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

VIDEO October 15, 2018

Speaker / Author

Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.

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. Houshmand is a dynamic leader whose personal connection with students, employees, alumni, government leaders, the business community and the public has become a hallmark of his presidency. A lifelong believer in the power of education, Houshmand holds master’s and doctoral degrees in industrial and operations engineering. His entrepreneurial approach to higher education has focused on four goals: increasing access, improving quality, ensuring affordability and promoting economic development. His success is evident. Under Houshmand, Rowan has evolved from ... 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 Medical Center

Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s chancellor since early 2014, added leadership to the University of Nebraska Omaha to his responsibilities on May 8, 2017, and approved for this additional role by the Board of Regents at its June meeting. In 2017, Chancellor Gold established a Transition Advisory Council and a Transition Advisory Team that included UNO faculty, staff and administrators; UNMC faculty, staff and administrators; UNO Student Regent; and community members who helped ensure a seamless transition of leadership. Learn more about Chancellor Gold's UNO transition process. Dr. Gold also steered the campus during ... 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, 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