University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dearborn, Michigan

19th Annual ANTSHE Conference
Pre-Conference April 7th - Conference April 8-10th

"Connecting the Silos of Academic and Student Services: Creating a Collaborative

Environment in Higher Education for Academic Success"





Thank you for attending the 19th Annual ANTSHE Conference! 

Now that the ANTSHE Conference is over, we hope that you will consider attending next year. The 2017 Annual ANTSHE Conference will be held on March 23-26, 2017 at Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.  Registration is now open! Register early for a 20% Early Bird Discount. Hurry, the Early Bird Discount ends on June 30th! 

19th Annual ANTSHE Conference 2016 Recap

The 2016 Pre-Conference Workshop and 19th Annual ANTSHE Conference were held on April 7-10 in Dearborn, Michigan. We thank the University of Michigan-Dearborn for hosting the 19th Annual ANTSHE Conference. We also thank those of you who attended the pre-conference workshop and the 19th Annual ANTSHE Conference. Your support for ANTSHE and nontraditional students is amazing and truly appreciated!

Conference Information

Below are links to information about the conference and pictures from the Pre-Conference Workshop and the ANTSHE Conference. 

  • 2016 ANTSHE Conference Pictures! Check out these pictures from the ANTSHE Pre-Conference Workshop and President's Reception, and presentation of awards, held Thursday, April 7. This album also includes pictures from Days 1-3 of the 19th Annual ANTSHE conference including: Concurrent Sessions, Gala Reception, Gala Event, Multi-cultural luncheon, Keynote Speakers, Silent Auction, Closing Ceremony, and Presentation of Scholarships. 
  • Conference presentations: Members can log in to access conference attendees' PowerPoint presentations.
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Conference Evaluations

If you attended any part of the 2016 conference, we would like to hear from you.  What did you enjoy most about the conference, or what did you find useful?  Was there something that you found irrelevant? Did you experience any problems? What can we do to make next year's conference better? 

Below are links to the online evaluation form where you can evaluate your conference experience and provide conference planners with your constructive feedback:

  • All-Conference Evaluation: Please tell us your experience at the ANTSHE conference. You can also access the evaluation by scanning the QR code below. 

Download the Conference Program

Great Speakers -Awards - Scholarships

President's Reception - Gala Event - Entertainment

Experience Networking, Learning Opportunities and More in a Fun and Relaxed Atmosphere! Only at the ANTSHE Conference at the University of Michigan-Dearborn!

Prizes - Special Drawings - Silent Auction!

Check out the Silent Auction Catalog 

        2016 Silent Auction Catalog.pdf

Need Continuing Education Credit or Are you looking for a Professional Development Opportunity?

Receive University of Michigan Continuing Education Credits just for attending the 2016 ANTSHE Conference! 

Don't miss this exciting opportunity! The 19th Annual ANTSHE Conference at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, April 7-10! Located in one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Dearborn, MI. 

Attending the ANTSHE Conference will provide you with one of the few, if not the ONLY, opportunity to attend a conference that brings together both Non-Traditional Students and Leaders in Academia, to enrich the lives of and build support for non-traditional students.  The ANTSHE Conference 2016 will provide the following:

 Over 40 educational sessions, round table discussions, and a poster presentation session will teach you how to connect the silos of academics and student services and re-energize your adult learner program. 

 Keynote speakers focusing on key issues impacting non-traditional students in higher education will motivate and invigorate your passion for higher education.

 Non-Trad Student forums, exciting networking opportunities, entertainment, special events, and much more! 

Sponsor an ANTSHE Scholarship today and you will be recognized as a sponsor at the 2016 ANTSHE Conference at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and present the scholarship yourself to a deserving Nontrad! Contact Dr. R. Lee Viar IV to learn about some of the scholarship and/or sponsorship opportunities available at ANTSHE.

Here are just a few of the sponsorship opportunities at ANTSHE:

-Sponsor a Scholarship to support non-traditional students in their educational endeavors, Learn more...

-Sponsor a Non-Traditional Student with the Conference Scholarship Fund: In the spirit of providing our non-traditional students with networking opportunities, the opportunity to publish, and support and motivation to successfully complete their degree program(s), we believe that no non-traditional student who wants to attend our annual conference should be limited because of the cost of traveling to the conference or lack of funds for registration. Travel and registration costs should not be barriers for non-traditional students to attend a non-traditional student-focused conference celebrating non-trads! To support this goal, ANTSHE has created the Conference Scholarship Fund to help cover the cost of travel expenses.  If you contribute to the Conference Scholarship Fund, you (or your family) will be included in our list of conference sponsors. Individual sponsorship options start at just $50. Learn more...

-Donations to the Computers4College Fund, Learn more...

Call: 301-992-2901 or email Dr. R. Lee Viar IV.

Check out these photos from our recent site visit to UM-Dearborn! 

UM-Dearborn Photo Album

Dr. Barbara Gellman-Danley

  •    Friday, April 8, 2016  


 President of the Higher Learning Commission 

 Barbara Gellman-Danley assumed the presidency of the Higher  Learning Commission on July 7, 2014.

 Prior to joining the Commission, Dr. Gellman-Danley was the          president of University of Rio Grande/Rio Grande Community          College from 2009-2014. She has also served as a vice chancellor  at the Ohio Board of Regents, president at Antioch University        McGregor, vice president at Monroe Community College, and vice  chancellor at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.    Her past involvement with the Commission includes serving as a    peer reviewer for 10 years.

Dr. Gellman-Danley served on several boards and commissions in her career, including the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) Council of Presidents, the American Council on Education (ACE) Commission on Education and Attainment, the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) board and the ETS National Community College Council. As president at two institutions, she served on the boards of local Chambers of Commerce and economic development groups. Dr. Gellman-Danley consulted at over 30 institutions on strategic planning, the role of technology in higher education, distance learning and related topics.

Dr. Gellman-Danley holds a Bachelor of Science from Syracuse University, a Master of Library Science from Simmons College, a Master of Business Administration from Oklahoma City University, and Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Oklahoma. She also did post-graduate work at New York University and earned continuing education from Cornell University, Harvard University and the University of Chicago.

Dr. Gellman-Danley's Keynote Session will be presented on Friday, April 8. 2016. Don't miss Dr. Gellman-Danley's informative message. 

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Great Lakes, Great Times; More To See!

Dearborn, Michigan is internationally recognized as the birthplace of Henry Ford, Dearborn is where auto and steel manufacturing, green beltways, fields of sunflowers and wildlife dwell side by side. The city is a regional center for employment, healthcare services, higher education, shopping and transportation along with outstanding cultural, environmental and visitor attractions.  

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We are happy to report that due to sponsorship of the Gala Event, there will be NO COST to attend the Gala Event (including entertainment, dinner & awards ceremony). No reservation is needed if you are Registered for the ANTSHE Conference a place is already reserved for you. Join us for light refreshments during the Gala Reception from 5-6pm in CASL Building Atrium and Dinner/Awards Ceremony and Entertainment 6-8pm in Kochoff Hall.

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