COMBASE Conference Presentations
2016 Fall Conference – Seattle, WA
September 24-26, 2016

Conference Program

Forum #1 What’s Happening in Accreditation Today?
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Dr. Belle Wheelan, President
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Forum #2 – AACC Priorities: Current Trends and Issues in Community Colleges
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Dr. Walter Bumphus, President/CEO
American Association of Community Colleges

Forum #3 – Department of Education Update
Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Forum #4 – TN Promise: It’s more than free tuition
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Ms. Krissy DeAlejandro, Executive Director, tnAchieves

Forum #5 – Tomorrow’s Workforce Today: The Promise Provided by Youth Apprenticeship Programs
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Ms. Melissa Stowasser, Director of High School Programs, Trident Technical College, SC
Mr. Mitchell Harp, Director of Apprenticeship Programs, Trident Technical College, SC

Forum #6 – To CDE or not to CBE
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Ms. Jean Floten, Chancellor, Western Governors University, WA
Dr. Richard Cummins, President, Columbia Basin College, WA
Dr. Dave Rule, Former President, Bellevue College, WA

Forum #7 – Money Can Make You Successful: The Entrepreneurial College
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Dr. Tony Zeiss, President, Central Piedmont Community College, NC


COMBASE Conference Presentations
2015 Fall Conference – Dallas, TX
September 19-21, 2015

Forum #1– Implementing the Completion by Design (CbD) Initiative; A Perspective through the Lens of a Small, Rural College
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Bladen Community College (NC)
    Dr. William Findt, President
    Jeff Kornegay, Executive Vice President and Chief Academic Officer
    Barry Priest, Vice President for Student Services

Forum #2– The Tennessee Promise – A Campus Perspective
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Columbia State Community College (TN)
    Dr. Janet Smith, President
    Dr. Shanna Jackson, Dean – Williamson Campus

Forum #3– Labor Market Intelligence: The Dallas Game-Changer
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Dallas County Community College District (TX)
    Mark Hays, Vice Chancellor, Workforce and Economic Development

Forum #4– Innovative Strategies that Reshape College Impact and Effectiveness
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Northshore Technical College (LA)
    Dr. William S. Wainwright, Chancellor
    Dr. Tina Tinney, Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives

Forum #5– Leadership – A Lean Six Sigma Approach
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Albany technical College (GA)
    Dr. Anthony Parker, President
    Dr. Kim Lee, Vice President of Institutional Effectiveness

Forum #6– Case Study – Replicating a High Impact Associate Degree Program
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Bellevue College (WA)
    Dr. Dave Rule, President
    Marci Muhlestein, National Director, OLS

Forum #7– Creating a "Last Lecture" Series at Your College – The CCD Experience
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Community College of Denver
    Dr. Everette Freeman, President

Forum #8– Texas Completes: Working Together to Help College Students Succeed
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Lone Star College (TX)
    Jamie Posey, Associate Vice Chancellor, Office of Completion

Forum #9– The Metropolitan Revolution: How Community Colleges are Taking the Lead to Change their Local Economies
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Central Piedmont Community College (NC)
    Dr. Tony Zeiss, President
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Dallas County Community College District (TX )
    Dr. Joe May, Chancellor


COMBASE Conference Presentations
2014 Fall Conference – Colorado Springs, CO
September 20-22, 2014

Forum #1– The Compression Conversion: Increasing Student Success and Completion
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Trident Technical College (SC)
    Dr. Mary Thornley, President
    Ms. Susan Norton, Assistant Vice President of Academic Programs
    Ms. Karen Wrighten, Dean, Berkeley Campus
    Ms. Cathy Almquist, Director of Institutional Research

Forum #2– Leading Change: Student Success Roadmap and Improved Financial Resources
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Portland Technical College (OR)
    Mr. Neal Naigus, Assistant to the College President
    Dr. Chris Chairsell, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Forum #3 – Implementing Career and College Promise Pathways for High School Students
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Bladen Community College (NC)
    Dr. William Findt, President
    Mr. Jeff Kornegay, Executive Vice President and Vice President for Instruction
    Mr. Barry Priest, Associate Vice President for Student Services

Forum #4 – Constructing a Bridge to Graduation
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Columbia State Community College (TN)
    Dr. Janet Smith, President
    Dr. Shanna Jackson, Dean Extended Services & Williamson Campus

Forum #5 – Forging Strong Relationships with Legislative Leaders
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Salt Lake Community College (UT)
    Dr. Deneece Huftalin, President
    Steve Urquhart, State Senator, Utah

Forum #6 – Connect to Success: A Technical Community College and University Partnership Expanding Student Access and Success
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Northshore Technical Community College
    Dr. William Wainwright, Chancellor
    Dr. Daniel Roberts, Vice Chancellor of Student Learning and Development

Forum #7 – Retention and Completion Through Community Partnerships
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Tacoma Community College (WA)
    Dr. Pamela Transue, President
    Ms. Mary Chikwinya, Vice President for Student Services

Forum #8 – Race to A Job: Funded by Wadhwani Foundation
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Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY (NY)
    Mr. Sunil Gupta, Dean Center for Continuing Education and Workforce Development
    Mr. Rishi Chopra, Program Coordinator-Skill Development Network, Wadhwani Foundation

Forum #9 – OLS: An Innovative and Replicable Associate Degree for Adults with Cognitive Disabilities
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Bellevue College (WA)
    Dr. Dave Rule, President (Bellevue College (WA))
    Dr. Steve Gates, Senior Vice President for Learning and Provost (NorthWest Arkansas Community College (AR)

Forum #10 – the Early College Partnership: Innovative Pathway
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Aims Community College (CO)
    Dr. Geri Anderson, Special Assistant to the President
    Ms. Deborah Johansen, JD, Interim Dean

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