Thursday, October 17, 2019
12:00 p.m. Registration & Lunch
1:00 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

James T. Minor, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Senior Strategist

Timothy P. White, Chancellor, California State University

“Why Leading Meaningful Change Requires Extraordinary Courage“
Michael Sorrell, President, Paul Quinn College

2:30 p.m.
Grad Talks
Alexandra Bernadotte, Founder and CEO, Beyond 12
Doug Lederman, Co-Founder and Editor, Inside Higher Ed
Michelle R. Weise, Senior Vice President, Workforce Strategies and Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Education Network

Moderator: Gayle Hutchinson, President, California State University, Chico

Closing Remarks
Loren J. Blanchard, Executive Vice Chancellor, Academic & Student Affairs

4:30 p.m. Faculty Innovation and Leadership Awards Reception

Friday, October 18, 2019
8:45 a.m.

Morning Address
Michael Wiafe, President, Cal State Student Association

“The Future of Public Higher Education in California”
Gavin Newsom, Governor, State of California


9:30 a.m. Breakout Session I
  1. “ALEXA. How Will Artificial Intelligence Transform Higher Education"
  2. Student Success From a Student's Point of View
  3. It Takes a Village: Assessing Campus-wide Advising
10:40 a.m.
Breakout Session II
  1. Using Process Mapping to Understand the Student Experience
  2. Using the BCSSE Survey to Generate Targeted Support and Interventions for First-Year Students
  3. Student Success From a Student's Point of View
11:45 a.m. Lunch
12:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks

California's Higher Education Agenda: Innovation, Completion, and Diverse Democracy
Lande Ajose, Senior Policy Advisor for Higher Education, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

1:30 p.m.
Program Concludes

Timothy P. White, Chancellor, California State University


All CSU Graduation Initiative 2025 Symposium speakers and breakout sessions will be livestreamed at calstate.edu/graduationinitiative.