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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.

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

 

Sessions for New Presidents

8:00–8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 
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
 
10:30–11:30 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

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

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

8:00–8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast

 
9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Katherine M. Whatley, Vice President for Annual Programs, 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

 
10:45–11:45 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
 
3:30–4:30 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

 
3:30–4:30 p.m.

Building Trust

 

Reception and Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

6:30–8:30 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

Session Facilitators: Robert Haring-Smith and Lynne C. Joyce
 
7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 
8:15–9:15 a.m.

Dealing with Change

 
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