Joining Forces: Merger and Collaboration Strategies

Washington, DC
Thursday, April 19, 2018



Registration and Breakfast (8:00am)  

Welcome and Setting the Stage (8:45am)  

To Merge or Not to Merge (9:00am - 9:45am)
Wheelock College and Boston University Merger

Speakers
- David J. Chard, President, Wheelock College
- Samantha Fisher, Vice President, EY-Parthenon
- Kate Taylor, Board of Trustees, Wheelock College  

The Search for the Right Partner (9:45am - 10:30am)
Wheelock College and Boston University Merger
Speakers
- Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University - David J. Chard, President, Wheelock College
- Samantha Fisher, Vice President, EY-Parthenon
- Ranch Kimball, Board of Trustees, Wheelock College
 

Break  

Making a Merger Work (11:00am - 12:00pm)
Wheelock College and Boston University Merger
Speakers
- David J. Chard, President, Wheelock College
- Mary L. Churchill, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Wheelock College
- Jean Morrison, University Provost and Chief Academic Officer, Boston University
- Judith R. Sizer, Senior Counsel, Rose, Chinitz & Rose
 

Lunch Presented by Mediasite (12:00pm - 12:45pm)  

When a Merger Isn't Feasible (1:00pm - 1:45pm)
Speakers
-  Sister Margaret Carney, President Emeritus, St. Bonaventure University
-  Cynthia Zane, President, Hilbert College  

Beyond Competition: Sharing Academic Programs (1:45pm - 2:30pm)
Speakers
- Kata Gellen, Andrew W. Mellon Assistant Professor, Duke University
- Judith R. Shapiro, President, The Teagle Foundation  

Break  

“Radical Cooperation”: Cutting Costs and Improving Efficiency (2:45pm - 3:30pm)
Speakers
- Tom Dawson, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Strada Education Network 
- Michael Horn, Senior Partner, Entangled Solutions 
- Michael Horowitz, President, TCS Education System  

Insights from the Editors and from You (3:30pm - 4:00pm)
Speakers
-  Scott Jaschik, CEO and Editor, Inside Higher Ed 
-  Doug Lederman, Co-Founder and Editor, Inside Higher Ed  

Reception Presented by the 
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (4:00pm - 5:30pm)
 

Updated as of April 13, 2018  

 

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