On Wednesday, February 23, Catharine Bond Hill is speaking on the plenary panel, “Discerning New Directions in the New Normal,” at the American Conference of Academic Deans’ Annual Meeting in St. Petersburg, Florida. The panel will take place from 3:30 – 4:45 pm. More information about the event is available on the conference website.

About the plenary:


  • Michael K. Wanous, ACAD Chair and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Northern State University


  • Catharine (Cappy) Bond Hill, Managing Director, Ithaka S+R, and President Emerita, Vassar College;
  • O. John Maduko, Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Minnesota State Community and
    Technical College;
  • Sonya Malunda, President, Associated Colleges of the Midwest

With change comes new challenges and new opportunities for leaders and the institutions they serve. Leaders in different roles come together to discuss emerging changes and opportunities—changes in how and where we work; in what students need and the strengths they bring with them; how pressing social issues and political discourse affect all parts of the educational enterprise; how the experience of the past two years has shaped higher education—and what all this means for academic leaders.