Schedule of Events

Thursday, August 9

3:00–7:00 pm

Registration and Reception

7:00–7:30 pm

Opening Ceremonies

7:30–9:00 pm

Keynote Address—Dick Hart President & CEO Loma Linda University

Friday, August 10

7:30–8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

8:00–10:00 am

Tim Fuller Senior Vice President and Owner of Credo a Higher Education Consulting Firm
Higher Education Trends: Demanding a New Model

10:00–10:30 am


10:30 am–12:00 pm

Brooke Hempell, Barna Group
Higher education research as it pertains to Christian colleges and universities

12:00–1:30 pm


1:30–3:00 pm

Monte Sahlin and Paul Richardson, Center for Creative Ministry
Current Demographics Re: SDA Population & Trends for the Future

3:00–3:30 am


3:30–5:00 pm

Dick Osborn with Michael Horowitz, President at TCS Education System
John Reynolds, Chancellor/CEO of LA Pacific University
Creating the Future Through Innovation and Collaboration. Q&A Session to follow.

5:00–6:30 pm


6:30–7:15 pm

Andrea Luxton
Collaboration: Successes and Failures
Vinita Sauder
Adventist Education Alliance (AEA)

7:15–8:00 pm

The Chicago Declaration: The Path to a NAD HE System

8:00–9:00 pm

Panel Discussion led by Dan Jackson
HE System: What is Possible?
Panel: Andrea Luxton, Larry Blackmer, Union Presidents

Sabbath, August 11

8:30–9:30 am

Continental Breakfast

9:30–10:30 am

Robert Benne, Roanoke College
Can the Adventist Center Hold

10:30–11:00 am


11:00 am–12:00 pm

George Knight
An Adventist Education: What Matters Most?

12:00–1:30 pm


1:30–2:30 pm

Cheryl Kisunzu
Preparing SDA HE for Influx of Non–SDAs & Non–Christians

2:30–3:30 pm


3:30–5:00 pm

Michael Thomas
Between Collaboration and Merger

5:00–7:30 pm


Sunday, August 12

8:00–8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8:30–9:00 am

Gordon Bietz
Now What?

9:00–11:30 am

Joretta Nelson
Coming to a Conclusion

11:30–12:00 am

Chicago Declaration

12:00 pm