Tuesday Morning Learning Opps

Envisioning the Campus of the Future

  • Tuesday, August 01
  • 09:00 AM - 10:15 AM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 103C
  • SK


Robert Alexander

Vice President for Enrollment and Communications

Millsaps College

Jackson, Mississippi

Deborah Crawford

Vice President for Research

George Mason University

Fairfax, Virginia

Ron Hutchins

Vice President for Information Technology

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Orlando Leon

Chief Information Officer

California State University, Fresno

Fresno, California

Ian Watt

Higher Education Strategy Lead


Richmond, Virginia


Colleges and universities have begun to enroll “digital natives”—students who may have never set foot in a brick-and-mortar bank and cannot remember a world without Google, smartphones, and online shopping. Accustomed to on-demand, user-oriented services such as Uber, Netflix, and Amazon, these students have very high expectations. When they enroll in college, however, most will have digital experiences that fall well short of their expectations, according to Accenture’s global student survey. Meanwhile, university administrators are under enormous pressure to deliver a higher quality living/learning experience in an increasingly complex and competitive landscape. In this session, speakers will share perspectives and strategies from several institutions on their pursuit to meet student, faculty, and staff expectations for digital experience, innovation, and the campus of the future.

Learning Objectives

  • Determine whether the digital experience provided by your institution meets the expectations of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Articulate the key technologies, strategies, and mindset to effectively recruit, retain, and teach the students of the future.
  • Take ownership of innovation on your campus.