The 2015 ASRR Conference is in the planning process, but we're excited to announce the three, engaging keynote speakers! Check back soon for more information on keynote titles and descriptions.
Stephen Black, grandson of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black, grew up in New Mexico after most of his family left the state in the 1950’s and 60’s following his grandfather’s role in controversial Civil Rights decisions, including Brown v. Board of Education. Despite growing up over 1,000 miles away, from a very young age, he was fascinated by Alabama and the legacy of his family’s commitment to public service in their home state. Mr. Black received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated magna cum laude and his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School in 1997. Following his graduation from law school, he returned to Alabama to join the Birmingham law firm, Maynard, Cooper & Gale, PC.
After three years with the firm, he was called to public service -- serving for a brief time as an assistant to the Governor focusing on policy and economic development projects. Encouraged by the enthusiasm of thousands of students he encountered when speaking across the state, he turned his focus to founding and leading the Center for Ethics & Social Responsibility at The University of Alabama, where he has served as Director since 2004.2013, Mr. Black was asked by Chancellor Robert E. Witt to serve as Special Advisor to The University of Alabama Chancellor for Outreach and Community Engagement.
After serving for more than seven years as associate dean at the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Rovy Branon packed up and headed west to become the Vice Provost for Educational Outreach at the University of Washington. Rovyreturns to Wisconsin for the first time since taking his new job for a 5th appearance at the UW-Oshkosh Adult Student Recruiting and Retention Conference.
He will bring his unique mix of technology futurism, humor, and reality-based perspective to discuss the imperative to continuously innovate.
Fred Bayley is a Senior LERN Consultant leading the Certified Program Planner and providing customer-service training experiences. As President of Kiteline Consulting he is certified in Meyers-Briggs, working with non-profits, and facilitating team building. Fred is an internationally known speaker and author in adding humor to life, getting ideas adopted, and building the ideal team. He is a former Dean at Community College where he created a truck-driving program and built it into one of the prominent schools in the southeast.
Fred is an internationally-known speaker dealing with organizational change, community building, and self-empowerment. Fun, having folks involved, and providing something practical that can be used immediately are trademarks of Fred’s presentations.