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Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference


The 2023 Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference will be hosted virtually. Please save the dates to enjoy from your desk or home office: February 23-24, 2023

More information will be coming soon! For questions about the conference, please email

Engagement Hub

Registration will open in November 2022.

2023 Conference Theme

Necessity Driving Innovation in Student Success

Facing many unforeseen needs due to a pandemic, mental and physical health concerns, enrollment challenges, and budgetary restraints, faculty and staff have found remarkable and innovative ways to support students’ successes.  After all, necessity is the mother of invention!  This conference will explore how we are re-imaging our campus cultures, programs, and services to foster a holistic learning environment for students within and beyond the classroom.  We invite you to share your innovations and to learn ways to help students thrive during times of necessity.

Conference Information

Conference Session Information: Engagement Hub
Dates: 2/23/23 - 2/24/23

The 2023 conference will be held virtually.

2023 Conference Schedule

*Note: Times are subject to change.

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Welcome Video
9:00 a.m. - 10: 00 a.m.Opening Keynote 
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Session One: Live Zoom Sessions
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Concurrent Session Two: Live Zoom Sessions
Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.Concurrent Session Three: Live Zoom Sessions
2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.Concurrent Session Four: Live Zoom Sessions

Friday, February 24, 2023

8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session Five: Live Zoom Sessions
9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Session Six: Live Zoom Sessions
11:00 a.m. - NoonClosing Keynote: Dr. Elaine Maimon
Closing Video
2023 Keynote Speakers

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Elaine Maimon

Advisor, American Council on Higher Education

Past President, Governors State University

Elaine Maimon is an educator, university administrator, and author, with a long career in educational reform. She received her Ph.D. in English (with distinction) from the University of Pennsylvania and soon took on professorial roles at private liberal arts colleges, Haverford and Arcadia. At Arcadia, she organized the faculty from the grass-roots to participate in one of the nation’s first writing-across-the-curriculum programs, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Her commitment to new ways of understanding writing and thinking brought her to the position of Associate Dean of the College at Brown University. As Dean of Experimental Programs and tenured Professor of English at Queens College (CUNY), she worked with corporate and journalism advisory boards to provide opportunities for high potential/low-income students. She then spent 24 years in chief executive officer positions at Arizona State University West, University of Alaska-Anchorage, and Governors State University.

Her recent book, Leading Academic Change: Vision, Strategy, Transformation (2018), sets an agenda for essential changes necessary for institutions to educate the New Majority (first-generation, students of color, adults, and military veterans). As readers deal with the trifecta of disease, social injustice, and economic turmoil, they have referred to her book as a roadmap for accelerating reform in higher education. From the platform of the American Council of Education (ACE), where she served for five years as a Board member, she consults and communicates on educational transformations. To fulfill her goals of communicating with the general public, she is a regular columnist for The Philadelphia Citizen, a solutions-oriented, online publication.


The GLRSSC committee wishes to express their gratitude to The Kresge Foundation, as our main sponsor, and the following sponsors for their financial support and enthusiasm for this conference.