Antioch University Board Welcomes New Members

Yellow Springs, OH—Antioch University’s Board of Governors will welcome three newly elected members at its Fall Meeting. Each of these new board members was elected by the Board to serve 3-year terms beginning October 23, 2013.

The new members are:

Lance Dublin of San Francisco, CA, CEO and chief solutions architect with Dublin Consulting in San Francisco. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Antioch College in educational planning and administration.

Carole Isom-Barnes of Huntersville, NC, president of Xperience Leadership, LLC, and an operational risk manager with Bank of America. A graduate of Antioch’s PhD in Leadership and Change program, Carole obtained her BA from Brandies University and her MA from Queens University.

Holiday Hart McKiernan of Indianapolis, IN, chief of staff and general counsel for Lumina Foundation for Education. Holly is a Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, IN, and earned her law degree, cum laude, from Indiana University.

“I am very excited to welcome these three individuals to our Board at a very exciting and transformational moment in our history. Their expertise in and out of higher education and personal knowledge of an Antioch education will be great assets as we position ourselves to meet future growth as a mission-driven institution,” said Felice Nudelman, chancellor of Antioch University.

The 15-member Board of Governors is responsible for the fiduciary authority and control of Antioch University. What follows is some additional biographical information on the new board members:

Lance Dublin
Lance Dublin
As CEO and chief solutions architect with Dublin Consulting in San Francisco, Lance specializes in revitalizing learning, implementing change and transforming organizations. Prior to forming this firm, Lance founded The Dublin Group, a leading provider of corporate learning and change management services. Lance co-authored “Implementing e-Learning,” in the ASTD series on e-learning and change management.In 1971, Lance co-founded Antioch University/West, the western campus of Antioch College. While dean and provost, he expanded the campus to include what were called “centers” in Seattle, WA, as well as in Los Angeles and Monterey, CA. Lance is a former member of the Board of Directors of the Synergos Institute, a non-profit organization committed to reducing poverty and increasing economic equity in Africa, Asia and Latin America. He is also a former Board Member of Saybrook University.


Carol Isom-Barnes
Carole Isom-Barnes
Carole is president of Xperience Leadership, LLC, and is an operational risk manager with Bank of America. Prior to her current roles, she has held the position of adjunct faculty at Queens University instructing in organizational communication.Carole is a results-oriented leader combining twenty-five years of Fortune 100 senior leadership experience and organizational consulting. Carole has been successful at managing teams in their formulation and implementation of policies and standards. She has proven strategic planning skills and as a relationship manager, she has executed extensive partner management skills. In the area of process improvement, utilizing the Six Sigma methodology, Carole demonstrated comprehensive experience with large-scale transformation which resulted in reduction of financial exposure and direct cost and time saving opportunities ranging from $1.9M to $ 3.1M, in a three-year span.


Holiday Hart McKiernan
Holiday Hart McKiernan
As chief of staff and general counsel for Lumina Foundation for Education, Holly directs the Foundation’s legal affairs and also leads Lumina’s exploration of the Bologna Process and the implications of that reform effort on American higher education.Holly began her career practicing law with a concentration on nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. Prior to joining Lumina in 2003, she was executive director and counsel for Alpha Chi Omega and advised universities on approaches to high-risk student behavior. Holly has co-authored several journal articles.

She serves on the Boards of Directors of the American Association of Colleges and Universities and the Higher Education Resource Services, is chair of the Board of Directors of ADI, Inc, and the International Advisory Board for the Stetson University College of Law Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy.


About Antioch University:
Antioch University, a national university, is a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education serving about 5,000 adult students around the world and across the country, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs.

Across its five campuses, Antioch University lives by its mission every day helping students realize their potential and succeed in their educational goals. The university offers an innovative learning environment that is rigorous and responsive to student needs. Antioch University has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.

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