Keynote

Charlie Nelms, EdD

Dr. Charlie NelmsCharlie Nelms is a nationally-recognized speaker and expert in higher education. He has more than 40 years of experience and leadership in student access, retention and graduation; institutional effectiveness; governance and strategic planning. The former chancellor of universities in North Carolina, Indiana and Michigan, and vice president emeritus for Indiana University, Dr. Nelms has served as a board member for leading educational associations and foundations across the U.S.

He is currently a senior scholar at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities, providing leadership in assisting minority-serving institutions. Dr. Nelms has also been a consultant for a wide range of higher education institutions. In addition, he is professor emeritus of higher education at Indiana University and center scholar with the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University.

Nelms is a blogger with the Huffington Post, HBCU Lifestyle and the Association of Governing Boards. He is also a prolific tweeter on topics pertaining to leadership and historically black colleges and universities. For more information, visit his website.

Presentation date

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 during conference lunch from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.