Towards a New Generation of Engaged Universities:
The Need to Act, Adapt and Transform

16th – 18thApril, 2024 | Kempinski Central Avenue (Formerly the Address Dubai Mall), Dubai, UAE


Technical Committee 2019

Prof. Mandla Stanley Makhanya

Professor Mandla Stanley Makhanya was appointed Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University of South Africa on 1st January, 2011 and is a prominent proponent of Higher Education leadership and advocacy. He has served as President of the International Council for Distance Education (ICDE) till 31st December, 2017. Professor Makhanya is also the Treasurer of […]

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Prof. James E Groccia

Dr. James Edward Groccia is Professor Emeritus of Higher Education at Auburn University in Alabama, USA and Visiting Professor in the Institute of Educational Sciences at the University of Tartu in Estonia. He is a former President of the Professional and Organizational Development (POD) Network in Higher Education, the world’s largest academic development professional organization. During

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Dr. Tess Goodliffe

Dr Tess Goodliffe specialises in developing and supporting quality cultures in higher education as a consultant and training facilitator.  She previously worked with the Oman Academic Accreditation Authority (OAAA), serving as the Deputy CEO Technical Affairs from 2013 to 2018.  She played a key role in the development and implementation of Oman’s national institutional accreditation

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Prof. Julie Furst-Bowe

Julie Furst-Bowe currently serves as the Academic Vice President at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC), a multi-campus institution serving more than 16,000 students annually in credit and non-credit programs throughout Wisconsin. CVTC is one of colleges in the Wisconsin Technical College System and offers programs in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Architecture and Construction; Business,

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Dr. Susan Aldridge

Dr. Susan Aldridge serves as President of Drexel University Online, a division of Drexel University, where her team is responsible for recruiting and serving online students in all 50 states and over 20 countries.  Drexel University is a private top 100 university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A highly accomplished and widely recognized higher education leader and

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