Karen A. Holbrook, Ph.D.
Advisory Board Chair and Advisory Partner
Dr. Holbrook is presently Regional Chancellor for the University of South Florida – Sarasota-Manatee.
Previously, she served as Interim President of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and President of The Ohio State University from 2002-2007. Before that, she was Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of Georgia, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Florida, and Associate Dean for Research and Professor of Biological Structure and Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. More recently, Dr. Holbrook served as Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation and as Senior Vice President for Global Affairs and International Research at the University of South Florida.
She has served on the boards of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the American Council of Education (ACE), the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (now APLU), the Association of American Universities (AAU), the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), among others.
Dr. Holbrook has also participated on advisory panels and councils for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was a member of the Advisory Committee to the immediate past Director of the NIH (Elias Zerhouni). She currently serves on the boards of the Institute of International Education (IIE), CRDF Global, Bio-Techne, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), and is the past board chair for Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). She is on the Board of Trustees for KAUST and was a member of the Embry-Riddle Board of Trustees for 10 years.
A renowned expert on international education, Dr. Holbrook serves on the Board of the Institute of International Education in New York City.
Molly Corbett Broad, Ph.D.
A leading spokesperson for American higher education, Molly Corbett Broad became the twelfth president of ACE in 2008. She is the first woman to lead the organization since its founding in 1918.
Broad came to ACE from the University of North Carolina (UNC), where she served as president from 1997-2006, leading UNC through a period of unprecedented enrollment growth. Due in large part to the success of the Focused Growth Initiative, minority enrollment at UNC grew at more than double the rate of the overall student body during her tenure. She also spearheaded the creation of a need-based financial aid program for in-state undergraduates and the creation of the College Foundation of North Carolina.
Broad held a number of administrative and executive positions at several universities prior to her tenure at UNC. At the California State University system, she served as senior vice chancellor for administration and finance from 1992-93, and as executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer from 1993 until her election as UNC president. Earlier in her career, Broad served as the chief executive officer for Arizona’s three-campus university system (1985-92) and in a succession of administrative posts at Syracuse University (1971-85).
Broad has written and spoken widely on strategic planning for higher education, K-16 partnerships, information technology, globalization and biotechnology. She currently holds seats on the boards of PBS (the Public Broadcasting Service) and the Parsons Corporation. She is past chair of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges, past chair of the Internet 2 board of trustees and past president of the International Council for Distance Education.
She has served on the boards and executive committees of the Business-Higher Education Forum; Council on Competitiveness; National Association of University System Heads; and the Centenary Committee for Fudan University in Shanghai, China.
Broad earned a General Motors Scholarship to Syracuse University, where she graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a baccalaureate degree in economics from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She holds a master’s degree in the field from The Ohio State University.
Hon. Jerry MacArthur Hultin
Jerry is the Chair and leader of the Global Futures Group, a consulting, media, and financial advisory firm that supports the use of 21st-century technology to create smart communities and improve the quality of life of urban citizens around the world. He has traveled and worked with leaders and young people around the world to create more innovative and entrepreneurial economic growth. This includes communities as diverse as New York City, Vancouver, London, Stockholm, Shanghai, Nanjing, Kyoto, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, New Delhi, Abu Dhabi, Tel Aviv, Bogota, and Barcelona.
Jerry is chair of the board of directors of Educational Housing Services, Inc, and an adviser on urban innovation and infrastructure for the World Economic Forum (Davos) and the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils, and is Co-Chair of the Smart Cities Alliance for Malaysia.
As a university leader, Jerry was an advocate and architect for hands-on programs that increased innovation and entrepreneurship opportunities for his students. He helped create and develop programs such as the Brooklyn Technology Triangle, the Varick Street Incubator, NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, the NYC Media Lab, NYSeed (a public-private angel fund), and NYU’s global network of campuses. As President of Polytechnic University, Jerry led the successful merger of Polytechnic University with New York University. From 2000 to 2005, he was dean of the school of technology management at Stevens Institute of Technology.
Jerry served as the Under Secretary of the Navy for President Bill Clinton from 1997 to 2000, where he was a leader of Vice President Al Gore’s programs in business innovation. He currently serves as a member of the Defense Business Board, an advisory body to the US Secretary of Defense; in this capacity, Jerry is leading a study on how automation and artificial intelligence can improve defense business processes and reduce costs.
Jerry is a graduate of Yale Law School and Ohio State University and is a Vietnam veteran.
Charlie P. Rose, J.D.
Charlie is a shareholder at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., and co-chair of the firm’s Education Practice. Charlie represents education institutions, education-related businesses, private equity firms, state government agencies and municipalities, foundations, and tribal nations. He advises his clients on matters such as regulatory compliance and reform, education law and policy, civil rights, corporate transactions, public-private partnerships, and labor-management relationships. Formerly, Charlie served as the General Counsel for the U.S. Department of Education from May 2009 to July 2011 – a position for which Charlie was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate. As General Counsel, Charlie was a senior official in the Obama Administration and advised the U.S. Secretary of Education on all legal, regulatory and policy matters as well as education reform initiatives. Charlie is active in community service and is a frequent speaker on education law and policy. In 2014, Charlie was nominated by President Obama and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Morris K. Udall and Stuart L. Udall Foundation, a federal agency focused on environmental matters and Native American causes.
Professional memberships include:
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (elected in 2008)
Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
Member, National Council of School Attorneys
Member, Board of Directors, Benefit Corporation Bar Association
Board memberships include:
Member, Board of Trustees, Morris K. Udall and Stuart L. Udall Foundation
Member, Advisory Board, Association of College and University Educators
Member, Academic Council, Rasmussen College
Member, Board of Trustees, Academy for Urban School Leadership
Member, Board of Directors, Alliance for Excellent Education