Leadership Advisory Board

CLICKS is guided by the sound leadership of an international advisory board that play an active role in providing sound advice and mentorship which help shape and continuously grow the Center’s vision and support the achievement of its strategic goals.


Advisory Board Chair
Secretary General, Association of Arab Universities

Professor Sultan T. Abu-Orabi Aladwan is the Secretary General of the Association of Arab Universities (AARU) also known as the Union of Arab Universities. The AARU is an organization working within the framework of the Arab League established with the misison of “Assisting and coordinating the efforts of Arab Universities to prepare capable persons who […]

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Dr. Larry Johnson

Advisory Board Vice-Chair
President and CEO, EdFutures, Inc
Senior Fellow, Center for Digital Education

Dr. Larry Johnson is a globally acknowledged expert on emerging technology and its impacts on society and education, and author of five books, seven chapters, and more than 175 papers and research reports on the topic. He speaks regularly on educational trends, creativity, leadership, and innovation, and has delivered nearly 225 keynote addresses to a […]

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Prof. Nicholas H. Allen

Provost Emeritus and Collegiate Professor, Unviversity of Maryland University College

Nicholas H. Allen is Provost Emeritus and Collegiate Professor at University of Maryland University College (UMUC). From 1998 until his retirement from that post in 2007, he served as the University’s first provost and chief academic officer and as Interim President during 2005. For nearly a decade, Nick provided leadership and strategic direction to UMUC’s […]

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Prof. M Badr Aboul-Ela

Executive & Director, CAA, UAE Vice-President, ANQAHE

Dr. Aboul-Ela earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Agriculture from Cairo University, and his Ph.D. in Animal Physiology from the University of Aberdeen, UK, in 1980. He held several academic administrative positions at Mansoura University and UAE University, among which being a Chair, Dean, Director of Graduate Studies, and Counselor for Academic Affairs . As […]

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Prof. Jeff Michelman

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies and Director of the Hicks Honors College, University of North Florida

Dr. Michelman is a Professor of Accounting, Associate Dean and Director of the Honors Program at the University of North Florida. Previously he served as both Associate Dean of the Coggin College of Business and Director of the Flagship Program in International Business at the University of North Florida. He was runner-up for UNF’s Distinguished […]

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Dr. Kevin Kruger

President, NASPA

An accomplished speaker, leader, and educator, Kevin Kruger joined NASPA as Associate Executive Director in 1994, and became its first executive-level President on March 15, 2012. In his capacity as a national advocate for students and the primary spokesperson for student affairs administrators and practitioners, he draws on more than 30 years of experience in […]

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Prof. David Baker

Principal Consultant, SERO-HE, Sheffield

David Baker has over 30 years experience in higher education, including as Principal and Chief Executive of the University of St Mark and St John, Plymouth and as Deputy Chair of the UK’s Joint Information Systems Committee. He holds a Chair in Strategic Information Management from the University. His degrees include an MLS, a PhD […]

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Dr. Kathleen S. Ives

CEO and Executive Director, The Online Learning Consortium (formally known as Sloan-c)

Kathleen S. Ives, D.M. has worked in online technology for over 20 years and serves as Online Learning Consortium’s CEO & Executive Director where she oversees the organization’s operations as well as facilitates workshops in higher education online best practices. Formerly, Dr. Ives oversaw all forms of alternative instruction at Quinsigamond Community College in Worcester, […]

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Prof. Dr. Jan Sadlak

President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence

Jan Sadlak is Professor at the Faculty of European Studies of the Babe?-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. In October 2009, he has been elected as the President of the IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence. He is internationally recognized and cited expert in higher education policy, governance and management at the system and institutional […]

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Kurt Deketelaere

Secretary General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU)

Since July 2009, Kurt is the Secretary-General of the League of European Research Universities (LERU), an association of twenty-one leading research-intensive universities which promotes the interests of frontier research with the EU institutions. Before joining LERU, he was the chief legal advisor (2004-2007) and the chief of staff (2007-2009) of the Flemish Minister for Public […]

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Dr. Julie K. Little

Vice President, Teaching, Learning and Professional Development, Educause

Julie Little is vice president for teaching, learning, and professional development. In that role, she is responsible for the design of professional programs to advance IT leadership in higher education, with a specific focus on those who lead, manage, and use information resources to shape strategic decisions. She also provides executive oversight for the EDUCAUSE […]

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