Keynote Speaker: Nancy L. Zimpher.
Keynote speaker is the nationally prominent Chancellor of the State University of New York, Nancy L. Zimpher. Dr. Zimpher currently serves as chair of the Board of Governors of the New York Academy of Sciences and of CEOs for Cities. From 2005 to 2011, she chaired the national Coalition of Urban Serving Universities. As president of the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Zimpher spearheaded Strive, an evidence-based educational reform initiative that has significantly improved student success in greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The Strive approach informs the work of the St. Cloud Area Partner for Student Success initiative and the National Cradle to Career Network.