Speakers and Sessions

Tuesday, October 19

Annual Meeting Welcome

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Kristen F. Soares

President

AICCU

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David FIke
President
Golden Gate University

Special Presentation: CEFA Programs

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Fiona Ma
California State Treasurer 

Open Keynote Speaker

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Michelle Asha Cooper
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Higher Education Programs
U.S. Department of Education

A Conversation with California’s Education Segment Leaders

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Joseph I. Castro
Chancellor
California State University

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Michael V. Drake
President
University of California

Eloy Ortiz Oakley
Chancellor
California Community Colleges

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The Honorable Tony Thurmond
Superintendent for Public InstructionCalifornia Department of Education

Kristen F. Soares

President

AICCU

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Hans Johnson
Center Director
Public Policy Institute of California

AICCU State Legislative Roundup

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Alex Graves
Vice President for Government Relations
AICCU

Federal Legislative Update

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Terry Hartle
Senior Vice President,
Government Relations and Public Affairs
American Council on Education

Wednesday, October 20

AICCU Business Meeting 

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Kristen F. Soares

President

AICCU

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David FIke
President
Golden Gate University

State of Higher Education in California and the Nation

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Lande Ajose
Senior Policy Advisor on Higher Education
Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

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Harry Elam
President
Occidental Colleges

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Ted Mitchell
President
American Council on Education

Test-Optional Admissions—A National Viewpoint

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Marshall Anthony, Jr.
Associate Director of Policy and Advocacy, Higher Education
Center for American Progress

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Julie Garver
Senior Director of Academic Affairs and Policy
Washington Council of Presidents

Eric Hoover
Senior Writer
The Chronicle of Higher Education 
Moderator

Closing Keynote Speaker

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The Honorable Judy Chu
Congress Member (CA-27)
U.S. House of Representatives