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 continued 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 [...]

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 our presentations over the last two years:  2013 de Bowe, C., Kamimura, A., Ramos, M., & Wardlow, M. (2013, May) Recruiting and Retaining Undocumented Students in the Midwest, College Board [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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John C. Burkhardt is a professor of higher education and the Founding Director of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good at the University of Michigan.  From 1993-2000, John was program director for leadership and higher education at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, where he led several major initiatives focused on transformation and [...]

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The Wingspread Conference Series was a series of three annual conferences taking place from 2003 though 2005, hosted by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good and the Johnson Foundation, at the Wingspread Conference Center in Racine, Wisconsin. These two organizations, along with key constituents in higher education, gathered each year with [...]

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The National Leadership Dialogue Series was organized in 2002 by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, formerly titled, Kellogg Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. This series of dialogues existed to concretize the relationship between higher education and society as well as to create a movement through which this [...]

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The Minority Serving Institutions Leadership Fellows program builds on the current strengths and skills of key leaders within Minority Serving Instituions (MSIs) and trained them through innovative leadership development models that provided them with strategies to effectively manage and lead complex organizations in the 21st century. The Minority Serving Institutions Leadership Fellows program was established [...]