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Oct 25, 2012

Delaware Valley College to host event for American Association of University Administrators

Delaware Valley College will play host to the American Association of University Administrator’s annual leadership seminar May 3 and 4, at the College’s Gemmill property. The seminar’s topic, “New Disruptive Forces in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities,” will focus on those forces such as federal influences that go beyond financial aid issues; online learning; rapidly changing demographics; changes in accreditation; and expectations for greater career and employment outcomes.

Dr. James Gallagher, president emeritus from Philadelphia University, will deliver the keynote on “Disruptive Forces in Higher Education.” The response panel will be made up of Dr. Joseph Brosnan, president of Delaware Valley College, and Dr. Christine Somervill, associate vice president for academic affairs at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

The mission of the American Association of University Administrators (AAUA) is to develop and advance superior standards for the profession of higher education administration.  Through its policy statements, programs, and services the Association emphasizes the responsibility of administrators, at all levels, to demonstrate moral and ethical leadership in the exercise of all their duties. 

The two-day working session will include academic leaders from Canisius College, The Chicago School, Frostburg State University, Troy University, and the University of Mary Washington, as well as international attendees.

Dr. Brosnan will receive the Eileen Tosney Award, recognizing his outstanding career service to higher education.

“Delaware Valley College is pleased to host the institute,” said Dr. Bashar Hanna, vice president for academic affairs at DelVal and incoming president of AAUA. “It’s even more of a thrill to be hosting when Joe Brosnan is being recognized for his commitment to higher education.”