- June 30, 2020
Sean Creighton is an expert speaker on creative communities and the creative class. He is the Executive Director of the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education (SOCHE), a regional consortium of colleges and universities dedicated to advancing higher education through cooperation and advancing the region through higher education. Founded in 1967, SOCHE was recognized in 2007 by the Governor of Ohio as an exemplary model of collaboration in higher education.
Sean has published and presented extensively on such topics as campus-community engagement, building coalitions, collaborative strategies for talent retention, and community-based regional development. More recently, his speaking engagements focus on the creative class, in which he showcases a community-empowerment project (DaytonCREATE) that resulted from working with the Creative Class Group.
Sean was the 2008 commencement speaker for Edison Community College and 2009 commencement speaker for Southern State Community College. He is an elected member of the Board of Education for the Yellow Springs School District in Ohio, and currently serves on advisory committees for the Dayton Development Coalition, Midwest Higher Education Compact, and Yellow Springs Community Foundation.
Sean earned his Ph.D. in Leadership and Change from Antioch University.