Women’s Forum of Wisconsin 

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There's No Textbook for This: Leading Higher Education during Unprecedented Change 
Presented by Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension
Save the Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018

11:30–12:00 Registration and Networking
12:00–1:00 Luncheon and Presentation

About Cathy Sandeen

Leader and chief administrator of University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension since December 2014, Dr. Cathy Sandeen is responsible for the academic, financial and administrative aspects of both institutions.

Before joining the UW System, Sandeen was vice president for education attainment and innovation at the American Council on Education (ACE), the nation's largest and most visible association representing all sectors of higher education. She led ACE's effort to increase post-secondary educational attainment, capitalizing on her expertise in technology and higher education innovation, non-traditional students, prior learning assessment and alternative credentials.

Her curriculum vitae reveals a career devoted to the development of innovative programs for nontraditional students. Sandeen earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. And her leadership experience includes more than 22 years promoting educational innovations.

A prolific writer and speaker, Sandeen has published and presented widely on the issues surrounding educational innovation and nontraditional students. A recipient of several major grants, Sandeen has earned the University Professional Continuing Education Association’s Research and Scholarship Award and was named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 2010-11.

Past Presenters:

  • October 12, 2017 | The Transformation of Healthcare: Leading in a Time of Disruption and Uncertainty | Catherine A. Jacobson, CEO and President of Froedtert Health
  • June 21, 2017 | Latinos Changing the Face of the Midwest | Nancy Hernandez, President and Founder of ABRAZO Marketing
  • March 8, 2017 | Political Innovation in Business | Katherine Gehl, Business Entrepreneur and Former President and CEO of Gehl Foods
  • October 12, 2016 |  Innovation | Cynthia A. LaConte, CEO of Dohmen Company and President of Dohmen Company Foundation