Kathleen Gibson is the CEO and Founder of APL nextED, a comprehensive academic operations platform that provides workflow support and links faculty and student data to optimize teaching, advising and mentoring to increase student success.
Kathleen has worked as a lawyer, college dean, program developer, professor, and writer. She is a wife, mother, avid reader and yoga enthusiast. Kathleen has studied and written about trends in higher education for the last 20 years.
Kathleen has been described as an audacious leader who knows how to solve big problems by building executable plans and by assembling strong, talented teams. Kathleen has a contagious passion for connecting diverse people around a common vision.
Susan Sciame-Giesecke is the seventh Chancellor of Indiana University Kokomo, after contributing to numerous areas across the campus for many years. As chancellor, she is taking bold steps, working with sister regional campuses to advocate for the importance of higher education as a benefit to everyone, improving retention and graduation rates in those regions, and leading regional partnerships in education, business and economic growth, and research.
Chancellor Sciame-Giesecke began her academic career teaching speech communication courses. She holds a bachelor's degree from Ball State University, a master's degree from Illinois State University and a doctoral degree from Indiana University. In addition to her campus administrative roles, she also directed the Indiana University Enhancing Minority Attainment Conference and the Indiana University Faculty Leadership Institute, each for several years. An accomplished speaker, Chancellor Sciame-Giesecke has consulted with a variety of organizations to enhance communication and productivity.
Chancellor Sciame-Giesecke is married to her husband Dan. They have two daughters, Lindsey and Lauren.
Kristin joined Earlham's senior leadership team in March 2018 and is responsible for the strategic leadership and oversight of all university advancement functions, including campaign and major gift fundraising, annual giving, corporate and foundation relations, stewardship and advancement administration, as well as alumnae/i relations and special events. Prior to her appointment at Earlham Kristin served as Associate Vice President for Alumni Engagement and Director of School of Music Development at DePauw University. Kristin holds her Bachelor of Music degree from DePauw and a Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degree from University of Illinois at Champaign - Urbana
Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence (purdue.edu/butler/) at Purdue University, West Lafayette. Her scholarship is in the areas of gender and its intersections with caste and class, social movements, environmental justice, and globalization. Her research is international in scope and her projects focus on gender politics, development, and the state. More recently, she has begun studying mid-career women faculty at universities; their satisfaction with recognition and appreciation and climate in universities.
Currently, she serves as provost at Anderson University, a private institution in central Indiana. Dr. Morris is a graduate of the HERS Bryn Mawr Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Leadership and the 2012-13 Executive Leadership Academy. She provides ongoing mentoring support for numerous emerging leaders, faculty, staff, and students. Dr. Morris earned a Ph.D. in nursing administration from George Mason University, a master’s degree from the University of Virginia, a bachelor’s degree from Eastern Mennonite University.
She is a licensed physical therapist with clinical experience. She has over 20 years of experience in higher education in both faculty and administrative roles, including as teaching faculty, program coordinator, department chair, associate provost, and chief academic officer. She believes in the importance of creating opportunities for women, supporting collaboration and inclusion.