Sean Joseph Creighton
In addition to creating Creighton Collaborative, Sean Joseph Creighton is the President of SOCHE, a regional association of colleges and universities dedicated to educating, employing, and engaging citizens. SOCHE coordinates programs for over 20 diverse members of higher learning with an annual economic impact of $3.6 billion, serving nearly 200,000 student and more than 35,000 employees. SOCHE has received the Dayton Business Journal’s Non-Profit Business of the Year Award in 2012 and Innovation Index Award in 2015.
Sean is an elected member of the Board of Education for the Yellow Springs Public Schools, where he has been president and also co-chaired their 2020 Strategic Plan. He also serves on advisory committees and boards for several local and national organizations, including Dayton Literary Peace Prize, International Leadership Association, Midwestern Higher Education Compact, Springfield Museum of Art, TEDxDayton, ThinkTV Public Broadcasting, and Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Community Partnership Program.
Sean has published and presented extensively on higher education, collaboration, civic engagement, and talent retention, and is also a principle investigator for the Kettering Foundation on several research projects concerning the civic mission of higher education. Sean has degrees from Marist College and New York University, and earned his PhD from Antioch University. He lives in the charming village of Yellow Springs with his lovely wife, Leslee, and his five fun children, Liam, Maya, Quinn, Audrey, and Juliette.