Like never before students and their families are tackling important issues of access and affordability when it comes to higher education. For young women in particular there also are questions about how institutions of higher education provide the skills they need to become leaders. Panelists at our September Forum will discuss effective strategies to making higher education more accessible and affordable for PA families and how they are preparing our children, especially young women, for leadership roles when they graduate.
Chancellor Frank T. Brogan became the fourth chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education on October 1, 2013. A lifelong educator, Mr. Brogan previously served as chancellor of the State University System of Florida, was president of Florida Atlantic University and was twice elected lieutenant governor of the state of Florida.
As PASSHE’s chancellor, Mr. Brogan serves as the State System’s chief executive officer, which operates 14 comprehensive universities with a combined enrollment of nearly 115,000 students. The chancellor works with the Board of Governors to recommend and develop overall policies for the System.
Mr. Brogan also led the Florida system’s efforts to develop a performance funding program with goals similar to those of PASSHE’s nationally recognized model. The program utilizes key measures to reward universities for excellence and improved performance in areas that support both the institutions’ unique missions and system-wide goals for improved quality, accessibility and accountability.
A native of Ohio, Mr. Brogan was the first member of his family to attend college, earning a bachelor's degree in education (magna cum laude) from the University of Cincinnati and a master's degree in education from Florida Atlantic University. He and his wife Courtney have a son, Colby John.
Linnie S. Carter was named vice president of college advancement at HACC, Central Pennsylvania's Community College, by the Board of Trustees in March 2012. In addition, she was named executive director of the HACC Foundation in May 2012.
As a member of the College's leadership team, Dr. Carter works directly with HACC President John J. "Ski" Sygielski, Ed.D., and other members of the Cabinet in strategic planning and budgeting of College resources. Also, she oversees the HACC Foundation and advertising, alumni affairs, branding, fundraising, grants, graphic design, marketing, photography, public relations, publications, scholarships,
Dr. Carter's previous appointments include vice president of institutional advancement at Halifax Community College in Weldon, N.C.; vice president of college advancement at Lord Fairfax Community College in Virginia (2005-09) and director of institutional advancement at John Tyler Community College, also in Virginia (2000-04). She served as executive director of the foundations at each of these institutions.
Dr. Carter earned a Ph.D. in community college leadership in 2009 from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. She earned a master's degree in mass communications (media management) in 1998 and a bachelor's degree in mass communications (public relations) in 1992, both from VCU. She earned the prestigious Accredited in Public Relations (APR) designation in 2000 from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). Her many professional and community memberships include the Council for Resource Development, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., National Council for Marketing and Public Relations and PRSA.
She has been happily married to her husband, Kevin, for more than 17 years and is the proud aunt of many nieces and nephews, a loving godmother to seven and a committed mentor to many.
Nancy A. Roseman became the 28th president of Dickinson College in July 2013. She is the college’s first female president. Roseman has studied and taught in liberal-arts environments from her undergraduate education at Smith College to her 21-year career at Williams College. She earned her Ph.D. in microbiology from Oregon State University in 1987, and after a post-doctoral fellowship in biochemistry there, she joined the biology department at Williams in 1991.
While at Williams, Roseman served as dean of the college from 2000 to 2007 with primary responsibility for all areas of student life, including academic, social and residential. After serving as dean, she was asked to serve as assistant to the president for special projects, and from 2010 to 2012 she served as director of the Williams-Exeter Programme at Oxford University.
In these administrative roles she was closely involved with management of the college, and significant improvements were made to the college’s academic requirements and offerings. Interdisciplinary teaching received additional resources; facilities were improved, including significant renovations to residence halls; and dramatic enhancements occurred in student and residential life.
As a faculty member at Williams, Roseman taught a variety of courses including immunology, biochemistry, introductory cell biology, virology, and senior seminars on the molecular biology of HIV and the biology of aging.
Monday, September 8th, 2014
$15/per person ($10/students)
Journalists invited free of charge
Widener University School of Law
3737 Vartan Way
Harrisburg, PA 17110