Education for America’s Future

2017 Presidents Institute 1/3/20171/3/20171/3/20171/6/20171/6/20171/6/2017 Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel Orlando, Florida
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Independent colleges and universities prepare graduates in the liberal arts and professional fields to become the leaders of America’s communities and workplaces. With today’s fast-changing labor market, the best undergraduate education assures that new graduates will be knowledgeable, creative, and adaptable. Independent colleges educate students for an enduring life of the mind and develop in those students the skills and capacities that their immediate and future employers seek. This ability to develop both intellectual and practical skills powers American innovation and productivity.

Despite mounting evidence of the utility of an independent college education, presidents must continually cite these outcomes for prospective students and their parents, public officials, donors, and trustees. How can independent college and university presidents respond effectively to questions about employment prospects for graduates whose education is grounded in the liberal arts? How can presidents demonstrate that a liberal arts education plays a key role in workforce development and America’s economic future? What choices should presidents make to keep their institutions affordable, of high quality, and in demand? Do some choices in curriculum design, pedagogy, financing, and organizational structure make more sense than others? How can presidents lead their institutions with confidence that they are faithful to their distinctive missions, relentless in meeting high-quality educational standards, and accessible to the rich diversity of American society?

CIC’s 2017 Presidents Institute—the largest annual meeting of college and university presidents in the country—will explore these and other issues of presidential leadership, drawing on the lessons learned by experienced presidents and the perspectives of other distinguished speakers. The Institute provides a forum for candid discussion of critical issues, opportunities to learn from experts, and occasions to network with presidential colleagues who lead similar institutions.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Kevin M. Warren
    Kevin M. Warren
    Xerox Services
  • Sherry Turkle
    Sherry Turkle
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • James B. Stewart
    James B. Stewart
    New York Times
  • Jeffrey R. Docking
    Jeffrey R. Docking
    Adrian College
  • Walter M. Kimbrough
    Walter M. Kimbrough
    Dillard University
  • Elizabeth Kiss
    Elizabeth Kiss
    Agnes Scott College
  • Scott Jaschik
    Scott Jaschik
    Inside Higher Ed

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CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26<p></p><div><div><span>The Annual Business Meeting is open to all CIC member presidents. Breakfast will be provided for all participants.<br></span><blockquote><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong>Chair’s Report</strong></span><br><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong>President’s Report</strong></span><br><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong>Treasurer’s Report</strong></span><br><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong>Nominations Committee Report</strong></span><br><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong>Secretary and Membership Committee Report</strong></span><br><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong>Special Reports:</strong></span><br><blockquote><h3>Report on CIC Programs</h3><div><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong><em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University, and Vice Chair for Programs, CIC Board of Directors</span></div></blockquote><blockquote><h3>Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update</h3><div><span style="display:inline-block;"><strong><em>David L. Warren</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</span></div></blockquote></blockquote></div></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<p> <em>(Sponsored by Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities)<br></em><br></p><h3>Enrollment Connected: Integration across the Campus to Optimize Student Success</h3><p>Breaking down department and program silos across campus and integrating enrollment efforts can yield better outcomes. How can presidents ensure collaboration across financial aid, enrollment, and marketing functions to achieve superior results? What are the benefits of breaking down silos and coordinating efforts? Learn how coordinated efforts can enhance student success from enrollment through retention to graduation.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Edward Coughlin, OFM</em></strong>, President, Siena College<br><strong><em>James H. Day</em></strong>, President, Hardwick Day<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Colleen Perry Keith</em></strong>, President, Pfeiffer University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Enterprise Risk Management: What Presidents Need to Know</h3><p>Colleges and universities are faced with a wide variety of risks. How can presidents respond to the expectations of trustees and others who have experience in different organizations that may have a more sophisticated approach to managing risks? Can an enterprise risk management approach meet these expectations in the higher education environment? Which risks need to be discussed with the board? How can institutions integrate risk into their strategic planning process? The discussion will offer examples of how institutions deal with these issues.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Larry Deger</em></strong>, Executive Director, Strategic Risk Management, Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc.<br><strong><em>Chris Kimball</em></strong>, President, California Lutheran University<br><strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President, Susquehanna University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Charlotte Borst</em></strong>, President, The College of Idaho<br><br></blockquote><h3>Presidential Perspectives on Strategic Marketing</h3><p>What responsibilities do private college presidents shoulder in dealing with today’s marketing challenges? Which challenges do they find most vexing, and what are the impediments to progress? What efforts can be implemented to advance their institutions and meet marketing goals? Findings from the 2016 Survey of Independent College Presidents, conducted by The Lawlor Group, Inc. and RHB, will be presented along with ideas for how presidents can strategically position and market their institutions.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Carole Arwidson</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of Market Research, The Lawlor Group, Inc.<br><strong><em>Rick Bailey</em></strong>, Principal, RHB<br><strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>John P. Marsden</em></strong>, President, Midway University </blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3><h3> <br>Book Study: In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria</h3><p>The value of a liberal education has been under scrutiny for the last few years. In his book, In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015), Fareed Zakaria describes what a liberal education is—and is not—and discusses the value of a liberal education to American society and the world. This session will begin with a video of an interview with Zakaria, followed by small group discussions around tables, and end with a guided discussion of the themes emphasized in the text. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Robyn Allers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Roger N. Casey</em></strong>, President, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Prema Samhat</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wofford College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Tori Haring-Smith</em></strong>, President, Washington & Jefferson College</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions31Concurrent Session<p> <em>(Sponsored by Creative Communications Associates)<br></em><br></p><h3>Collaboration to Reduce Costs, Increase Efficiencies, and Sharpen Identity</h3><p>What kinds of partnerships and strategic alliances can help colleges reduce operational and personnel costs and yield greater efficiencies? In addition to improving the bottom line, how can collaboration serve as a tool to sharpen a distinctive institutional identity? What approaches can presidents take to lead their institutions to embrace a positive collaborative culture?</p><blockquote><strong><em>Elizabeth Davis</em></strong>, President, Furman University<br><strong><em>Daniel W. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Wisconsin Lutheran College<br><strong><em>Richard L. Ludwick</em></strong>, President and CEO, Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Don L. Francis</em></strong>, President, Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania<br><br></blockquote><h3>From Learning to Life: The Long-Term Impact of Liberal Arts Education</h3><p>What is it about a liberal arts education that makes a difference in the ways alumni live their lives one, two, three, even four decades after graduation? Results of a new study based on 1,000 interviews of college graduates offer compelling evidence that graduates of colleges that provide an engaged learning environment are more likely as adults to contribute to a better society, live a life of meaning, and succeed. The presenter will share the study’s findings, including examples of educational practices that yield superior outcomes.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President, The Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Mauri A. Ditzler</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Legal Issues Pertaining to Undocumented Students and Employees</h3><p>The results of the November 2016 election have called into question the protections for undocumented persons provided by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program initiated by the Obama administration. What protections might a “sanctuary campus” declaration afford? What are the legal limits and implications of changes in the enforcement of immigration law? A higher education attorney and two college presidents will lead a discussion about the options presidents might consider.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Natasha J. Baker</em></strong>, Partner, Hirschfeld Kramer LLP<br><strong><em>Judith Maxwell Greig</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame de Namur University<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Edward B. Burger</em></strong>, President, Southwestern University (TX)<br><br></blockquote><h3>Preparing a New Generation for Leadership on the Global Stage</h3><p>In the face of pressing domestic and global challenges, independent colleges have an important role to play in preparing a new generation of ethical, effective, and engaged leaders for careers with global social impact. The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) has helped prepare over 5,500 undergraduate leaders from 300 colleges and universities for careers at the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and United Nations or to launch their own social entrepreneurial ventures. Presenters will describe MCN networking efforts, including an accredited curriculum, and will share examples of campus-based initiatives.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Antoinette Hays</em></strong>, President, Regis College (MA)<br><strong><em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University <br> <strong> <em>Sam Vaghar</em></strong>, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Presidential Leadership in Times of Crisis</h3><p>Whether triggered by natural disasters, civil unrest, or economic and political turmoil, crises in the surrounding region affect the educational enterprise on campus. What approaches can presidents use to lead their institutions in times of crisis? How can they be responsive to the urgent needs in their communities without losing sight of the academic missions of their institutions? What learning opportunities for students do local crises present? Presidents who have encountered historic flooding, war-time refugees, and racially-motivated shootings will share insights from their experiences.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Tina S. Holland</em></strong>, President, Our Lady of the Lake College (LA)<br><strong><em>Jairy Hunter, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Charleston Southern University<br><strong><em>Joseph G. Jabbra</em></strong>, President, Lebanese American University, Lebanon<br>Chair: <strong> <em>David G. Horner</em></strong>, President, American College of Greece<br><br></blockquote><h3>The Art of Persuasion: Convincing Skeptical Donors to Invest in Your Institution</h3><p>In an era of much skepticism about the value of a liberal arts education and the financial viability of smaller independent colleges, presidents must be particularly persuasive in convincing donors to support their institutions. How can presidents reassure supporters of the vision and the future of the institution? What are the secrets of being the institution’s storyteller-in-chief? Three veteran presidents with extensive development experience will share their insights.</p><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Pamela A. Eibeck</em></strong>, President, University of the Pacific<br><strong><em>Robert R. Lindgren</em></strong>, President, Randolph-Macon College<br><strong><em>Jake B. Schrum</em></strong>, President, Emory & Henry College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)1<h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3><div> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong></div><div>  <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents<br></h3></div><div> <strong>9:00–9:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University</div></blockquote><div> </div><div> <strong>9:15–10:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President, Susquehanna University<br></div></blockquote><div> <br> <div> <strong>10:15–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> </div><div> <strong>10:30–11:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University</div><div> <strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California</div></blockquote><div> </div><div> <strong>11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote><div> <em></em></div></blockquote><blockquote> <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Thomas J. Minar</em></strong>, President, Franklin College (IN)</blockquote><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<strong></strong><br><strong></strong></h3><div> <strong>9:00–9:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><br></div><div>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Robert Haring-Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College, and <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College</div></blockquote><div> </div><div> <strong>9:15–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Making Connections</h4><div> <br> <div> <strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break<br></h4> <br> </div><div> <strong>10:45–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Paths to Success: Varied Approaches to the Presidential Spouse and Partner Role</h4><div> </div><div> <strong>11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Higher Education in a Half Hour</h4><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3><div> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong></div><blockquote><div>Welcome: <strong> <em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee</div><div>Remarks: <strong> <em>Jennifer L. Braaten</em></strong>, President Emerita, Ferrum College</div></blockquote><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents</h3><div> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University</div></blockquote><div> <br> <div> <strong>3:15–3:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> </div><div> <strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Mary Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict</div><div> <strong><em>Gerard J. Rooney</em></strong>, President, St. John Fisher College</div></blockquote><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3><blockquote><div>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Robert Haring-Smith</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong></div></blockquote><div> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Getting Off to a Great Start</h4><div> <br> <div> <strong>3:15–3:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> </div><div> <strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Building Trust</h4><div> <br><span> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <div> <strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong></div></span><br></div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3><div> <strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong></div><blockquote><div>Hosts: <strong> <em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California, and <strong> <em>Robert Haring-Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College</div><div>Remarks: <strong> <em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC</div></blockquote>
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BreakfastBreakfast6<em>​Sponsored by The Learning House, Inc.<br><br></em> Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.<br><br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3> <br> <h4>American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)</h4>Come learn about expanded and diversified ways for campuses to participate in ACUPCC, with a membership of more than 650 colleges and universities. Discuss with colleagues ways to address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action and the curriculum.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature, and President Emeritus, Allegheny College<br><br></blockquote><h4>Comprehensive Performance Evaluations</h4>Periodic comprehensive presidential assessments can be more than routine annual evaluations of presidential performance by governing boards. Participants will share approaches to assessing institutional and executive performance as well as pitfalls to avoid in the assessment process. The discussion will include how assessment can enhance the board-management partnership, position the institution for increasing success, improve executive leadership performance, and ensure the retention of key management talent.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br><br></blockquote><h4>Connecting with the <em>Chronicle</em></h4> A senior reporter for the <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em> will discuss the issues he and other <em>Chronicle</em> reporters are interested in covering in the coming months. He is particularly interested in hearing from presidents regarding university and college management issues, how leaders navigate change, and the forces that challenge traditional college models, as well as other story ideas from CIC member colleges and universities.<blockquote><strong><em>Lee Gardner</em></strong>, Senior Reporter, <em>The Chronicle of Higher Education<br><br></em></blockquote> <h4>Developing Interfaith Cooperation on Campus</h4>An increasing number of colleges and universities are considering how to respond to the expanding religious diversity on campus and the continuing prominence of religious tensions in American politics and global affairs. The conveners will share practical strategies for connecting interfaith cooperation with the college’s mission and will describe efforts to integrate interfaith understanding into the curriculum. Presidents who are new to or seasoned in interfaith initiatives are invited to participate in the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>Eboo Patel</em></strong>, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core<br><br></blockquote><h4>Enrollment Trends You Should Pay Attention to—and Those to Ignore</h4>In a rapidly changing enrollment management environment the ability to separate the major trends from the noise is critical to presidential leadership and the institution’s success. Participants will share trends they are seeing and will learn from the experience and expertise of others. Issues that might be discussed include the central role “nontraditional” students are playing in enrollment growth; best practices for digital marketing and social media strategies in student recruitment; how predictive modeling can advance (or stunt) enrollment growth and class-shaping ambitions; and specific recruitment practices that increase student retention.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Chris Marett</em></strong>, President, Royall & Company<br><br></blockquote><h4>How Did They Vote? The Impact of Students on the 2016 Election</h4>The National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement provides comprehensive data about student voter registration, voting participation rates, and patterns, with individual campus reports for participating institutions. Discuss preliminary findings from the 2016 election, how they vary from campus to campus, how they compare with elections in 2012 and 2014, and strategies to encourage student voter participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Margaret A. McKenna</em></strong>, President Emerita, Lesley University<br><br></blockquote><h4>Let’s Talk Value</h4>Cost, affordability, and student debt: How can presidents use the language of value to shift conversations with prospective students, their parents, alumni, and supporters of the college? How can demonstrating value capture the imagination and interest of those not familiar with the institution? This discussion will focus on the role of the “value proposition” in strategically positioning the institution in its marketplace.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Alan S. Cureton</em></strong>, President, University of Northwestern-St. Paul<br><strong><em>Ronald Mahurin</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategy and Planning, Stamats<br><br></blockquote><h4>Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h4>Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussions will examine how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions that enroll 50 percent or more Pell-eligible undergraduates to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students and the institutions that serve them. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gloria Nemerowicz</em></strong>, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition, and former President, Pine Manor College</blockquote>
Focus Group: What Works to Increase Student Civic EngagementFocus Group: What Works to Increase Student Civic Engagement13<p>​<em>Please note: Space is limited. Sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br><br>A philanthropic foundation is interested in how independent colleges can increase civic engagement among their students. What are the challenges and barriers to fostering the development of students as informed and engaged citizens? What resources might presidents need to cultivate greater student civic engagement?</p><blockquote><strong><em>Margaret A. McKenna</em></strong>, President Emerita, Lesley University</blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast16<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Capture Higher Ed)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.<br><br></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3><h4> <br>Building Pathways for Transfer Students</h4><p>What approaches can help CIC colleges build smoother pathways for academically qualified transfer students? A president with extensive experience with American Honors will describe the selective honors program offered at two-year colleges across the country that helps students find, prepare for, and transfer to the best-fit colleges to finish their four-year degrees.</p><blockquote><strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><br></blockquote><h4>Communicating Effectively with <em>Inside Higher Ed</em></h4><p>An editor of <em>Inside Higher Ed</em> will discuss how the online publication determines which issues to cover, the best ways to reach reporters, news items of interest from small and mid-sized colleges and universities, and story ideas from campus leaders.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Scott Jaschik</em></strong>, Editor and Co-Founder, <em>Inside Higher Ed<br><br></em></blockquote><h4>Developing Vocational Exploration on Campus</h4><p>The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide network of more than 200 colleges and universities administered by CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. to foster the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college students. Learn about CIC’s network and discuss the benefits of participation in NetVUE programs and services.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Shirley J. Roels</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><br></blockquote><h4>Finding Interim Candidates for Senior Leadership Positions</h4><p>The use of outside interim senior administrators has become more common as a foundation for the transformation of colleges and universities. The discussion will explore how presidents can use interims, not as placeholders but as agents of change responsible for the achievement of specific strategic objectives.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Bryan E. Carlson</em></strong>, President, Registry for College and University Presidents<br><strong><em>Pamela Fox</em></strong>, President, Mary Baldwin University<br><br></blockquote><h4>Helping Students in Recovery</h4><p>What role can private colleges play in providing services and support to young adults in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction? How can such programs be integrated into the residential college experience? Participants will have an opportunity to learn about the innovative StepUP Program at Augsburg College and ask questions about adapting it to other settings.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg College<br><br></blockquote><h4>Supplemental Benefit Plans</h4><p>Supplemental retirement and benefit plans, including deferred compensation, can be effective components of the executive compensation mix and important parts of the strategy for retaining senior staff. Learn about the pros and cons of various approaches and about ways to discuss these options with trustees.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC</blockquote>
Focus Group: What Works to Increase Student Civic EngagementFocus Group: What Works to Increase Student Civic Engagement62<p>​<em>Please note: Space is limited. Sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br><br>A philanthropic foundation is interested in how independent colleges can increase civic engagement among their students. What are the challenges and barriers to fostering the development of students as informed and engaged citizens? What resources might presidents need to cultivate greater student civic engagement?</p><blockquote><strong><em>Margaret A. McKenna</em></strong>, President Emerita, Lesley University</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<h3>Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer, and retired President, Southern Adventist University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Information Session with The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations</h3><p>Presidents are invited to a reception and conversation about The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations’ strategic plan.</p><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Nancy J. Cable</em></strong>, President, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and <strong> <em>Dale T. Knobel</em></strong>, Senior Fellow in Higher Education, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and retired President, Denison University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC, and <strong> <em>Shirley J. Roels</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC</blockquote>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings16<h3>​Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Don L. Francis</em></strong>, President<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Adam Samhouri</em></strong>, Director of Operations, New Ventures of Regis University<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Billy C. Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Talledega College<br>Remarks: <strong><em>Michael L. Lomax</em></strong>, President and CEO, UNCF<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>David G. Horner</em></strong>, President, American College of Greece<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities (Under 600 FTE)</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Susan E. Henking</em></strong>, President, Shimer College<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Senior Advisor and Director, CIC</p></blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast26<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Registry for College and University Presidents)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for those not participating in the Annual Business Meeting.</p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent Sessions27Spouses and Partners<p> <em>(Sponsored by TIAA)<br></em><br></p><h3>Presidential Spouses and Partners in Nontraditional Roles</h3><p>Although some presidential couples feel comfortable in the traditional roles of president and spouse, many do not. How do spouses and partners who have demanding careers outside the college or university, who live and work in another place, or who are in other nontraditional circumstances find their way through the maze of responsibilities of the role of presidential spouse or partner?</p><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Baremore</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Gallaudet University<br><strong><em>Frank S. Becker</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Franklin College (IN)<br><strong><em>Robert Biral</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Hamline University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>A. McGuire Gordon</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, The College of Saint Rose<br><br></blockquote><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3><h3> <br>Book Study: In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria</h3><p>The value of a liberal education has been under scrutiny for the last few years. In his book, In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015), Fareed Zakaria describes what a liberal education is—and is not—and discusses the value of a liberal education to American society and the world. This session will begin with a video of an interview with Zakaria, followed by small group discussions around tables, and end with a guided discussion of the themes emphasized in the text. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Robyn Allers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Roger N. Casey</em></strong>, President, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Prema Samhat</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wofford College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Tori Haring-Smith</em></strong>, President, Washington & Jefferson College</blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy1<div>Facilitators:<br><blockquote><strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College, and Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature (Presidents’ Climate Commitment)<br></blockquote><br><strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Breakfast</h3><div> <br><div><strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Welcome and Introductions</h3><ul><li>Review of participant survey</li><li>What are some of the most vexing challenges presidents face in working with their boards of trustees?</li></ul><br></div><div><strong>9:45–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>Review of key program themes, facilitator roles, ground rules, and agenda</li><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li></ul><div> <div><strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Refreshment Break<br></h3></div><div><div><strong><br></strong><div><strong>10:45–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><span></span><ul><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?<span></span></li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li><span></span>“Shared” governance and relations with faculty</li></ul><strong><br>Noon–1:00 pm.</strong></div><h3>Lunch</h3></div><div> <br></div><div><strong>1:15–2:45 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (part 1)<br></h3><ul><li>Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees</li><li>Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers</li><li>Meetings </li><li>Trustee philanthropy </li></ul><div> <div><strong>2:45–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Refreshment Break</h3></div><div><strong><br>3:00–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3><span><h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (part 2)</h3></span></h3><ul><li>Retreats</li><li>Orientation programs</li><li>In-service education</li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul><div> <br><div><strong>4:30–5:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3><span><h3>Discussion Groups</h3></span></h3><ul><li>Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws</li><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, <br>congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, <br>positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, <br>is organized, or functions?</li></ul><br></div><div><strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Reception and Dinner</h3>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings6<h3>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Michael Galligan-Stierle</em></strong>, President<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Shirley V. Hoogstra</em></strong>, President<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Remarks: <strong><em>James B. Johnston</em></strong>, Chairman and CEO, SAGE Scholars, Inc.<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America Board of Directors</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg College<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</h3><blockquote><p>Conveners: <strong><em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President, and <strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>New American Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Thomas A. Kazee</em></strong>, President, University of Evansville<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President, Linfield College, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Project Pericles Presidents</h3><blockquote><p>Conveners: <strong><em>Jan R. Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, and <strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College​</p></blockquote>
Charging StationsCharging Stations36<p>​<em>Sponsored by Academic Keys and The Collaborative</em><br><br>Charging stations are available to charge mobile devices.<em></em></p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent Sessions31Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)<br></em><br></p><h3>Building a Welcoming Campus Community</h3><p>Students of all backgrounds as well as faculty and staff members are able to thrive when they feel welcomed and valued on campus. How can presidential spouses and partners help build—and maintain—a welcoming community on campus for all students? Are there events or programs that spouses and partners can support that celebrate differences in heritage, background, and culture while binding the community together in a common campus mission? How can we communicate effectively and compassionately with people whose life experiences are different from our own? </p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Betty Neal Crutcher</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond<br><strong><em>Steve Dietz</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Reinhardt University<br><strong><em>Nancy L. Grandillo</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Madonna University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Winnie King</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Malone University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Incorporating Super Foods into the Campus Food Service</h3><p> <em>Please note: A separate lunch will be provided for participants in this session.</em><br>Super foods, so-called because of their high nutrient content, may offer health benefits with few or no negative properties. Certified chefs and registered dieticians from Metz Culinary Management have developed recipes boasting nutrient-packed dishes with artistic flair and universal appeal. Fresh, colorful, and seasonal foods will be used to prepare super foods, and presenters will discuss how they can be incorporated into everyday campus food services as well as special events and catering. Participants will receive tips on what to look for (and avoid) when grocery shopping, finding local sources of super foods, and using super foods to support sustainability efforts.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Kim Brenkus</em></strong>, Director, Learning and Development, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>Jeffrey C. Metz</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>John C. Metz</em></strong>, Executive Chairman and Founder, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>Ryan McNulty</em></strong>, Director, Culinary Development, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>Gary Owen</em></strong>, Regional Support Chef, Metz Culinary Management<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Vanessa Botzman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Misericordia University</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62<h3>​Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer, and Retired President, Southern Adventist University<br><br></p></blockquote><h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><p>Convener: <strong><em>Jeffrey E. Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director</p></blockquote>
Charging StationsCharging Stations64<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Academic Keys and The Collaborative)</em><br><br>Charging stations are available to charge mobile devices.<em></em></p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable Discussions6Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br>Presidential spouses and partners are invited to participate in discussions organized by years of service. Participants will determine the discussion topics.<br><br></p><h3>First-Year Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Pamela Fleming</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Palm Beach Atlantic University<br></p></blockquote><h3>Second-Year Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Ursula McCarty</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Southern Vermont College<br></p></blockquote><h3>Third-Year Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Caryn Thurman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of the Southwest<br></p></blockquote><h3>Fourth to Fifth-Year Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Mary Domes</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family<br></p></blockquote><h3>Sixth to Seventh-Year Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Norman G. Knight</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Pacific Union College<br></p></blockquote><h3>Eighth to Tenth-Year Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Cheryl E. Perkins</em></strong>, Retired Presidential Spouse, Virginia Union University<br></p></blockquote><h3>Eleventh-Year and Above Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Sheila J. Garren</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Lynchburg College</p></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable Discussions16Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)<br></em><br></p><h3>Balancing Privacy with a Public Role</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College</p></blockquote><h3>Getting Involved in the Community</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College</p></blockquote><h3>Issues Facing Male Spouses</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Roger Fell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay</p></blockquote><h3>Spouses and Partners from Institutions in Small Towns</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Rachel Rumple-Comerford</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Blackburn College</p></blockquote><h3>Starting a Campus Book Discussion Group</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Allyson Laackman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Champlain College</p></blockquote><h3>Thanking Helpers on Campus</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Jane Easter Bahls</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Augustana College (IL)</p></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable Discussions26Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)<br></em><br></p><h3>Engaging with Students</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Christy Colson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College</p></blockquote><h3>Navigating Institutional Politics</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University</p></blockquote><h3>Raising Teens in the Presidential Home</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College</p></blockquote><h3>Spouses and Partners from Large Institutions</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Lee Nicholson Hall</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mercy College</p></blockquote><h3>Spouses and Partners from Very Small Institutions</h3><blockquote><p><strong><em>Terry Aretz</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Great Falls</p></blockquote>
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting37<p><strong>8:00–9:00 a.m.</strong></p><h4>Executive Committee Meeting and Breakfast</h4><p><br><strong>8:15–9:00 a.m.</strong></p><h4>Breakfast for All Board Members</h4><p><br><strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETINGS</h3><h4>Awards Committee</h4><h4>Investment Committee</h4><h4>Orientation for New Board Members</h4><p><br><strong>10:15–11:30 a.m.</strong></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETINGS</h3><h4>Membership Committee</h4><h4>Programs Committee</h4><h4>Public Information Committee</h4><h4>Resource Development Committee</h4><p><br><strong>11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong></p><h4>Lunch for All Board Members</h4><p><br><strong>12:30–2:45 p.m.</strong></p><h4>Board of Directors Meeting​</h4>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions8Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Miller/Cook & Associates, Inc.</em><br><br> <h3>Beyond Internships: Streamlining the Classroom-to-Career Pipeline</h3><p>A new initiative, coLAB, helps institutions develop a student talent pipeline and enables students in all fields of study to build their résumés as they complete their course work. Developed jointly by USA Funds and the University of Indianapolis as an alternative to traditional internships, coLAB is a nonprofit venture that places and supports students in jobs while they still are enrolled at the university. This model generates social capital for students, solves a talent recruitment issue for businesses, and aligns with the needs of the workforce. Presenters will describe the coLAB model and how it can be replicated.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Thomas C. Dawson</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, USA Funds<br><strong><em>Robert L. Manuel</em></strong>, President, University of Indianapolis<br>Chair: <strong><em>Weymouth Spence</em></strong>, President, Washington Adventist University<br><br></blockquote><h3>How Presidents Can Lead a Digital Culture for Student Success</h3><p>Presidents continue to face pressure to support students’ success and post-graduation plans. Digital resources are increasingly important in campus efforts to ensure successful student enrollment, retention, and completion. The discussion will include practical examples of the use of technology to foster student success and actions presidents can take to ensure data-informed strategies will lead to salutary solutions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>William T. Abare, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Flagler College<br><strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Jayne W. Edge</em></strong>, Vice President for Marketing, Jenzabar<br><strong><em>Douglas N. Hastad</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Alan G. Walker</em></strong>, President, Sierra Nevada College<br><br></blockquote><h3>International Education: Maximizing the Advantage of Independent Colleges</h3><p>Study abroad and student exchanges have long been distinctive features of independent colleges, providing excellent opportunities for educational enrichment and the development of global citizenship. Presidents play a key role in developing and expanding these programs through partnerships with internationally-based colleges, study abroad programs, and satellite campuses located outside the United States. Presenters will discuss how expanding international education opportunities can maximize the distinctive advantage of independent colleges and universities.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Dan E. Davidson</em></strong>, President, American Councils for International Education<br><strong><em>Fernando León García</em></strong>, President, CETYS University, Mexico<br><strong><em>James H. Mullen, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, President, Webster University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Journalists Assess the Future of Higher Education</h3><p>A panel of financial and higher education journalists will share their perspectives on the future of higher education in the United States, covering such topics as student debt, labor market outcomes for students, and financial challenges for smaller private colleges and universities.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Danielle Douglas-Gabriel</em></strong>, Reporter, <em>Washington Post</em><br><strong><em>Tim Goral</em></strong>, Editor-in-Chief, <em>University Business</em><br><strong><em>Melissa Korn</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <em>Wall Street Journal</em><br><strong><em>Ron Lieber</em></strong>, Personal Finance Columnist, <em>New York Times</em><br>Chair: <strong> <em>Ronald A. Crutcher</em></strong>, President, University of Richmond<br><br></blockquote><h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h3><p>How do financial markets view the future of independent colleges and universities? Pressures persist to reduce costs, develop alternative sources of revenue, eliminate under-enrolled programs, and consider new business models. What role does a college president play in navigating through this period of change? A financial industry expert will review the financial outlook for private colleges and universities in 2017 and outline issues expected to be prominent for higher education management in the near future.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Robert S. Badal</em></strong>, President, University of Jamestown<br><br></blockquote><h3>The President’s Role in Leading Transformational Change</h3><p>How do presidents inspire change when institutional transformation is necessary? What strategies can presidents employ to galvanize various campus constituencies—trustees, donors, faculty, and staff members—to seize opportunities or address challenges? How does one know when to push ahead or hold back on making changes? Seasoned presidents who have led transformational changes at their institutions will share lessons learned—what has worked well and not so well.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Thomas Evans</em></strong>, President, Carroll College (MT)<br><strong><em>Rock Jones</em></strong>, President, Ohio Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br><strong><em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong>, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound<br>Chair: <strong> <em>John I. Williams, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Muhlenberg College</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Gwendolyn H. Freed; Darwin D. HendelSpouses and Partners<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br> <h3>​The Presidential Spouse or Partner: A Changing Role in Higher Education</h3><div>Many college, university, and system leaders have significant others, but few studies have examined their campus roles, responsibilities, and perspectives. In spring 2016, researchers at the University of Minnesota surveyed spouses and partners across various institutional types, as a follow-up to a 1983 survey, seeking data to describe these institutional players in a contemporary context. The purpose of the study was to inform practice, governance, and leadership in higher education and to identify avenues for future research. The results of the current study highlight the nature and scope of the roles and respondents’ involvement with them. Members of the research team also will present research findings on the availability and management of official presidential residences, personal and professional pursuits of spouses and partners, and rewards and challenges of the roles. The team will discuss how the roles of presidential spouses and partners have changed over the last 30 years.</div><div> </div><div> <strong><em><img src="/p/2017-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Freed.jpg" alt="Gwendolyn Freed's headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:200px;" />Gwendolyn H. Freed</em></strong> is chief development officer at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota and teaches in the Private College Leadership Certificate program at the University’s College of Continuing Education. Previously, she served as vice president for institutional advancement at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and vice president for marketing and communication at Gustavus Adolphus College, among other positions. She is an investigator for the 2016 survey of presidential spouses and partners. Freed’s writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Chronicle of Higher Education. Her primary research interests include governance and leadership, external relations, and organizational identity in higher education. An alumna of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management, she holds a PhD in educational policy and administration and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota, as well as music degrees from the Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory.</div><div> </div><div> <span><strong><em><span style="display:inline-block;"></span></em></strong></span><strong><em><img src="/p/2017-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Hendel.jpg" alt="Darwin Hendel's headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:200px;" />Darwin D. Hendel</em></strong> is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and is the principal investigator for the 2016 survey of presidential spouses and partners. His research involves addressing student and faculty issues in higher education from the perspective of differential psychology, with a particular interest in institutional planning, performance, and accountability; student performance, retention, and satisfaction; and the evaluation of teaching and measurement of learning. Hendel earned a BA from Saint John’s University (MN) in mathematics and psychology and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in psychology.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College</div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<h3>​American Baptist Churches Presidents</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>James T. (Tim) Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University, and <strong><em>Marilyn P. Turner</em></strong>, Associate Executive Director for Missional Life and Leadership, American Baptist Home Mission Societies<br><br></blockquote><h3>Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors and Luncheon</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michele Ozumba</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Optional Excursion: Winter Park Cultural TourOptional Excursion: Winter Park Cultural Tour10Optional Excursion<p>​<img alt="Winter Park Cultural Tour" src="/p/2017-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/winter-park-tour.jpg" class="img-responsive" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p> <em></em><span><span><span>The Winter Park Cultural Tour is a guided trip through the beautiful town of Winter Park, Florida. The excursion begins with a relaxing and informative boat tour through Winter Park’s 12 miles of tranquil lakes and canals. Participants will see palm trees, towering cypress trees, lush ferns, and other sub-tropical foliage. Participants also will pass the Kraft Azalea Gardens, the Isle of Sicily, and numerous sprawling waterside estates. The cruise will stop at the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum, a historic, family-friendly museum. Participants will have the opportunity to wander through exhibitions of late-19th and early-20th century American paintings, graphics, and decorative arts and enjoy the museum’s extensive Tiffany collection.<br><br><em>Fee Per Person: $82</em><br><br><em>Fees for optional excursions include transportation to and from the hotel, applicable taxes, and gratuity. Please register for optional excursions. Please note that space is limited. In the event that an excursion is full, registrants will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available.</em></span></span></span></p>
Presidential Forum on Diversity and InclusionPresidential Forum on Diversity and Inclusion11<p></p><em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents and their spouses and partners)</em><br><br>A special presidential forum will address the role of college and university presidents in shaping a diverse and inclusive campus. Concerns about inequity and injustice often arrive at the president’s office, sometimes in the form of statements or demands and other times in the form of demonstrations or sit-ins. In a society polarized by race, political affiliation, gender, class, religion, nationality, and other “isms,” how can academic communities be both centers of inquiry about genuine differences and venues for free expression? What is the president’s role in ensuring that concerns for diversity and inclusion are infused into the curriculum, student life, hiring and promotion decisions, and the campus culture? How can flashpoints of intolerance or hate be turned into learning opportunities to transcend mistrust and build understanding? When does the president need to take a public stance on any of these controversies? What is the appropriate response when the president or—much worse—members of the president’s family become targeted by the inflammatory use of social media and anonymous online attacks? The candid discussion will begin with observations from presidents who have encountered these issues.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM</em></strong>, President, DePaul University<br><strong><em>Marvin Krislov</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, President, Jarvis Christian College<br><strong><em>Thomas R. Rochon</em></strong>, President, Ithaca College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Nancy Oliver Gray</em></strong>, President, Hollins University<br></blockquote>
Workshop: "Thriving Institutions: New Lessons from Research and Practice"Workshop: "Thriving Institutions: New Lessons from Research and Practice"12Workshop<p> <em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br></em><br></p><h3>Thriving Institutions: New Lessons from Research and Practice</h3><p> <em>(Sponsored by Credo)</em><br></p><p>Why have some institutions exceeded expected measures of success over the past decade? What makes these institutions not only sustainable but also able to provide a thriving environment for students and employees? Research has identified nine critical elements that contribute to institutional success, described in Surviving to Thriving: A Framework for Leaders of Private Colleges and Universities (2014) by Joanne Soliday and Rick Mann. This workshop will consider the elements that have continued to yield results since publication of the book. When do college presidents feel the greatest urgency? How are some campuses thriving in distinctive ways? The workshop will draw upon research that involved more than 700 college and university leaders from around the country as well as case studies of presidents who exercised bold leadership in areas such as strategic planning, partnerships, teaching and learning, and student success. Participants will compare measures of thriving on their own campus and will learn from others about strategies to improve outcomes.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Cedar Crest College<br><strong><em>Mark Lombardi</em></strong>, President, Maryville University of Saint Louis<br><strong><em>Joretta S. Nelson</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Owner, Credo<br><strong><em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, Dakota Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>John Neuhauser</em></strong>, President, Saint Michael’s College</blockquote>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Gonser Gerber LLP and Yaffe & Company, Inc.)</em><br><br>This is an opportunity—between afternoon workshops and excursions and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants including family members and guests are welcome.
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and PartnersThis evening provides an opportunity for presidents, spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors to join colleagues for dinner. Participants make their own arrangements.
Welcome and Keynote Address: "The Role of Independent Colleges in Meeting America's Workforce Needs"Welcome and Keynote Address: "The Role of Independent Colleges in Meeting America's Workforce Needs"4Kevin M. WarrenPlenary Session<p></p><h3>Welcome and Institute Overview</h3><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Board of Directors, and President, Linfield College<br><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Member, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br><br> <h3>Keynote Address</h3><strong>“The Role of Independent Colleges in Meeting America’s Workforce Needs”</strong><br><br><em>Sponsored by Stevens Strategy, LLC and Orbis Education</em><br><br>In the face of continued public criticism of the value of the liberal arts, independent college presidents must reexamine the education offered by their institutions and the employability of their graduates. What role do independent colleges play in meeting the workforce needs of the nation? How can presidents position their institutions to educate students for workplace success? What skills and capacities are most desired by America’s largest employers? Can studying the liberal arts better prepare students for the increasingly fast-paced, high-tech, entrepreneurial workplace of today—and tomorrow? A leading corporate executive will discuss these questions with a view from the C-suite.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Katherine Bergeron</em></strong>, President, Connecticut College<br>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions18Concurrent Session<p> <em>(Sponsored by Hastings+Chivetta Architects, Inc.)<br></em><br></p><h3>Leading Wisely through Campus Transitions</h3><p>Traditional higher education is somewhat of a misnomer. In fact, colleges and universities are constantly changing—adapting to new students, new leadership, and new external pressures. How can presidents exercise wise leadership in the midst of these transitions and especially when a major change is underway? What do presidents need to consider when faced with significant turnover in their senior leadership team or the board? When and how should presidents determine if it is time to leave the institution? These questions will be explored in candid conversation.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, and Senior Lecturer on Education, Harvard University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Joe Wiley</em></strong>, President, Freed-Hardeman University<br><br></blockquote><h3>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations </h3><p> <em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>Presidents will have an opportunity to raise sensitive questions and issues about their work with the board. Participants in previous sessions have raised topics such as relations with the board chair, trustee recruitment, board development, committee structures and bylaws, and management of difficult situations. </p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><br></blockquote><h3>Trends in Giving: Results from Recent Studies of Philanthropy</h3><p>Results from several recent studies of philanthropy and their implications for higher education fundraising will be presented. While overall giving is up, what can be learned from recent patterns in philanthropy? How has giving changed since the recession? What are the trends in alumni giving? A noted philanthropy researcher will lead a discussion of how college presidents might focus their fundraising efforts.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Amir Pasic</em></strong>, Eugene R. Tempel Dean, Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy<br>Chair: <strong> <em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br><br></blockquote> <h3>Vocational Exploration as a Bridge between the Liberal Arts and Employment Outcomes</h3><p>Students, parents, faculty members, and other institutional stakeholders vary in their interpretations of how liberal arts and applied studies relate to workforce preparation. Vocational exploration—helping students consider questions of meaning, purpose, and calling—can serve as a bridge between undergraduate studies and preparation for future work. How can presidents position their institutions to enhance the undergraduate experience of students and improve the employment outcomes of graduates? Three presidents of institutions that participate in CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) will describe how their institutions are building vocation initiatives to span multiple fields of study and serve their graduates.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Stephen Briggs</em></strong>, President, Berry College<br><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin College<br><strong><em>Diane Steele, SCL</em></strong>, President, University of Saint Mary<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Kurt D. Dykstra</em></strong>, President, Trinity Christian College<br><br></blockquote><h3>What Presidents Need to Know about Title IX: Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h3><p>Title IX compliance responsibilities have expanded to combat sex discrimination in many forms—from inequities in intercollegiate athletics to sexual harassment and sexual assault. What do presidents need to know about the current state of Title IX regulations and promising practices? What is the president’s role in ensuring compliance? How can a president avoid common pitfalls? What are the implications of the incoming Trump administration for Title IX regulations and compliance?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Peter F. Lake</em></strong>, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director of the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners<br> The 2016 Survey of Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3><p>As a follow-up to a 1983 survey, in spring 2016, researchers at the University of Minnesota surveyed spouses and partners of presidents across various institutional types seeking data to describe these institutional players in their contemporary context. Members of the research team will present an overview of the results and lead a discussion with CIC-member spouses and partners on the significance of the findings.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Christine Burns-DiBiasio</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University <br> <strong> <em>Daniel A. DiBiasio</em></strong>, President, Ohio Northern University<br><strong><em>Gwendolyn H. Freed</em></strong>, Chief Development Officer, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota<br><strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>Darwin D. Hendel</em></strong>, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Ann Marie Lynch</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College (IN)</blockquote>
Plenary Session: "The Enduring Value of an Independent College Education for America's Future"Plenary Session: "The Enduring Value of an Independent College Education for America's Future"17James B. StewartPlenary Session<p></p><em>(Sponsored by Vcamp360)</em><br><br>With increasing pressure to deliver “workforce outcomes” and “employable skills,” what is the enduring value of an education rooted in the liberal arts? How can college presidents persuade prospective students and their parents, as well as skeptical trustees and donors, that a broad education in the arts and sciences has greater utility than narrowly focused career training? What role can independent colleges and universities play in preparing students to become effective citizens and societal leaders for America’s future? Acclaimed author and New York Times columnist James B. Stewart will consider these challenges in a stimulating address.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Suzanne K. Mellon</em></strong>, President, Carlow University
Presidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent Sessions18Spouses and Partners<p> <em>(Sponsored by TIAA)<br></em><br></p><h3>Tips for Being Healthy in the Role of Presidential Spouse or Partner</h3><p>The role of presidential spouse or partner is full of joys, challenges, and stresses. There are many scheduling demands, events to attend, and family members to look after, as well as jobs and opportunities for travel. This session will explore yoga and meditation techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, with no need for special clothing or gear.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Sara Titus</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Iowa Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3><h3> <br>The 2016 Survey of Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3><p>As a follow-up to a 1983 survey, in spring 2016, researchers at the University of Minnesota surveyed spouses and partners of presidents across various institutional types seeking data to describe these institutional players in their contemporary context. Members of the research team will present an overview of the results and lead a discussion with CIC-member spouses and partners on the significance of the findings.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Christine Burns-DiBiasio</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University<br><strong><em>Daniel A. DiBiasio</em></strong>, President, Ohio Northern University<br><strong><em>Gwendolyn H. Freed</em></strong>, Chief Development Officer, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota<br><strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>Darwin D. Hendel</em></strong>, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Ann Marie Lynch</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College (IN)</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings19<h2></h2><h3>Associated Colleges of Illinois</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Mick Weltman</em></strong>, Executive Director<br><br></blockquote><h3>Independent Colleges of Indiana</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Richard L. Ludwick</em></strong>, President and CEO<br><br></blockquote><h3>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Amanda L. Allen</em></strong>, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry<br><br></blockquote><h3>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Networking Discussion SessionPresidential Spouses and Partners Networking Discussion Session21Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br>Presidential spouses and partners will exchange information about starting and maintaining student ambassador programs and tips for being an effective partner for the president. Please bring materials to share if you have them. Ideas will be posted online for easy reference after the Institute.<br><br></p><h3>Ideas for Being an Effective Partner to a College or University President</h3><blockquote><p>Facilitators: <strong><em>Linda Brower</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Point Loma Nazarene University, and <strong><em>Tamara Ferry</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Concordia University Wisconsin</p></blockquote><h3>Student Ambassador Programs</h3><blockquote><p>Facilitator: <strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University</p></blockquote>
Optional Excursion: Harry P. Leu Gardens TourOptional Excursion: Harry P. Leu Gardens Tour22Optional Excursion<span><p>​<img class="img-responsive" src="/p/2017-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/gardens-tour.jpg" alt="Harry P. Leu Gardens Tour" style="margin:5px;" /></p><p>The Harry P. Leu Gardens are a 50-acre botanical oasis with a restored, turn-of-the-century home now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Participants will have the opportunity to wander the landscaped grounds that feature numerous lakes, outdoor sculptures, trails shaded by 200-year-old oak trees, and lush camellias, roses, and annual flowers. In January, participants can expect to see camellias, heliconia, azaleas, and orchids in bloom. At the heart of the property is the Leu House Museum. Once the Leu family home, the three-building museum showcases early 20th century living.<br><br><em>Per Person: $70</em><br><br><em>Fees for optional excursions include transportation to and from the hotel, applicable taxes, and gratuity. Please register for optional excursions. Please note that space is limited. In the event that an excursion is full, registrants will be placed on a wait list and contacted if space becomes available.</em></p></span>
Workshop: "Make It Personal: Building Emotional Connections and Brand Engagement"Workshop: "Make It Personal: Building Emotional Connections and Brand Engagement"23Workshop<p> <em>(Sponsored by RHB)</em><br><br>Independent colleges have long understood the power of a well-defined, engaging brand. Beyond a logo or visual design, an engaging brand differentiates an institution, conveying its distinctive value at every touch-point and supporting the institution’s goals with all constituents, including students, their families, faculty members, alumni, donors, and the local community. An engaging brand also can serve as a bedrock in times of crisis or change, providing vital protection of a college’s reputation. Branding begins with understanding stakeholders’ emotional connections to the institution, then builds on those connections to strengthen every interaction. Using college and university case studies as well as lessons from corporate branding efforts, this workshop will cover the nuances behind effective brand architecture and implementation. Presenters will emphasize practical considerations for presidents who do not have a marketing background. The session will provide insights for presidents whose institutions are at both nascent and advanced stages of their own branding efforts.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Robert E. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Becker College<br><strong><em>George E. Martin</em></strong>, President, St. Edward’s University<br><strong><em>Connie Weaver</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, TIAA<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Harley Knowles</em></strong>, President, Tennessee Wesleyan University</blockquote>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p></p><em>Sponsored by Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and Aramark</em><br><br>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner provides an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.<br><br><em>Please note: Dinner tickets for adult guests and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the CIC Registration Desk.</em>
Awards ReceptionAwards Reception25Spouses and Partners<p>Sponsored by Sodexo<br></p>
Closing Plenary Session: "Presidential Strategies for Transformational Leadership and Campus Turnarounds"Closing Plenary Session: "Presidential Strategies for Transformational Leadership and Campus Turnarounds"28Jeffrey R. Docking; Walter M. Kimbrough; Elizabeth Kiss; Scott JaschikPlenary Session<p></p><em>(Sponsored by Art & Science Group and Derck & Edson)</em><br><br>Independent colleges and universities have a history of seizing new opportunities, responding to campus crises, and overcoming challenging circumstances. Yet significant change in higher education institutions rarely comes easily. What strategies can presidents employ to transform their institutions in the midst of the unpredictable future facing independent higher education today? How do presidents decide which challenges to tackle and which opportunities to pursue? Which approaches work best with various constituents: trustees, alumni, faculty members, and students? How can presidents bring diverse groups together to work in concert with the president’s vision to move the institution forward? What pitfalls should be avoided? In short, what does it take to lead a turnaround? Three experienced college presidents will lead a spirited discussion based on lessons learned from their own campus transformations, moderated by one of the nation’s leading higher education journalists.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, Wilson College
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions30Concurrent Session<p> <em>Sponsored by Stamats</em><br><br></p><h3>Innovative Approaches to Strategic Planning</h3><p>What new methods of strategic planning can bring fresh insights and better outcomes to this common practice in college management? Presidents with experience using innovative approaches will lead a discussion of the pros and cons of various methods, including “lean strategy,” OGSM (objectives, goals, strategies, and measures), and “six sigma.”</p><blockquote><strong><em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<strong><em></em></strong><br>Chair: <strong> <em>Mary Schmidt Campbell</em></strong>, President, Spelman College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Intergenerational Connections: Helping Students Learn While Serving Older Adults</h3><p>What are the mutual benefits of intergenerational interaction between students and older members of the community in which the college is located? Several CIC colleges are creating initiatives to help their students develop skills and knowledge that will enhance their personal and professional lives by providing experiential educational activities with older adults. Presenters will describe efforts to identify and meet critical needs among older adults, including nutritious and affordable food, safe and affordable housing, social interaction, and income-generating opportunities that help provide new opportunities for younger and older generations.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Paul Conn</em></strong>, President, Lee University<br><strong><em>Beverly W. Hogan</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br><strong><em>Lisa Marsh Ryerson</em></strong>, President, AARP Foundation<br><strong><em>John D. Sellars</em></strong>, President, Graceland University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Malachi Van Tassell, TOR</em></strong>, President, Saint Francis University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3><p>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risk? An experienced higher education attorney will lead a discussion of pressing legal issues such as faculty unionization efforts, constraints of tenure on financial restructuring, compliance with increasing regulatory burdens, and keeping legal expenses under control.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Andrea J. Lee, IHM</em></strong>, President, Alverno College<br><br></blockquote><h3>Lower-Cost Models for Independent Colleges</h3><p>A group of CIC presidents has been experimenting with lower-cost alternatives to the traditional private college business model in order to encourage each other to take action, to identify impediments to the implementation of new models, and to develop one or more programs that participating institutions could provide to their students at a much lower than usual cost. Presenters will report on several lower-cost concepts, some of which are now in the pilot stage, including affordable online bachelor’s degree programs, lower or partial residency degrees, highly structured programs delivered in low-income neighborhoods, and programs that combine work experience with credit-earning activity.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell College<br><strong><em>Janet L. Holmgren</em></strong>, President Emerita, Mills College<br><strong><em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University<br><strong><em>Shirley A. Mullen</em></strong>, President, Houghton College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Hamid A. Shirvani</em></strong>, President, Briar Cliff University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3><p> <em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>This forum is an opportunity to raise confidential and sensitive questions and issues. The discussion is expected to be candid and broad—ranging from specific administrative matters, to institutional structures and staffing, to dealings with the board, to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal lives. Advice will come from other participating presidents.</p><blockquote><strong><em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Succession Planning: A Strategic Imperative</h3><p>Given the increase in presidential retirements, what role can current presidents play in developing the qualifications of candidates to step into the role? What can presidents do to prepare a promising member of the senior staff for the presidency? What are the pros and cons of adopting the corporate model of grooming your own successor? Presidential colleagues with experience in a variety of succession planning approaches will lead a candid discussion.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Christopher L. Holoman</em></strong>, President, Centenary College of Louisiana<br><strong><em>Charlie T. McCormick</em></strong>, President, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Tim Summerlin</em></strong>, Chancellor, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Cynthia Zane</em></strong>, President, Hilbert College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University (OH)</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings15<h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer, and Retired President, Southern Adventist University<br><br></blockquote><h3>Women’s College Coalition Dinner</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Michele Ozumba</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)29<h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> Sessions for New Presidents</h3><div> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Breakfast</h4><div> </div><div> <strong>8:15–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College</div><div> <strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</div></blockquote><div> </div><div> <strong>9:00–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Thomas F. Flynn</em></strong>, President, Alvernia University</div><div> <strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University</div><div>Moderator: <strong> <em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College</div></blockquote><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3><div> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Breakfast</h4><div> </div><div> <strong>8:15–9:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Dealing with Change</h4><div><blockquote> <span>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Robert Haring-Smith</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong></span><br><span><strong><em></em></strong></span></blockquote> <span><strong><em><br></em></strong></span></div><div> <strong>9:15–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Making the Role Work for You</h4><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Sessions for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3><div> <strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Joanne Berger-Sweeney</em></strong>, President, Trinity College (CT)</div><div> <strong><em>Robert Haring-Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College</div><div> <strong><em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College</div></blockquote><div> </div><div> <strong>12:30–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Luncheon—You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>William T. Luckey, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Lindsey Wilson College</div></blockquote><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents</h3><div> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Closing Remarks and Questions</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong></div></blockquote><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3><div> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Taking Charge of Your Role: Closing Remarks and Questions</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Robert Haring-Smith</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong></div></blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<div><div><span>Facilitators:<br><blockquote><em><strong>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</strong></em>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><em><strong>Richard J. Cook</strong></em>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College, and Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature (Presidents’ Climate Commitment)<br></blockquote><br><span></span></span><strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Breakfast</h3></div><div> <br><div><strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Reflections</h3><ul><li>On yesterday’s conversations</li><li>On a few articles in the Book of Readings you find especially helpful or provocative</li></ul><br></div><div><strong>8:45–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><div><ul><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul></div><div> <br><div><strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong></div><h3>Refreshment Break</h3><br></div><div><strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong></div><h3>One-on-One Bylaws Critique</h3><div><em>(in teams of two)</em></div><div> </div><div><strong>11:30 a.m.–Noon</strong></div><h3>Review of Bylaws Discussions</h3><div> </div><div><div><strong>Noon–1:00 pm.</strong></div><h3>Lunch</h3></div><div> </div><div><strong>1:15–2:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Pulling It All Together</h3><ul><li>What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?</li><li>What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?</li></ul><div> </div><div><strong>2:30–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Closing Comments and Program Assessment</h3>
Plenary Session: "Reclaiming Conversation in the Academy"Plenary Session: "Reclaiming Conversation in the Academy"7Sherry TurklePlenary Session<p></p><em>Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management</em><br><br>How has the increasing reliance on technology as the principal mode of communication undercut our ability to cultivate relationships, develop creativity, and increase innovation? What are the troubling consequences of the digital culture at home, at work, in politics, and in the classroom? How does technology disrupt teaching and learning in ways that are counterproductive? Renowned MIT professor, clinical psychologist, and author, Sherry Turkle, will address these questions drawing on the research that is the basis of her latest book, <em>Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talking in a Digital Age</em> (2015). In it she champions the role of conversation in teaching and the interaction among friends and colleagues to develop capacities for trust, self-esteem, friendship, empathy, and intimacy. Given the increasing reliance by college students on technology as a favored means of interpersonal communication, what role can presidents of independent colleges play in organizing their colleges to educate students more effectively?<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Robert A. Gervasi</em></strong>, President, Quincy University
Registration for New Presidents Program and Presidents Governance AcademyRegistration for New Presidents Program and Presidents Governance Academy32<p>​Please note: Pre-registration is required for these programs. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</p>
Charging StationsCharging Stations33​<em>Sponsored by Academic Keys and The Collaborative</em><br><br>Charging stations are available to charge mobile devices.
Thrivent Fellows GroupThrivent Fellows Group34<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Thomas E. Cedel</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas</p>

New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents
 
Tuesday, January 3 • 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Wednesday, January 4 • 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

Sponsored by Ellucian

CIC’s annual New Presidents Program, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, provides the “need to know” tools and the counsel that will keep a young presidency on a smooth course. This year’s program includes sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, building the senior team, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership, among other key topics. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission, culture, and work-life balance. The presenters are experienced presidents and spouses, many of whom are alumni of the program. Ample opportunities also are provided to meet and exchange ideas with others who are new to the office. The program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently, with opportunities for both large and small group discussions.
 
The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners; the fees include all program meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an existing registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at sashmon@cic.nche.edu or by phone at (202) 466-7230.
 

Tuesday, January 3

 

Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

8:00–8:45 a.m.
 

Sessions for New Presidents

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Mary Pat Seurkamp, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University
 
9:15–10:15 a.m.

Making Connections

L. Jay Lemons, President, Susquehanna University
 
10:15–10:30 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:30–11:30 a.m.

The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond

Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University
Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California
 
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University
Thomas J. Minar, President, Franklin College (IN)
 

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Vice President, CIC
Session Facilitators: Robert Haring-Smith, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College, and Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
 
9:15–10:30 a.m.

Making Connections

 
10:30–10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45–11:45 a.m.

Paths to Success: Varied Approaches to the Presidential Spouse and Partner Role

 
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Higher Education in a Half Hour

 

Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

12:30–1:45 p.m.
Welcome: Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee
Remarks: Jennifer L. Braaten, President Emerita, Ferrum College
 

Sessions for New Presidents

2:00–3:15 p.m.

Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President

Roger D. Drake, President, Central Methodist University
 
3:15–3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them

Mary Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict
Gerard J. Rooney, President, St. John Fisher College
 

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Session Facilitators: Robert Haring-Smith and Lynne C. Joyce
2:00–3:15 p.m.

Getting Off to a Great Start

 
3:15–3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Building Trust

 

Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

6:30–7:00 p.m.

Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

7:00–8:30 p.m.
Hosts: Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California, and Robert Haring-Smith, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College
Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC
 

Wednesday, January 4

 

Sessions for New Presidents

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 
8:15–9:00 a.m.

Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team

Mary-Beth Cooper, President, Springfield College
Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)
 
9:00–10:45 a.m.

Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond

Thomas F. Flynn, President, Alvernia University
Wendy B. Libby, President, Stetson University
Moderator: Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
 

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 
8:15–9:15 a.m.

Dealing with Change

Session Facilitators: Robert Haring-Smith and Lynne C. Joyce

9:15–10:45 a.m.

Making the Role Work for You

 

Joint Sessions for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

The President and Institutional Advancement

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President, Trinity College (CT)
Robert Haring-Smith, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College
David C. Joyce, President, Brevard College
 
12:30–2:00 p.m.

Luncheon—You Got the Job, Now What?

William T. Luckey, Jr., President, Lindsey Wilson College
 

Sessions for New Presidents

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Questions

Mary Pat Seurkamp
 

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Taking Charge of Your Role: Closing Remarks and Questions

Robert Haring-Smith and Lynne C. Joyce

Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners

Sponsored by TIAA

Developed by an advisory group of presidential spouses, the Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners—the oldest and largest of its kind in the country—runs concurrently with the program for presidents and provides opportunities to share information and advice. Spouses and partners of presidents also are welcome at sessions for presidents, unless otherwise noted. As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added to this page.
 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5

 
7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Presidential spouses and partners are invited to participate in discussions organized by years of service. Participants will determine the discussion topics.
 

First-Year Spouses and Partners

Pamela Fleming, Presidential Spouse, Palm Beach Atlantic University

Second-Year Spouses and Partners

Ursula McCarty, Presidential Spouse, Southern Vermont College

Third-Year Spouses and Partners

Caryn Thurman, Presidential Spouse, University of the Southwest

Fourth to Fifth-Year Spouses and Partners

Mary Domes, Presidential Spouse, Silver Lake College of the Holy Family

Sixth to Seventh-Year Spouses and Partners

Norman G. Knight, Presidential Spouse, Pacific Union College

Eighth to Tenth-Year Spouses and Partners

Cheryl E. Perkins, Retired Presidential Spouse, Virginia Union University

Eleventh-Year and Above Spouses and Partners

Sheila J. Garren, Presidential Spouse, Lynchburg College

10:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Welcome, Address, and Luncheon

The Presidential Spouse or Partner: A Changing Role in Higher Education

Many college, university, and system leaders have significant others, but few studies have examined their campus roles, responsibilities, and perspectives. In spring 2016, researchers at the University of Minnesota surveyed spouses and partners across various institutional types, as a follow-up to a 1983 survey, seeking data to describe these institutional players in a contemporary context. The purpose of the study was to inform practice, governance, and leadership in higher education and to identify avenues for future research. The results of the current study highlight the nature and scope of the roles and respondents’ involvement with them. Members of the research team also will present research findings on the availability and management of official presidential residences, personal and professional pursuits of spouses and partners, and rewards and challenges of the roles. The team will discuss how the roles of presidential spouses and partners have changed over the last 30 years.

Gwendolyn H. Freed is chief development officer at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota and teaches in the Private College Leadership Certificate program at the University’s College of Continuing Education. Previously, she served as vice president for institutional advancement at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle and vice president for marketing and communication at Gustavus Adolphus College, among other positions. She is an investigator for the 2016 survey of presidential spouses and partners. Freed’s writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal and Chronicle of Higher Education. Her primary research interests include governance and leadership, external relations, and organizational identity in higher education. An alumna of the Harvard Institute for Educational Management, she holds a PhD in educational policy and administration and a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota, as well as music degrees from the Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory.
 
Darwin D. Hendel is an associate professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota and is the principal investigator for the 2016 survey of presidential spouses and partners. His research involves addressing student and faculty issues in higher education from the perspective of differential psychology, with a particular interest in institutional planning, performance, and accountability; student performance, retention, and satisfaction; and the evaluation of teaching and measurement of learning. Hendel earned a BA from Saint John’s University (MN) in mathematics and psychology and a PhD from the University of Minnesota in psychology.

Chair: Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College
 
2:00–3:00 p.m.

Networking Discussion Session: Meet and Greet

Presidential spouses and partners are invited to gather for a lively social event that will provide an opportunity to talk with other spouses and partners, one at a time, about topics of mutual interest. Come meet new friends and greet dear ones.
Facilitators: Christy Colson, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College, and Beth Searcy, Presidential Spouse, Barton College


FRIDAY, JANUARY 6

 
7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

 

Balancing Privacy with a Public Role

Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College

Getting Involved in the Community

Jennifer Troha, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College

Issues Facing Male Spouses

Roger Fell, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay

Spouses and Partners from Institutions in Small Towns

Rachel Rumple-Comerford, Presidential Spouse, Blackburn College

Starting a Campus Book Discussion Group

Allyson Laackman, Presidential Spouse, Champlain College

Thanking Helpers on Campus

Jane Easter Bahls, Presidential Spouse, Augustana College (IL)

10:15–11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

Tips for Being Healthy in the Role of Presidential Spouse or Partner

The role of presidential spouse or partner is full of joys, challenges, and stresses. There are many scheduling demands, events to attend, and family members to look after, as well as jobs and opportunities for travel. This session will explore yoga and meditation techniques that can be used anywhere, anytime, with no need for special clothing or gear.
Sara Titus, Presidential Spouse, Iowa Wesleyan University
Chair: Laurie Roelofs, Presidential Spouse, Berea College

Joint Session with Presidents


The 2016 Survey of Presidential Spouses and Partners

As a follow-up to a 1983 survey, in spring 2016, researchers at the University of Minnesota surveyed spouses and partners of presidents across various institutional types seeking data to describe these institutional players in their contemporary context. Members of the research team will present an overview of the results and lead a discussion with CIC-member spouses and partners on the significance of the findings.
Christine Burns-DiBiasio, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University
Daniel A. DiBiasio, President, Ohio Northern University
Gwendolyn H. Freed, Chief Development Officer, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
Pamela J. Gunter-Smith, President, York College of Pennsylvania
Darwin D. Hendel, Associate Professor, College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota
J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania
Chair: Ann Marie Lynch, Presidential Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College (IN)
 
11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions

Boxed lunches are provided for registered Institute participants. Please pick up a boxed lunch and proceed to one of the concurrent sessions.
 

Building a Welcoming Campus Community

Students of all backgrounds as well as faculty and staff members are able to thrive when they feel welcomed and valued on campus. How can presidential spouses and partners help build—and maintain—a welcoming community on campus for all students? Are there events or programs that spouses and partners can support that celebrate differences in heritage, background, and culture while binding the community together in a common campus mission? How can we communicate effectively and compassionately with people whose life experiences are different from our own?
Betty Neal Crutcher, Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond
Steve Dietz, Presidential Spouse, Reinhardt University
Nancy L. Grandillo, Presidential Spouse, Madonna University
Chair: Winnie King, Presidential Spouse, Malone University
 

Incorporating Super Foods into the Campus Food Service

Please note: A separate lunch will be provided for participants in this session.

Super foods, so-called because of their high nutrient content, may offer health benefits with few or no negative properties. Certified chefs and registered dieticians from Metz Culinary Management have developed recipes boasting nutrient-packed dishes with artistic flair and universal appeal. Fresh, colorful, and seasonal foods will be used to prepare super foods, and presenters will discuss how they can be incorporated into everyday campus food services as well as special events and catering. Participants will receive tips on what to look for (and avoid) when grocery shopping, finding local sources of super foods, and using super foods to support sustainability efforts.
Kim Brenkus, Director, Learning and Development, Metz Culinary Management
John E. Geronimo, Vice President for Sales, Metz Culinary Management
John C. Metz, Executive Chairman and Founder, Metz Culinary Management
Ryan McNulty, Director, Culinary Development, Metz Culinary Management
Gary Owen, Regional Support Chef, Metz Culinary Management
Chair: Vanessa Botzman, Presidential Spouse, Misericordia University
 
1:30–3:30 p.m.

Networking and Discussion Sessions

Presidential spouses and partners will exchange information about starting and maintaining student ambassador programs and tips for being an effective partner for the president. Please bring materials to share if you have them. Ideas will be posted online for easy reference after the Institute.

Ideas for Being an Effective Partner to a College or University President

Facilitators: Linda Brower, Presidential Spouse, Point Loma Nazarene University, and Tamara Ferry, Presidential Spouse, Concordia University Wisconsin

Student Ambassador Programs

Facilitator: Michelle Dorsey, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University


SATURDAY, JANUARY 7

 
7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions


Engaging with Students

Christy Colson, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College

Navigating Institutional Politics

Michelle Dorsey, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University

Raising Teens in the Presidential Home

Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College

Spouses and Partners from Large Institutions

Lee Nicholson Hall, Presidential Spouse, Mercy College

Spouses and Partners from Very Small Institutions

Terry Aretz, Presidential Spouse, University of Great Falls

8:45–9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions

 

Presidential Spouses and Partners in Nontraditional Roles

Although some presidential couples feel comfortable in the traditional roles of president and spouse, many do not. How do spouses and partners who have demanding careers outside the college or university, who live and work in another place, or who are in other nontraditional circumstances find their way through the maze of responsibilities of the role of presidential spouse or partner?
Mary Baremore, Presidential Spouse, Gallaudet University
Frank S. Becker, Presidential Spouse, Franklin College (IN)
Robert Biral, Presidential Spouse, Hamline University
Chair: A. McGuire Gordon, Presidential Spouse, The College of Saint Rose
 

Joint Session with Presidents


Book Study: In Defense of a Liberal Education by Fareed Zakaria

The value of a liberal education has been under scrutiny for the last few years. In his book, In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015), Fareed Zakaria describes what a liberal education is—and is not—and discusses the value of a liberal education to American society and the world. This session will begin with a video of an interview with Zakaria, followed by small group discussions around tables, and end with a guided discussion of the themes emphasized in the text. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.
Robyn Allers, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College
Roger N. Casey, President, McDaniel College
Nayef H. Samhat, President, Wofford College
Prema Samhat, Presidential Spouse, Wofford College
Chair: Tori Haring-Smith, President, Washington & Jefferson College

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Consultations

Presidents will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Sign-up lists will be provided at the CIC Registration Desk during the Institute.
 

Advice about Presidential Contracts

Raymond D. Cotton, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

Board Relations

Richard T. (Tom) Ingram, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
 

CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports

Michael Williams, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz
 

Endowment Management Best Practices

Michael V. Collins, Senior Director, Endowments and Foundations, TIAA
 

Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners

TIAA-CREF Wealth Management Advisor
 

Leadership Issues

Susan Resneck Pierce, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound

Presidential Compensation

Frank A. Casagrande, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC
Alexander C. Yaffe, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Affiliated Group Meetings

TUESDAY, JANUARY 3


Noon–5:00 p.m.

Thrivent Fellows Group

Convener: Thomas E. Cedel, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas

Noon–8:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Convener: Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College
 

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4


8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Convener: Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Thrivent Fellows Group

Convener: Thomas E. Cedel, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas

3:30–4:30 p.m.

Women’s College Coalition New Presidents Orientation

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

THURSDAY, JANUARY 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Convener: Michael Galligan-Stierle, President

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Convener: Shirley V. Hoogstra, President

Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members

Convener: A. Hope Williams, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Remarks: James B. Johnston, Chairman and CEO, SAGE Scholars, Inc.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America Board of Directors

Convener: Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

Conveners: Jim Carr, President, and Kent L. Henning, President, Grand View University

New American Colleges and Universities

Convener: Thomas A. Kazee, President, University of Evansville

Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time

Convener: Thomas L. Hellie, President, Linfield College, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors

Project Pericles Presidents

Conveners: Jan R. Liss, Executive Director, and Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College

1:00–2:00 p.m.

American Baptist Churches Presidents

Conveners: James T. (Tim) Barry, President, Alderson Broaddus University, and Marilyn P. Turner, Associate Executive Director for Missional Life and Leadership, American Baptist Home Mission Societies

Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors and Luncheon

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President


4:00–5:00 p.m.

Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities

Convener: Gordon Bietz, Chief Executive Officer, and retired President, Southern Adventist University

Information Session with The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Presidents are invited to a reception and conversation about The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations’ strategic plan.
Conveners: Nancy J. Cable, President, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and Dale T. Knobel, Senior Fellow in Higher Education, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, and retired President, Denison University

Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception

Conveners: Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC, and Shirley J. Roels, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC

6:30 p.m.

Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities

Convener: Gordon Bietz, Chief Executive Officer, and Retired President, Southern Adventist University

Women’s College Coalition Dinner

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

FRIDAY, JANUARY 6


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania

Convener: Don L. Francis, President

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Convener: Bill Spiker, President

Online Consortium of Independent Colleges & Universities

Convener: Adam Samhouri, Director of Operations, New Ventures of Regis University

Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Convener: Billy C. Hawkins, President, Talledega College

Presidents of International Colleges and Universities

Convener: David G. Horner, President, American College of Greece

Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities (Under 600 FTE)

Convener: Susan E. Henking, President, Shimer College

Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants

Convener: Frederik Ohles, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Senior Advisor and Director, CIC

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Convener: Rolf Wegenke, President

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Associated Colleges of Illinois

Convener: Mick Weltman, Executive Director

Independent Colleges of Indiana

Convener: Richard L. Ludwick, President and CEO

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church

Convener: Amanda L. Allen, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Convener: A. Hope Williams, President

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities

Convener: Gordon Bietz, Chief Executive Officer, and Retired President, Southern Adventist University

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

Convener: Jeffrey E. Arnold, Executive Director

SATURDAY, JANUARY 7


Noon–8:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute Board of Directors Meetnig

Convener: Thomas R. Kepple, Jr., President
 
12:30–8:30 p.m.

New American Colleges and Universities Board Meeting

Convener: Thomas A. Kazee, President, University of Evansville

Hotel and Travel

 Location

​Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel

14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane
Orlando, Florida 32821
(407) 597-3600

 Hotel Information


Please note: With the high number of registrations for the Presidents Institute, the CIC room block at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, the main Institute hotel, is nearly sold out. Only a limited number of rooms remain available at the CIC rate. Other rooms may be available at the hotel’s prevailing rates which range from approximately $199-$225 per night. In the event that participants are unable to secure a reservation, please contact Allison Blackburn, CIC director of conferences (ablackburn@cic.nche.edu or 202-466-7230), who will be happy to assist you.

Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel from front at nightAll program sessions of the 2017 Presidents Institute will be held at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel.

Hotel Reservation Deadline for CIC Rate:
December 5, 2016

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$175 single/double per night

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Monday, December 5, 2016. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline will be accommodated only on a space-available basis and may be at a rate higher than the CIC rate. Hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, so participants are encouraged to register for the Institute and reserve their hotel rooms as soon as possible.

Please note CIC’s new registration procedure: Participants will need to register first for the Presidents Institute in order to make a hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate. A confirmation email with a Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel discount code will be provided to participants once Institute registration is completed.

The CIC hotel rate of $175 for single or double occupancy is offered from December 30, 2016, through January 9, 2017, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please note that rooms on these extended dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel is set within the 482-acre Bonnet Creek Nature Preserve near the Walt Disney World Resort. Amenities include 12 restaurants, full-service spa, award-winning golf course, and three-acre pool with a lazy river. Adjacent to the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel is the Waldorf Astoria Orlando with additional dining options.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual or resort casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is recommended only for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Friday, January 6. Participants who plan to go on the excursions should bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.


Guests

All daytime sessions during the Presidents Institute, including breakfast and lunch sessions, are open only to registered participants. Tickets may be purchased onsite for unregistered spouses and partners to participate in the opening night Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, January 4. Guest tickets for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Friday, January 6, may be ordered at the time of registration or purchased onsite.


Families and Child care

Family members are invited to participate in the All-Institute Reception on the evening of Thursday, January 5. Please note that all daytime Presidents Institute sessions, including breakfast and lunch sessions, are open only to registered participants. The opening night Welcome Dinner on Wednesday, January 4, and the Awards Banquet and Reception on Friday, January 6, are open only to registered participants and ticketed adults.

For families with children, several child-care services are available. Child-care services may be arranged directly through a private provider recommended by the hotel by calling (407) 828-0920 or (800) 696-8105 or by visiting Kid's Night Out.

The adjacent hotel, Waldorf Astoria Orlando, offers WA Kids Club, a specialized service that focuses on activities for children ages 5–12. Camp activities may include creating a WA Kids Club “Waldy” tee shirt, poolside scavenger hunts, and craft creations. Advance reservations are required and can be made through the concierge or by calling (407) 597-5388.


Spa Services

Spa services are offered at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, and Presidents Institute participants will receive a 10 percent discount on services. Make an appointment online or call (407) 597-5500 and indicate that you are with CIC.

 Travel


The Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Hotel is located about 20 minutes (18 miles) from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). Transportation to the hotel is provided through Mears Transportation Group at (855) 463-2776 or (407) 423-5566. Shuttle service is $23 one-way and $37 roundtrip, and taxicab service is approximately $60 each way.

Overnight valet parking at the Hilton is $26, and self-parking is discounted to $16 per day for Presidents Institute participants. Please note that rates are subject to change. (Rates are accurate as of September 2016.)


Driving Directions

From Orlando International Airport (MCO): Head south on Airport Boulevard toward South Access Road. Take the ramp towards south exit/SR-417-toll and turn slight right to stay on South Access Road. Make a slight left onto Boggy Creek Road and merge onto F-417 S/Central Florida Greenway toward Tampa/Disney World (portions are toll). Take the International Drive exit (Exit 6) toward SR-535/I-4 E/SR 536. Take the World Center Drive ramp toward SR-536/SR-535/I-4/Tampa/Disney World and merge onto FL-536 W. Keep straight to go onto Epcot Center Drive and take the ramp toward Disney/Hollywood Studios/Epcot Resort Area/Wide World of Sports. Merge onto E. Buena Vista Drive and turn left onto Chelonia Parkway, then right onto Bonnet Creek Resort Lane. The hotel is immediately on the right.


Automobile Rental

CIC has arranged for discounted rates with Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental for participants who wish to rent automobiles.

For reservations with Alamo Rent A Car, call (800) 462-5266 and request ID# 7016394, or use the special Presidents Institute reservation site.

For reservations with National Car Rental, call (800) 227-7368 and request ID#: 5030773, or use the special Presidents Institute reservation site.


Sponsors

​​​CIC thanks the following sponsors for their financial support of the 2017 Presidents Institute:

(View information for registered sponsors.)

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