By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Academics from throughout Latin America and other parts of the world will gather for the 52nd annual Latin American Commission for Administration Schools, known by its acronym in Spanish, CLADEA.
The event, cohosted by Cal State San Bernardino, will be held in Riverside Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 17-19.
“Breaking the Mold: Anticipating the Challenges of Local Education” is the theme of this year’s conference, which will be held at the Mission Inn and Riverside Convention Center in Riverside. This marks the first time the international educational event will be held in Southern California, and only the fourth time it has been held in the continental United States.
The conference is being jointly hosted by CLADEA and its association member, the CSUSB Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration. The university partnered with CLADEA in March 2016 to host a workshop at the CSUSB campus on global education, said Kimberly Collins, an associate professor of public administration, director of the Leonard Transportation Center and the CSUSB chair of the CLADEA conference.
The CLADEA 2017 Annual Assembly is an opportunity for experts and educational leaders from around the world to meet in a common forum and discuss issues of globalization, world trade, the role of higher education, and the roles of government, academia, business and civil society in this time of constant changes and technological advances, Collins said.
“Latin America, in particular, will play an important role in the future orientation of world trade and development in the Americas,” she said. “How this scenario fits will depend on our ability to collaborate better between societies. Leaders and specialists in higher education are an important part of this work as they provide the data and analysis that decision makers need to train the next generation of leaders and work to strengthen the representation of civil society.
“This event will be the stage for us to learn from each other and find new ways to collaborate,” Collins added. “Only through a proactive perspective and working together will we all benefit.”
On Oct. 18, the keynote address at 9 a.m. will be given by Leslie Wilson, secretary general of the European University Association. The day’s featured sessions include:
- At 11 a.m.: “Presidents Perspectives on the Future of Global Education” with panelists: Tomás D. Morales, president of CSUSB; Kim Wilcox, chancellor of University of California Riverside; Sue Henderson, president of the University of New Jersey; and Alfonso Lopez-Diaz, rector, Universidad Pedagógica y Tecnológica de Colombia. The panel session will be moderated by Denise Dimon, associate provost for international affairs, the University of San Diego.
- Also at 11 a.m.: “Quo Vadis Management Education?” The panelists are Jim Ellis, dean of the Marshal School of Business, University of Southern California; Judy Olian, dean of the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles; Jaime Gomez, dean of the School of Business Administration, University of San Diego. The moderator is Josep Franch Bullich, dean of Escola Superior d’Administració i Direcció d’Empreses Business School.
On Oct. 19, the keynote address at 9 a.m. will be given by Rob Curtin, director for higher education, Microsoft WW Education Industry. The day’s featured sessions include:
- At 11:45 a.m.: “Strategies for Business Schools’ Development, Self-Support and International Programing.” The panelists are: Tony Coulson, director of the CSUSB Cybersecurity Center; Mike Stull, chair of the CSUSB Department of Management and director of the CSUSB Center for Entrepreneurship; Greg Moser, dean of the College of Business, University of Nevada; Dean Smith, dean of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Public Health and professor of health policy and systems management. The moderator is Lawrence Rose, dean of the CSUSB Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration.
- At 2:30-4 p.m.: “Strategies for Business Schools’ Development, Self-Support, and International Programing” The panelists are: Tatiana Karmanova, dean of the CSUSB College of Extended Learning and Senior International Officer; Ron Fremont, vice president, CSUSB Division of University Advancement; and Reggie Gilyard, former dean of Chapman University George L. Argyros School of Business and Economics. Lawrence Rose, dean of the Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration will serve as moderator.
CLADEA is an international, nonprofit organization headquartered in Peru that joins higher education institutions and other international organizations devoted to teaching and research in the field of business administration. Its membership includes more than 200 institutions from Latin America, North America, Europe and Oceania.
For more information on the conference, visit the CLADEA website.
Visit the CSUSB Jack H. Brown College of Business and Public Administration website for information about the college.
For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, visit the university’s website at www.csusb.edu and contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007.