Opening General Session Keynote Speaker

Nancy_Franz.jpgDr. Nancy Franz
Professor Emeritus
Iowa State University School of Education
"Developing Stories that Amplify Our FCS Voice and Impact"

Our professional lives are filled with important stories--who we are, where we've been and where we’re going, our dreams and goals, and most importantly how we make a difference in the world. Nancy will help us rediscover the importance of successfully amplifying our voices and impact through storytelling. Come prepared to leave with the ability to transform YOUR FCS stories into compelling statements.

Capstone Luncheon Remarks

stump-360.jpg Scott Stump
Assistant Secretary for Career and Technical Education
U.S. Department of Education 

Headshot of Dr. Alisha Hyslop
Dr. Alisha Hyslop
Director of Public Policy
Association for Career and Technical Education

angle-official-portrait-20181127.png Dr. J. Scott Angle
U.S. Department of Agriculture
National Institute for Food & Agriculture

Learn about Dr. Nancy Franz

Dr. Nancy Franz recently retired after 33 years of service with the Cooperative Extension System. Most recently she served as the Director for Professional Development, Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, and Associate Dean and Director of Extension and Outreach to Families at Iowa State University. She also served as an Extension agent, specialist, graduate student, and administrator over her life with Extension systems in Wisconsin, New York, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Iowa. Her scholarly interests include determining conditions that promote transformative learning in nonformal learning environments and measuring and articulating Extension program quality and value. Dr. Franz holds a PhD in Agriculture, Extension, and Adult Education from Cornell University, a Masters in Education Professional Development from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, a Bachelors of Science in Environmental Studies and Outdoor Education/Recreation.  She currently consults on organizational development with nonprofit organizations and higher education and serves on the Story County Conservation Board. She loves to volunteer, read, travel, be outdoors doing silent sports, and consume dark chocolate.

Learn about Scott Stump

Scott Stump is the assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education at the U.S. Department of Education. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 16, 2018, after being nominated by President Donald J. Trump on May 15, 2018.

Stump serves as the principal adviser to Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on all matters concerning high school, career, technical and adult education as well as community colleges, the workforce and economic development.

Prior to assuming the role of assistant secretary for career, technical, and adult education, Stump served as the chief operating officer of Vivayic, Inc., a learning solutions provider devoted to helping individuals, organizations and corporations do good in the world. Before that, Stump served as the assistant provost and state director for career and technical education (CTE) with the Colorado Community College System. During his tenure there, Stump also served as state FFA (Future Farmers of America) advisor, agriculture program director and interim president of Northeastern Junior College during the institution's presidential search process.

During his seven-year tenure as a state CTE director, Stump served as an officer in the National Association of State Directors of Career and Technical Education. In this role, he served on the National SkillsUSA Board of Directors as the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium (NASDCTEc) liaison.

Stump also served two terms on the Prairie RE11-J school board and one year on the Colorado Association of School Boards board of directors.

Stump received his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Purdue University and taught at Manchester High School in North Central Indiana. Before moving to Colorado, he also worked for the National FFA Organization managing the national officer team and the national FFA convention.

Learn about Scott Angle

Dr. J. Scott Angle was sworn into office as the third Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture on October 29, 2018.

Dr. Angle received his B.S. and M.S. at the University of Maryland in Agronomy and Soil Science, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D., from the University of Missouri with an emphasis on Soil Microbiology.

Angle worked for 24 years as a Professor of Soil Science and administrator (Director of the Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station and Maryland Cooperative Extension) at the University of Maryland. His early work focused on the study of losses of nutrients from agro-ecosystems, and their impact on the Chesapeake Bay. He also studied the impact of heavy metals on the food chain with the goal of protecting our food supply from these harmful elements. Later he concentrated his studies on phytoremediation, the use of plants for extraction of heavy metals from soil. In 2005, he moved to Athens, Georgia, where he served as Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences at the University of Georgia for 10 years. He is a fellow in the American Society of Agronomy and the Soil Science Society of America. He is also a Fulbright Fellow having worked at the Rothamsted (Research) Experimental Station, in the United Kingdom.

Most recently, he served as President and CEO of the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC), where he oversaw a staff of over 800 and coordinated development projects in diverse regions of the world.

Learn about Alisha Hyslop

Dr. Alisha Hyslop has spent almost 20 years working with career and technical education and is currently the Director of Public Policy at the Association for Career and Technical Education. At ACTE, Alisha leads the organizations’ legislative, advocacy and research efforts that cover both secondary and postsecondary policy issues, and is particularly involved in efforts related to the Perkins Act. She also led ACTE’s work to define a quality CTE program of study framework. Previously she worked with the Florida House of Representatives and with career and technical student organizations on a local, state and national level.

Alisha received her Bachelor’s in Public Relations and Family and Consumer Sciences Education from Florida State University, her Master’s in Career and Technical Education from Virginia Tech University, and her Ph.D. in Career and Workforce Education from the University of South Florida.