Dr. Jeremy D. Brown; President, Challis Educational Opportunities

Originally from Manchester, England, Dr. Brown has been in higher education for nearly 35 years either as a researcher (nuclear physics), faculty member or executive administrator; 15 years of this time was spent at Princeton and Yale. Dr. Brown has been President or chief executive officer of 4 different institutions and chief academic officer of two colleges. Dr. Brown has lived in 5 different countries and has visited about 50 countries in total. The globalization of education, providing comprehensive educational opportunities and support, and visionary institutional effectiveness, partnerships, planning and development, are areas where Dr. Brown has had particular success. Most recent presentation: Rethinking Education – Keynote at International E-Business Expo, Hangzhou, China – October 2016

Angel Cardec

Mr. Cardec has over 20 years experience in different academic areas including teaching, international affairs (Assistant Vice-President for Internationalization, University of Central Florida), faculty development, design and implementation of study abroad programs and student affairs (Director, Florida State University-Panama). Mr. Cardec also has 10 years of experience in planning and administration in a wide variety of areas like environmental protection and economic development. Living in a multicultural environment, Mr. Cardec has exceptional skills in working with different populations, cultures and educational systems, as well as in the governmental and the private economic sectors.  In addition, Mr. Cardec has a wealth of experience in the development and implementation of alternative solutions.

Barbara Hindley

Originally from England, Barbara began her academic career in the field of Counselling and Allied Medical Studies and was involved in training and education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Barbara has lectured and undertaken research at the Universities of Lancashire and Lancaster and has been a counsellor to adults and young people both in the UK and New Zealand. Her doctoral work at the University of Lancaster focussed on English Linguistics.

Using her skills in counselling and behavioural therapies, Barbara has been a strong advocate for students, creating a positive impact on their education and careers and facilitating their pathway to achieving their full potential. She continues to train counsellors in the UK.

Barbara lives part of the year in France and spends the rest in the UK and travelling. Her three adult children live in the UK at present. Barbara enjoys art and music and spends as much of her spare time as possible sailing, travelling and watching sport.

Dr. John Ryder

John Ryder has 35 years’ experience in higher education as a professor of philosophy, and 25 years’ experience in university administration in public and private universities in the US and abroad. He has served as a Department Chair, Dean, Director of International Programs, Provost, and CEO at universities in New York, Azerbaijan, and the United Arab Emirates, and as director of a collaborative program between the State University of New York and Moscow State University. He also served ten years as President of the Alliance of Universities for Democracy, working with universities across the US and Europe. Dr. Ryder’s expertise is in academic leadership, international education, accreditation, and working with young, even start-up universities.