Future Search Conferences in Higher Education

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Search Date

College or University

"Theme" and/or General Conference Focus

Conference Managers

September, 2001

Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, MCP Hahnemann University – Drexel University

"Quality, comprehensive, personal HIV/AIDS patient care: How do we strengthen the foundation and maximize the impact of the Partnership?"

Ray Wells,         Donna James

January, 2001

Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California

"Redesigning the RSOE Together:  Leadership in Urban Education"

Nancy Aronson, Rosemarie Barbeau

February, 2000

College of Nursing and Health Professions, University of Southern Maine, Portland.

"The next five years for our interdisciplinary college." (A newly created college combining Nursing, Recreation and Leisure, and Sports Medicine.)

David Sanderson, Eileen Conlon

December, 1999

Oklahoma City University

"Partnering for the future"

Steve Brigham

November, 1999

Institute for Conflict Analysis, George Mason University

The future of the institute: 2006

Druscilla French, Lloyd Boothe

September, 1999

Belmont University, Nashville, TN

How can the University achieve its vision?


March, 1999

Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Future of the College

Marvin Weisbord, Sandra Janoff

March, 1999

Student Affairs Division, University of Connecticut, Storrs

"Exploring the Boundaries:  Creating a Road Map for the Total Student Experience.  The Future of Student Affairs." 

Rosemary Talmadge, Ray Wells

October, 1998

Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ

"Maintaining and enhancing commitment."   Shaping a collective vision for the future of the College.

Brenda Kaulback, Belinda Manning

October, 1998

Moraine Park Technical College Board of Education, West Bend, WI

"Weaving a tapestry for the future." To focus on the offerings and services Moraine Park should offer in the future.

Drew Howick

June,  1998

California School of Professional Psychology, Alameda, CA

"Developing leaders for organizations of the future."

Helen Spector, Don Benson, Paul  Krummenacker

March, 1998

College of Applied Technology, Boise State University, Boise, ID

Understand the College’s future opportunities and challenges as perceived by external stakeholders.

Doug Lincoln, Professor, Boise State University

February, 1998

Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Future of the college

David Baum, Terri Reeves

October, 1997

School of Public Health, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

"Preparing for the Future Today in the 11th Street Corridor: Improving Health Through Access, Education and Delivery of Health Services."

David Danner, Page Morahan, Michele Woods

July, 1997

Lansing Community College, Lansing, MI

"Creating the future: strategies for a new millenium."

Scottie and Terrill Putman

May, 1997

Biomedical departments, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI

"What do we need to do to elevate to world-class status research in the MSU biomedical community?"


April, 1997

College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois

Future of the college after reorganization and restructuring

Ralph Copleman

April, 1997

San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Developing a shared vision for the future of the University.

2 Internal Student Affairs Professionals

April, 1997

William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

Positioning William Paterson for the 21st century as it changes from college to university status.

Steve Brigham, Lois Graff

March, 1997

University of Maine, Farmington, ME

(2 parallel searches)

Eileen Conlon, Marti Kaplan, David Sanderson, Michele Woods

February, 1997

The ParaCollege, Saint Olaf College, Northfield, MN

A vision of the ParaCollege for the next generation

Cathy Perme, Larry Porter

January, 1997

Keene State College, Keene, NH


Steve Brigham, Monica Manning

January, 1997

McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

"Arts and Sciences in the 21st century: What will the future require?"


1994 - 1996

University of Maryland – College Park

Seven different planning retreats by various colleges and departments

Geno Schnell

November, 1996

Whole Systems Design/Master’s Program, Antioch University - Seattle


Marvin Weisbord

November, 1996

Madison Area Technical College Board of Education, Madison, WI

"Designing a future: Dimensions for the next decade."  Develop a vision for MATC through the year 2007.

Drew Howick, Barry Roberts

September, 1996

School of Health Professions, Allegheny University, Philadelphia, PA

"Preparing for the future today: Health science professionals and the role of the School for Health Professions." 

David Danner, Page Morahan


Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Program for Women, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA

"Academic Medical Centers 2010: An Organizational Odyssey."  

Susan O’Connor Brown, David Danner, Ferne Kuhn, Page Morahan

February, 1996

Distributed Management Systems, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The future of Distributed Management Systems at Princeton University.

Susan Berg,            Ray Wells

January, 1996

Tompkins Cortland Community College, Dryden, NY

Developing short- and long-term plans for the future of the College.

William M. Casolara

August, 1995

Westfield State College, Westfield, MA

Strategic planning for the campus.

Steve Brigham, Monica Manning

August, 1995

Computing and Information Services (CIS), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Developing a strategic framework for CIS.


June,  1995

Workforce Development Alliance (Consortium of Philadelphia-area colleges and Human Resources professional organizations)

Developing an integrated system to develop employees and meet 21st century evolving workplace needs.

Elise Freed-Fagan, Skip Lange, Bobbi Tower, Ray Wells

May, 1995

Austin Community College, Austin, TX

The future of Austin Community College.

Marvin Weisbord, Sandra Janoff

Jan. – April 1995

Austin Community College  - Pinnacle, Riverside, Northridge/Cypress Creek,             Rio Grande/East Ridge  (4 searches)

The future of Austin Community College local campuses

Tobin Quereau, Dee Fentiman

March, 1995

Library, Franklin College of Indiana, Franklin, IN

"What Franklin College Library should be like in the year 2005."

Al Templeton, Bonnie Pribush

February, 1995

College of Nursing, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

"The future of health, healing and the environment."

Eleanor Shuster

February, 1995

Student Services, Rockland Community College, Suffern, NY

"Design the future: Services for student success."

Rosemary Talmadge, Don Shapiro


Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH

The future of the McGregor School (Management, Human Development, Human Services Administration)

Edie Seashore


College of Health, Education and Human Services, Central Michigan University

The future of the college



College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences, The Ohio State University

"A vision for the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences"



Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin - Madison

Creating a new generation of arts organizations



California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco, CA


Bill Schmidt

October, 1994

Maine College of Art, Portland, ME

Crafting a vision and plan for future development.

John VanDeusen, Sally Paterson, David Mastropaolo

October, 1994

School of Education, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

"Creating Schools for the 21st Century"

Nancy Aronson, Beverly Arsht

August, 1994

University of Minnesota-Crookston, Crookston, MN

Changing UM-Crookston from a two-year technical college to a four-year polytechnic institute.  Create six new baccalaureate programs.

Steve Brigham, Monica Manning

May, 1994

Temple University – Center City (TUCC), Philadelphia, PA

"The future of TUCC."

Barbara Jaffe, Emmy Miller, Dan Karney, Jim Sunder

February, 1994

School for Professional Studies, Trinity College, Hartford, CN

Reaffirming the School’s commitment to the mission of the college, the School, and the realization of the strategic plan: Toward Trinity 2000.

Steve Brigham, Nancy Farrow

February, 1994

School of Business and Public Management, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Formulate a vision for undergraduate business education for 2004.

Steve Brigham, Nancy Farrow


Department of Educational Administration, University of Colorado, Denver, CO

Curriculum design for school administration.

Bob Rehm, Nancy Cebula


Worcester Polytechnic University, Worcester, MA

"The challenge of the first year: Reinventing the beginning."  Reengineering the freshman year program.

Gil Steil, Paul McGowan


Worcester Polytechnic University, Worcester, MA

"All in the same boat: Learning how to row."  Planning an approach to a more diverse world

Gil Steil, Paul McGowan, Denise Washington


Marriott School of Business, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

Design and approval of new MBA program.

Meg Wheatley


Wehle School of Business, Canisius College, Buffalo, NY


Barbara Benedict Bunker, Billie Alban


Graduate School of Business, University of Chicago

Redesigning the leadership development program

Don Benson, Helen Spector