Executive Leadership Downloads – 2015

The Executive Leadership Academy was held June 8-12, 2015.  This was the agenda:

Program Overview

Bob Kraushaar, SUNY Associate Vice Chancellor for Faculty and Professional Development
Jason Lane, SUNY Vice Provost for Academic Planning and Strategic Leadership

The Transition to President

Kate Conway-Turner, President, Buffalo State College

Finance and Budgeting

Kirsten Volpi, Executive VP for Finance & Administration, Colorado School of Mines
Kristin Esterberg, President, SUNY Potsdam

What Challenges Lie Ahead for Higher Education?

Jason Lane

The Importance of Diversity

Carlos Medina, Chief Diversity Officer, SUNY System Administration

Strategic Enrollment Management

Paul Marthers, SUNY Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management and Student


Jonathan Steele, GDA Integrated Services

Presidential Conflicts

Chet Warzynski, Senior Adviser of Finance Strategic Initiatives, Carnegie Mellon University


Fardin Sanai, VP for Development, UAlbany

Governance and Leadership

Susan Resneck Pierce, President Emerita of the University of Puget Sound

What Does a President Actually Do?

Nancy Kleniewski, President, SUNY Oneonta

Presidential Leadership in an Age of Transition

Peter Eckel, Director of Leadership Programs, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education

Presidential Search Process

John Isaacson, Founding Partner, Isaacson, Miller

Panel – “What makes a difference in an interview.”

Group Mock Interviews


Nancy Zimpher, SUNY Chancellor

Critiques of Cover Letters and CVs by breakout groups

General discussion and reaction to interviews