Graduway Leaders Summit

at Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium, Texas Christian University

Fort Worth

23-24 April 2018

Graduway Leaders Summit

what & why

What and why image

23-24 April 2018

Brown-Lupton University Union Auditorium, Texas Christian University

What and why image
What and why image

Graduway exclusively hosts the Graduway Leaders Summit as a gathering of leaders with the focus on alumni relations best practice.

200+ delegates are expected to attend in order to listen to the industry’s thought leaders, share alumni relations best practice, develop professionally and network extensively.

DIRECTIONS
Click  here for directions to the Brown-Lupton University Union Building, TCU, 2901 Stadium Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76129. Follow this link to the full Campus Map.

PARKING
There is free guest parking at the Frog Alley Parking Garage on campus.

ACCOMMODATION
Special hotel rates are offered through the TCU website. Follow this link and and click on Where to Stay.

Graduway Leaders Summit

Agenda

DAY 1 AGENDA
Monday, April 23th, 2018
10.00 - 17.00
REGISTRATION & GENIUS BAR
11.30 - 12.30
Industry Trends in Alumni Relations
Graduway
12.30 - 13.30
Lunch Reception
13.30 - 14.15
Case Study - Alumni & Donor Engagement Strategies
The Manchester Grammar School
14.15 - 15.00
Case Study: UCLA Best Practices in Mentorship
UCLA
UCLA
15.00 - 16.00
Networking Break
16.00 - 17.00
Universities Workshop: Best Practice & Product Ideas
Graduway
Texas Christian University
Muhlenberg College
Tulane University
16.00 - 17.00
PROFESSIONAL SCHOOLS WORKSHOP: BEST PRACTICE & PRODUCT IDEAS
Graduway
ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Darla Moore School of Business
UNT Health Science Center
16.00 - 17.00
K-12 WORKSHOP: BEST PRACTICE & PRODUCT IDEAS
Graduway
The Montclair Kimberley Academy
Central Catholic High School
The Manchester Grammar School
17.00 - 18.00
Drinks Reception
DAY 2 AGENDA
Tuesday, April 24th, 2018
8.00 - 9.45
Registration
9.45 - 10.00
Introduction
Graduway
10.00 - 11.00
Fireside Chat: Future of Alumni Relations
Graduway
FAU Foundation
University of Denver
11.00 - 12.00
Networking Break
12.00 - 13.00
Graduway's 'Alumni Network' & 'Mentoring Intelligence' Product
Graduway
13.00 - 13.15
Graduway Awards Ceremony
Graduway
13.15 - 14.30
Networking Lunch
14.30 - 15.15
Panel Discussion: The Alumni Debate
Graduway
LSU Alumni Association
Pepperdine University
Curran Consulting Group
Darla Moore School of Business
15.15 - 16.00
KEYNOTE: IMAGINING AND ACHIEVING A LIFETIME OF ENGAGEMENT
University of Pennsylvania
16.00 - 17.00
Farewell Reception
World-Class

Speakers

Elise Betz

Elise Betz

University of Pennsylvania

Elise Betz has been working in Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Pennsylvania since 2000, starting her tenure at The Penn Fund.

While at The Penn Fund, Elise founded “Penn Traditions: Building Our Community,” a comprehensive student advancement program.

Daniel Cohen

Daniel Cohen

Graduway

Daniel is the CEO and Co-Founder of Graduway.

He was recently recognized as one of the top writers in education on LinkedIn.

Chris Marshall

Chris Marshall

Graduway

Chris is President, Graduway North America.

Prior to Graduway, Chris was Senior Vice President and Managing Director at Grenzebach Glier and Associates.  Prior to GG+A, Chris served as the Associate Vice President for Alumni Affairs at Cornell University and Executive Director, Alumni Association at Lehigh University.

Steve Helmke

Steve Helmke

LSU Alumni Association

Steve is Chief Operating Officer at LSU Alumni Association.

Prior to his current position he was Partner at Garrison Advertising.

Bob Clark

Bob Clark

Pepperdine University

Bob is Executive Director of Alumni Affairs, Pepperdine University.

Prior to his current position, he was Executive at 180Squared, Inc.

Simon Jones

Simon Jones

The Manchester Grammar School

Simon Jones is the Director of Development at The Manchester Grammar School.

Formerly a member of the school’s academic staff, Simon has headed up the school’s acclaimed alumni relations and bursary fundraising programmes since 2010

Angela Scales

Angela Scales

UCLA

Angela is Senior Director, Bruin Connections at UCLA Alumni Association.

Prior to her current position, she was Senior Director, Young Alumni & Student Engagement at the Association.

Danica Dawson

Danica Dawson

UCLA

Danica is the Director of Career Initiatives at UCLA Alumni Affairs.

Prior to her current position, she was the Assistant Director of Strategic Operations at UCLA.

Julia Moore

Julia Moore

ASU Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law

Julia is the Director of Alumni Relations at ASU Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law

Prior to her current position, she was the Director of Development at the Paradise Valley Community College.

 

 

Armin Afsahi

Armin Afsahi

University of Denver

Armin is Vice Chancellor for Advancement at the University of Denver.

Prior to his current position he was Associate Vice Chancellor, Advancement at UC San Diego.

Sheila Curran

Sheila Curran

Curran Consulting Group

Sheila is CEO and Chief Strategy Consultant at Curran Consulting Group.

Formerly known as Curran Career Consulting, Curran Consulting Group is a boutique strategy and organizational firm that focuses on higher education consulting.

 

 

Dalia Mays

Dalia Mays

Graduway

Dalia is VP Customer Success at Graduway.

Prior to her current position, she worked as Head of Client Development at mySupermarket.
Geoff Branigan

Geoff Branigan

The Montclair Kimberley Academy

Geoff is Director of Development & External Affairs at The Montclair Kimberley Academy.

Prior to his current position he was History Department Chair at The Montclair Kimberley Academy

Tom Dowd

Tom Dowd

Muhlenberg College

Tom is Executive Director, Career Center at Muhlenberg College.

Prior to his current position he was Director, Career and Professional Development at Lehigh University.

Jessica Cung

Jessica Cung

Texas Christian University

Jessica has been working at Texas Christian University since 2007.

She currently holds the position of Director of Alumni Relations.

Brandon Haburjak

Brandon Haburjak

Central Catholic High School

Brandon is the Director of Alumni & Donor Relations at Central Catholic High School.

Prior to his current position he was Senior Commissions Counselor at Point Park University.

 

Dave Hail

Dave Hail

The University of Oklahoma Alumni Association

Dave has been working at  the University of Oklahoma since 2002 and is an alum of the University.

He currently holds the position of Executive Director of the University of Oklahoma Alumni Association.

 

 

Karen McDonell

Karen McDonell

Rice University

Karen is Director of Alumni Programs at Rice University.

Prior to working at Rice University, she was the owner of the McDonell Group, an organization dedicated to helping organizations interested in supporting youth and their community through high impact collaborations, partnerships between businesses and non-profits and through dynamic, customized staff training and development.

 

Jennifer Nanni

Jennifer Nanni

UNT Health Science Center, Texas Christian University

Jennifer is Community and Alumni Relations Assistant Director at UNT Health Science Center, Texas Christian University.

Danita D. Nias

Danita D. Nias

Florida Atlantic University Foundation

Danita is Vice President, Institutional Advancement and Chief Executive Officer at FAU.

Prior to her current position, she was Senior Associate Vice President for External Affairs at the University of Florida.

James Stofan

James Stofan

Tulane University

James is Vice President at Tulane University, working with staff and board to increase overall alumni engagement through strategic initiatives focused on providing meaningful engagement opportunities for Tulane alumni.

 

Susan Wheeler

Susan Wheeler

Darla Moore School of Business

Susan is Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at The Darla Moore School of Business.

Prior to her current position she was Associate Executive Director and Campaign Coordinator at Winthrop University Foundation.

Robert Curtis

Robert Curtis

Graduway

Rob is Vice President Business Development at Graduway

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Complimentary Tickets
Free Registration
Additional Delegates
$500