Dr. William E. Kirwan
Chancellor, University System of Maryland
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor of the University System of Maryland since August 1, 2002, is a nationally recognized authority on critical issues shaping the higher education landscape. He served as President of Ohio State University and President of the University of Maryland, College Park after serving as a member of the University of Maryland faculty for 24 years.
A respected academic leader, Dr. Kirwan is a sought-after speaker on a wide range of topics, including diversity, access and affordability, cost containment, innovation, higher education's economic impact, gender equity, and financial aid. Along with his national and international presentations on key issues, Dr. Kirwan has authored many articles on issues in higher education and has been profiled and cited in academic and mainstream publications.
Jeff Kallay is a nationally-respected authority on the emerging “experience economy” and the all-important campus visit experience. As vice president of TargetX’s consulting division, he tours an average of six campuses a month to help colleges and universities find their DNA and connect with best-fit students.
His innovative campus visit work was recently featured on the cover of the Chronicle of Higher Education, in the national section of the New York Times, University Business Magazine and US News & World Report. Along with his work in higher education, Jeff is associated with Strategic Horizons, the consultancy of James Gilmore and Joseph Pine, authors of the groundbreaking text The Experience Economy — Work is Theatre and Every Job a Stage, published by Harvard Business School Press. He researches, writes and lectures on the topic and also won Pine & Gilmore's Experience Management Achievement award.