Professor of Mechanical Engineering and former Dean of Engineering at Bucknell University
Vice President of Research for the AAC&U
Dr. Ashley Finley is the Vice President of Research and Senior Advisor to the President for the American Association of Colleges and Universities (AAC&U). She was previously the senior director of assessment and research at AAC&U and also national evaluator for the Bringing Theory to Practice Project. Most recently she served as the associate vice president for academic affairs & founding dean of the Dominican Experience at Dominican University of California, where she implemented a comprehensive framework for student learning and success centered around high-impact practices, including holistic advising and ePortfolios.
Executive vice president and university provost of Arizona State University.
Archie Holmes, Jr.
Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of The University of Texas System
Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and former President of the University of Connecticut
A leading plasma scientist and engineer with deep academic roots in teaching and research, became UConn president in 2019. He has a special interest in ensuring the quality of the student experience through diversity, respect and responsibility, and recruiting highly talented and representative faculty.
Executive Director of the Mary Christie Institute
Richard K. Miller
President Emeritus of Olin College of Engineering
President of Bates College
One of Bates’ signature initiatives is Purposeful Work, launched in 2014. Built on the premise that preparing students for lives of meaningful work has always been a central purpose of the liberal arts. Spencer is a former Chief Education Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at University of Maine
Prior to joining the UMaine community in August 2020, he served as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Connecticut. Dr. Volin was a Professor of Natural Resources and the environment at UConn. He served a decade as department head and conducted research in ecosystems around the world, focusing on invasive species and restoration ecology. He had been awarded more than $27 million in extramural funding for both research and foundational activities.