Conference Guest Speaker
Susan R. Komives is Professor and Program Director of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland. She is immediate past president of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and a former President of the American College Personnel Association. Komives has consulted with Education City in Qatar in 2009 and co-facilitated a Young Professionals Institute in Doha as a collaboration with the University of Maryland and the University of San Diego in 2010 and with Colorado State University in 2012. She has also consulted with various entities in Taiwan, Seoul, New Zealand, Canada, and Macau.
She served as Vice President of two colleges and is the author of a dozen books or monographs including Student Services, Exploring Leadership, Leadership for A Better World, and theHandbook for Student Leadership Development. She was a member of the teams that wrote Learning Reconsidered and the ensemble that developed the Social Change Model of LeadershipDevelopment. She is a co-founder of the National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs, a former senior scholar with the James MacGregor Academy of Leadership, and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Leadership Association.She is the 2011 recipient of the University of Maryland Board of Regent’s Award for Faculty Teaching and the NASPA Shaffer Award for Academic Excellence as a graduate faculty member.A recipient of both the ACPA and NASPA outstanding research and scholarship awards, her recent research includes a grounded theory on Leadership Identity Development and the international Multi-institutional Study of Leadership.