Oxford Conclave

The Oxford Conclave on Global Higher Education is a focused retreat where a small group of invited college and university presidents reflect on some of the most pressing issues facing leaders in higher education.

Convened annually since 2004, the four-day meeting is held at Balliol College of the University of Oxford, a venue where presidents work in an environment steeped in tradition and have access to leaders and resources at the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Since its inception, The Oxford Conclave has gathered presidents of universities in North America, Europe and Africa to discuss their roles as public leaders, academic leaders, spiritual leaders, and other facets of the presidency. Together, Dr. Knapp, president of Hope College, and Dr. Siegel, president emeritus of Kennesaw State University, have led participants in developing collaborative initiatives and producing declarations calling for curricular, co‐curricular, and societal change, resulting in new initiatives on many campuses. Since Dr. Siegel’s retirement, Dr. Knapp continues to convene and facilitate The Oxford Conclave.

 
Select speakers and facilitators
  • Archbishop Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Desmond Tutu
  • Sustainability Pioneer Ray Anderson, chairman of Interface Corp.
  • Leader‐to‐Leader Chairman Frances Hesselbein, former CEO of the Girl Scouts of America
  • Former Chief Justice of South Africa Arthur Chaskalson
  • Harvard University Scholar and author Dr. Howard Gardner
  • Author and leadership expert Dr. Stephen R. Covey
Participating institutions
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College
  • Albany State University
  • American University
  • Armstrong Atlantic State University
  • Atlanta Metropolitan College
  • Augusta State University
  • Bainbridge College
  • Balliol College, University of Oxford, UK
  • California Baptist University
  • Calvin College
  • Catawba College
  • Centenary College
  • City University of New York
  • Clayton State University
  • Columbus State University
  • Consortium for Global Education
  • Copperbelt University, South Africa
  • Corban University
  • Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Dalton College
  • Dalton State College
  • Durban University of Technology, South Africa
  • East Carolina University
  • Fort Valley State University
  • Gainesville State College
  • George Fox University
  • Georgia College & State University
  • Georgia Highlands College
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Perimeter College
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Georgia State University
  • Gordon College
  • Greenville College
  • Hope College
  • Howard Payne University
  • Kennesaw State University
  • LCC International University, Lithuania
  • Medical College of Georgia
  • Middle Georgia College
  • Morehouse College
  • Morris Brown College
  • Namibia Evangelical Theological Seminary
  • Nelson Mandela University, South Africa
  • North Central College
  • North Georgia College & State University
  • Oriel College, University of Oxford, UK
  • Samford University
  • Savannah State University
  • South Georgia College
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Southern New Hampshire University
  • Southern Polytechnic State University
  • Stellenbosch University, South Africa
  • University of Alaska, Anchorage
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • University of Fort Hare, South Africa
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa
  • University of Namibia
  • University of North Dakota
  • University of South Africa
  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin, Whitewater
  • University of Zululand, South Africa
  • Utah Valley University
  • Valdosta State University
  • Waycross College
  • Whitworth University