2018 Conference Schedule
Main Conference welcome will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday, June 6. Pre-conference activities will be held June 5-6.
COMING TOGETHER CONFERENCE WELCOME
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm • McCann
Keynote Address, Shirley M. Collado
Shirley M. Collado was named Ithaca College’s ninth president by the college’s board of trustees on February 22, 2017, and began her term on July 1. She also serves as a professor in the college’s Department of Psychology.
Collado is nationally recognized for designing and implementing innovative approaches to higher education that expand student access and success in college, and she has extensive experience overseeing complex not-for-profit organizations in both the private and public sectors of higher education. She is a national thought leader in developing successful cross-sector collaborations, building the capacity of diversity and inclusion in organizations, and strengthening the pathway to the professoriate and leadership roles in higher education.
With over 16 years of senior management experience prior to joining the Ithaca College community, Collado has
been able to develop diverse, inclusive learning communities through her proven track record of strong leadership,
robust fundraising, prioritized collaboration, budget management, strategic planning, and faculty recruitment
and retention. Her leadership and management background has been further enriched by extensive board
experience in various sectors including a premier private research university, a progressive K–12 independent
school, and several successful not-for-profit organizations.
Please visit https://www.ithaca.edu/president/about/ for Shirley M. Collado’s full bio.