National University and Harmony SEL Sponsor the ASU+GSV Summit to Further Whole Human Education

President Dr. Mark D. Milliron along with NU difference-makers share their expertise in NextGen education to advance student success during ASU+GSV Summit sessions

SAN DIEGO, CA (April 17, 2023) — National University (NU), one of the largest nonprofit Hispanic Serving Institutions in the United States committed to innovating around access and success for adult learners is proud to announce sponsorship of the ASU+GSV Summit, “Brave New World,” held in San Diego, CA on April 17-19, 2023. The annual ASU+GSV Summit originated in 2010 to gather innovative change-makers to create partnerships, explore opportunities, and shape the future of learning.

“National University and Harmony SEL are thrilled to announce that we will host 10 sessions during the ASU+GSV Summit featuring our exceptional leaders and sharing the good work we are doing around whole human education,” said Dr. Mark D. Milliron, president and CEO of National University. “I am proud to share the stage with other leaders and difference makers to advance NextGen education and open the pathway to possibility for more students.”
Dr. Milliron will lead an engaging fireside chat, “Is College Worth It? Reframing the Debate around College Costs and Value,” on Tuesday, April 18, to make the case for a new model of “value-rich” education.

On Monday, April 17, Dr. Milliron will join provost and chief academic officer Dr. John Cicero, executive vice president, office of strategy & sustainability Karen Whitney, and executive vice president, communications/community engagement Dr. Nancy Rohland-Heinrich to present the “Operational Strategy & Fiscal Sustainability to Empower Academic Affairs to Champion Student Success” session to share how a decentralized leadership culture at NU empowers academic affairs to better maintain their portfolio of programs and better align resources. Also, on Monday, vice president of communications and partnerships with the office of social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion Dr. Emily Esparza, director of teacher education at Howard University Dr. Katina January-Vance, assistant legislative director in the U.S. House of Representatives Deidre Alexander, educator for Houston Independent Public Schools Dr. Rasheedah Farooq, and director of Inspire Leading and Learning Dr. Nickie Floyd will facilitate the “We’ve Discussed Equality and Equity, but What About Justice?” session to provide insight on how to move beyond just equality and equality in the educational classrooms.

About National University: National University, a Veteran-founded nonprofit, has been dedicated to meeting the needs of hard-working adults by providing accessible, affordable higher education opportunities since 1971. As San Diego’s largest private nonprofit university, NU offers over 125 online and on-campus programs and flexible four-week and eight-week classes designed to help students reach their goals while balancing busy lives. Since its founding, the NU community has grown to 40,000 students and 220,000 alumni around the globe, many of whom serve in helping industries such as business, education, health care, cybersecurity, and law and criminal justice. To learn more about National University’s new possibilities in education including next-generation education, credential-rich education, and whole human education, visit

About Harmony SEL: Harmony SEL is an affiliate program of National University. These no-cost programs strive to ensure that every student feels part of a safe, supportive learning community and that every teacher and provider is equipped to create inclusive and engaging learning opportunities. By offering SEL skill development experiences across contexts through relationship-driven activities, Harmony helps young people build and sustain relationships, giving them tools to grow into compassionate and caring adults. Harmony has been recognized as a CASELect program by the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Learn more about Harmony at

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