FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Meet the Panel
WAGGONNER & BALL
AOS INTERIOR ENVIRONMENTS
AN INDUSTRY DISCUSSION
Friday, August 21 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Join us for a free, virtual panel discussion, featuring five local industry leaders.
The pandemic has had an undeniable impact on educational institutions. As the semester begins, faculty, staff, students and parents are all facing remote learning, new policies, and adjusted start dates. Creative solutions for student engagement and development have become more important than ever in shaping the minds of our future, including adjustments to physical learning environments. But how will campuses look, feel, and adapt?
Recent events have shed light on the fact that spaces should be resilient all the time, not just when responding to a crisis.
How will the Education Industry emerge smarter?
LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS
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Join us for an in-depth conversation and insights from
local leaders as we explore new expectations.
We'd love to have you be a part of our
Join us for an in-depth conversation and insights from local leaders as we explore new expectations.
Keeping COVID Out of the Classroom
BUILDING DESIGN + CONSTRUCTION
Firms Develop Strategies for Adapting K-12 Schools
to the Pandemic
A Hybrid Learning Approach Could Redefine Higher Education
Poorly Designed Acoustics in Schools Affect Learning Efficiency and Well-Being
A New Wave of Higher Ed Spaces to Support Today's Students
Limitless Learning: The Post-Pandemic Campus Is Connected, Flexible, and Resilient
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FOR AMPLIFYING OUR MESSAGE
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Dr. John Nicklow
Dr. John Nicklow was appointed President of the University of New Orleans in March 2016. His priorities focus on enrollment growth and student success, strengthening the campus’ research enterprise, and building partnerships with alumni, the community and regional business leaders.
President Nicklow is actively engaged with a number of local and regional nonprofit and economic development organizations including GNO, Inc., the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, the New Orleans Chamber of Commerce, the Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region, the New Orleans Business Alliance, the Committee of 100, the Rotary Club of New Orleans and the Board of Directors of Benjamin Franklin High School.
President Nicklow has more than two decades of higher education experience as a faculty member and administrator with a proven track record in research, enrollment management, student success initiatives, fundraising, campus-wide collaborations, and academic program innovation. Prior to his ascent to the presidency, he spent nine months as the University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. He previously held the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Southern Illinois University, as well as earlier appointments as Assistant Provost for Enrollment Management, Associate Dean of Engineering, and Professor of Civil Engineering at that institution.
A native of western Pennsylvania, President Nicklow earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Civil Engineering from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from Arizona State University. He began his career as an Environmental Engineering Officer with the U.S. Public Health Service. He and his wife, Dr. Stacy Nicklow, have a son, Ethan, and reside in New Orleans.
FRIDAY, JUNE 19 | 11 AM - 12 PM
Dr. Kristine Strickland
FLETCHER TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dr. Kristine Strickland serves as Chancellor of Fletcher Technical Community College and over 6,000 credit students in the Bayou Region of Louisiana. She has been in executive level positions for 25 years.
Dr. Strickland also serves on the Board of Trustees for SACSCO, is an Executive Board Member of the Chamber of Commerce, and is part of the South Central Industrial Association.
Dr. Strickland earned both a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree from Ohio University and a Doctorate in Leadership for Higher Education. Dr. Strickland is an alumna of the Harvard University Institute of Higher Education Management and New President’s Institute.
DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS PLANNING
Greg’s 30 year architectural career with Gensler’s Houston Office focused on every aspect of the profession. He retired as Principal in 2018 to return to his Alma Mater, Louisiana State University, as the Director of Campus Planning with a focus on facilitation and refinement of perspective from the client’s point-of-view. Greg is a Registered Architect in the State of Louisiana and received his Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) from LSU decades ago.
VICE PRESIDENT OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE
Ralph W. Johnson serves as the Vice President for Business and Finance/CFO, at Dillard University in New Orleans, LA. In his role, Ralph has oversight for financial operations, human resources, facilities management, auxiliary services, bursar and information technology and telecommunications. Prior to this appointment, he served in a similar role as Vice Chancellor for Business and Finance at Delgado Community College (LA). Ralph has served in Vice President roles at Alabama A&M University (AL) and Norfolk State University (VA). He has also completed several management programs at Harvard University. A native of Chicago, IL, he earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Bradley University and a M.B.A. from Tulane University. He currently serves on several boards and committees including Sewerage and Water Board, New Orleans, Board of Liquidation, Longue Vue House and Gardens and KID smart.
J. David Waggonner III, FAIA
David Waggonner is the founding principal of Waggonner & Ball, an award-winning, internationally active architecture and planning practice located in New Orleans. The firm grounds its architectural work in historic preservation with a concentration on modern institutional projects, including museums, foundations, and educational facilities. David is a graduate of Yale School of Architecture, a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects, and a recipient of the AIA Louisiana Medal of Honor. He has taught and spoken about architecture and sustainable water-based urban design at universities, conferences, and forums worldwide.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, David saw an opportunity for New Orleans to reinvent itself as a sustainable city that embraces its life-blood: water. He developed a process that examines history, soils, biodiversity, infrastructure networks and urban space, along with the forces of water, as the foundation for design, communicating the realities of the landscape to leaders and the public to inspire change. He initiated Dutch Dialogues, an exchange between Dutch design professionals and their American counterparts focused on water-based urban design. Building on Dutch Dialogues, David subsequently led an international team of experts in the development of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan, which addresses sustainable storm water management at all scales and envisions a city and region that embraces water to improve safety, resiliency, and quality of life, as well as to create new economic and development opportunities. The firm’s current work includes watershed planning projects in Louisiana; urban water projects in Connecticut, Virginia, South Carolina, Texas, and Chennai, India; and building, campus, and park design projects in Louisiana and Beijing, China.
VP MANUFACTURED INTERIOR
Rebecca Cooley brings over 13 years of industry experience to her role as the Vice President of Manufactured Construction Division for AOS. In this role, Rebecca is disrupting the construction industry, using 21st century technology to bridge the gap between design and construction. She is a passionate advocate of clean, sustainable and rapid construction and collaborates with architects, interior designers, contractors and facility managers. Rebecca joined the DIRTT network in 2010 as a DIRTT Champion for the North Florida area.
Prior to DIRTT, Rebecca earned a Bachelor Degree of Interior Design from Louisiana State University and immediately moved to London to work for a retail giant in their Store Development Department. She has been a licensed Interior Designer in Texas, Florida and Louisiana and worked for multiple architecture and design firms with projects ranging from public institutional facilities up to 430,000 square feet to luxury multi-family housing to corporate facilities. She transitioned from Designer to a Business Development role for DIRTT over seven years ago and leads AOS’ Interior Construction Team in Louisiana and Mississippi.