WSCUC is pairing the dual imperatives of improving equity outcomes and using evidence effectively, guided by a strong pair, Board Chair Sam Glick and President G. Gabrielle Starr of Pomona College. Under the banner “Equity-minded Leaders Using Metrics Effectively: Better Conversations, Better Data,” they will model how they use evidence and data to go deep into student success and generate questions, new insights, and strategies to drive equitable change. With the help of CEOs and trustees, they’ll explore broad and practical issues: How do they engage their trustees and the senior staff? What fresh questions have worked for them? What changes have generated real improvements?   

Our efficient 90 min Forum will also feature Phil Doolittle, the new WSCUC Commission Chair, on his priorities. WSCUC President Jamienne Studley will offer brief coming attractions from WSCUC and Washington, and we’ll invite your suggestions for what WSCUC ought to do, watch, explain or change. We want to share this opportunity, and this splendid pair of presenters and timely topic, widely, so the $125 fee for your institution includes as many trustees as you’d like. 

G. Gabrielle Starr, a highly regarded scholar of English literature whose work reaches into neuroscience and the arts, took office as the 10th president of Pomona College in 2017.Under Starr’s leadership, the College is carrying out a strategic planning process to prepare for the future, and has launched a key initiative to support research and engagement in the humanities. The College also has announced plans for a new athletics and recreation center for health and wellness. Starr is a national voice on access to college for students of all backgrounds, the future of higher education, women in leadership and the importance of the arts. Her writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Chronicle of Higher EducationThe Washington Post and The Financial Times, among other publications. Read full bio

Sam Glick, Partner; Leader, Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center; Chair of the Board, Pomona College
A citrus farmer by upbringing, economist by training, and high-tech entrepreneur by background, Sam Glick is a partner at Oliver Wyman, where he leads the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Center. 
Sam’s clients include leading providers, health plans, biotech manufacturers, employers, enablement companies, retailers, and venture capital firms. He works collaboratively with their senior executive teams to create the infrastructure required to serve consumers successfully. Through support for activities ranging from organizational design to strategy development to operating model build and new product launch, Sam helps his clients create innovative solutions that provide delightful, affordable, high-quality care, coverage, and financing to consumers.

Phillip Doolittle, Chair, Executive Vice Chancellor of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer, Brandman University. Brandman is a member of the Chapman University System. Mr. Doolittle’s oversight responsibilities include financial operations, integrated technology and information systems, human resources, administrative services, facilities management, and project management. Prior to joining Brandman University, Mr. Doolittle served for twenty two years as a vice president at the University of Redlands.  Read full bio

Dr. Stephanie Huie, Vice President, joined WSCUC in January 2020. She came to WASC from The University of Texas System Administration where she served as vice chancellor for the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis. Dr. Huie is recognized for her work in leading the development of comprehensive information for students and families to make academic and financial decisions to support post-graduation employment and success. Prior to joining The University of Texas System, she served in several roles at Huston-Tillotson University: interim associate provost for academic affairs, director of the Office of Institutional Research and Assessment, and accreditation liaison.  Read full bio

Jamienne S. Studley became the sixth president of the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC), a higher education association committed to student success and a regional accrediting agency recognized by the US Department of Education to approve institutions at the bachelor’s degree level and above in California, Hawaii, and the Pacific Rim, in January 2018. Throughout her career in higher education leadership and policy, public service, civil rights advocacy, and nonprofit management, she has worked to advance equity, access and opportunity, and public engagement and is respected for listening, collaboration, and building bridges. Read full bio