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Keynote Speakers

Dr. Michael S. Johnson
Vice President/Chief of Staff
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges

Michael S. Johnson has served as Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges since 2012.  In this position, he supports the Commission Vice Presidents, maintains Commission policies, and serves as the staff liaison for approximately 20 institutions.  Prior to accepting his current position, Dr. Johnson served as a SACSCOC Vice President for seven years.  While at SACSCOC, Dr. Johnson has been part of over 175 institutional visits.

From 1986 until 2005, Dr. Johnson was at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama.  Spring Hill is one of the 28 Jesuit Colleges and Universities in North America.  While at Spring Hill, Dr. Johnson served in several capacities, including professor of economics, director of the MBA program, chair of the Division of Business and Management, the elected chair of the faculty assembly, chair of the rank and tenure committee, and for his last four years, associate vice president for academic affairs.  Duties in the latter role included oversight of campus institutional effectiveness and institutional research efforts, accreditation liaison with SACSCOC, chair of the graduate council, and development of budget and enrollment forecasting models.  Before joining Spring Hill College, Dr. Johnson held faculty positions at the University of New Orleans and at Cornell University.

Dr. Johnson holds an A.B. degree in economics from Davidson College, and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His wife is a United Methodist pastor.  They have two grown sons and two granddaughters.  In his spare time – no, he has no spare time.

Dr. Keston H. Fulcher
Center for Assessment and Research Studies, Associate Director
James Madison University

Dr. Keston Fulcher is the Associate Director of the Center for Assessment and Research Studies and an Associate Professor at James Madison University. Previously, he served as the Director of Assessment, Evaluation, and Accreditation at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA and oversaw assessment, institutional research, and planning at Eastern Shore Community College. Dr. Fulcher’s research focuses on structuring higher education to better demonstrate learning improvement.

Conference Agenda

Monday, May 4, 2015

1:30-3:30pm                Pre-conference Roundtables

3:45-4:45pm                Introducing AcademicEffect by PerformanceCloud

5:00-6:30pm                Opening Reception

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

7:30 – 8:15am              Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 9:30am              Keynote

9:45 – 10:45am            Concurrent Sessions

11:00 – 12:00pm          Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 1:15pm            Lunch

1:15 – 2:15pm              Concurrent Sessions

2:30 – 3:30pm              Concurrent Sessions

3:45 – 4:45pm              Concurrent Sessions

5:00-6:00pm                Campus Tour

6:30-8:00pm                Cinco De Mayo Celebration (Advanced Purchase Required)

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

7:30 – 8:15am              Continental Breakfast

8:15 – 9:30am              Keynote

9:45 – 10:45am            Concurrent Sessions

11:00 – 12:00pm          Concurrent Sessions

12:00pm                       Conference Ends

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