The National Forum will partner with the Carnegie Foundation to perform a strategic communications and network analysis with KFLA (Kellogg Fellows Leadership Alliance). Amy Puffenberger, Project Manager at the National Forum, reports that KFLA uses algorithm-based social networking to map communications trends.  According to Amy, KFLA will contact the members of the National Forum’s network […]

Associate Professor, MES University Center Wayne County Community College District Harvey Dorrah, Jr. was a member of the graduate faculty at Central Michigan University (CMU) in the Department of Educational Leadership from January 1994 – December 2012. Before serving on the faculty at CMU, he served as Assistant to the Vice Provost of Academic Affairs. […]

Director, Education Programs University of Nevada Las Vegas, Lincy Institute Magdalena Martinez joined The Lincy Institute in September 2013 as the Director of Education Programs. Prior to UNLV, she served as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs for the Nevada System of Higher Education. In her role she was responsible for strengthening […]

Jasmine Bailey Project Manager Oakland University Biography Jasmine Bailey has worked in the School of Education and Human Services Outreach and Program Services since November 2009. Jasmine holds a BS in Business Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Training and Development with a concentration in Organization Development and Leadership from Oakland University. […]

Sarah E. Anthony Director of Finance & Strategic Partnership and Ingham County Commissioner Michigan College Access Network Biography Sarah Anthony is the Director of Finance and Strategic Partnerships for the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN). In this role, Sarah is responsible for the financial and administrative functions of the organization. Additionally, Sarah maintains existing and […]

“At the core of our work is a desire to make a difference in our society through impacting the way higher education responds to its role to serve the public good.” – Betty Overton, Director for the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good  The National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good […]

By Betty Overton-Adkins, Ph.D., Clinical Professor of Higher Education About three months ago I arrived at the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good to assume a leadership role in partnership with John Burkhardt and a talented team of student-scholars and leaders.  While I have been connected to the Forum in many ways […]

We would like to extend our deepest appreciation to our funders, and their generosity and support of our work. Below is a list of our previous funders. For more information on specific funded projects, please visit our Funded Projects page. To view our current funders, visit the Current Funding Partners page. Previous Funders American College Personnel Association American […]

Each year, the National Forum is invited to present our research at a variety of conferences and venues. The following is a select list of presentations over the past few years:  2013 de Bowe, C., Kamimura, A., Ramos, M., & Wardlow, M. (2013, May) Recruiting and Retaining Undocumented Students in the Midwest, College Board Preparate […]

It is with great honor and enthusiasm that the National Forum welcomes its new Associate Director, Betty Overton-Adkins, Ph.D.  Dr. Overton-Adkins comes to us from Spring Arbor University, where she served as Provost of all academic affairs for a decade.  According to the National Forum Director, Dr. John Burkhardt, “Over two years ago I asked […]