University Economic Development Association

Keynote Address – Higher Education Leadership Perspectives

Speakers: Dr. Stuart Rayfield (moderator) – Vice Chancellor of Leadership and Institutional Development, University System of Georgia
Kimberly Ballard-Washington, J.D. – President, Savannah State University
Michelle Johnston, Ph.D. – President, College of Coastal Georgia
Dr. Kyle Marrero – President, Georgia Southern University
Dr. T. Ramon Stuart – President, Clayton State University


Whether it’s civil unrest or a global pandemic, the events of the past 18 months have resulted in a great deal of uncertainty and anxiety throughout the country. Each state has handled things differently and each institution within the state has been impacted differently. As a result, academic leaders have been challenged to think, lead and act differently as they develop approaches for moving their institutions forward. To shed light on how the events of 2020/21 have influenced how universities prepare for upcoming demographic and economic trends, a diverse panel of university presidents will take the stage to discuss how they approach issues that impact economic development, engagement and diversity/inclusion.

September 20 @ 08:15
08:15 — 09:00 (45′)