CTU Leadership Shares Academic and Innovation Insights at Key Higher Education Events

Dr. Connie Johonson presenting at EDUCAUSE 2015Fall was an exciting time for Colorado Technical University as several CTU leaders participated in presentations and panels at key higher education professional and academic events. Drawing from their work to ensure CTU continues to offer quality academic programming and innovative learning, the following CTU leaders traveled across the country to share CTU’s story and gain knowledge from other higher education leaders:

On October 28th and 29th, at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference ( in Indianapolis, IN, Dr. Connie Johnson, chief academic officer and provost, and Judy Komar, vice president of educational technology at CEC, participated in two panel discussions, highlighting CTU’s successful work in adaptive learning. Attended by over 7,000 higher education IT professionals1, the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference is the leading higher education information technology event each year. 

On November 9th and 10th, in Washington, DC, Cami Jacobson, vice president of industry strategy, and Dr. Johnson attended the STEMconnector Disruptive Innovation in Higher Education Summit (, an event focused on bringing together STEM stakeholders from business and higher education to provide insights, best practices, and showcase examples to further align higher education programming with industry needs. Jacobson participated in the panel discussion, “STEM — Technology is Central”. You can read more about Jacobson’s perspective on STEM education and the future of the workforce here.

On November 11th and 12th in Denver, CO, Judy Komar and Dr. Johnson participated in two panel discussions, showcasing CTU’s work in adaptive learning and offering insights in developing and implementing successful adaptive learning programs, at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education’s (WCET) Annual Meeting ( This meeting gives leaders, practitioners, and big thinkers in higher education practice an opportunity to collaborate on ways to use technology to positively impact education. During this meeting, CTU President Andrew Hurst met with a number of higher education leaders and Dr. Ruth Tarantine, our new university dean of nursing, met with Colorado Community College leaders to discuss CTU’s RN to BSN program.

On December 1st, Dr. Johnson attended the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Chief Academic Officers Meeting in New Orleans, LA to collaborate with other higher education CAOs and presidents on effective strategies and practices to help promote excellence in management and student programming at their institutions.

We are proud of our leadership’s commitment to advancing higher education ideas, strategies and practices throughout business and higher education communities. This commitment begins with CTU students and CTU’s mission to offer students innovative learning experiences and industry-relevant undergraduate and graduate degree programs. You can learn more about CTU’s adaptive learning platform, Intellipath™ here.