Reimagining Your Campus for the Future of Work and the New Normal

May 12, 2020

Recognizing the fragility of former strategic plans, leaders are scrambling to rethink how to respond in areas like virtual preparedness, digital dexterity, access to campus insight, and student services. The League for Innovation and Beyond Academics are collaborating to present this webinar that will lead participants through a thoughtful discussion on how the COVID-19 pandemic will shape the future of work within campuses and the opportunities it presents us in the new normal.

In this session, Matthew Alex will speak to how the pandemic has accelerated the need to become more digital and accessible. The session will be centered around community college education viewed through the Future of Work lens to articulate the shift in how we serve and meet the needs of our constituents.

Presenter: Matthew Alex is Co-Founder of Beyond Academics, LLC, the company bringing the next generation of transformational frameworks to higher education. Alex is a former partner at Deloitte, where he led the Student Technology and Transformation practice. In that capacity, he oversaw some of the most complex Student Technology Transformation projects in the country. He also led Deloitte’s Smart Campus and Future of Work initiatives. At Beyond Academics, he continues to assemble the best and brightest minds in higher ed, entrepreneurship, innovation, and industry to accelerate the narrative around the Future of Work, Future of Student, and Future of Learning.

Virtual Town Halls

The League is collaborating with Beyond Academics to continue the conversation launched with the webinar, "Reimagining Your Campus for the Future of Work and the New Normal," held May 12, 2020, 2:00-3:00 CDT at Town Halls.

Town Hall 1, Friday, May 15, 2020

Going Digital: Opportunities, Pitfalls, and Potential Solutions

  • Digital Divide
  • Hands-On Learning
  • Digital Campus
  • Hybrid Campus

Town Hall 2, Friday, May 22, 2020

Overcoming Enrollment Challenges in the New Normal

  • Maintaining/Increasing Enrollment in Uncertain Times
  • Moving the Needle on New Student Enrollment
  • Retaining Spring 2020 Students
  • Inspiring the Return of Former Students

Town Hall 3, Friday, May 29, 2020

Leadership and Innovation in the New Normal: Helping Your Campus Define What the Future Looks Like

  • Communication
  • Leading Innovation
  • Innovation Readiness
  • Agents of Innovation


Higher Learning Commission. (2019 April). Innovation: Beyond the Horizon and the Future of Higher Education. Chicago: Author.