The Speakers Directory is drawn primarily from keynote presenters at recent CCC conferences and other events. The Professional Learning Network and Chancellor’s Office are providing the Speakers Directory as an information source only and do not necessarily endorse or recommend the individuals listed below.

Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Catherine J.K. Sandoval was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in January 2011 to serve as a Commissioner at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). Her appointment and confirmation to that post made her the first Latino to serve ...Read more
Ruth F. DeVarney Professor Emerita of Interdisciplinary Studies, Duke University Cathy N. Davidson, a distinguished scholar of the history of technology and appointed in 2011 to the National Council on the Humanities by President Obama, is a leading innovator of new ideas and methods for learning ...Read more
Director of the Century of Inquiry, Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium Charles Blaich directs the Center of Inquiry at Wabash College and the Higher Education Data Sharing Consortium (HEDS). Blaich received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of ...Read more
Motivational Speaker Chip Yates is one of the world’s most recognized green technology innovators and has set 18 World Records in electric vehicles of his own design. Recently nicknamed "The Rockstar of Science" by an inspired audience after witnessing his electrified speech, Yates has an endless ...Read more
Assistant Program Budget Manager, California Department of Finance, Education Unit Chris Lief is an Assistant Program Budget Manager at the California Department of Finance in the Education Unit, overseeing the budgets of the higher education segments, student aid, teacher credentialing, K-12 ...Read more
Founder/Principal - The Generational Imperative, Inc. Chuck Underwood is one of the handful of people who developed and popularized the discipline of generational study. His original principles are a permanent part of this discipline. As the founder/principal of consulting firm The Generational ...Read more
Motivational Speaker, Connie Podesta Presents, LLC Connie Podesta is a dynamic, high-energy and dramatic motivational speaker who addresses the pivotal issues that control productivity and morale. She offers powerful insights into human behavior and individual potential based on her prolific career ...Read more
Director, Producer, Writer and Visiting Scholar, New York University Curtis Chin an independent filmmaker and Visiting Scholar at New York University. He has written for shows on ABC, the Disney Channel and Nickelodeon and won awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York Foundation ...Read more
Founder of Civility Matters and Professor of School of Nursing, Boise State University Dr. Cynthia (Cindy) Clark is an award winning professor in the School of Nursing at Boise State University and the Founder of Civility Matters®. Her primary teaching responsibilities include teaching and ...Read more
Vice Chancellor of College Finance and Facilities Planning, California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Vice Chancellor of College Finance and Facilities Planning Dan Troy was appointed to serve in the Chancellor’s Office in 2011. He oversees the college finance and facilities division, which ...Read more