What to Watch for at This Year's
APSCU Convention

The APSCU Annual Convention and Exposition has evolved into a focused and informative event with an emphasis on collaboration and innovation. For those of you who have registered, here's what you have to look forward to:

Five Plenary Speakers

Bob KerreyBob Kerrey, former senator and governor of Nebraska, will bring his vast knowledge of politics and higher education to the table when he presents his talk at APSCU's Opening General Session.

As a former governor and two-term senator, Kerrey's political prowess and knowledge of the legislative process is unmatched. As a former president of The New School, a non-traditional postsecondary institution in New York City, and current executive chairman of the Minerva Institute for Research and Scholarship, Kerrey is very familiar with the current issues facing higher education today.

Kerrey's presentation, titled "Innovation in Education," is scheduled for Monday, June 16 at 4:00pm.


Charlie CookAs the editor and publisher of The Cook Political Report and a political analyst for the National Journal Group, Charlie Cook's prodigious writing is a direct line to the heart of politics.

Cook writes weekly for National Journal magazine and National Journal Daily and also pens a regular column for The Washington Quarterly. Once deemed "the Picasso of election analysis" by the Wall Street Journal, Cook produces the sharpest political handicapping in the business, serving as the one-man, go-to-source for Americans who want to be truly informed."

Cook will speak to APSCU Convention attendees on Tuesday, June 17 at 8:00 am.

Leslie Sanchez

Leslie Sanchez is a respected author, political strategist, and former executive director of the White House Initiative on Hispanic Education. Under her leadership, the initiative successfully built a grass roots network of 20,000 parents, educators and students, and issued two Presidential Commission reports aimed at closing the academic achievement gap.



Dr. Marci Rossell

Dr. Marci Rossell electrifies audiences nationwide, speaking on the nexus of economics, politics, culture and the media. Her animated style was honed while serving as the popular, lively Chief Economist for CNBC in the early 2000s. Dr. Rossell has the unique ability to take complex economic issues and make them relevant to people's lives, families, and careers. 




Rossell and Sanchez will address attendees on Tuesday, June 17 and 4:15pm.

Jeb BushJeb Bush was elected the 43rd Governor of the state of Florida on November 3, 1998, and was re-elected by a wide margin in 2002. His second term as Governor ended in January 2007.

Bush is currently the head of his own successful consulting business, Jeb Bush and Associates, where his clients range from small technology start-ups to well-known Fortune 500 companies. He is also the chairman of Foundation for Excellence in Education, a national foundation focused on education reform, co-chairman of the Barbara Bush Family Literacy Foundation and chair of the National Constitution Center.

A successful governor and business, economic, education and health care reformer, Jeb Bush elevates the conversation on how to address the key challenges facing America today.

Bush will conclude the APSCU Convention during the Closing General Session on Wednesday, June 18 at 8:30am.

Five Educational Tracks

The APSCU Annual Convention and Exposition has organized the sessions into five educational tracks that are focused on valuable topics that will touch on the major components of your institution.

Innovations in Campus Leadership
will provide campus leaders with the latest strategies into campus programming and best practices. The sessions in this track will also highlight cutting-edge products that can help your institution continue its innovative efforts.

Innovations in Education Delivery will stretch beyond the buzzwords of "MOOC" and "competency-based education" and instead dive into what our future holds in education delivery.

Innovations in the Student Experience's sessions are designed to provide the professionals that play a part in the student's lifecycle—admissions, career services, and alumni relations—with cutting-edge strategies to enhance a student's experience with your institution.

Government Relations and Regulatory
's sessions will feature experts in the various policies that our sector currently faces.

CEO Sessions is designed especially for the C-level executives. The sessions will include a discussion with APSCU President and CEO Steve Gunderson as well as panel discussions featuring experts from stakeholder industries like healthcare and information technology.

More Networking Opportunities

The Learning Lounge - a space for attendees to demo the latest products and services available in postsecondary education.

Networking breakfasts - each educational track will feature its own networking breakfast for attendees to connect with their peers.

Over 200 Exhibitors

With an exhibit hall hosting over 200 vendors, all who stand ready to work with institutions, attendees are bound to learn something new. Not to mention, this year's convention is all about innovation. Experience the latest innovations and learn how their products and services can help your institution.


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800k graduates

PSCUs open doors to many of the 9.1 million unemployed and 90 million undereducated Americans by providing a skills-based education. To remain competitive over the next decade, we must identify between 8 and 23 million new workers with postsecondary skills.PSCUs are a necessary part of that solution, having produced over 800,000 degrees last year alone.