ASA Fall Leadership Conference
October 25-27, 2023
Leading Change in the Post-Pandemic Era:
Equity, Digital Transformation, and the Next Normal
Join us for this year’s virtual ASA Fall Conference as we focus on leading for change in an increasingly complex higher education landscape. Even as Minnesota State emerges from pandemic operations, ASA leaders continue face to unprecedented challenges and opportunities as we work to advance Equity 2030: a changed higher education workplace, historic investment from the legislature, and the implementation of a student information system, to name just a few. This year’s fall conference is designed to provide additional knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to navigate change, embrace digital transformation, lead for equity, and adapt to the demands of the post-pandemic workplace.
This conference serves as an opportunity for ASA administrators across the system to come together to learn and to share innovative approaches to leading for change.
Register now for this virtual conference. Zoom information will be sent after registering.
Note that the pre-conference workshop “Developmental Education Sustainability Workshop for Executive Level Leadership” on October 25 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. requires additional registration.
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Dr. Kevin McClure
Dr. Kevin R. McClure is an Associate Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Leadership in the Watson College of Education.
Dr. McClure is an expert in higher education finance, administration, management, and leadership. He researches topics related to college affordability, privatization, college presidents, student housing, and regional public universities. He typically teaches courses in organization and governance, law and policy, history, and finance. He is currently writing a book titled The Caring University: Reimagining the Higher Education Workplace after the Great Resignation, with Johns Hopkins University Press.
Dr. McClure earned both his M.A. and Ph.D. in International Education Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park. He earned his B.A. in History and Spanish from the University of Richmond. Prior to joining the department, Dr. McClure held professional positions in academic affairs and international programs at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is active and in several professional organizations, including the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) and American Educational Research Association (AERA).
Chancellor Scott Olson
In May of 2023, the Board of Trustees of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities appointed Dr. Scott Olson to serve as the next chancellor of Minnesota State, effective August 1, 2023. Chancellor Olson is an experienced higher education professional with a background both as a tenured professor and as a senior administrative leader. His strong advocacy for shared governance is well-known, as is his reputation for supporting students and his firm commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
He has served as a leader at the campus and the system level during his 20-year career in the Minnesota State system. He served as president of Winona State University from 2012 until his appointment as chancellor. Prior to that, he was provost and vice president for academic affairs at Minnesota State University, Mankato, from 2003 to 2012. He also served as interim vice chancellor for academic and student affairs in the system office from 2010 to 2011.
Dr. Olson holds a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree, and a doctorate from Northwestern University (IL).
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