Principal, MSA Architects
Bill Baker, AIA serves as Principal and Owner at MSA Architects. His 20+ years of practice have focused on the design of higher education, institutional, religious, corporate, and sports & recreation projects at firms in North Carolina, Colorado, and Ohio. As one of the key leaders of the athletic design practice of the firm (MSA Sport) he has been actively involved in projects at multiple collegiate campuses throughout the Midwest, Mountain West, and Southeast. Bill is serving as Principal-In-Charge on the Xavier University Health United Building project.
Mr. Baker received a Bachelor of Architecture with Honors and Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design with Honors from the Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning. Bill resides in Cincinnati with his wife and three children.
Leah Busam Klenowski
Senior Director for Student Affairs, Student Involvement, Xavier University
Dr. Leah Busam Klenowski is the Senior Director for Student Affairs at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. She oversees student engagement opportunities, including new student orientation, leadership programs, student activities, student government, and over 160 student organizations. Leah provides strategic leadership and support for the Gallagher Student Center and the Department of Recreational Sports. She also serves on the Senior Leadership Team for the Division of Student Affairs, where she provides direction for divisional data collection, student learning assessment, and budget management.
Leah is a Cincinnati native and two-time Xavier graduate, having received both her bachelor’s degree and her MBA from Xavier. Leah earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University and has a Masters in College Student Personnel from Miami University.
Dean, College of Professional Sciences, Xavier University
Dr. Gore is a Professor of Psychology and Dean of the College of Professional Sciences at Xavier University in Cincinnati Ohio. The College of Professional Sciences hosts 11 departments in social sciences, health, and education. Additionally the college supports 5 specialty centers including Xavier Health and the Center for Population Health. Prior to moving to Ohio, Dr. Gore served as the Director of Institutional Analysis and Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. He has held faculty appointments in psychology and counseling at Southern Illinois University and the University of Missouri – Kansas City and served as the Director of the Career Transitions Research Department at ACT, Inc. in Iowa City.
Chief Operating Officer, TriHealth Corporate Health
Terri is the Chief Operating Office for TriHealth Corporate Health. Corporate Health is the
division of TriHealth dedicated to helping employers, their employees and dependents be safe,
healthy and productive. As an integral part of TriHealth’s cross-functional Employee Health
Plan Team, Terri works in concert with TriHealth Human Resources, TriHealth Physician
Hospital Organization, and TriHealth’s Population Management to manage the overall health and
productivity program for the employees of TriHealth. In addition, Terri extends her expertise by
consulting and overseeing Corporate Health’s work with employers with regard to Health and
Productivity services, including Occupational Medicine, onsite medical and occupational health
services, onsite wellness and fitness, employee assistance and work life balance, absence
management and workers compensation, chronic condition management and health coaching
Terri is a registered nurse with a Master’s Degree in Nursing Administration. She has 30 years of
experience working with a variety of populations and care delivery innovation.
HR Communications & Project Manager, Kent State University at Kent
Kimberly Hauge is Director for Employee Wellness at Kent State University. Kent State University has more than 214,000 alumni worldwide, 41,000 students enrolled in an eight-campus system, 6,800 full and part-time faculty and staff, and is recognized by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For.”
Kim received her M.Ed from Kent State University and is currently working on her PhD in Public Health. Kim has worked at Kent State for the past 17 years in benefits administration, communication and project management, and employee wellness and health promotion. She is certified by the Society for Human Resource Management as a Professional in Human Resources and by the National Wellness Institute as a Certified Wellness Practitioner. Her current responsibilities are the strategic planning and management of a comprehensive employee wellness program and co-collaborator for Kent State’s healthy campus initiative.
Manager, Space Planning, Kent State University at Kent
Charmaine Iwanski is the Space Planning Manager in the Office of the University Architect at Kent State University. Kent State University has more than 8 million gross square feet of facilities throughout its eight-campus system, with over 6 million gross square feet on the Kent Campus itself. The Office of the University Architect facilitates the majority of campus renovations with an in-house staff of over 20 professional Architects, Engineers, Accounting and Contracts Specialists.
Charmaine received both a Bachelors of Science and Bachelors of Architecture from Kent State University. Charmaine is a Registered Architect with 20 years of experience. She has worked at Kent State University for 10 years as a Project Manager, Architect and most recently the role of Space Planning Manager. Prior to KSU she worked for several architectural firms in the Cleveland and Akron areas. She manages the USGBC LEED implementation and documentation on new buildings and major renovations for the institution as well as provides oversight to strategic campus planning. She is currently overseeing programming and management of the newly adopted Gateway to a Distinctive Kent State Facilities Masterplan.
Lisa H. Macklin
Principal, Comprehensive Facilities Planning, Inc.
Lisa Macklin is a Partner with Comprehensive Facilities Planning, Inc. (CFP) She has over twenty eight years of experience in higher education planning that includes space utilization, space analysis and management, programming, capital planning and master planning. She has served as the Principal-in-Charge for numerous space utilization and space planning projects. These responsibilities have provided her direct exposure to the space issues and trends facing educational environments from which she is able to bring creative insights to each project. Prior to joining CFP, Lisa was a senior facilities planner at The Ohio State University and a senior associate at NBBJ.
Sue Ott Rowlands
Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Northern Kentucky University
Sue Ott Rowlands joined Northern Kentucky University as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs in January 2014. Previously, Ott Rowlands served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech from 2007-2013 and as Interim Dean at the University of Toledo from 2005-2007. Prior to this appointment she served as Chair of the Department of Theatre and Film at Toledo from 2002-2005. From 1997-2002 she was an Associate Professor and Head of the Acting and Directing Program in the Department of Theatre at Ohio State University. She is the founding artistic director of Glacity Theatre Collective in Toledo and the Cleveland Women's Theatre Project, both professional theatres. She is the former Associate Artistic Director of Round House Theatre in Washington, DC and Managing Director of The Actor's Space in New York City.
Mary Paula Schuh
Director, Campus and Space Planning, Northern Kentucky University
Mary Paula Schuh is director of campus and space planning at Northern Kentucky University. She is responsible for master planning, capital planning, capital budget preparation, programming, and space planning. Schuh received her bachelor of architecture degree from the University of Kentucky. She is a member of the Society of College and University Planning and an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and serves on numerous local boards and committees.
Robert M. Sheeran
Vice President for Facilities, Xavier University
Bob Sheeran is responsible for Xavier University's physical plant, reporting directly to the chief financial officer and serving in the president's cabinet. He leads the planning and design of all new construction, major remodeling, and maintenance of a long-term campus environmental and building development plan for the 2.2 million square feet, 190 acre campus. Before joining Xavier, Sheeran provided project management on a number of key building initiatives on the Xavier campus, including the Cintas Center and Gallagher Student Center. Bob spoke at SCUP’s 49th Annual, International conference. He holds degrees in architectural engineering technology and construction management from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Xavier University.
James W. Simeo
Principal, CO Architects
For 26 years, James Simeo has managed the programming and design of laboratory, academic and healthcare facilities responding to team-based learning, discovery, and healing. He understands the unique requirements of these complex building types, having managed advanced projects such as the Loyola Marymount University Life Sciences Building, the UCLA Physics & Astronomy Building, the University of California Santa Cruz Engineering 2 Building, the California State University Science II Building, and the Northern Kentucky University Health Innovation Center & Founders Hall, in the last 15 years. James has designed and managed institutional facilities in ten states. He joined CO Architects in Los Angeles in 1993 and is a Principal of the firm. He received a Master of Architecture from UCLA and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan.
Architect and Project Manager, Marquette University
Joel Smullen is an architect and project manager in the Facility and Planning Management Department at Marquette University. Joel attended Miami University and the University of Colorado for his bachelor and masters degrees in architecture. Prior to Marquette he worked at architectural firms such as Cuningham Group in Minneapolis, Berners Schober in Green Bay, and 11 years at HGA in Milwaukee. His experience includes 14 years focused on Healthcare projects ranging from outpatient clinics, hospital renovations, and greenfield hospital projects. He is currently the project manager for the Athletic and Human Performance Research Center and the future Health and Wellness building for Marquette University.