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Join the Conversation on Higher Education’s Future and SLU’s Place in It

As Saint Louis University pursues its strategic goal of becoming a “national exemplar of transformative educational and research excellence,” SLU will engage in a year of community-wide conversations about the rapidly changing environment of academia.

Drawing national experts in higher education, a new speakers series at the University will serve as a foundation for wider community discussions on:

  • The challenges facing institutions of higher education, and SLU in particular.
  • The future of higher education and how SLU may position itself in that future.
  • The innovations taking place in higher education and the steps SLU may take to become the leading innovator among Catholic universities.

Kicking off this speaker series will be a presentation by Jim Hundrieser, Ph.D., the associate managing principal of AGB Institutional Strategies, a consulting service of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges that focuses on new business models in higher education.

A former institutional vice president with 25 years of experience in higher education, Hundrieser will present “Macro Trends in Higher Education” at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 20, in Carlo Auditorium in Tegeler Hall. His presentation is open to all SLU faculty, students, and staff.

A second presentation in the series will feature David Warren, Ph.D., the longtime president of the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities and the past president of Ohio Wesleyan University.

Involved in academia for more than three decades, Warren will offer “Ten Propositions about Higher Education” at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 2, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium in Cook Hall.

Both presentations are open to all members of the SLU community.

For more information, Doug Williams, J.D., professor of law and organizer of the speaker series.