Featured Speakers

IACRAO is pleased to have the following guests speakers in attendance at our 76th annual conference.

2014_teresa_lubbers_portrait_lores_prOpening Plenary Presentation given by:

Teresa Lubbers

Commissioner, Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Teresa Lubbers was appointed in 2009 to serve as Commissioner for Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education, the coordinating agency charged with ensuring the state’s post-secondary education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state.  Prior to joining the Commission, Lubbers served in the Indiana State Senate for 17 years, leading on education and economic development issues as Chair of the Senate Education and Career Development Committee.

As Commissioner, Lubbers works to increase college completion, ensure academic quality and student learning, and align post-secondary credentials with meaningful careers. She partners with policymakers and higher education leaders to develop and implement the state’s higher education strategic plans, including the Commission’s recently adopted third plan, “Reaching Higher, Delivering Value.”

Lubbers is a past chair and a current member of both the State Higher Education Executive Officers and the Midwestern Higher Education Compact.

She serves as a Commissioner for the Education Commission of the States, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and a member of Indiana’s Career Council.

Lubbers is past chair and a current member of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis and is the co-founder of the Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series.

Teresa Lubbers holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a Master in Public Administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

 

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Closing Plenary Presentation given by:

Brad Myers

The Ohio State University

Retiring later this fall, Brad Myers is winding down his tenure as the University Registrar for Ohio State University. He has been in that role for more than 18 years, and a member of the Registrar’s Office for 27. Over the recent past, Brad has held key roles with the PeopleSoft SIS implementation, the creation of a Student Service Center (combining the public service functions for the Registrar, Bursar and Financial Aid), the design of a new student service building, and the conversion to semesters. He also spent nearly a year and a half as Interim Director of Student Financial Aid in 2008-2009.

Brad has been very involved with both Ohio ACRAO and AACRAO. In OACRAO, Brad served as Vice President, Program; and then President in 1997-1998.  He chaired the initial joint conferences with Indiana ACRAO and Michigan ACRAO.  With AACRAO, Brad helped to develop the online and in-person Registrar 101 and 201 courses, and continues to serve as an instructor.  He recently served as AACRAO President in 2014-2015.  Prior to that, he served on the Board as Vice President for Records and Academic Services.  He has been an author and member of the editorial board for the 2001, 2006 and 2010 “AACRAO FERPA Guides,” was a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee, and the Nominations and Elections Committee.