Higher Education Leadership Summit

November 9-10, 2012 in Fort Worth, Texas

Abilene Christian University Is proud to offer a voluntary leadership summit which focuses on administrative practices and leadership development in higher education. This event offers a chance for current ACU Higher Education students, as well as those considering the Master’s in Higher Education program, to visit some other universities to gain insights as to their practices and discuss current industry trends. This summit will consist of authors, outstanding practitioners and program alumni from different universities across the state of Texas.

The goals of this summit are to:

  • Identify trending topics in the field of higher education.
  • Provide leadership development by leading higher education professionals.
  • Take advantage of our chosen location in Fort Worth, Texas by visiting visiting other higher education institutions.
  • Provide students the opportunity to interact with peers, faculty and other higher education professionals from a range of institutions.

ACU’s Masters of Education program is intended to prepare the student to incorporate faith-based principals in a professional education setting. ACU strives to live out their 21st century vision outlined by the faculty, staff, and administration. This vision articulates ACU’s desire to become the premier university for the education of Christ-centered global leaders. To that end, we are pleased to offer this Higher Education Leadership Summit. This summit has been designed to create a more distinctive, compelling student experience to close the gap between the classroom and practice. We hope to see you there!

Key Takeaways

  • Expand your exposure to different higher education institutions in the United States.
  • Deepen your personal leadership philosophy and practice.
  • Engage in conversation with influential leaders within higher education.
  • Gain exposure to doctoral studies.

Please note: Attendance at this event will allow students of the Master’s in Higher Education program to reduce their practicum requirement by 25 hours.

Keynote Speakers

Dr. John Delony
Associate Dean of Students, Adjunt Assistant Professor of Higher Education, ACU

Mr. Steve Logan
Executive Director of Residence Life and Student Housing, Southern Methodist University

Dr. Jason Morris
Associate Dean Honors College, Associate Professor of Higher Education, ACU

Mr. Chris Windsor (Alumni ‘08)
Assistant Dean of Students, Texas Wesleyan University

Dr. Les Wyatt
Senior Consultant, Academic Partnerships

Schedule of Events:

Friday, November 9th

12 Noon – 1:00 pm: Arrive and Check In (Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Medical Center Lobby)

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: Introductions and Networking

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: Speaker Session
Speaker – Dr. Les Wyatt, Senior Consultant, Academic Partnerships

2:45 pm – 5:00 pm: Campus Tour of Texas Wesleyan University and Speaker Session

Speakers – Chris Windsor, M.Ed., Assistant Dean of Students at Texas Wesleyan University (Program alumni)
Brandon Jones, M.Ed, Director and Academic Success Advisor at The University of Dallas (Program alumni)

6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Dinner and “State of U.S. Higher Education” Discussion

Saturday, November 10th

8:30 am – 9:30 am: Breakfast and Practicum/Capstone One-on-One

9:00 am – 11:30 am: Campus Tour of Texas Christian University and Speaker Session
Speaker – Dr. John Delony, Associate Dean of Students and Adjunt Assistant Professor, Graduate Higher Education, ACU

11:45 am – 1:15 pm: Prospective Student Lunch and Networking – Opportunity for prospective students to meet and network with faculty and current students and learn more about the program.

1:30 pm – 2:45pm: Speaker Session
Speaker – Steve Logan, Senior Executive Director of Residence Life and Housing at Southern Methodist University

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm: Wrap up & closing session


There are no registration fees associated with this Leadership Summit, however students are responsible for their individual travel expenses, meals and other personal expenses. Transportation to and from residency events and lunch on Saturday will be provided at no cost.

How to Register:

Space is limited. To secure you’re space at this event, please register by October 29, 2012.

Limited Offer: Willing to share a room with one other person? Pay just $25 for the night!* Regular group rate is $99 for individual room.

*Available to the first 14 students who register. Two attendees would share a Double room. Reserve your space via the link above, or email Dr. Jason Morris for more details.

  • Click here to reserve your space
  • Reserve your own travel arrangements (Flight, hotel and transportation to/from hotel)
    Recommended Airport:
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (Located just 30 min from Preferred Hotel)

    Preferred Hotel:
    (Please contact Dr. Morris to book your reservation)
    Hilton Garden Inn Fort Worth Medical Center
    912 Northton Street Fort Worth, TX 76104
    Direct Line: (817) 744-8514
    Hotel Main: (817) 921-0788
    Hotel website

  • Once confirmed, send Dr. Jason Morris your flight information

For more information, please contact:
Dr. Jason Morris
Phone: 325-674-2000
Email: morrisj@acu.edu

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