Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Myk Garn leads college and system redesign, development, and deployment of new instructional and educational operations models for the University System of Georgia. He focuses on competency-based, student-driven, advancement-by-mastery models. Specialties include strategic planning, affordability, emerging trends, disruptive innovation, quality standards, governance, fast failure and accessibility of Internet-based instruction and services.
Richard Nelson holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of California, Davis as well as Masters and PhD degrees from Cornell University. His graduate research focused on the origin and characterization of naturally occurring fruit flavors and the psychophysical factors that influence human perception of flavor quality. Nelson managed research, development, and technical services in the U.S. and Canadian food and beverage industry before joining University of Minnesota-Crookston, where he served as director of the Center for Agriculture and Natural Resources and then as associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Nelson moved to Paul Smith’s College (NY) as provost in 2006 and was recently named President of Nicolet College in Rhinelander, WI. Throughout his career, Nelson has sought to match product and process innovation with market needs and opportunities.