Geri Hockfield Malandra - Curriculum Vita
GERI HOCKFIELD MALANDRA is a consultant specializing in accountability, strategic management, and leadership development of public higher education systems. She previously served as Senior Vice President at the American Council on Education. where she led a new division that encompassed the Center for Effective Leadership; the ACE Fellows Program; the Center for International Initiatives; the Center for Policy Analysis; Advancement, Marketing, Member, and Meeting Services; Publishing; and ACE's Resource Library. From 2002 to 2009, as Vice Chancellor for Strategic Management for the fifteen-campus University of Texas System, she led the Board of Regents in creating a ten-year plan for 2006-2015. She managed implementation of the plan including responsibility to develop a System-wide global initiative and to establish a U.T. System-wide Academic Leadership Institute. Additionally, she led the development of the System's first comprehensive accountability and performance reporting framework. For one year, she held simultaneously the position of interim Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the U.T. System, overseeing the work of the nine university presidents in the System. She has served as an advisor on accountability to the U. S. Secretary of Education's Commission on the Future of Higher Education and served as Vice-Chair of the U. S. Department of Education's National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity, which oversees accreditation in the United States. She has presented testimony to the Texas legislature and federal bodies, and speaks nationally and internationally on issues of accountability, performance measurement, and institutional improvement in higher education. Previously, in the administration of the University of Minnesota, she held management positions in the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Continuing Education, and served as Associate Provost, leading the creation of the university's first integrated accountability report. As adjunct assistant professor of history she taught courses in world history and the history of the ancient Near East and published widely in her field, including a monograph, Unfolding a Mandala: The Buddhist Cave Temples at Ellora (Albany: SUNY Press, 1993). She attended public schools in Chappaqua, New York, and holds degrees in Anthropology and Archaeology (B.A. magnum cum laude, Carleton College) and Ancient Studies (M.A. and Ph.D., University of Minnesota). Her husband, William Malandra, is a retired professor of ancient religions and languages; her daughter is an attorney practicing in New York City.