, Executive Director, The RP Group

Dr. Darla M. Cooper is an educational leader and expert in research and evaluation dedicated to using inquiry, data, and evidence to improve the lives of all community college students. After serving for the past several years as the Director of Research and Evaluation for the Research and Planning Group for the California Community Colleges (RP Group), Dr. Cooper was selected to be the Executive Director for the organization. Dr. Cooper has worked in the California Community College system for over 20 years, having previously held institutional research director positions at Santa Barbara City College, Oxnard College, and Ohlone College. She led Student Support (Re)defined, a research project that examined what supports student success, and has been invited to present on this work at various venues across the state. Dr. Cooper recently served as one of the coaches for the American Association of Community Colleges’ (AACC) Pathways Project and is currently co-directing Through the Gate, a research study funded by the College Futures Foundation that will examine what happens with students who appear ready to transfer, but do not.