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View highlights from the NAASS 2017 Annual Conference: “Building Bridges for Student Success”

Conference Highlights 
  • Keynote speakers focused on critical issues in summer session, student success, analytics and related areas
  • Pre-conference workshops and meetings for new summer administrators as well as on other topics
  • Special meeting for senior administrators (Provosts, Deans/Associate Deans, Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, and Associate/Assistant Vice Provosts etc.)
  • Concurrent sessions related to summer and special sessions that are interactive and promote sharing of knowledge, effective practices, research, and ideas
  • Opportunities for both formal and informal networking as well as community gathering
  • Access to commercial and non-profit exhibitors and sponsors
 View Conference Presentations HERE

Appalachian State University Elon University Seattle University University of Nevada, Las Vegas
American University of Paris Emerson College Dept of Professional Studies Skidmore College University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Baylor University Florida A&M University Southern Methodist University University of Oklahoma
Bemidji State University Georgetown University St. Ambrose University University of Pennsylvania
Boston College Georgia Institute of Technology St. John's College Summer Academy University of Saskatchewan
Boston University Hampshire College Stanford University University of South Carolina
Bowling Green State University High Point University Stevens Institute of Technology University of South Florida
Brandeis University James Madison University SUNY Oswego The University of Tampa
Brown University Kansas State University SUNY, Buffalo State College University of Virginia
California  State University, L.A. Marist College Syracuse University Virginia Commonwealth University
California State University, Long Beach Montclair State University Trinity Western University Virginia Tech
California State University, Monterey Bay NC A&T State University Truman State University Washington State University
California State University, Sacramento North Carolina A&T State University University of California - Davis Washington University in St. Louis
Carnegie Mellon University North Carolina State University University of California, Los Angeles Western Carolina University
Case Western Reserve University Old Dominion University University of Central Missouri Western Kentucky University
Clemson University Oregon State University University of Colorado Boulder Winona State University
College of Charleston Purdue University University of Connecticut Winthrop University
Colorado State University Radford University University of Hawaii at Manoa Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Columbia University Rhode Island School of Design University of Illinois at Chicago Yale University
Creighton University Rutgers University-Newark University of Iowa
Delaware State University Rutgers University-New Brunswick University of Manitoba
East Carolina University Saint Louis University University of Montreal

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Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers sponsored by:  

Opening Keynote Speaker

Dr. Timothy Renick is Vice Provost and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Success, and Professor of Religious Studies at Georgia State University. He has served as Chair of the Department of Religious Studies and Director of the Honors Program. Since 2008, he has directed the student success and enrollment efforts of the university, overseeing among the fastest improving graduation rates in the nation and the elimination of all achievement gaps based on students' race, ethnicity or income level. Dr. Renick has testified on strategies for helping university students succeed before the U.S. Senate and has twice been invited to speak at the White House. His work has been covered by the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and CNN and cited by President Obama. He was named one of 2016’s Most Innovative People in Higher Education by Washington Monthly and was the recipient of the 2015-16 Award for National Leadership in Student Success Innovation. He currently is principal investigator for a $9 million U.S. Department of Education grant to study the impact of proactive, predictive-analytics-based advisement on ten-thousand low-income and first-generation students nationally. A summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, Dr. Renick holds his M.A. and Ph.D. in Religion from Princeton University.

Closing Plenary Speaker

Dr. Ken Smith has served as Virginia Tech’s vice provost for academic resource management since January 2013. As vice provost, Ken provides institutional leadership on issues related to academic budgets, academic capital outlay planning, academic space management and institutional data and continuous improvement processes. He is currently leading the university’s current efforts to implement a new performance based budget system, including designing and implementing new methods for data sharing and predictive analytics to inform resource allocation.

Prior to his appointment as vice provost, Ken served as associate provost overseeing the budgetary and fiscal operations of the academic support units in the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost. Before coming to the provost’s office, Ken served as Assistant Director for Budget Operations in the Virginia Tech Office of Budget and Financial Planning and as a budget analyst in the Commerce, Resources and Trade section of the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget. He began his career as budget analyst in the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Ken holds a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech, and earned both a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also proud to have served in the United States Air Force and the Virginia Air National Guard. Ken currently resides in the river city of Radford, Virginia with his wife Carolyn and their two children Anna and David.

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Maxima Cum Laude Sponsor

Summa Cum Laude

Egregia Cum Laude


Magna Cum Laude


Conference Planning Committee

Conference Planning Team
Chair: Steven P. Girardot, Georgia Tech
Vice-Chair: Daphne Rankin, VCU
Vice-Chair:  De Morris Walker, Georgia Tech
Dennesha Diaz, Georgetown University Jeanie Kline, Old Dominion University
Susan Delap , University of Central Missouri Tiffany Onorato, Stevens Institute
Lowell Davis Western Carolina University Rachel Miller, University of Virginia
Paula Broadwick, Montclair Nathalie Kokorudz, Univ Illinois- Chicago
Catherine Crummett, James Madison University Amy Yearwood, CMU
Toni Constantino, Marist College Gary Simon, University of Tampa
Esteban Olivares, Georgetown University Kathleen Barnes, University of South Florida
 Maurine ("Reni") PowellOregon State University Patricia Suske, UNLV 

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 North American Association of Summer Sessions
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