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The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity: Session V

VIDEO October 15, 2018

Speaker / Author

Ali A. Houshmand

President, Rowan University

Dr. Ali A. Houshmand became Rowan University’s seventh president in 2012 after serving for approximately six years as provost/senior vice president, CEO and interim president. Inaugurated Sept. 20, 2013, Houshmand is a dynamic leader whose personal connection with students, employees, alumni, government leaders, the business community and the public have become a hallmark of his presidency. A lifelong believer in the power of education, he holds masters and doctoral degrees in industrial and operations engineering and has applied an entrepreneurial approach to growing the University. Since becoming president he has sought to do this with four goals in mind: increasing access, improving ... Read More

Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD

President Emeritus, The University of Toledo

Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD stepped away from his position as President of the University of Toledo in 2014, after having led a vigorous process of growth and transformation to establish a new vision, a new identity, and a new level of educational, research, and clinical health services quality and excellence.  Dr. Jacobs began his appointment as UT’s 16th president in 2006, when the former Medical University of Ohio, of which he was President / CEO, and UT merged, and he was selected to lead the newly merged university. A strategic plan entitled Directions 2011 was approved unanimously by the Board of ... Read More

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.

Chancellor, University of Nebraska, Omaha

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., is a nationally recognized leader and tireless advocate for transforming higher education, academic medicine and health care delivery. He became the eighth chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center, Vice President of the University of Nebraska System and the chair the board of UNMC’s principle clinical care academic health system partner, the Nebraska Medicine Health System, in early 2014. As UNMC’s chief executive officer, Dr. Gold is responsible for all aspects of campus leadership, program quality and operations, including 7 Colleges, numerous institutes, a staff and faculty of about 5,000 and its 3,800 health professions students. Additionally, ... Read More

Erin Arvedlund

Investigative Journalist

Erin Arvedlund began her career as a reporter at Dow Jones newswires. She moved to Moscow, Russia, to write about business and emerging markets at the English-language daily newspaper, The Moscow Times.  In 1998, Erin joined TheStreet.com, one of the first real-time Internet news and stock market web sites.  She then moved to Barron's magazine to cover options, mutual funds and hedge funds. From 2003 to 2005 Erin reported on business and politics in the former Soviet Union for The New York Times. She also has Wall Street experience, having worked in the hedge fund industry at Sanford C. Bernstein private bank at AllianceBernstein. Erin has a ... Read More