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

University of North Florida

Dr. Michelman is a Professor of Accounting and International Business at the University of North Florida. Most recently he led the Hicks Honors College as its founding Director. 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 […]

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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 is currently the Online Learning Consortium’s Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director where she oversees the organization’s strategic direction. Additionally, she serves as faculty for the Institute for Emerging Leadership in Online Learning (sponsored by Penn State and OLC), and serves […]

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Prof. Dr. Jan Sadlak

President, IREG Observatory on Academic Ranking and Excellence

He is internationally recognized and highly cited academic and expert in higher education and science as well as international relations, in particular policy development, policy and practices related to quality assurance, governance and management at the system and institutional level [h-index 24, i10-index 23], international governmental organizations.  In the past 30 years he has been […]

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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-three leading comprehensive and research-intensive universities, promoting the interests of frontier research, innovation and education with the EU institutions. For his “exemplary leadership of LERU”, he is awarded a doctorate honoris causa by the University of […]

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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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