The Future of Higher Education

Date: Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00pm PT  / 6:00 – 7:00pm ET
Moderator: Daniel Horgan
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The way we learn is changing and higher education is being disrupted, especially during this health crisis.  Join us for a rich discussion with thought-leaders and Live Más Scholars who will talk about timely issues in higher education, including:
  • What is top of mind right now for students, teachers, higher education?
  • What should our top priorities be right now in education?
  • Where are we seeing promising innovation?
  • What are the top priorities for designing the future of education?
  • How do we bring the future of education and future of work together in planning, implementation, and policy?

About Chase Jarvis

Chase Jarvis is an award-winning artist, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential photographers of the past 20 years. His expansive work ranges from shooting advertising campaigns for companies like Apple, Nike, and Red Bull; to working with athletes like Serena Williams and Tony Hawk, to collaborating with renowned icons like Lady Gaga and Richard Branson. As a fine artist, he’s had solo and group gallery shows in the USA, Europe, and the Middle East.

In 2013 Chase contributed to the Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times story Snowfall, and in 2014 earned an Emmy nomination for his documentary Portrait of a City. He also created Best Camera – the first photo app to share images to social networks, and is the Founder of CreativeLive, where more than 10 million students learn photography, video, design, music and business from the world’s top creators and entrepreneurs. And his new book Creative Calling debuted as an instant National Best Seller.

He’s an advisor to Fortune 100 brands, and a guest at the Obama White House, the United Nations, the Library of Congress, 10 Downing Street, Buckingham Palace, and the DIFC in Dubai. Chase lives with his wife, Kate, in Seattle, and serves as a volunteer board director for several nonprofits.

About Dr. Nicole Hurd

Nicole Hurd, Ph.D., is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of College Advising Corps (CAC). A tireless advocate for students and increasing opportunity, Dr. Hurd was honored as a White House Champion of Change for College Opportunity in September 2016 and was selected as a Featured Innovator by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for leading bold and creative efforts to eliminate disparities in college access and success. In 2018, Dr. Hurd received the Honorary Degree, Doctor of Humane Letters from Franklin & Marshall College and was recognized as one of Time Magazine’s 2018 Top 31 People Who Are Changing the South. She was also named to Washington Monthly’s 2016 list of the most innovative people in higher education and the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Influence List. She holds a PhD from the University of Virginia.

About Dr. Tyler Thigpen

Tyler grew up in Georgia and has worked in innovative district, private, and charter schools, as well as statewide and national nonprofits. Tyler is co-founder of The Forest School: An Acton Academy in south metro Atlanta, founder and executive director of the Institute for Self-Directed Learning, and instructor and faculty chair at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education.

Formerly, Tyler was partner at Transcend, a national nonprofit, and worked closely on innovative school projects such as nXuWhittleThe Academy GroupWashington Leadership AcademyArt in MotionHebrew PublicTeton Science’s Place Network, EL Education, and the Brooklyn STEAM Center. Tyler also co-founded MENTOR Georgia, Transforming Teaching at Harvard, and the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School.

Earlier, Tyler worked as head of the upper school at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in Atlanta, Spanish teacher in Gwinnett County public schools, and minister at the Grace family of churches where he led international development in Peru in areas of healthcare, education, poverty reduction, infrastructure, and human rights.

Tyler holds a doctoral degree in education leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education, a master’s in public administration from Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a master’s in theological studies from Regent College of the University of British Columbia. Tyler has written about the future of learning in the Washington Post, Education Week, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Getting Smart, and others. Tyler lives with his four children, all of whom attend The Forest School, in Pinewood Forest.

About Gabrielle Fischer 

Gabrielle recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a degree in Multimedia Journalism. She has been a Live Más Scholarship recipient for 4 years and is part of the first Live Más Scholarship graduating class. Throughout college she had three internships in marketing, social media and graphic design. Gabrielle recently started a job as a Social Media Coordinator for Learning Resources to continue pursuing her passion while making an impact on her local community.

About Miles Spearman

Miles Spearman, a second year student at the University of Cincinnati, studying  Business Marketing and Music, has been very intentional about how he can add value to his community. Miles has been busy in the practice room throughout the summer preparing for the days when live performances are permitted, but has shifted his  focus of engagement for his community through equity & inclusion.

During the month of July, Miles participated in the Advancing Black Pathways Apprenticeship Program with JPMorgan & Chase. Through that experience Miles has been able to invoke change as the Darwin T. Turner Ambassador of their Freshman Engagement Committee, allowing  him to use his passion for community engagement to cater to a larger audience. From organizing events for underrepresented first-year students to brainstorming with leaders on how to bridge the relationship gap for the many students who will be learning in a virtual environment for their first semester in college, Miles is taking large strides to build on his skills while adding value to his campus community.