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Keynote Speakers

"Disrupt the System…Move from Access to Success for the Non-Traditional Student"


APRIL 2– 4, 2020 | Indianapolis, Indiana   

Thursday, April 2 - Keynote Luncheon 12:30 PM

Charles Mann

Charles Mann is a former twelve (12) year veteran of the National Football League, three (3) time Super Bowl Champion and four (4) time NFL Pro Bowl Player. Following his playing career, Charles has been involved in various leadership roles at successful for-profit and non-profit enterprises and is actively involved in social and civic causes. Charles and his wife Tyrena have been married for over 33 years and have three wonderful children. Charles played in the NFL from 1983 – 1994. Charles has been nominated for the NFL Hall of Fame sixteen (16) times and inducted into the Ring of Stars at Washington Redskins Fed-Ex Field. Charles is a proud member of the 70 All-Time Great Washington Redskins. In 1993, Charles was voted one of the “Washingtonian’s of the Year.” Prior to starting his own companies, Charles was a color commentator and reporter for ESPN, WUSA Channel 9, Black Entertainment Television and WJFK radio.

Thirty-two years after the Redskins drafted him, Charles Mann graduated cum laude and gave the commencement keynote address. 

Thursday, April 2 - 3:25 PM Keynote Speaker

Eric "Doc" Wright

Eric "Doc" Wright, PhD, is a decorated US Navy Veteran, business doctor, Founder of Vets2PM, LLC, Co-Founder of the non-profit Veteran Project Management Mentor Alliance, and Keynote Speaker of People Up! He helps individuals and organizations manage individual transition that results in organizational change. In fact, he has helped thousands of military veterans successfully transition between two of the most disparate organizational cultures around: the US Military and Corporate America! Because his own transition from the defense-to-civilian workforce was so arduous & lengthy, his life's work now is helping transitioning military Service Members and Veterans achieve meaningful, lucrative post-service careers! You can find him on Twitter, Facebook, & LinkedIn with the handle "docwright2012", or at"

Friday, April 3 - 9:45 AM Keynote Speaker

Dr. Elmore Lowery 

Dean of College and Career Readiness Programs

Fayetteville Technical Community College.

Dr. Lowery leads, trains, develops, and creates strategic planning for the program. He is a transformational leader that is innovative, entrepreneurial driven, motivating, and highly committed to his passion. In his position, Dr. Lowery has secured a 3.9 million dollar Block Grant for College and Career Readiness, and the passing rate for the College and Career Readiness programs at Fort Bragg is ranked #1 nationally.

Since his time at FTCC, he has increased completion and performance measures from 34% to 41% in the College and Career Readiness program.  His department’s graduation and completion rates have increased by 77%, with a retention rate increase from 67% to 98%. In addition, he has established academic pathways/trades for low performing and at-risk students.

He has dedicated himself within the community he serves by establishing collaborative partnerships with private business owners to prepare students for transition into the workforce by starting new academic and workforce development programs, working with college foundations and fundraising activities.  He also established strategic partnerships with Fayetteville Cumberland County Human Relations Commission and other local agencies to assist financially disenfranchised students in obtaining food, clothing, academic tutoring, and employment resources.

Dr. Lowery has created and cultivated an atmosphere of respect, trust, integrity, and relevancy within his department.

Friday, April 3 - Keynote Luncheon 12:00 PM

Dr. Betty Vandenbosch

Betty Vandenbosch, PhD, is chancellor of Purdue University Global, which is the institution resulting from Purdue University’s 2018 acquisition of Kaplan University. An award-winning educator and academic, Dr. Vandenbosch brings more than 25 years of academic leadership, management, research, and teaching experience to this role. 

Dr. Vandenbosch served in a number of leadership positions at Kaplan University prior to the acquisition including, most recently, president. She was instrumental in the development of the University’s modular education model and oversaw the creation of more than 25 new programs. In addition, she oversaw the growth of Kaplan University’s career services capabilities, faculty development, the use of learning science across the curriculum, and a robust process for randomized control testing of new learning and support approaches.

Previously, at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Vandenbosch served as the associate dean of executive education and external relations at the Weatherhead School of Management. Dr. Vandenbosch has won several teaching awards and research awards from the Academy of Management, the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada, and the International Conference on Information Systems. In 2019 she was honored with the Morris T. Keeton award from CAEL for her commitment to making experiential learning an integral part of education, committed to making experiential learning an integral part of education, to increasing access for adult learners and minorities to postsecondary education, and to improving the theory and practice of assessment, teaching, and learning.

Dr. Vandenbosch earned her PhD in Management Information Systems, MBA, and Bachelor of Science in Computer Science at Western University in London, Ontario, Canada.

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May 21 - August 31

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June 21
  • Call for Proposals Open
February 28
  • Call for Proposals Deadline 
March 1
  • Deadline for Presenters to Register to be included in Program
April 2-4
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