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 J. Black
Stephen Black is the grandson of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Hugo L. Black. 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. 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. In 2004, Mr. Black also founded Impact Alabama and currently serves as its President and Chairman of the Board. In 2008, Black received the prestigious Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders Award for his work with FocusFirst. This national award is given annually to individuals who demonstrate creativity and commitment in addressing society’s most pressing health issues. Ten recipients were chosen from over 800 nominations. In 2013, Black was asked by Chancellor Robert E. Witt to serve as Special Advisor to The University of Alabama Chancellor for Outreach and Community Engagement.
View Stephen's TEDx Talk: "A Story of Culture: The Transformative Potential of Campus-Community Collaborations.
Hailing from North Carolina, Fred was the Dean of Continuing Education at Isothermal Community Fred Bayley, LERNCollege where he worked diligently to implement LERN course programming, marketing, sales and operations best practices.
Participants in both Fred's face-to-face and online trainings rave about his techniques and his caring heart. Fred spends whatever time is necessary to support the people he is training to ensure they understand and can implement the information he is providing.