2022 Delegates

  • Dr. Robin Baker, president, George Fox University. Robin became president of George Fox in 2007, and in that time it has grown to become the largest private university in Oregon. He previously served eight years as the university’s provost. Under his leadership, the university has expanded academic programs in professional fields, including undergraduate engineering and nursing, and graduate health science programs, including physical therapy and physician assistant. He also has overseen the addition of opportunities in intercollegiate athletics, adding football and lacrosse teams. He began his career as a history professor at Wheaton College and served at universities in the South and Southwest. He completed a PhD in Civil War and American Political history with honors at Texas A&M University in 1989. His wife Ruth will accompany him to The Oxford Conclave.
  • Dr. Steven Corey, president, Olivet College. Steven has served as president of Olivet since 2010 and is recognized for his leadership in growing enrollment and dramatically strengthening the institution’s financial position. He previously served as executive vice president and an associate professor at Prescott College, where he was responsible for planning and directing all aspects of the college’s administrative and operational policies, objectives and initiatives. His earlier experience included serving as fellow for administrative collaboratives with the Tennessee Independent Colleges and Universities Association, as vice president for administration at Cumberland University, and as chair of the Arizona State Commission for Postsecondary Education. He holds a doctorate from the University of Arizona, a Master of Business Administration from Cumberland University, a Master of Science from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Science from California State University at Fresno.
  • Dr. Karl Einolf, president, Indiana Institute of Technology. Since beginning his presidency in 2017, Karl has facilitated significant improvements in Indiana Tech’s academic curriculum, diversity initiatives, athletic programs, campus facilities, and technological resources.  He came to Indiana Tech from Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland, where he served since 2012 as dean of the Richard J. Bolte, Sr. School of Business. During his tenure, Einolf also served as acting president at Mount St. Mary’s from February to June 2016 and helped the university heal from a national crisis surrounding the resignation of its previous president. He earned a B.S. in mathematics at Penn State University, an M.S. in business at Johns Hopkins University, and a Ph.D. in business and economics at Lehigh University. His wife Maria will accompany him to The Oxford Conclave.
  • Dr. Panayiotis (Pano) Kanelos, president, University of Austin. Pano is the founding president of a new university with a mission to stand resolutely for open inquiry, academic freedom and civil discourse. Recognized by Forbes as one of higher education’s “academic entrepreneurs,” he previously was president of St. John’s College (Annapolis), where he oversaw the most significant tuition reduction at any American college, accompanied by a $300 million campaign. Earlier he was Dean of the Honors College at Valparaiso University and held professorships at Loyola University of Chicago and the University of San Diego. He earned a Ph.D. from the Committee on Social Thought at University of Chicago, an M.A. in Political Philosophy and Literature from the University Professors Program at Boston University, and a B.A. in English from Northwestern University.
  • Dr. John C. Knapp, president, Washington & Jefferson College. John joined W&J as president in 2017 and has led the institution with a strategic vision of developing highly professional graduates committed to serving the common good. He has spearheaded the creation of innovative curriculum with more than 20 new academic programs. He previously was president of Hope College for four years. Earlier experience included serving as founding director of Samford University’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics & Leadership, as founding director of Georgia State University’s Center for Ethics & Corporate Responsibility, and as a consultant in crisis communication for more than a decade. His scholarship includes five books including the three-volume The Business of Higher Education. He co-founded The Oxford Conclave in 2004 and his wife Kelly leads the program for spouses.
  • Dr. Michael Le Roy, president emeritus, Calvin University. Michael retired from the presidency in 2022 after 10 years of service that transformed the institution from a college to a university and drove a dramatic financial turnaround. He has since begun a consulting practice advising presidents, CEOs, and boards across sectors to sharpen organizational performance, prepare for transitions, and improve board-executive relations. He previously was executive vice president and dean of the faculty at Whitworth University. Earlier, he was a political science professor at Wheaton College (IL) and a Fulbright scholar conducting research at Gothenburg University in Sweden. He earned a PhD from Vanderbilt University and a BA from Whitworth University. He is currently at work on a book providing leadership guidance to new college and university presidents.
  • Dr. Stephen Thorsett, president, Willamette University. Steve is an internationally known astrophysicist who has served as president of Willamette since 2011. Earlier he was a professor and former chair of the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He co-discovered the oldest known planet, popularly dubbed “the Methuselah planet.” As students, he and four friends wrote a graduate physics textbook for Princeton University Press that remains in print. He began his career as an assistant professor of physics at Princeton University and a research fellow at Caltech. He was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow and received the Fullam Award of the Dudley Observatory. Steve earned a Ph.D. and MA in physics at Princeton University and a BA at Carlton College.
  • Dr. Andrew Westmoreland, president emeritus, Samford University. Andy served as president of Samford University from 2006 until his retirement in 2021, a tenure marked by 30 percent enrollment growth, mote than 30 new academic program, and a new the College of Health Sciences. He now serves as serves as executive director of Samford’s Frances Marlin Mann Center for Ethics & Leadership. Earlier, he was president of Ouachita Baptist University for eight years. He earned an undergraduate degree in political science at Ouachita Baptist University, a master’s degree in political science at the University of Arkansas, and a doctorate in higher education administration at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His Wife Jeanna will accompany him to The Oxford Conclave.