Rossier Leadership Conference Builds Careers

Leadership and Collaboration in Higher Education breakout session. From Left to Right, Merrill Irving, Jr. EdD '07, Monique Allard EdD '06 , Chris McDonald EdD '12, Tonantzin Oseguera EdD '13 and Mark Rocha PhD'88

Leadership and Collaboration in Higher Education breakout session.
From Left to Right, Merrill Irving, Jr. EdD ’07, Monique Allard EdD ’06 , Chris McDonald EdD ’12, Tonantzin Oseguera EdD ’13 and Mark Rocha PhD’88

More than 240 Rossier students, alumni, faculty and friends gathered at Davidson Conference Center on July 17 for the annual Rossier/DSAG Leadership Conference.

Hosted by Rossier and the Dean’s Superintendents Advisory Group (DSAG), the conference brings together education experts from K-12 and Higher Ed for panel discussions and question/answer sessions geared to career growth.

A keynote presentation by Rossier Associate Professor Katharine Strunk kicked off the afternoon. Dr. Strunk, whose research focuses on teachers unions, the teacher labor market, K-12 policy and accountability, has emerged as an expert and thought leader in the growing national and international dialogue regarding the “Vergara vs. California” ruling. Her comments covered the controversy from the standpoint of teachers and students.

Conference panels covered five topics: education leadership in corporate and non-traditional fields; principles of leadership; leadership in school sites and districts; leadership as superintendents or as heads of charter management organizations; and leadership and collaboration in higher education.

Panelists included prominent alumni and practitioners from the Rossier faculty. In addition to Rossier alumni, the audience included members of current education doctorate classes.

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