Opening Session: Senior Leadership Panel Discussion
Join the 2021 Collaboratory Summit opening session to hear from a panel of Senior Leaders who are leveraging Collaboratory at their institutions. The panel will discuss the importance of community engagement data to fuel campus and community success and how their institutions are:
– Generating buy-in from campus-level stakeholders
– Strategically aligning data collection and dissemination efforts with institutional priorities
– Leveraging community engagement to move the needle on issues of key importance to their campus and communities
The panel will be moderated by Felice Nudelman, Associate Vice President of Academic Innovation and Transformation at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
– Dr. Jessica Mann, Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement, Duquesne University
– Dr. Elizabeth Parmelee, Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Studies, Metropolitan State University Denver
– Dr. Kristin Norris, Associate Director in the Office of School Partnerships, Indiana University System
Elizabeth Parmelee Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies at the Metropolitan State University of DenverElizabeth ParmeleeAssociate Vice President for Undergraduate Studies at the Metropolitan State University of Denver
Dr. Parmelee oversees and coordinates academic programs at MSU Denver that enhance the learning gained in the classroom through options such as Honors, study abroad, and the Individualized Degree Program, as well as civic engagement and democratic education more broadly.
Felice Nudelman Associate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)Felice NudelmanAssociate Vice President, Academic Innovation and Transformation, American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU)
In February 2021, Felice Nudelman assumed the role of associate vice president of Academic Innovation and Transformation at AASCU. Nudelman came to AASCU in January 2019, when she became the executive director of the American Democracy Project (ADP), which supports member campuses in programming to encourage students to be informed, engaged citizens for our democracy. In 2003, while working at The New York Times, Nudelman partnered with George Mehaffy and a group of AASCU provosts in creating ADP. She remained a thought partner and collaborator from the project’s inception as the program grew and developed.
Prior to assuming her role at AASCU, Nudelman served most recently as the executive vice president of the Weiss Institute/Say Yes to Education, which brings together the best thinking, latest research, and tested strategies for the benefit of communities seeking to make it possiblefor all young people to earn a college degree or other postsecondary credential. Before her work at the Weiss Institute, Nudelman served as the chancellor of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio, from 2011 to 2016—a period in which the university built a new campus in Seattle and added an array of online programs. She subsequently served Antioch as chief global officer for innovation & partnerships.
She has spent the majority of her career in education, both on college campuses and for 12 years with The New York Times Company. In her final role there, she served as executive director of education. One of her key roles was developing The New York Times Knowledge Network, a new business model in e-Learning that included collaboration with colleges and universities to create and deliver online courses and certificates, including courses created and taught by New York Times journalists. In 2010 she led the Times Company’s collaboration with the Texas Education Agency to launch Project Share, a statewide initiative for 400,000 teachers and four million K-12 students. Before joining The Times, Nudelman served as executive director for Pace University’s School of Education (N.Y.), where she was responsible for internal and external relations, new program development, and the design and implementation of continuing education program. Previously, Nudelman spent nearly a decade in academic affairs at Bloomfield College (N.J.), where she served in several capacities including associate dean of academic affairs.
Jess MannAssistant Vice President for Community Engagement at Duquesne University
Jessica’s career in higher education has been split between academic and student affairs, exploring the ways in which institution’s programs and initiatives respond to their larger civic and social responsibilities. In this sense, she has spent her career developing and enacting strategic plans, assessing and evaluating institutional programs and initiatives, and creating and implementing programming which enhances the educational experience of students and supplements the research of faculty and staff, while simultaneously serving the local community.