November 1-2, 2019

Friday, November 1, 2019

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.Parents Council Welcome and Breakfast
Chancellor Andrew D. Martin
Council Updates
Bethany & Bob Millard, Parents Council Executive Chairs  
11:00 a.m. – noonBreakout Sessions Financing Higher Education: Choices and Challenges in Funding a World-class University
Amy Kweskin, Vice Chancellor for Finance  
2020 Hiring Process: Virtual, Asynchronous, Online, AI, Gaming—It’s A New World!
Jim Beirne, Director of External Relations, Career Services
The Other Classroom: Student Engagement & Leadership on Campus
Leslie Heusted, Executive Director of Campus Life
12:15 – 1:30 p.m.School Lunches
Senior leadership and faculty from each of the undergraduate schools will be in attendance to provide updates and answer questions from council members. College of Arts & Sciences, Olin Business School, McKelvey School of Engineering, Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts
1:45 – 2:45 p.m.Faculty Presentation Of Insects and Cyborgs Shantanu Chakrabartty, Clifford Murphy Professor of Electrical & Systems Engineering; Srikanth Singamaneni, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science​; ​Barani Raman, Dennis and Barbara Kessler Career Development Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering; Yehuda Ben-Shahar, Associate Professor of Biology
3:15 – 4:30 p.m.Behind-the-Scenes Tours (optional) Celebrate the Grand Reopening of the Kemper Art Museum Director and Chief Curator Dr. Sabine Eckmann will lead this tour of the newly expanded museum on the east end of campus, highlighting design features and works from both the permanent collection and extraordinary special exhibition Ai Weiwei: Bare Life. Limited to 30 attendees
Hard Hat Tour: McKelvey Hall
Join Facilities Communications Director Jane Kojima for a special tour of this state-of-the-art engineering building, future hub of the Department of Computer Science & Engineering, scheduled to open in 2021. Limited to 20 attendees; active construction site  
5:00 – 6:00 p.m.      Chancellor’s Reception for Members and their Families
Anheuser-Busch Hall, Crowder Courtyard

Saturday, November 2, 2019

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.Buffet Breakfast  
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.Welcome 
Bethany & Bob Millard, Parents Council Executive Chairs
Impact of the Parents Annual Fund on the Student Experience
Susan & Alex Virgilio, Parents Fund Chairs  
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.Open Forum Panelists: Dedric Carter, Vice Chancellor for Operations and Technology Transfer; Jen Smith, Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Earth & Planetary Sciences; Mark Smith, Associate Vice Chancellor and Dean for Career Services; Hank Webber, Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Administrative Officer; Lori White, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs  
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.Final Announcements and Adjournment 
Bethany & Bob Millard, Parents Council Executive Chairs