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Andy Stern

Andy Stern is President Emeritus of the 2.2 million-member Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the fastest-growing union in North America. One of the most connected Democrats in Washington, Stern and SEIU were widely credited for helping elect Barack Obama in 2008. In fact, Stern has visited the White House more frequently than any other single person during the Obama Administration. During his fourteen years atop SEIU, Stern turned it into a potent political force and he was named one of the

Charles Rose, JD

Charles Rose represents private and public colleges and universities, community colleges, K-12 school districts and private schools, corporations, education-related businesses, private equity firms, state government agencies and municipalities, foundations, and tribal nations. He advises his clients on matters such as regulatory compliance and reform, education law and policy, corporate transactions, public-private partnerships, employment law, and labor-management relationships. Formerly, Charles served as the General Counsel for the US Department of Education from May 2009 to July 2011, a position nominated by President

Kevin P. Reilly

Kevin Reilly, PhD

Kevin Reilly serves as the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Presidential Advisor for Leadership, working closely with the President’s office to update and expand the Council’s wide array of programs for college and university chancellors, presidents and other senior leaders. Reilly has served as a member and secretary of ACE’s Board of Directors and as chair of ACE’s Commission on Adult Learning and Educational Credentials. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for the University Continuing Education Association

Eduardo J Padrón, EdD

An American by choice, Eduardo Padrón arrived in the United States as a refugee at the age of 15. He served as President of Miami Dade College (MDC) from 1995-2019, and is credited with elevating MDC into a position of national prominence among the best and most recognized United States colleges and universities. An economist by training, Dr. Padrón earned his PhD from the University of Florida. In 2009, TIME magazine included him on the list of “The 10 Best College

Barry Munitz, PhD

Barry Munitz is currently Trustee Professor at the California State University, Los Angeles campus and Chairman of the statewide P-16 Council in California. He served formally as Chancellor of the California State University system, President and Chief Executive Officer of the J. Paul Getty Trust and Chancellor of the University of Houston. He now heads the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation Advisory Committee and chairs the Sierra Nevada College Board of Trustees. Munitz also serves as a member of the three

Peter McPherson, JD

Peter McPherson, Chair of the HarvestPlus Program Advisory Committee, is the President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities, the oldest higher education association composed of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems in the United States. He has previously served as President of Michigan State University, Director of Economic Policy for the Coalition Provisional Authority of Iraq, Deputy Secretary of the US Treasury, Administrator of the US Agency for International Development, and Special Assistant to US

Elmira Mangum, PhD

Elmira Magnum, PhD, has served at the executive level of nationally recognized organizations of higher learning for more than 30 years. Currently completing a sabbatical with Washington University in St. Louis as a distinguished scholar-in-residence, she is working on a manuscript and case studies to inform the preparation of future leaders in higher education. She previously served as a visiting scholar at the Penn Center for Minority Serving Institutions and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. Making history as

Molly Corbett Broad

A leading spokesperson for American higher education, Molly Corbett Broad became the twelfth president of ACE in 2008. She is the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1918. Broad came to ACE from the University of North Carolina (UNC), where she served as president from 1997-2006, leading UNC through a period of unprecedented enrollment growth. Due in large part to the success of the Focused Growth Initiative, minority enrollment at UNC grew at more than double the

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