Pathways to Excellence: Resilience and Innovation

2018 Presidents Institute 1/3/20181/3/20181/3/20181/6/20181/6/20181/6/2018 JW Marriott Marco Island Marco Island, Florida
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About the Institute

Independent colleges and universities have long been pioneers of new pedagogies, early responders to changes in market conditions, and nimble sentinels of social and economic challenges. Their resilience has depended on strong presidential leadership, dedicated faculties, and zealous supporters. But the future of higher education is less well defined than ever and is constrained by smaller operating margins, shifting demographics, and a rapidly changing work environment. Moreover, today the leadership of colleges in preparing citizens for a more inclusive democracy is subject to ideological polarization. These challenges call for independent colleges and universities to be even more agile, flexible, innovative, and resilient.

Exceptional presidential vision and fortitude are needed to lead institutions along paths that sustain excellence. How can independent college and university presidents effectively guide their institutions to embrace the challenges and opportunities they face? What criteria should presidents use to select among innovative programs and approaches? How do presidents cultivate nimble, adaptive, and culturally responsive leadership among the faculty and staff? How can trustees, donors, and community and business partners be persuaded by the compelling reasons to support independent higher education? In what ways can new programs, new markets, and new approaches to teaching and learning generate revenue and position the institution for a strong future? How should a president weigh the benefits of innovation against the durability of a long-standing institutional mission and tradition?

With the theme, “Pathways to Excellence: Resilience and Innovation,” the 2018 Presidents Institute will address these and many other questions as presidents explore how to lead their institutions with cogency, creativity, and agility. The Institute—the largest annual meeting of college and university presidents in the country—provides a forum for candid discussion of critical issues, opportunities to learn from experts, and time to network with presidential colleagues who lead similar institutions.

The 2018 Institute includes the New Presidents Program, the Presidents Governance Academy, and a substantive Spouses and Partners Program.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • David Leonhardt
    David Leonhardt
    New York Times
  • Michael D. Rhodin
    Michael D. Rhodin
    IBM
  • Mary B. Marcy
    Mary B. Marcy
    Dominican University of California
  • Kevin M. Ross
    Kevin M. Ross
    Lynn University
  • John I. Williams, Jr.
    John I. Williams, Jr.
    Muhlenberg College

Schedule

 

 

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CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26CIC encourages all member presidents to participate in the Annual Business Meeting. Breakfast will be provided.
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br></em> <h4>Academic Prioritization: The President’s Role in Leading Curricular Change</h4><p>Private colleges and universities increasingly use academic prioritization to revise curricula in order to address changing market demand for academic programs and create greater fiscal efficiencies. What is the president’s role in leading curricular change? What models are especially suited to the smaller college environment? How can presidents navigate the often competing interests of faculty members, trustees, and the chief financial officer?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>John C. Reynders</em></strong>, President, Morningside College<br><strong><em>Beck A. Taylor</em></strong>, President, Whitworth University<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Articulating an Institutional Vision for Fundraising Campaigns</h4><p>Presidential vision is key to securing transformative gifts for the institution. And crafting an institutional vision is an exercise in “translation.” How can presidents engage others in creating a vision for their institution? How does talking about aspirational goals for the institution connect to and help presidents develop a campaign strategy? Presenters will explore the articulation of vision and philanthropic fundraising through several case studies. They also will offer a template for exploring opportunities to be both faithful and relevant to institutional vision and campaign goals.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Ted R. Grossnickle</em></strong>, Senior Consultant and Founder, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Building International Partnerships for Student Exchanges and Study Abroad</h4><p>Student exchanges and study abroad provide excellent opportunities for educational enrichment and development of global citizenship for independent college students. Presidents can play a key role in developing and expanding partnerships with internationally based colleges, study abroad programs, and satellite campuses outside the United States. Presenters will discuss ways to expand international education opportunities.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University<br><strong><em>Joan M. Lescinski, CSJ</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Luis Roberto Mantilla Sahagún</em></strong>, Rector, Universidad Latina de América (Mexico)<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Campus-Community Partnerships: Connecting with the Local Economy</h4><p>How can distinctive economic ventures bolster town-and-gown relationships? In what ways can these local partnerships provide distinctive educational opportunities? Presidents who have engaged with their local communities and developed innovative projects—including a wine studies program, a center for craft food and beverage, and community service initiatives—will discuss their approaches and what they have learned as a result.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Mauri A. Ditzler</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Margaret L. Drugovich</em></strong>, President, Hartwick College<br><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President, Linfield College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Contractual Considerations to Protect Presidents in Times of Crisis</h4><p>Independent colleges and universities are facing multiple crises that include financial challenges, enrollment shortfalls, student and faculty misconduct, and competition from “free” or lower tuition at public institutions. These issues can lead to friction between the board of trustees and the president and at times an early departure for the president. Should a board decide to blame the president for the challenges facing the college, how can the president protect himself or herself? What contractual provisions should be considered? A leading higher education attorney will discuss strategies for addressing these questions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Developing and Evaluating the Senior Team</h4><p>Building a competent and cohesive senior leadership team is an important presidential responsibility. Which approaches to staff development work well? What are the most effective instruments or practices for evaluating the overall performance of the team as well as that of individual team members? Several consultants and experienced presidents will lead the discussion and provide examples.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera</em></strong>, President, Keuka College<br><strong><em>Kenneth Ryalls</em></strong>, President, IDEA<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Effective Strategies for Addressing Financial Challenges</h4><p>Independent colleges and universities face many fiscal challenges that raise questions about their pricing structures and the efficacy of their business models. Increased competition for students, flat net tuition revenues, demand for additional services and facilities, few increases in faculty and staff productivity, and a proliferation of “free college” and “promise” initiatives that support public institutions are placing strains on campus budgets. Presidents may find themselves caught between a faculty that is resistant to change and a board that wants a healthy bottom line and good bond ratings. The session will explore different approaches to revising the financial model and identify tools and strategies that presidents can deploy to foster financially healthier institutions while also recognizing the political challenges involved in institutional change.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting; former President, Mercy College (NY); and former Vice President for Finance, Goucher College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Immigration Update</h4><p>What is the current status of immigration laws affecting students and faculty and staff members? How do recent changes in regulations, visa restrictions, and enforcement influence international recruitment? What approaches should private colleges and universities consider to help international students feel safe and welcome? What is the president’s role in overseeing the implementation of the institution’s immigration strategy and procedures? An immigration attorney and a college president will lead a discussion of these issues.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Mark T. Cregan</em></strong>, Attorney, Law Office of Mark T. Cregan, PLLC, and former President, Stonehill College<br><strong><em>Thomas A. Kazee</em></strong>, President, University of Evansville<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships</h4><p>How might independent colleges and universities cooperate with one another to address mounting enrollment and economic challenges? How can strategic partnerships and collaborations provide beneficial ways to increase revenue, reduce costs, share strengths, and improve efficiency? What are the strategies to move beyond simply conceptualizing a co-venture or strategic alliance to implementing a partnership that can endure beyond leadership changes and annual admissions priorities? How can presidents look past competition to see collaboration? An experienced college president and an expert on collaborations will lead a discussion of these questions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Pamela Eibeck</em></strong>, President, University of the Pacific<br><strong><em>James L. Martin</em></strong>, Professor of English and former Provost, Mount Ida College, and co-author, <em>Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education Leaders</em> (2017)<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h4><p>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risks? An experienced higher education attorney will lead a discussion on pressing legal issues such as faculty unionization efforts, constraints of tenure on financial restructuring, addressing conflicts of interest, controlling legal expenses, and understanding new regulatory issues arising from the Trump administration.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote> <br> <h4>Presidents “Open Mike”</h4> <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, and to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal lives. Advice will come from other participating presidents. <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Judith Maxwell Greig</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame de Namur University</blockquote> <br> <h4>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h4>How do financial analysts 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? An industry expert will review the financial outlook for private colleges and universities in 2018 and outline issues expected to be prominent for higher education management in the near future. <blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h4>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h4> <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. Discussion topics will arise from session participants and may include relations with the board chair, trustee recruitment, board development, committee structures and bylaws, and management of difficult situations. <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</blockquote> <br> <h4>Understanding the Next Generation of Students</h4>The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—students on campus five years ago?<br>What is different about their learning styles and lifestyles? What changes need to be considered regarding campus attitudes, processes, and facilities to accommodate new student expectations? How can colleges and universities help entering students adapt and thrive in their new communities? What approaches can presidents use to help the next generation of students feel welcome and a part of the campus?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kevin Kruger</em></strong>, President, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education<br><br></blockquote><h4>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h4>Under the Trump administration, Title IX regulations and enforcement may be changing. Even so, lawsuits are on the rise. What do presidents need to know about the current state of Title IX regulations and advisable practices? What is the president’s role in ensuring compliance? How can a president avoid common pitfalls in addressing sex discrimination in many forms—from inequities in intercollegiate athletics to sexual harassment and sexual assault?<br> <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></blockquote> <br> <p></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><p> <br> </p><h4>Book Study: <em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em> by J. D. Vance</h4><p> <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em> is a powerful memoir of the hope for upward mobility and the disappointment that comes when success does not eliminate difficult family issues. The analysis of the cultural crisis affecting poor Americans in Appalachia is moving, personal, and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include small-group discussions around tables and a guided larger group discussion of the themes emphasized by Vance. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Hasseler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4><p>Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Janet Bandera</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br><strong><em>Anne M. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Niall Lepper</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)1<div><div><div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</em></div><div> <br></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading"> <strong></strong></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading"> <strong>Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <span> <em></em></span>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—among other topics—sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, building the senior team, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership. Participants may break out into groups by subject matter experience for some topics. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission, culture, and work-life balance and to meet and exchange ideas with others who are new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program. A program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently and includes both large and small group discussions. <div> </div><div><div>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners, and the fees include all meals and materials. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for this program.</a> To add this program to an existing registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.</div><div> <br></div><div><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents<br></h3><div> <strong><br></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<br><br></div></blockquote><h3></h3><h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.<br></div></blockquote><div> <br> </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><h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote><div> <em></em></div></blockquote><blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Thomas J. Minar</em></strong>, President, Franklin College (IN)<br><span><span><strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University</span></span><br><br></blockquote><div><h3></h3><h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br><br></blockquote><h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Gerard J. Rooney</em></strong>, President, St. John Fisher College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College (MA)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas F. Flynn</em></strong>, President, Alvernia University<br><strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS<br></h3><div> <strong></strong>Welcoming Remarks: <strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><br>Session Facilitators: <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br><br>Topics to be addressed:<br> <ul><li>Making Connections</li><li>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</li><li>Getting Off to a Great Start</li><li>Building Trust</li><li>Dealing with Change</li><li>Higher Ed 101</li></ul></div></div> <span> <div> </div> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS<br></h3> <div> <strong><br></strong></div> <h4>Luncheon</h4> <blockquote><div> <strong></strong>Welcome: <strong> <em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br><br>Remarks: <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University<br><br></div></blockquote></span> <h4>Reception and Dinner</h4><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College, and <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College<br><br>Remarks: <strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Joanne Berger-Sweeney</em></strong>, President, Trinity College (CT)<br><strong><em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.</blockquote></div></div></div></div></div></div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<p>Associated meetings have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of associated meetings confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br>2017 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants<br>Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities<br>American Academic Leadership Institute<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting<br>Thrivent Fellows Group<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition<br>Yes We Must Coalition<br></p>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings16<p>Meetings of affiliated groups and organizations will be held during breakfast. A full list of breakfast meetings will be announced at a later date.​</p>
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Presidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent Sessions27Spouses and Partners<em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br></em> <h4>Increase Balance, Decrease Stress</h4><p>The role of presidential spouse or partner is full of joys, challenges, and stresses. Pressures can come from scheduling demands, events to attend, and family members to look after, as well as jobs and opportunities for travel. Learn from other spouses and partners about ways to be mindful of the balance in your life and how to manage stress.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)<br><strong><em>Tina Dalrymple</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Columbia College (MO)<br><strong><em>Andrea Le Roy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Calvin College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Serving on Boards</h4><p>Presidential spouses and partners often receive requests to serve on various types of boards. Serving on a board can be very rewarding but also draining. What are the best criteria for evaluating which invitations to accept and which to decline? Some boards are volunteer, some are paid, and some have expectations for fundraising. How can presidential spouses and partners navigate potential conflicts of interest, especially when college or university donors are involved? What are potential complications when other college employees serve on the same board? Spouses and partners who have served on boards will share their experiences.</p><blockquote> <strong></strong><strong><em>Nancy L. Grandillo</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Madonna University<br><strong><em>Sharon Kazee</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Evansville<br></blockquote><p></p><p></p> <br> <p></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><p> <br> </p><h4>Book Study: <em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em> by J. D. Vance</h4><p> <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em> is a powerful memoir of the hope for upward mobility and the disappointment that comes when success does not eliminate difficult family issues. The analysis of the cultural crisis affecting poor Americans in Appalachia is moving, personal, and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include small-group discussions around tables and a guided larger group discussion of the themes emphasized by Vance. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Hasseler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4><p>Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Janet Bandera</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br><strong><em>Anne M. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Niall Lepper</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA</blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy1<strong>Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong><br><br>CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is an intensive and highly participatory two-day program for CIC member presidents who wish to strengthen and sustain a high-performing board of trustees. Through both time-tested and new approaches, the Academy helps presidents improve president-board relations, align board bylaws with principles of good governance, and make bylaws more effective. The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the tools and the mandate to advance efforts with board leaders to develop an effective governing board. Each participant will receive an individualized critique of the institution’s board bylaws and will begin to draft a trustee education and board development plan. Registration for the Academy also allows the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year. Additional information is available at <a href="/2018GovernanceAcademy">www.cic.edu/2018GovernanceAcademy</a>. <div> </div><div>The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy is $400 for presidents, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an existing registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.</div><div> </div><div>Facilitators:</div><blockquote><div> <strong> <em></em></strong></div><div> <span> <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<br></span></div></blockquote> <br> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with faculty</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices</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><li>Retreats</li><li>Orientation programs</li><li>In-service education</li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion Groups</h3><ul><li>Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws</li><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul> <br> <h3>One-on-One Bylaws Critique</h3> <em>(in teams of two)</em><br><br><br> <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><li>Illustrations of a few plans</li></ul>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62<p>Associated meetings have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of associated meetings confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br>2017 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants<br>Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities<br>American Academic Leadership Institute<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting<br>Thrivent Fellows Group<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition<br>Yes We Must Coalition<br></p>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings6<p>​Meetings of affiliated groups and organizations will be held during breakfast. A full list of breakfast meetings will be announced at a later date.</p>
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Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)48Concurrent Session<em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br></em> <h4>Academic Prioritization: The President’s Role in Leading Curricular Change</h4><p>Private colleges and universities increasingly use academic prioritization to revise curricula in order to address changing market demand for academic programs and create greater fiscal efficiencies. What is the president’s role in leading curricular change? What models are especially suited to the smaller college environment? How can presidents navigate the often competing interests of faculty members, trustees, and the chief financial officer?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>John C. Reynders</em></strong>, President, Morningside College<br><strong><em>Beck A. Taylor</em></strong>, President, Whitworth University<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Articulating an Institutional Vision for Fundraising Campaigns</h4><p>Presidential vision is key to securing transformative gifts for the institution. And crafting an institutional vision is an exercise in “translation.” How can presidents engage others in creating a vision for their institution? How does talking about aspirational goals for the institution connect to and help presidents develop a campaign strategy? Presenters will explore the articulation of vision and philanthropic fundraising through several case studies. They also will offer a template for exploring opportunities to be both faithful and relevant to institutional vision and campaign goals.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Ted R. Grossnickle</em></strong>, Senior Consultant and Founder, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Building International Partnerships for Student Exchanges and Study Abroad</h4><p>Student exchanges and study abroad provide excellent opportunities for educational enrichment and development of global citizenship for independent college students. Presidents can play a key role in developing and expanding partnerships with internationally based colleges, study abroad programs, and satellite campuses outside the United States. Presenters will discuss ways to expand international education opportunities.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University<br><strong><em>Joan M. Lescinski, CSJ</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Luis Roberto Mantilla Sahagún</em></strong>, Rector, Universidad Latina de América (Mexico)<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Campus-Community Partnerships: Connecting with the Local Economy</h4><p>How can distinctive economic ventures bolster town-and-gown relationships? In what ways can these local partnerships provide distinctive educational opportunities? Presidents who have engaged with their local communities and developed innovative projects—including a wine studies program, a center for craft food and beverage, and community service initiatives—will discuss their approaches and what they have learned as a result.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Mauri A. Ditzler</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Margaret L. Drugovich</em></strong>, President, Hartwick College<br><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President, Linfield College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Contractual Considerations to Protect Presidents in Times of Crisis</h4><p>Independent colleges and universities are facing multiple crises that include financial challenges, enrollment shortfalls, student and faculty misconduct, and competition from “free” or lower tuition at public institutions. These issues can lead to friction between the board of trustees and the president and at times an early departure for the president. Should a board decide to blame the president for the challenges facing the college, how can the president protect himself or herself? What contractual provisions should be considered? A leading higher education attorney will discuss strategies for addressing these questions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Developing and Evaluating the Senior Team</h4><p>Building a competent and cohesive senior leadership team is an important presidential responsibility. Which approaches to staff development work well? What are the most effective instruments or practices for evaluating the overall performance of the team as well as that of individual team members? Several consultants and experienced presidents will lead the discussion and provide examples.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera</em></strong>, President, Keuka College<br><strong><em>Kenneth Ryalls</em></strong>, President, IDEA<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Effective Strategies for Addressing Financial Challenges</h4><p>Independent colleges and universities face many fiscal challenges that raise questions about their pricing structures and the efficacy of their business models. Increased competition for students, flat net tuition revenues, demand for additional services and facilities, few increases in faculty and staff productivity, and a proliferation of “free college” and “promise” initiatives that support public institutions are placing strains on campus budgets. Presidents may find themselves caught between a faculty that is resistant to change and a board that wants a healthy bottom line and good bond ratings. The session will explore different approaches to revising the financial model and identify tools and strategies that presidents can deploy to foster financially healthier institutions while also recognizing the political challenges involved in institutional change.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting; former President, Mercy College (NY); and former Vice President for Finance, Goucher College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Immigration Update</h4><p>What is the current status of immigration laws affecting students and faculty and staff members? How do recent changes in regulations, visa restrictions, and enforcement influence international recruitment? What approaches should private colleges and universities consider to help international students feel safe and welcome? What is the president’s role in overseeing the implementation of the institution’s immigration strategy and procedures? An immigration attorney and a college president will lead a discussion of these issues.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Mark T. Cregan</em></strong>, Attorney, Law Office of Mark T. Cregan, PLLC, and former President, Stonehill College<br><strong><em>Thomas A. Kazee</em></strong>, President, University of Evansville<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships</h4><p>How might independent colleges and universities cooperate with one another to address mounting enrollment and economic challenges? How can strategic partnerships and collaborations provide beneficial ways to increase revenue, reduce costs, share strengths, and improve efficiency? What are the strategies to move beyond simply conceptualizing a co-venture or strategic alliance to implementing a partnership that can endure beyond leadership changes and annual admissions priorities? How can presidents look past competition to see collaboration? An experienced college president and an expert on collaborations will lead a discussion of these questions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Pamela Eibeck</em></strong>, President, University of the Pacific<br><strong><em>James L. Martin</em></strong>, Professor of English and former Provost, Mount Ida College, and co-author, <em>Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education Leaders</em> (2017)<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h4><p>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risks? An experienced higher education attorney will lead a discussion on pressing legal issues such as faculty unionization efforts, constraints of tenure on financial restructuring, addressing conflicts of interest, controlling legal expenses, and understanding new regulatory issues arising from the Trump administration.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote> <br> <h4>Presidents “Open Mike”</h4> <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, and to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal lives. Advice will come from other participating presidents. <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Judith Maxwell Greig</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame de Namur University</blockquote> <br> <h4>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h4>How do financial analysts 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? An industry expert will review the financial outlook for private colleges and universities in 2018 and outline issues expected to be prominent for higher education management in the near future. <blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h4>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h4> <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. Discussion topics will arise from session participants and may include relations with the board chair, trustee recruitment, board development, committee structures and bylaws, and management of difficult situations. <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</blockquote> <br> <h4>Understanding the Next Generation of Students</h4>The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—students on campus five years ago?<br>What is different about their learning styles and lifestyles? What changes need to be considered regarding campus attitudes, processes, and facilities to accommodate new student expectations? How can colleges and universities help entering students adapt and thrive in their new communities? What approaches can presidents use to help the next generation of students feel welcome and a part of the campus?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kevin Kruger</em></strong>, President, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education<br><br></blockquote><h4>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h4>Under the Trump administration, Title IX regulations and enforcement may be changing. Even so, lawsuits are on the rise. What do presidents need to know about the current state of Title IX regulations and advisable practices? What is the president’s role in ensuring compliance? How can a president avoid common pitfalls in addressing sex discrimination in many forms—from inequities in intercollegiate athletics to sexual harassment and sexual assault?<br> <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></blockquote> <br> <p></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><p> <br> </p><h4>Book Study: <em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em> by J. D. Vance</h4><p> <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em> is a powerful memoir of the hope for upward mobility and the disappointment that comes when success does not eliminate difficult family issues. The analysis of the cultural crisis affecting poor Americans in Appalachia is moving, personal, and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include small-group discussions around tables and a guided larger group discussion of the themes emphasized by Vance. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Hasseler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4><p>Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Janet Bandera</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br><strong><em>Anne M. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Niall Lepper</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Kevin KrugerSpouses and Partners<h3>​Understanding the Next Generation of College Students</h3><div>The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—the students on campus five years ago? What changes should be made to campus attitudes, processes, and facilities to accommodate new student expectations? How can colleges and universities help entering students adapt and thrive in their new communities? What role can presidential spouses and partners play in helping students feel welcome and a part of campus?</div><div> </div><div> <img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Kruger-Kevin.jpg" alt="Kevin Kruger headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:200px;" /> </div><div> <strong>Kevin Kruger</strong> has served as president of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education since 2012. He joined NASPA as associate executive director in 1994. He has pursued a number of initiatives designed to enhance NASPA’s role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a particular focus on the use of technology to serve diverse student populations. Prior to his service at NASPA, Kruger worked for 15 years at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore County in orientation, student activities, leadership development, admissions, and student affairs. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member in the student development in higher education program at Trinity Washington University. Kruger is the editor of two Jossey-Bass publications: Technology Innovations in Student Services and Using Technology to Promote Student Learning. He also wrote chapters in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration; Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment; Beyond Borders: How International Developments are Changing Student Affairs Practice; and Involving Commuter Students in Learning. Kruger earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University at Albany, SUNY, and a PhD in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland College Park.</div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<p>Associated meetings have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of associated meetings confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br>2017 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants<br>Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities<br>American Academic Leadership Institute<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting<br>Thrivent Fellows Group<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition<br>Yes We Must Coalition<br></p>
Optional Excursion: Olde Naples Chocolate TourOptional Excursion: Olde Naples Chocolate Tour10Optional Excursion;Spouses and Partners<p>​<img alt="brownies and chocolates" src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/chocolate-tour.jpg" class="img-responsive" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:331px;" /></p><p> <em></em><span><span><span>Enjoy an afternoon learning about the history of chocolate as well as the history of Olde (Downtown) Naples. This two-hour guided tour will stop at a variety of boutiques along Naples’ Fifth Avenue where guests can sample everything from gourmet chocolate coffee to pastries imported from Paris. Contrasting that sweetness, guests also will enjoy savory tastings such as chocolate raspberry vinegar and chocolate mandarin vinegar. The tour will explore Olde Naples, a charming area characterized by hundreds of coconut palms with each street ending at the beach. This historic neighborhood includes a wide array of homes from small cottages to beachfront estates. Bring your appetite and your sweet tooth.<br><br><em>Fee Per Person: $125</em><br><br><em>Fees for optional excursions include transportation to and from the hotel, applicable taxes, and gratuity. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the optional excursion using the online registration form.</a> 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, Civility, and Free SpeechPresidential Forum on Diversity, Civility, and Free Speech61<p></p><em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents and their spouses and partners)</em><br><br>Recent incidents of campus unrest have jeopardized a delicate balance between free speech and inclusion efforts. Some episodes have led to the disinvitation of controversial speakers, the shutdown of campus events, and even violence. Administrative and faculty efforts to craft “free speech codes” often have been met with strong disapproval by students. These occurrences have placed great strains on the resources of smaller private colleges and universities and threatened to undermine the campus sense of community. What constitutes “hate speech” and should it be protected? How effective are “free speech zones”? What efforts can be undertaken to make the campus into a learning community focused on diversity, civility, and a broad understanding of freedom of expression? What is the role of the president in these complex and contentious situations? The candid discussion will begin with observations from those who have encountered these issues and will encourage others to share their insights and questions.<br><br><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Berger-Sweeney-Joanne.jpg" alt="Joanne Berger-Sweeney headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;height:193px;" />Joanne Berger-Sweeney</strong> has served as president of Trinity College in Connecticut since 2014. She previously served as dean of the School of Arts at Tufts University, where she created the Center for Race and Democracy, and before that was a dean, faculty member, and director of the neuroscience program at Wellesley College. Berger-Sweeney is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society and has been a member of the Behavioral Neuroscience Review Panel of the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health Study Section panel, and the editorial board of <em>Behavioral Neuroscience</em>. Berger-Sweeney is a member of the board of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges and the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education and just recently competed a term on the executive committee of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. She also serves as a facilitator in CIC’s New Presidents Program.<br><br><strong><span><span><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Lawrence-Frederick.jpg" alt="Frederick M. Lawrence headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;" /></strong></span></span>Frederick M. Lawrence</strong> is the secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, American's first honor society, founded in 1776. In addition, he is visiting professor at the Georgetown Law Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He previously served as president of Brandeis University, dean of the George Washington University Law School, and visiting professor and senior research scholar at Yale Law School. He is the author of <em>Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes under American Law</em> (Harvard University Press 1999), has testified before Congress concerning federal hate crime legislation, and was a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant to study bias-motivated violence in the United Kingdom. Lawrence is a trustee of Beyond Conflict, serves on the board of directors of the National Humanities Alliance, the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League, and has been a trustee of Williams College.<br><br><strong><span><span><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Patton-Laurie.jpg" alt="Laurie L. Patton headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;" /></strong></span></span>Laurie L. Patton</strong> became the 17th president of Middlebury College in 2015. Prior to this, she served as dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden professor of religion at Duke University. She also has served as Charles Howard Candler professor of religions, inaugural director of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, and founder and co-convener of the Religions and the Human Spirit Strategic Plan at Emory University; and before that was a faculty member in religion at Bard College. Patton, an authority on South Asian history, culture, and religion, is the author or editor of nine books and more than 50 articles in the field and has translated the classical Sanskrit text, <em>The Bhagavad Gita</em>. She has served as president of the American Society for the Study of Religion. In 2005, Patton received the Emory Williams Award, Emory University’s most prestigious honor for teaching.<br><br><strong><span><span><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Tatum-Beverly.JPG" alt="Beverly Daniel Tatum headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;" /></strong></span></span>Beverly Daniel Tatum</strong> is president emerita of Spelman College, where she served from 2002 until 2015 and currently serves as director of the CIC program for Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts. She is former acting president, dean of the college, vice president for student affairs, professor of psychology and education, and chair of the psychology department of Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of the critically acclaimed and recently updated book, <em>Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race</em> (1997, 2003, and 2017), as well as <em>Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community</em> (1987) and <em>Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation</em> (2007). She is the recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology (2014) and a Carnegie Academic Leadership Award (2013). She is a former member of the CIC Board of Directors, including service as a member of the Executive Committee from 2010 to 2012.<br>
Workshop: "Foundation Philanthropy: An Insider’s View into Securing Grants"Workshop: "Foundation Philanthropy: An Insider’s View into Securing Grants"11Workshop<p> <em>Please note that advance registration is required for this workshop. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis unless otherwise indicated. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the workshop using the online registration form.</a> To add a workshop to a completed registration, contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.<br></em><br></p><h3>Foundation Philanthropy: An Insider’s View into Securing Grants</h3><p> <em></em>College and university presidents are better able to guide both academic affairs and development offices in making thoughtful approaches to foundations when they think about key strategic needs and opportunities well before a particular grant idea surfaces. What are the evolving philanthropic priorities of some of the leading foundations that support independent higher education? How do the grant-making strategies of foundations align with the critical issues facing private colleges and universities? What guidance can heads of foundations provide for developing proposals that meet the institution’s needs and fit the foundation’s guidelines? Presidents will have an opportunity to engage in candid conversation with major foundation leaders.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Nancy J. Cable</em></strong>, President, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations<br><strong><em>Michael Gilligan</em></strong>, President, Henry Luce Foundation</blockquote> Fee: $50
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and PartnersThis is an opportunity—between afternoon workshops and excursions and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants as well as family members and guests are welcome.
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners
Welcome and Keynote Address: David LeonhardtWelcome and Keynote Address: David Leonhardt4David LeonhardtPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<p>Independent colleges and universities have a legacy of adapting to new environments, of responding to changes in market conditions, and of being agile leaders in the midst of social and economic challenges. In today’s turbulent world with rapid political, social, economic, and technological changes, what role should independent colleges and universities play? What is at stake for these storied institutions with their rich histories and long-standing commitment to serve the needs of the nation? What is required of private college presidents to be leaders—rather than merely reactors—in these unsettled times? An acclaimed political and economic commentator, David Leonhardt of the <em>New York Times</em>, will lead off the 2018 Presidents Institute with his insights and challenges for presidents as they consider how best to guide their institutions in this volatile period.</p>
Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)18Concurrent Session<em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br></em> <h4>Academic Prioritization: The President’s Role in Leading Curricular Change</h4><p>Private colleges and universities increasingly use academic prioritization to revise curricula in order to address changing market demand for academic programs and create greater fiscal efficiencies. What is the president’s role in leading curricular change? What models are especially suited to the smaller college environment? How can presidents navigate the often competing interests of faculty members, trustees, and the chief financial officer?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>John C. Reynders</em></strong>, President, Morningside College<br><strong><em>Beck A. Taylor</em></strong>, President, Whitworth University<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Articulating an Institutional Vision for Fundraising Campaigns</h4><p>Presidential vision is key to securing transformative gifts for the institution. And crafting an institutional vision is an exercise in “translation.” How can presidents engage others in creating a vision for their institution? How does talking about aspirational goals for the institution connect to and help presidents develop a campaign strategy? Presenters will explore the articulation of vision and philanthropic fundraising through several case studies. They also will offer a template for exploring opportunities to be both faithful and relevant to institutional vision and campaign goals.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Ted R. Grossnickle</em></strong>, Senior Consultant and Founder, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Building International Partnerships for Student Exchanges and Study Abroad</h4><p>Student exchanges and study abroad provide excellent opportunities for educational enrichment and development of global citizenship for independent college students. Presidents can play a key role in developing and expanding partnerships with internationally based colleges, study abroad programs, and satellite campuses outside the United States. Presenters will discuss ways to expand international education opportunities.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University<br><strong><em>Joan M. Lescinski, CSJ</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Luis Roberto Mantilla Sahagún</em></strong>, Rector, Universidad Latina de América (Mexico)<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Campus-Community Partnerships: Connecting with the Local Economy</h4><p>How can distinctive economic ventures bolster town-and-gown relationships? In what ways can these local partnerships provide distinctive educational opportunities? Presidents who have engaged with their local communities and developed innovative projects—including a wine studies program, a center for craft food and beverage, and community service initiatives—will discuss their approaches and what they have learned as a result.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Mauri A. Ditzler</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Margaret L. Drugovich</em></strong>, President, Hartwick College<br><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President, Linfield College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Contractual Considerations to Protect Presidents in Times of Crisis</h4><p>Independent colleges and universities are facing multiple crises that include financial challenges, enrollment shortfalls, student and faculty misconduct, and competition from “free” or lower tuition at public institutions. These issues can lead to friction between the board of trustees and the president and at times an early departure for the president. Should a board decide to blame the president for the challenges facing the college, how can the president protect himself or herself? What contractual provisions should be considered? A leading higher education attorney will discuss strategies for addressing these questions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Developing and Evaluating the Senior Team</h4><p>Building a competent and cohesive senior leadership team is an important presidential responsibility. Which approaches to staff development work well? What are the most effective instruments or practices for evaluating the overall performance of the team as well as that of individual team members? Several consultants and experienced presidents will lead the discussion and provide examples.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera</em></strong>, President, Keuka College<br><strong><em>Kenneth Ryalls</em></strong>, President, IDEA<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br><br></blockquote><p></p><h4>Effective Strategies for Addressing Financial Challenges</h4><p>Independent colleges and universities face many fiscal challenges that raise questions about their pricing structures and the efficacy of their business models. Increased competition for students, flat net tuition revenues, demand for additional services and facilities, few increases in faculty and staff productivity, and a proliferation of “free college” and “promise” initiatives that support public institutions are placing strains on campus budgets. Presidents may find themselves caught between a faculty that is resistant to change and a board that wants a healthy bottom line and good bond ratings. The session will explore different approaches to revising the financial model and identify tools and strategies that presidents can deploy to foster financially healthier institutions while also recognizing the political challenges involved in institutional change.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting; former President, Mercy College (NY); and former Vice President for Finance, Goucher College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Immigration Update</h4><p>What is the current status of immigration laws affecting students and faculty and staff members? How do recent changes in regulations, visa restrictions, and enforcement influence international recruitment? What approaches should private colleges and universities consider to help international students feel safe and welcome? What is the president’s role in overseeing the implementation of the institution’s immigration strategy and procedures? An immigration attorney and a college president will lead a discussion of these issues.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Mark T. Cregan</em></strong>, Attorney, Law Office of Mark T. Cregan, PLLC, and former President, Stonehill College<br><strong><em>Thomas A. Kazee</em></strong>, President, University of Evansville<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships</h4><p>How might independent colleges and universities cooperate with one another to address mounting enrollment and economic challenges? How can strategic partnerships and collaborations provide beneficial ways to increase revenue, reduce costs, share strengths, and improve efficiency? What are the strategies to move beyond simply conceptualizing a co-venture or strategic alliance to implementing a partnership that can endure beyond leadership changes and annual admissions priorities? How can presidents look past competition to see collaboration? An experienced college president and an expert on collaborations will lead a discussion of these questions.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Pamela Eibeck</em></strong>, President, University of the Pacific<br><strong><em>James L. Martin</em></strong>, Professor of English and former Provost, Mount Ida College, and co-author, <em>Consolidating Colleges and Merging Universities: New Strategies for Higher Education Leaders</em> (2017)<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h4><p>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risks? An experienced higher education attorney will lead a discussion on pressing legal issues such as faculty unionization efforts, constraints of tenure on financial restructuring, addressing conflicts of interest, controlling legal expenses, and understanding new regulatory issues arising from the Trump administration.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote> <br> <h4>Presidents “Open Mike”</h4> <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, and to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal lives. Advice will come from other participating presidents. <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Judith Maxwell Greig</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame de Namur University</blockquote> <br> <h4>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h4>How do financial analysts 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? An industry expert will review the financial outlook for private colleges and universities in 2018 and outline issues expected to be prominent for higher education management in the near future. <blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h4>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h4> <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. Discussion topics will arise from session participants and may include relations with the board chair, trustee recruitment, board development, committee structures and bylaws, and management of difficult situations. <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</blockquote> <br> <h4>Understanding the Next Generation of Students</h4>The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—students on campus five years ago?<br>What is different about their learning styles and lifestyles? What changes need to be considered regarding campus attitudes, processes, and facilities to accommodate new student expectations? How can colleges and universities help entering students adapt and thrive in their new communities? What approaches can presidents use to help the next generation of students feel welcome and a part of the campus?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kevin Kruger</em></strong>, President, NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education<br><br></blockquote><h4>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h4>Under the Trump administration, Title IX regulations and enforcement may be changing. Even so, lawsuits are on the rise. What do presidents need to know about the current state of Title IX regulations and advisable practices? What is the president’s role in ensuring compliance? How can a president avoid common pitfalls in addressing sex discrimination in many forms—from inequities in intercollegiate athletics to sexual harassment and sexual assault?<br> <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></blockquote> <br> <p></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><p> <br> </p><h4>Book Study: <em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em> by J. D. Vance</h4><p> <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em> is a powerful memoir of the hope for upward mobility and the disappointment that comes when success does not eliminate difficult family issues. The analysis of the cultural crisis affecting poor Americans in Appalachia is moving, personal, and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include small-group discussions around tables and a guided larger group discussion of the themes emphasized by Vance. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Hasseler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4><p>Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Janet Bandera</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br><strong><em>Anne M. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Niall Lepper</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA</blockquote>
Plenary Session: Michael D. RhodinPlenary Session: Michael D. Rhodin17Michael D. RhodinPlenary Session;Spouses and PartnersThe rapid pace of recent technological innovation is perhaps nowhere more dramatic than in the field of artificial intelligence. Already leading to major changes in business, health care, and other industries, the implications of automated analysis and decision making for higher education—the industry that is most fundamentally focused on cultivating intelligence—are just emerging. How will these advances influence teaching and learning in residential undergraduate education rooted in the liberal arts? Can artificial intelligence improve how private colleges currently deliver undergraduate education or will it radically alter existing models? The recently retired head of IBM’s Watson business development units, Michael D. Rhodin, will offer a stimulating presentation on how these most recent technological innovations could—and should—influence independent colleges and universities. Rhodin will argue for an “intrepreneurship” approach where college presidents lead change from within the organization.
Presidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Presidential Spouses and Partners Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)18Spouses and Partners<em>Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of concurrent sessions confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br></em> <h4>Increase Balance, Decrease Stress</h4><p>The role of presidential spouse or partner is full of joys, challenges, and stresses. Pressures can come from scheduling demands, events to attend, and family members to look after, as well as jobs and opportunities for travel. Learn from other spouses and partners about ways to be mindful of the balance in your life and how to manage stress.</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)<br><strong><em>Tina Dalrymple</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Columbia College (MO)<br><strong><em>Andrea Le Roy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Calvin College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Serving on Boards</h4><p>Presidential spouses and partners often receive requests to serve on various types of boards. Serving on a board can be very rewarding but also draining. What are the best criteria for evaluating which invitations to accept and which to decline? Some boards are volunteer, some are paid, and some have expectations for fundraising. How can presidential spouses and partners navigate potential conflicts of interest, especially when college or university donors are involved? What are potential complications when other college employees serve on the same board? Spouses and partners who have served on boards will share their experiences.</p><blockquote> <strong></strong><strong><em>Nancy L. Grandillo</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Madonna University<br><strong><em>Sharon Kazee</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Evansville<br></blockquote><p></p><p></p> <br> <p></p><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><p> <br> </p><h4>Book Study: <em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em> by J. D. Vance</h4><p> <em>Hillbilly Elegy</em> is a powerful memoir of the hope for upward mobility and the disappointment that comes when success does not eliminate difficult family issues. The analysis of the cultural crisis affecting poor Americans in Appalachia is moving, personal, and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include small-group discussions around tables and a guided larger group discussion of the themes emphasized by Vance. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kenneth Hasseler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br><br></blockquote><p></p><p></p><h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4><p>Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?</p><blockquote> <strong><em>Janet Bandera</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br><strong><em>Anne M. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Niall Lepper</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings19<p>Associated meetings have not yet been assigned to specific days and times. A full list of associated meetings confirmed to date are listed below.<br><br>2017 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants<br>Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities<br>American Academic Leadership Institute<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting<br>Thrivent Fellows Group<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition<br>Yes We Must Coalition<br></p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Networking SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Networking Sessions21Spouses and Partners<p> <strong>1:30–2:25 p.m.</strong></p><h3>Organizing to Move</h3><p>Moving can be a daunting experience. Come share tips on what to take, discard, or store; how to pack; how to prepare the presidential residence (for arrival or departure); how to deal with living in temporary accommodations; and who should pay for what during a move.</p><blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Jennifer Gervasi</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Dominican University<br><strong><em>Brian Kell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Albright College</blockquote><br><strong>2:35–3:30 p.m.</strong><p></p><h3>Planning Programs for Trustees’ Spouses and Partners</h3><p>Spouses and partners who have planned programs for trustees’ spouses and partners will share ideas about programs that worked and invite contributions from others.</p><blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Sheila J. Garren</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Lynchburg College<br><strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College</blockquote><p></p>
Optional Excursion: Photo Safari and Exploration of Historical SitesOptional Excursion: Photo Safari and Exploration of Historical Sites22Optional Excursion;Spouses and Partners<span><p>​<img class="img-responsive" src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/photo-safari.jpg" alt="flowers, butterflies, and sunset over the ocean" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:330px;" /></p><p>Marco Island’s historical, botanical, and ecological landscape serves as the classroom for this photography workshop. A professional photographer will teach guests composition rules and techniques for high-impact images, as well as how to work with available light and how to use fill flash. The tour will take guests to the historic fishing village of Goodland to practice their new skills. Goodland is known for its colorful, quirky manufactured homes as well as sculpture gardens with fun and unusual creations. There will be many opportunities for photographs of the marina, crab traps, buoys, pelicans, and sea gulls. Cell phones can be used for this class but photography enthusiasts are encouraged to bring more advanced cameras. Be sure your battery is fully charged before leaving the hotel.<br><br><em>Per Person: $130</em><br><br><em>Fees for optional excursions include transportation to and from the hotel, applicable taxes, and gratuity. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the optional excursion using the online registration form.</a> 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: "Strategic Planning: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors"Workshop: "Strategic Planning: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors"11Workshop<p> <em>Please note that advance registration is required for this workshop. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis unless otherwise indicated. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the workshop using the online registration form.</a> To add a workshop to a completed registration, contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.<br></em><br></p><h3>Strategic Planning: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors</h3><p> <em></em>How can presidents work with others to develop relevant, realistic, and actionable strategic plans for their institutions? What approaches can be used to verify that progress is being made once the plan is adopted? What measures are needed to reassess and recalibrate the plan in light of external and internal environmental changes? This session will bring together critical elements of an effective strategic planning process focused on producing timely and measurable results, while bringing together all campus stakeholders to rally around the institution’s core vision and mission.<br><br>The primary goals of this workshop are to:<br></p><ul><li>Explain how to engage institutional stakeholders to support the mission, vision, and strategic plan with energy, direction, and purposeful buy-in;</li><li>Demonstrate how to produce a plan that is actionable, measurable, and credible in the eyes of the internal and external constituents of the institution;</li><li>Provide practical tools, including worksheets, that demonstrate how to construct a set of dashboard indicators that are integrated with action plans, while creating accountability for results across all levels of the institution; and</li><li>Create opportunities for presidents to share examples of the challenges and successes they have experienced in strategic planning, including the critical importance of presidential leadership in the planning process.</li></ul><p></p><blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Ronald P. Mahurin</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategy and Planning, Stamats<br><strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Alan G. Walker</em></strong>, President, Sierra Nevada College</blockquote> Fee: $50
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and PartnersFollowing the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner for all registered Institute participants provides an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.
Awards Reception and BanquetAwards Reception and Banquet25Spouses and Partners<p>​CIC will honor leading educators and friends of private higher education at the annual Awards Reception and Banquet. Please note that banquet fees are included in the Presidents Institute registration.<br></p><ul><li><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Individuals):</strong> Henry “Hank” and Billye Aaron and Ronda E. Stryker and William D. Johnston</li><li><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Organization):</strong> Newman’s Own Foundation</li><li><strong>Allen P. Splete Award:</strong> Ernesto Nieto</li></ul><p></p>
Closing Plenary Session: Mary B. Marcy, Kevin M. Ross, and John I. Williams, Jr.Closing Plenary Session: Mary B. Marcy, Kevin M. Ross, and John I. Williams, Jr.28Mary B. Marcy; Kevin M. Ross; John I. Williams, Jr.Plenary Session;Spouses and PartnersKeen vision and uncommon resilience are the traits most valued among presidents who lead independent colleges and universities along paths that sustain excellence. How can presidents effectively guide their institutions to recognize and embrace the challenges and opportunities they face? What criteria should presidents use to select among the choices of innovative programs and approaches? How do presidents cultivate nimble, adaptive, and culturally responsive leadership among the faculty and staff? How can trustees, donors, and community and business partners be persuaded by the compelling reasons to support independent undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts? How should presidents balance the benefits of innovation and the durability of long-standing institutional mission and tradition? A panel of CIC presidents will discuss how they have approached these issues and will encourage others to share their insights and questions.
Workshop: "Making Strategic Decisions in a 'Free College' Environment"Workshop: "Making Strategic Decisions in a 'Free College' Environment"61Workshop<p> <em>Please note that advance registration is required for this workshop. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis unless otherwise indicated. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the workshop using the online registration form.</a> To add a workshop to a completed registration, contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.<br></em><br></p><h3>Making Strategic Decisions in a “Free College” Environment</h3><p> <em></em>The emphasis on “free public education for all” is creating an intensified competitive environment where the value of private colleges and universities is more hotly contested than ever. Traditional efforts to persuade students and their families of the unique educational and co-curricular experiences and post-graduation benefits of a private college education may not be enough. What critical decisions must presidents assure are addressed, planned, and deployed to respond to these new pressures? How can a president double-down on the value proposition while creating a long-term strategy to ensure that the institution is more competitive than it is today?<br><br>This workshop will provide presidents with clear and concise steps to lead their institutions in this quickly evolving environment. An interactive discussion will explore current trends and likely developments. Presenters will address critical decision points for strategic planning in a “free college” environment. The workshop will tackle topics, such as how to:<br></p><ul><li>Deploy a competitive marketing strategy;</li><li>Assess price and value;</li><li>Evaluate financial aid and affordability; and</li><li>Make strategic enrollment plans.</li></ul><p><br>The session will include working group exercises to create plans based on case examples.</p><blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, Rhodes College<br><strong><em>Patricia L. Maben</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br><strong><em>James S. Rogers</em></strong>, Chief Marketing Officer, Ruffalo Noel Levitz</blockquote> Fee: $50
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)29<div><div><div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</em></div><div> <br></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading"> <strong></strong></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading"> <strong>Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <span> <em></em></span>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—among other topics—sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, building the senior team, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership. Participants may break out into groups by subject matter experience for some topics. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission, culture, and work-life balance and to meet and exchange ideas with others who are new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program. A program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently and includes both large and small group discussions. <div> </div><div><div>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners, and the fees include all meals and materials. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for this program.</a> To add this program to an existing registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.</div><div> <br></div><div><div> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents<br></h3><div> <strong><br></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<br><br></div></blockquote><h3></h3><h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.<br></div></blockquote><div> <br> </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><h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote><div> <em></em></div></blockquote><blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Thomas J. Minar</em></strong>, President, Franklin College (IN)<br><span><span><strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University</span></span><br><br></blockquote><div><h3></h3><h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br><br></blockquote><h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Gerard J. Rooney</em></strong>, President, St. John Fisher College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College (MA)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas F. Flynn</em></strong>, President, Alvernia University<br><strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS<br></h3><div> <strong></strong>Welcoming Remarks: <strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><br>Session Facilitators: <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br><br>Topics to be addressed:<br> <ul><li>Making Connections</li><li>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</li><li>Getting Off to a Great Start</li><li>Building Trust</li><li>Dealing with Change</li><li>Higher Ed 101</li></ul></div></div> <span> <div> </div> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS<br></h3> <div> <strong><br></strong></div> <h4>Luncheon</h4> <blockquote><div> <strong></strong>Welcome: <strong> <em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br><br>Remarks: <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University<br><br></div></blockquote></span> <h4>Reception and Dinner</h4><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College, and <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College<br><br>Remarks: <strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Joanne Berger-Sweeney</em></strong>, President, Trinity College (CT)<br><strong><em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.</blockquote></div></div></div></div></div></div>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Networking SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Networking Sessions12Spouses and Partners<h3>What I Wish I Had Known from Day One</h3><p>All presidential spouses and partners are invited to gather for a lively discussion led by experienced spouses and partners who will pass on sage advice. Come meet new friends and greet longstanding ones. A brief informal reception with refreshments from 3:15–4:00 p.m. will conclude the session.</p><blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Jane Easter Bahls</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Patricia Lacey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Missouri Baptist University​</blockquote><p></p>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<strong>Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong><br><br>CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is an intensive and highly participatory two-day program for CIC member presidents who wish to strengthen and sustain a high-performing board of trustees. Through both time-tested and new approaches, the Academy helps presidents improve president-board relations, align board bylaws with principles of good governance, and make bylaws more effective. The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the tools and the mandate to advance efforts with board leaders to develop an effective governing board. Each participant will receive an individualized critique of the institution’s board bylaws and will begin to draft a trustee education and board development plan. Registration for the Academy also allows the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year. Additional information is available at <a href="/2018GovernanceAcademy">www.cic.edu/2018GovernanceAcademy</a>. <div> </div><div>The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy is $400 for presidents, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an existing registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.</div><div> </div><div>Facilitators:</div><blockquote><div> <strong> <em></em></strong></div><div> <span> <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<br></span></div></blockquote> <br> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with faculty</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices</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><li>Retreats</li><li>Orientation programs</li><li>In-service education</li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion Groups</h3><ul><li>Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws</li><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul> <br> <h3>One-on-One Bylaws Critique</h3> <em>(in teams of two)</em><br><br><br> <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><li>Illustrations of a few plans</li></ul>
Plenary SessionPlenary Session7Plenary Session;Spouses and Partners<p></p><em>To be announced</em><br>

New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents
 
Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, 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—among other topics—sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, building the senior team, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership. Participants may break out into groups by subject matter experience for some topics. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission, culture, and work-life balance and to meet and exchange ideas with others who are new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program. A program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently and includes both large and small group discussions.
 
The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners, and the fees include all 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.
 
 

Sessions for New Presidents


Welcoming Remarks

Mary Pat Seurkamp, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University


Making Connections

L. Jay Lemons, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.
 

The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond

Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University
Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California
 

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

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


Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President

Roger D. Drake, President, Central Methodist University

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

Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team

Mary-Beth Cooper, President, Springfield College (MA)
Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)

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

Welcoming Remarks: Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Vice President, CIC

Session Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and
J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania

Topics to be addressed:
  • Making Connections
  • Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role
  • Getting Off to a Great Start
  • Building Trust
  • Dealing with Change
  • Higher Ed 101
 

JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS


Luncheon

Welcome: Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee

Remarks: Elizabeth L. Paul, President, Capital University

Reception and Dinner

Hosts: Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College, and Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College

Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC

The President and Institutional Advancement

Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President, Trinity College (CT)
David C. Joyce, President, Brevard College
J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania

You Got the Job, Now What?

L. Jay Lemons, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.

Presidents Governance Academy

Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation

2018 Presidents Governance Academy brochureCIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is an intensive and highly participatory two-day program for CIC member presidents who wish to strengthen and sustain a high-performing board of trustees. Through both time-tested and new approaches, the Academy helps presidents improve president-board relations, align board bylaws with principles of good governance, and make bylaws more effective. The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the tools and the mandate to advance efforts with board leaders to develop an effective governing board. Each participant will receive an individualized critique of the institution’s board bylaws and will begin to draft a trustee education and board development plan. Registration for the Academy also allows the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year. Additional information is available at www.cic.edu/2018GovernanceAcademy.
 
Luce Foundation logoThe registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy is $400 for presidents, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate. 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.
 
Facilitators:
Richard T. (Tom) Ingram, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Richard J. Cook, President Emeritus, Allegheny College

Discussion Topics

  • What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?
  • What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?
  • What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?
  • “Shared” governance and relations with faculty

Discussion of Best Board Practices

  • Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees
  • Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers
  • Meetings
  • Trustee philanthropy
  • Retreats
  • Orientation programs
  • In-service education
  • Handbook and trustee information systems

Discussion Groups

  • Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws
  • How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?
  • What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?

One-on-One Bylaws Critique

(in teams of two)


Pulling It All Together

  • What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?
  • What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?
  • Illustrations of a few plans

Spouses and Partners

​Developed by an advisory group of presidential spouses and partners, the Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners 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.

Welcome, Address, and Luncheon

Friday, January 5, 10:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Understanding the Next Generation of College Students


The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—the students on campus five years ago? What changes should be made to campus attitudes, processes, and facilities to accommodate new student expectations? How can colleges and universities help entering students adapt and thrive in their new communities? What role can presidential spouses and partners play in helping students feel welcome and a part of campus?

Kevin Kruger headshotKevin Kruger has served as president of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education since 2012. He joined NASPA as associate executive director in 1994. He has pursued a number of initiatives designed to enhance NASPA’s role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a particular focus on the use of technology to serve diverse student populations. Prior to his service at NASPA, Kruger worked for 15 years at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore County in orientation, student activities, leadership development, admissions, and student affairs. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member in the student development in higher education program at Trinity Washington University. Kruger is the editor of two Jossey-Bass publications: Technology Innovations in Student Services and Using Technology to Promote Student Learning. He also wrote chapters in The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration; Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment; Beyond Borders: How International Developments are Changing Student Affairs Practice; and Involving Commuter Students in Learning. Kruger earned a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from the University at Albany, SUNY, and a PhD in counseling and personnel services from the University of Maryland College Park.

Concurrent Sessions


Increase Balance, Decrease Stress

The role of presidential spouse or partner is full of joys, challenges, and stresses. Pressures can come from scheduling demands, events to attend, and family members to look after, as well as jobs and opportunities for travel. Learn from other spouses and partners about ways to be mindful of the balance in your life and how to manage stress.

Lisa Baldwin, Presidential Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)
Tina Dalrymple, Presidential Spouse, Columbia College (MO)
Andrea Le Roy, Presidential Spouse, Calvin College

Serving on Boards

Presidential spouses and partners often receive requests to serve on various types of boards. Serving on a board can be very rewarding but also draining. What are the best criteria for evaluating which invitations to accept and which to decline? Some boards are volunteer, some are paid, and some have expectations for fundraising. How can presidential spouses and partners navigate potential conflicts of interest, especially when college or university donors are involved? What are potential complications when other college employees serve on the same board? Spouses and partners who have served on boards will share their experiences.

Nancy L. Grandillo, Presidential Spouse, Madonna University
Sharon Kazee, Presidential Spouse, University of Evansville

The Presidential Spouse or Partner Contract

Presidential spouses or partners can have paid contracts, volunteer contracts, or no contracts. What are the advantages and challenges of having a contract? How can the contract protect both the college and the spouse or partner? What issues and situations should be addressed in a contract? Who should sign on behalf of the college? How are conflicts over the contract resolved? Presidential spouses and a higher education attorney will share models of contracts and lead the discussion.

Michelle Dorsey, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University
Darron Farha, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Valparaiso University
Veronica Heckler, Presidential Spouse, Valparaiso University
René E. Johnson, Presidential Spouse, Director of Servant Leadership Program, and Assistant Professor of Religion, Finlandia University

Joint Sessions with Presidents


Book Study: Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance

Hillbilly Elegy is a powerful memoir of the hope for upward mobility and the disappointment that comes when success does not eliminate difficult family issues. The analysis of the cultural crisis affecting poor Americans in Appalachia is moving and personal and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include small-group discussions around tables and a guided larger group discussion of the themes emphasized by Vance. It is recommended (but not required) that participants read the book in advance.

Kenneth Hasseler, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University
Susan S. Hasseler, President, Muskingum University
Laurie Roelofs, Presidential Spouse, Berea College
Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College

Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples

Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?

Janet Bandera, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA
Anne M. Johnson, Presidential Spouse, University of St. Francis (IL)
Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)
Niall Lepper, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA

AFTERNOON NETWORKING SESSIONS


Friday, January 5, 2:00–4:00 p.m.

What I Wish I Had Known from Day One

All presidential spouses and partners are invited to gather for a lively discussion led
by experienced spouses and partners who will pass on sage advice. Come meet new friends and greet longstanding ones. A brief informal reception with refreshments from 3:15–4:00 p.m. will conclude the session.

Facilitators:
Jane Easter Bahls, Presidential Spouse, Augustana College (IL)
Patricia Lacey, Presidential Spouse, Missouri Baptist University

Saturday, January 6, 1:30–2:25 p.m.

Organizing to Move

Moving can be a daunting experience. Come share tips on what to take, discard, or store; how to pack; how to prepare the presidential residence (for arrival or departure); how to deal with living in temporary accommodations; and who should pay for what during a move.

Facilitators:
Jennifer Gervasi, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Dominican University
Brian Kell, Presidential Spouse, Albright College

Saturday, January 6, 2:35–3:30 p.m.

Planning Programs for Trustees’ Spouses and Partners

Spouses and partners who have planned programs for trustees’ spouses and partners
will share ideas about programs that worked and invite contributions from others.

Facilitators:
Sheila J. Garren, Presidential Spouse, Lynchburg College
Jennifer Troha, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College

Additional Features

 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.
 

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 and Benefits

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

Presidential Contracts

Raymond D. Cotton, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

 Associated Meetings


Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with
the Presidents Institute:

2017 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants
Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities
American Academic Leadership Institute
Associated Colleges of Illinois
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Executive Officers of CIC State Councils
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church
Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants
Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Presidents of International Colleges and Universities
Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities
Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting
Thrivent Fellows Group
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Hotel and Travel

 Location

​JW Marriott Marco Island

400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL, 34145
(239) 394-2511

 Hotel Information


JW Marriott Marco Island Hotel renderingAll program sessions of the 2018 Presidents Institute will be held at the JW Marriott Marco Island Hotel.

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$246 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Friday, December 1, 2017

The JW Marriott Marco Island hotel was recently renovated and now includes additional sleeping rooms, expanded meeting and event space, a celebrity chef-featured restaurant, and state-of-the-art fitness and entertainment areas. Situated on three miles of private, white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico, the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is southwest Florida’s most complete resort and features a Balinese-influenced treatment spa, guest rooms with private balconies, and ten restaurants with offerings from poolside snacks to elegant dining. Additional features are two private 18-hole championship golf courses, three swimming pools, an array of recreational activities including shelling cruises, parasailing, and other water sports, as well as a children’s Tiki Tribe camp.

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017. 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.

Hotel Reservation Procedure: Participants first need to register for the Presidents Institute. Upon paid Presidents Institute registration, participants will receive an Institute confirmation email that includes detailed hotel reservation instructions and a code to make a JW Marriott Marco Island hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate.

The CIC hotel rate of $246 for single or double occupancy may be available for rooms reserved for the period, December 30, 2017–January 9, 2018, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please note that rooms on the extended dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual or resort casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is recommended only for the Awards Banquet on Saturday, January 6. If you plan to participate in an optional excursion, be sure to 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 for the opening night Welcome Dinner on Thursday, January 4. Guest tickets for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Saturday, January 6, may be ordered at the time of registration or purchased onsite.


Families and Childcare

Family members are invited to participate in the All-Institute Reception on the evening of Friday, 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 Thursday, January 4, and the Awards Banquet and Reception on Saturday, January 6, are open only to registered participants and ticketed adults.

Childcare services are available at the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel’s kids club, Tiki Tribe. Arrangements can be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 638-8410 or emailing vacationplanner@marriott.com. View additional information online.


Spa Services

Presidents Institute participants will receive a 10 percent discount on services offered at the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel. To make appointments, call (239) 642-2686 and indicate that you are with CIC. View additional information online.


Retired President Eligibility

CIC welcomes retired presidents who wish to participate in the Presidents Institute and remain involved in discussions of professional matters with former colleagues. Having retired presidents at the Institute is of value to current presidents, especially those who are relatively new to their positions, as an additional source of welcome advice from more experienced colleagues. Retired presidents who work for a sponsoring firm, however, should participate in the Presidents Institute as one of the firm’s representatives, not as a retired president. Retired presidents who work for a firm that is eligible to be a sponsor, but is not, may not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to David G. Brailow, CIC vice president for development, at dbrailow@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.

 Travel


The JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is located approximately 50 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. Transportation to the hotel is available from several providers that are located just outside the baggage claim area of the airport.

Naples Transportation and Tours (NT&T), a preferred transportation provider to the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel, is offering a discounted rate of $49 per person for shared ride service to CIC Presidents Institute participants. Shuttles will depart from RSW to the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel on January 2, 3, and 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (on the hour) and from the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel to RSW on January 6 and 7 from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (on the hour). NT&T also offers private vehicle service priced by vehicle size. The sedan (1–2 passengers) rate is $95, SUV (3–4 passengers) rate is $130, and van (5–8 passengers) rate is $175. A 24 percent gratuity is additional. Reservations are required for all services. Book your reservation online. For assistance or questions, please call (239) 262-7300 or (239) 262-3006 and indicate that you are with CIC.

Reservations are recommended at least 48 hours in advance from the following providers, and fares range from $90–$99 for the first three passengers with an added $10 for each additional passenger.
  • AAA Airport Transportation—(239) 275-7228 or (800) 872-2711
  • Aaron Airport Transportation—(239) 768-1898  
  • Superior Airport Shuttle—(239) 267-4777 or (888) 397-9571
MBA Airport Transportation provides taxi service to walk-up customers and does not require an advance reservation. The rate is $90 for up to three passengers. Each additional passenger is $10.

Self-parking at the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is about $13 per day and overnight valet parking is $26.50 per day. Taxes are included with these rates. (Rates are as of July 2017.)

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