Michelle Clifton (left) is a champion for all things higher education. Throughout the last 20 years her career has had a common thread to align strategic goals and technology to improve operational efficiency and impact student success. Michelle serves as the Higher Education Solution Marketing Manager at Blackbaud. In this role she works closely with various teams to bring to the education industry solutions that empower academic achievement. Prior to joining Blackbaud, Michelle was the Associate Dean at The Citadel Graduate College, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UA- Fort Smith, leadership instructor and has served in various capacities within the higher education software industry. She enjoys adventure travel, 80s cover bands and performing stand-up comedy.


Michael Reardon, Ph.D (right) is the Manager for the Business Consulting Services team for Blackbaud with more than 15 years of experience in organizational communication, change management, virtual work, and corporate identification. Prior to joining the Blackbaud team, Michael worked as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston where he was honored with Faculty of the Year awards in 2009-2010 as well as in 2010-2011. He is also an active volunteer in his community, having focused much of his volunteer work on literacy and communication through an adult reading academy and participating as a “reading buddy” for a group of underprivileged first graders. Self-described as an exceptional driver of minivans (and sometimes golf balls), Michael and his wife are the proud parents to four children.