Dr. John C. Cavanaugh is currently President & CEO of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area. Previously, he served as Chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, and as President of the University of West Florida. John has served on numerous national boards (SHEEO, American Association of State Colleges and Universities, NAICU State Executives) and as a Commissioner in both the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. He is widely published in the areas of higher education policy and the use of technology in postsecondary education. John received his BA in psychology with high honors from the University of Delaware and his MA and PhD in psychology from the University of Notre Dame.