Pathways to Excellence: Resilience and Innovation

2018 Presidents Institute 1/4/2018 1/4/2018 1/4/20181/7/20181/7/20181/7/2018 Diplomat Hotel Hollywood, Florida

About the Institute

Pre-Institute Resources


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 enthusiastic 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 adaptive and culturally responsive leadership within the faculty and staff? How can trustees, donors, and community and business partners be persuaded 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
  • Valerie B. Jarrett
    Valerie B. Jarrett
    Senior Advisor to President Obama
  • 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
  • Christopher C. Morphew
    Christopher C. Morphew
    Johns Hopkins University

Schedule

 

 

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Ruffalo Noel Levitz)</em><br><br><h4>Building International Partnerships for Student Exchanges and Study Abroad</h4>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.<br> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><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><strong><em>Celeste M. Schenck</em></strong>, President, American University of Paris (France)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President, Augustana College (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Effective Strategies for Addressing Financial Challenges</h4>Many colleges face fiscal challenges that raise questions about pricing structures and business models. Increased competition, flat net tuition revenue, demand for additional services and facilities, few increases in faculty and staff productivity, and a number of “free college” initiatives 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 better bond ratings. The session will explore different approaches to revising the financial model and will identify tools and strategies that presidents can deploy to foster financial health while recognizing the political challenges involved in institutional change.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former President, Mercy College (NY)<br>Chair: <strong><em>David W. Bushman</em></strong>, President, Bridgewater College<br></blockquote> <br><span><span><h4>Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships</h4>How might independent colleges and universities cooperate with one another to address mounting enrollment and economic challenges? How can strategic partnerships and collaboration help 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? Presenters with a range of experiences will lead a discussion of these questions.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Robert P. Bartlett</em></strong>, President, Michigan Colleges Alliance<br><strong><em>Pamela A. 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><br>Chair: <strong><em>Rolf Wegenke</em></strong>, President, Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br></blockquote></span></span><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? 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>Chair: <strong><em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h4>Under the current administration, Title IX regulations and enforcement are changing. Litigation is on the rise as are appeals of existing rulings. 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 assure fairness while addressing 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>Chair: <strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3> <br> <h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4>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?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Janet N. 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 R. Lepper</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA<br>Chair: <strong>J. Tim Blattner</strong>, Presidential Spouse, Caldwell University<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Strada Education Network)</em><br><br><h4>Developing and Evaluating the Senior Team</h4>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? Two consultants and an experienced president will lead the discussion and provide examples.<br> <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>Chair: <strong><em>Kathy Brittain Richardson</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (PA)<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>We Have a Marketing and Branding Problem, Not an Enrollment Problem</h4>Presenters will share unvarnished insights in a case study format about how a strategic approach to marketing and branding can help to achieve enrollment growth and success. This session will outline a step-by-step strategic marketing communications process to overcome many of the core obstacles to enrollment growth. Presenters and participants will discuss such topics as how presidents can monitor research and benchmarks, establish strategic enrollment goals, and deploy a refreshed enrollment-focused marketing strategy.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br><strong><em>Edward Sirianno</em></strong>, President, Creative Communication Associates<br>Chair: <strong><em>Helen J. Streubert</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Elizabeth<br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Sessions with Presidential Spouses and Partners </h3> <br> <h4> Book Study: <em>Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis</em> by J. D. Vance</h4> <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 a video interview with two Appalachian culture scholars, 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.<br> <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>Chair: <strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br></blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)1<div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></em></div><div><br></div><div><em>(Sponsored by Ellucian)</em><br><em></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><a href="/p/New-Presidents-Program/Documents/PI2018-NPP-brochure.pdf" target="_blank"> </a>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.</div><div> <br> </div><div>A program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently and includes both large and small group discussions.</div><div> <br><em> </em></div><div><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em></div><div><br> </div><div><span><span><strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h4><span></span>Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4></span></span><br></div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents<br></h3><div> <strong> </strong> <br></div><div> <strong>9:00–9:15 a.m.<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</div></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:15–10:15 a.m.</strong><br> <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> <strong>10:30–11:30 a.m.</strong><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><div> <strong>11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong><br></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>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Thomas J. Minar</em></strong>, President, Franklin College (IN)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></h3><div> <strong> </strong><br></div><strong>9:00–9:15 a.m.<br></strong><h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote><div> <strong><em></em></strong><span><strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><span><br></span>Program Facilitators: <br><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College <br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></span></div></blockquote></div></div><div> <br> </div><div> <span><strong>9:15–10:15 a.m.</strong><br> <h4>Making Connections</h4></span><br></div><div> <span><strong></strong><strong>10:30–11:45 a.m.</strong><br> <h4>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</h4></span><br></div><div> <span><strong></strong><strong>11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Higher Ed 101</h4></span><br></div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session<br></h3><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong><br></div><div> <span> <h4>Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners <br></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</div></blockquote></span></div><div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents<br></h3><div> <strong> </strong> <br></div><div> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4></div></div><div><blockquote> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University</blockquote> <br> <strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Gerard J. Rooney</em></strong>, President, St. John Fisher College<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><div> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Open Mike—Questions and Comments</h4></div><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></h3><div> <br> <strong> </strong></div><div>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Getting Off to a Great Start<br></h4></div></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Building Trust<br></h4></div><div> <br> </div><div><div> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Open Mike—Questions and Comments</h4></div></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session</h3><div><br> </div><div><span><span><strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4></span></span><br></div><div> <strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</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></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions74Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Ruffalo Noel Levitz)</em><br><br><h3>Academic Prioritization: The President’s Role in Leading Curricular Change</h3>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, the chief academic officer, and the chief financial officer?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>John C. Reynders</em></strong>, President, Morningside College<br><strong><em>Beck A. Taylor</em></strong>, President, Whitworth University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Marylou Yam</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Creative Approaches to Foster Flourishing Language Programs</h3>The study of languages is an important component of a well-rounded and rigorous undergraduate education and essential for the preparation of graduates who are able to function effectively in a variety of careers, including international corporate and global security roles. Yet all too often, language courses are taught in ways that no longer serve 21st-century students. Under-enrolled courses can result in pressures to cut programs and faculty lines. Consider recommendations from the 2017 report of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, <em>America’s Languages: Investing in Language Education for the 21st Century</em>. Learn about effective efforts to create flourishing language programs and the roles presidents can play in ensuring their success.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David R. Anderson</em></strong>, President, St. Olaf College<br><strong><em>Katherine Bergeron</em></strong>, President, Connecticut College<br><strong><em>Rosemary G. Feal</em></strong>, Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Wellesley College, and Executive Director Emerita, Modern Language Association<br>Chair: <strong><em>Isiaah Crawford</em></strong>, President, University of Puget Sound<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risks? Two experienced higher education attorneys 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 and complying with new regulatory issues arising from the current administration.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC <br>Chair: <strong><em>David L. Beckley</em></strong>, President, Rust College<br></blockquote> <br><span><span><h3>Lessons for Presidential Practice from Recent Research</h3>A recent collaboration between CIC and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE) seeks to describe and translate findings from empirical research into actionable steps for presidents and other leaders of independent colleges and universities. The resulting book, just published, documents challenges and opportunities facing institutions in several integral areas with chapter reactions provided by presidents and chief academic officers. Contributors to the book will discuss key findings and lead a discussion of areas fruitful for additional research and institutional practice.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br><strong><em>Christopher C. Morphew</em></strong>, Dean, School of Education, Johns Hopkins University, and editor, <em>The Challenge of Independent Colleges: Moving Research into Practice</em> (2017)<br><strong><em>Carolyn J. Stefanco</em></strong>, President, The College of Saint Rose<br>Chair: <strong><em>Norman Hipps, OSB</em></strong>, President, Saint Vincent College<br></blockquote></span></span><br><span><span><span><span><h3>Presidential Considerations for College Mergers and Acquisitions</h3>There is a long history of mergers in higher education, but the recent downturn in the economy and in the number of high school graduates has accelerated pressures on colleges and universities to consider consolidations. How can merging institutions preserve distinctive educational offerings and capitalize on complementary strengths while streamlining expenses and improving market position? What do presidents need to know in order to assess whether a potential merger might be advantageous for mission, program, and the bottom-line? When and how should presidents involve key constituents—the board, the faculty, current students, and the alumni, among others? Presidential colleagues with a range of experiences will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David J. Chard</em></strong>, President, Wheelock College<br><strong><em>Troy D. Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College (IL)<br><strong><em>Cynthia Zane</em></strong>, President, Hilbert College<br>Chair: <strong><em>José A. Bowen</em></strong>, President, Goucher College<br></blockquote></span></span></span></span><br> <h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3> <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.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Judith Maxwell Greig</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame de Namur University</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities Dinner<br></h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer and retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Distinctive Programs Group <em>(By invitation only)</em></h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote><br> <h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote> Conveners: <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC </blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast16<em>(Sponsored by The Learning House, Inc.)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.<br><br><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3> <br> <h4>Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Success with At-Risk Students</h4>The discussion will focus on how to successfully serve “breakaway” students—first-generation, low-income students who are trying to break away from their past to secure a better future. The gap between low-income and high-income students persists, as efforts to close it have not met with great success. The author of a new book will discuss a new approach to addressing inequities by focusing on students who have succeeded despite struggling with the impacts of poverty and trauma.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Karen Gross</em></strong>, former President, Southern Vermont College, and author, <em>Breakaway Learners: Strategies for Post-Secondary Success with At-Risk Students</em> (2017)<br></blockquote> <br><span><span><h4>Considerations for Establishing a General Counsel</h4>What should presidents consider when determining whether to establish a general counsel position? How can presidents evaluate the needs for and potential benefits of in-house counsel? How can presidents ensure finding the right person who is a good fit for the institution? Having established such a position nine years ago, the presenters will discuss their initial expectations and how those have changed over time.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Darron Farha</em></strong>, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Valparaiso University<br><strong><em>Mark A. Heckler</em></strong>, President, Valparaiso University<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h4>Developing Vocational Exploration on Campus</h4>The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide network of more than 210 colleges and universities administered by CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. to foster the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college students. Learn about CIC’s network and discuss the benefits of participation in NetVUE programs and services.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Finding Interim Candidates for Senior Leadership Positions</h4>The use of outside interim senior administrators has become more common as a foundation for the transformation of colleges and universities. The discussion will explore how presidents can use interims, not as placeholders but as agents of change responsible for the achievement of specific strategic objectives.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Bryan E. Carlson</em></strong>, President, Registry for College and University Presidents<br><strong><em>Pamela R. Fox</em></strong>, President, Mary Baldwin Univeristy<br></blockquote> <br><span><span><h4>Postsecondary Success: Leveraging Consumer Insights for Results</h4><span></span>A new research platform, the Education Consumer Pulse (ECP), is expected to create the most extensive set of education consumer insights to date. Over the next three years, the ECP will provide regular insights from surveys of current, past, and prospective education consumers about some of the most pressing issues facing postsecondary education. Findings generated through a partnership with Gallup that illuminate pathways from college into the workforce will be discussed.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Paul A. De Giusti</em></strong>, Vice President, External and Government Affairs, Strada Education Network</blockquote></span></span><br> <h4>Preparing a New Generation for Leadership on the Global Stage</h4>The Millennium Campus Network (MCN) has helped prepare more than 5,500 undergraduate leaders from 300 colleges and universities for careers at the U.S. Department of State, USAID, and United Nations or to launch their own social entrepreneurial ventures. Discuss the important role independent colleges can play in preparing a new generation of ethical, effective, and engaged leaders for careers with global social impact.<br> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Antoinette M. Hays</em></strong>, President, Regis College (MA)<br><strong><em>Sam Vaghar</em></strong>, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network<br></blockquote>
Session for Spouses and PartnersSession for Spouses and Partners73Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><h4>Serving on Boards</h4><p>Presidential spouses and partners often receive requests to serve on various types of boards. Serving on a governing or advisory 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><em></em></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><strong><em>Kent Taylor</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Thiel College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Ursula McCarty</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Southern Vermont College<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><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>Chair: <strong><em>Prema Samhat</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wofford College<br></blockquote> <span> <span> <strong></strong> <strong></strong> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session with Presidents<br></h3> </span></span><br><span> <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 a video interview with two Appalachian culture scholars, 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>Chair: <strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br></blockquote></span>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy1<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.–2:00 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <em>(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)</em><br><br> <div> <a href="/p/2018-Academy/Documents/PGA2018-brochure.pdf" target="_blank"></a>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><div><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em></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> <strong></strong><strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Registration and Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Welcome and Introductions</h3><ul><li>Review of participant survey</li><li>What are some of the most vexing challenges presidents face in working with their boards of trustees?</li></ul> <br> <strong>9:45–10:30 a.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>Review of key program themes, facilitator roles, ground rules, and agenda</li><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li></ul> <br> <strong>10:45–11:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?<br></li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with the faculty</li></ul> <br> <strong>Noon–1:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Lunch</h3> <br> <strong>1:15–2:45 p.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 1)</h3><ul><li>Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees</li><li>Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers</li><li>Meetings</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li></ul> <br> <strong>3:00–4:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)</h3><ul><li>Retreats</li><li>Orientation programs</li><li>In-service education </li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <br> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Bylaws Discussion</h3><ul><li>Overview of facilitator critiques of participants’ bylaws</li></ul> <br> <strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Reception</h3> <br><span><strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Dinner</h3></span>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62<h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer and retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong></strong> <h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>John L. Comerford</em></strong>, President, Blackburn College</blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast6<em>(Sponsored by Hastings+Chivetta Architects, Inc.)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.<br><br><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3><h4> <br>Battling Climate Change</h4><p>Despite declining federal support of climate change initiatives, many colleges and universities are forging ahead with their own environmental commitments. Learn about expanded and diversified strategies endorsed by the Climate Leadership Network, with a membership of more than 600 colleges and universities. Discuss with colleagues ways to address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action and in the curriculum.<br><strong></strong></p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, past Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature, and President Emeritus, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Wim Wiewel</em></strong>, President, Lewis & Clark College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Developing Interfaith Cooperation on Campus</h4>An increasing number of colleges and universities are considering how to respond to the expanding religious diversity on campus and the continuing prominence of religious tensions in American politics and global affairs. The conveners will share practical strategies for connecting interfaith cooperation with the college’s mission and will describe efforts to integrate interfaith understanding into the curriculum. Presidents who are new to or experienced in interfaith initiatives are invited to participate in the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em>Eboo Patel</em></strong>, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core<br><strong><em>Laurie Patton</em></strong>, President, Middlebury College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Insights from Early FAFSA for College Recruitment Strategy</h4>Institutions that are adapting their recruitment strategies in response to the Early FAFSA are seeing a decisive competitive advantage. Learn from new research on the influence of an accelerated financial aid calendar and share with colleagues lessons learned from adjusting to the Early FAFSA.<br> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Chris Marett</em></strong>, President, Enrollment Services, EAB<br></blockquote> <br><span><span><h4>Making Research Actionable for Presidents</h4>CIC’s <em>Digest of Recent Research</em> highlights timely research from scholarly journals and other publications with a focus on findings relevant to presidents and other leaders of independent colleges and universities. The new editor of the <em>Digest</em> invites presidents to share which issues and topics are of greatest interest to them. What gaps exist in the research literature, and how can findings be more readily translated into action for presidents and other leaders of independent colleges?<br><br> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Matthew J. Mayhew</em></strong>, William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration, Ohio State University, and Editor, <em>Digest of Recent Research</em>, CIC<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h4>Using Donor-Advised Funds to Close the Fundraising Gap </h4>Did you know that donor-advised funds outnumber private foundations by a ratio of three-to-one? Higher education receives a large share of donor-advised gifts. Some colleges and universities have established their own donor-advised funds as a service for their supporters. Join the conversation to gain a better understanding of the differences between donor-advised funds and private foundations and how they can both be used to help your donors achieve their personal charitable goals while benefiting your institution’s fundraising efforts.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kay T. McFarlin</em></strong>, President and CEO, TIAA Charitable<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h4>Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussions will examine how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions that enroll 50 percent or more Pell-eligible undergraduates to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students and the institutions that serve them.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gloria Nemerowicz</em></strong>, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition, and former President, Pine Manor College<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners74Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br> <h3>The Presidential Spouse or Partner Contract</h3>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 a contract protect both the spouse or partner and the college? 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.<br> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University <br><strong><em>Darron Farha</em></strong>, Vice President, General Counsel, and Secretary to the Board of Directors, Valparaiso University <br><strong><em>Veronica Heckler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Valparaiso University <br><strong><em>René E. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Director of Servant Leadership Program, and Assistant Professor of Religion, Finlandia University <br>Chair: <strong><em>Lillian Kay Webb</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Presidential Spouse’s or Partner's Role in Building Public Confidence in Higher Education</h3>Surveys indicate that Americans are losing trust in many societal institutions: governments, media, churches, public schools, and colleges and universities. The causes of this erosion are multiple. How can presidential spouses and partners leverage their positions to strengthen public trust and confidence in their institutions at the local and regional level? What are effective ways to work with community institutions to increase trust and confidence in higher education?<br> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Donna Brazil</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br><strong><em>Suzie Martin Gonzalez</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br><strong><em>Jesse Huxman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Eastern Mennonite University <br>Chair: <strong><em>Diane Pierce-Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muhlenberg College<br></blockquote>
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting3 <strong>​7:45–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Executive Committee Breakfast Meeting</h3> <br> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong><h3>Board of Directors Breakfast</h3><br><strong>8:45–10:00 a.m.</strong><h3>Board of Directors Committee Meetings  </h3> <blockquote><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Awards Committee</h4><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Investment Committee</h4><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Orientation of New Board Members<br></h4></blockquote> <br> <strong>10:15–11:30 a.m.</strong><h3>Board of Directors Committee Meetings  </h3> <blockquote><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Membership Committee</h4><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Programs Committee</h4><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Public Information Committee</h4><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Resource Development Committee<br></h4></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong><h3>Board of Directors Luncheon</h3><br><strong>12:30–3:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Board of Directors Meeting</h3>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions70Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc.)</em><br><br><h3>Campus-Community Partnerships: Serving the Local Area</h3> How can distinctive economic ventures bolster town-and-gown relationships? In what ways can these local partnerships provide unique educational opportunities that benefit students and the community? 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.<br> <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>Chair: <strong><em>Jorge G. Gonzalez</em></strong>, President, Kalamazoo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Developing Digital Competencies Embedded in a Liberal Arts Curriculum</h3>A decade after the introduction of the first iPhone, the recognition in the labor market of the utility of digital competencies, such as coding and app development, is still growing. This interactive session will explore several themes: What are the distinct advantages of acquiring such skills embedded in a liberal arts curriculum? How can independent colleges and universities take advantage of the increasing student demand while remaining true to their mission and pedagogical priorities? How can app development and coding training build digital literacy in students and also equip them to ask critical questions of technology? How can these programs create opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration on campus and new forms of community outreach?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Andrew Currah</em></strong>, Education Development Executive, Apple Inc.<br><strong><em>Mark Lombardi</em></strong>, President, Maryville University of Saint Louis<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mary Ann Gawelek</em></strong>, President, Lourdes University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Making Big Strategic Bets That Provide a Competitive Advantage</h3>Making big changes with limited resources often requires placing strategic “big bets.” Two college presidents and an expert in market-informed decision making will discuss approaches to transformative institutional change that creates competitive advantage while remaining true to the mission of the institution. Moreover, the presenters also will explain how they have used robust planning and market research to develop academic, student life, and other strategic initiatives. Other discussion topics include the need to innovate from a position of strength and to keep institutional strategy at the forefront during periods of prolonged uncertainty.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Helen G. Drinan</em></strong>, President, Simmons College<br><strong><em>David W. Strauss</em></strong>, Principal, Art & Science Group <br> <strong> <em>Adam Weinberg</em></strong>, President, Denison University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Chris Howard</em></strong>, President, Robert Morris University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h3>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. How can a college president navigate the institution 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.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Susan I. Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Not for Profit Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service<br>Chair: <strong><em>J. Bradley Creed</em></strong>, President, Campbell University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Understanding the Public’s Issues with Higher Education</h3>Journalists will offer perspectives on recent studies that report negative attitudes toward higher education among segments of the public. How do they approach reporting on the public’s views? What advice do they have for college presidents to assure their perspectives are heard?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Sarah Hardesty Bray</em></strong>, Opinion Editor, <em>Inside Higher Ed</em><br><strong><em>Steve Kolowich</em></strong>, Senior Reporter, <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em><br><strong><em>Jon Marcus</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <em>Hechinger Report</em><br><strong><em>Jamal Watson</em></strong>, Executive Editor, <em>Diverse: Issues In Higher Education</em><br>Chair: <strong><em>Elizabeth Kiss</em></strong>, President, Agnes Scott College<br></blockquote>
Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting85<p>​Conveners: <strong><em>Betty Neal Crutcher</em></strong>, Co-Chair, and Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond, and <strong><em>Mary L. Trettin</em></strong>, Co-Chair, and Presidential Spouse, Northland College</p>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors86​All sponsors of the Presidents Institute are welcome.<br><blockquote>Host: <strong>CIC Board of Directors</strong></blockquote>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration87<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings6<h3>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael Galligan-Stierle</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Charles W. Pollard</em></strong>, President, John Brown University, and Board Chair, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br></blockquote><br><h3>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President, NAIA, and <strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Participating in the Institute for the First Time </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President, Linfield College, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors</blockquote>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations88<p><span>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules may vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br></span></p><h3>Board Relations</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote><br><h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Endowment Management Best Practices</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Michael V. Collins</em></strong>, Senior Director, Endowments and Foundations, TIAA <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote><strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><h3>Leadership Issues</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong>, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Contracts </h3><blockquote><strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</blockquote><p></p>
CIC State Councils Advisory Committee MeetingCIC State Councils Advisory Committee Meeting89<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC</p>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings15<h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer and retired President, Southern Adventist University <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Women’s College Coalition Dinner </h3><blockquote> Convener: <strong> <em>Michele Ozumba</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration90<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings16<h3>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Billy C. Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Talladega College <br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David G. Horner</em></strong>, President, American College of Greece <br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities (Under 600 FTE)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Darron Collins</em></strong>, President, College of the Atlantic<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h3>Project Pericles Presidents</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable Discussions16Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables, led by presidential spouses facilitators, are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.<br><br><h3>Campus Work</h3><blockquote>Building Relationships with Campus Employees<br>Connecting with Commuter Students<br>Creating Events and Programs on a Limited Budget<br>Engaging with Students<br>Favorite Event Themes<br></blockquote><strong><em>Barbara N. Howard</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Robert Morris University<br><strong><em>Cayce McCormick</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Schreiner University<br><br><h3>Life Work</h3><blockquote>Balancing Privacy and a Public Role<br>Balancing Professional Lives<br>Issues for Spouses and Partners in Small Towns<br>Living in a Fishbowl<br>Unique Issues for Male Spouses<br></blockquote><strong><em>Terry Aretz</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Providence<br><strong><em>Steve Dietz</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Reinhardt University<br><br><h3>Living Well</h3><blockquote>Healthy Eating<br>Life Transitions—moving, starting a new job, retirement<br>Mindfulness<br>Running the presidential home<br>Work-Life Balance<br></blockquote><strong><em>Jennifer Gervasi</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Dominican University<br><span><strong><em>Cathy Pressimone</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Fontbonne University</span><br>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Kevin KrugerSpouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><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 initiatives to enhance NASPA’s role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a 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: <em>Technology Innovations in Student Services</em> and <em>Using Technology to Promote Student Learning</em>. He also wrote chapters in <em>The Handbook of Student Affairs Administration</em>; <em>Understanding the Role of Academic and Student Affairs Collaboration in Creating a Successful Learning Environment</em>; <em>Beyond Borders: How International Developments Are Changing Student Affairs Practice</em>; and <em>Involving Commuter Students in Learning</em>. 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><div> <br> </div><div>Co-Chairs: <strong> <em>Betty Neal Crutcher</em></strong>, Co-Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond and <strong> <em>Mary L. Trettin</em></strong>, Co-Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Northland College<br></div>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations91<p>​<span>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules may vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br><h3>Board Relations</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote><br><h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Endowment Management Best Practices</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Michael V. Collins</em></strong>, Senior Director, Endowments and Foundations, TIAA <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote><strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><h3>Leadership Issues</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong>, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Contracts </h3><blockquote><strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</blockquote></span></p>
NetVUE Focus GroupNetVUE Focus Group19<p><em>​(By invitation only)</em><br><br>Convener: <strong><em>Daniel O. Aleshire</em></strong>, NetVUE Program Evaluator, CIC<br></p>
Awards ReceptionAwards Reception92Spouses and Partners<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Gonser Gerber LLP)</em></p>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration93<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
BreakfastBreakfast26<em>(Sponsored by Orbis Education)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for those not participating in the CIC Annual Business Meeting.
Presidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Breakfast Roundtable Discussions26<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables, led by presidential spouses and partner facilitators, are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.<br><br><h3>Community Involvement</h3><ul><li>Visibility in the Community</li><li>How Does My Service in the Community Help My College or University?</li><li>Impact on Alumni and Donor Relations</li><li>Student and Faculty Engagement in the Community </li><li>Communicating with Donors and Alumni in Coordination with the Advancement Office</li></ul><strong><em>Rosemary Ohles</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Nebraska Wesleyan University <br><br><h3>Life Work </h3><ul><li>Balancing Privacy and a Public Role</li><li>Balancing Professional Lives</li><li>Issues for Spouses and Partners in Small Towns</li><li>Living in a Fishbowl </li><li>Unique Issues for Male Spouses</li></ul><strong><em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College<br><strong><em>Roger Fell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay <br><br><h3>Living Well </h3><ul><li>Healthy Eating</li><li>Life Transitions—Moving, Starting a New Job, Retirement</li><li>Mindfulness</li><li>Running the Presidential Home</li><li>Work-Life Balance</li></ul><strong><em>Christy Colson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College <br><strong><em>Carole Campbell Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University<br>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations94<p>​<span>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules may vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br></span></p><span><h3>Board Relations</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote><br><h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Endowment Management Best Practices</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Michael V. Collins</em></strong>, Senior Director, Endowments and Foundations, TIAA <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote><strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><h3>Leadership Issues</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong>, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Contracts </h3><blockquote><strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</blockquote></span>
Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force LuncheonPresidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force Luncheon95<p>​Conveners: <strong><em>Betty Neal Crutcher</em></strong>, Co-Chair, and Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond, and <strong><em>Mary L. Trettin</em></strong>, Co-Chair, and Presidential Spouse, Northland College</p>
American Academic Leadership Institute Board of Directors MeetingAmerican Academic Leadership Institute Board of Directors Meeting96<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President</p>
Associated Colleges of the SouthAssociated Colleges of the South97<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Edward B. Burger</em></strong>, President, Southwestern University (TX)<br><br>The meeting continues on Monday, January 8, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, January 9, 9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.<br></p>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC, and <strong> <em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Amanda L. Allen</em></strong>, Director of Schools, Colleges, and Universities, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry<br></blockquote> <br><h3>U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants </h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Arturo Cherbowski Lask</em></strong>, Director, Santander Universidades and Universia (Mexico), <strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC, and <strong><em>Rodrigo Guerra Botello</em></strong>, Secretary General, FIMPES (Mexico)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors Luncheon</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michele Ozumba</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Optional Excursion: Everglades TourOptional Excursion: Everglades Tour10Optional Excursion;Spouses and Partners<p> <em>Fees for optional excursions include transportation to and from the hotel, applicable taxes, and gratuity. <span> <span> <em> <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 excursion using the online registration form.</a></em></span></span> To add an optional execursion to an already 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. 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><br></p><p>​<img class="img-responsive" src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Everglades-Tour.jpg" alt="path through the Everglades" style="margin:5px;" /></p><h3>Everglades Tour</h3><p>Visit Sawgrass Recreation Park to experience one of the natural wonders of the world, Florida’s mysterious and subtropical wilderness known as the Everglades. Guests will enjoy an exhilarating ride aboard a state-of-the-art airboat with a naturalist guide who will point out birds, plant life, possibly an alligator, or some of the other inhabitants of this amazing ecosystem. The tour also will stop at the Swamp Yard Island exhibit where potbelly pigs, Peking ducks, and other unique animals can be seen. Included in this adventure is a visit to the Exotic Wildlife exhibit. There will be many opportunities for taking photographs of these animals, so guests are encouraged to bring cameras.<br><br><em>Fee: $90 per person</em><br></p>
Presidential Forum on Diversity, Civility, and Free SpeechPresidential Forum on Diversity, Civility, and Free Speech61Spouses and Partners<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 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 <em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br>(Sponsored by Collegis Education)<br><br></em> <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 leaders of several major foundations.</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<br><strong><em>Judith R. Shapiro</em></strong>, President, The Teagle Foundation<br>Chair: <strong><em>Ronald A. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Clark Atlanta University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA in recognition of TIAA's 100th anniversary)</em><br><br>This 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.<br><blockquote>Remarks: <strong><em>Ronald R. Pressman</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer, Institutional Financial Services, TIAA<br></blockquote>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners<p>This evening provides an opportunity for presidents, spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors to join colleagues for dinner. Participants make their own arrangements.</p>
Welcome and Keynote Address: David LeonhardtWelcome and Keynote Address: David Leonhardt4David LeonhardtPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Welcome and Institute Overview</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Board of Directors, and President, Linfield College<br><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Betty Neal Crutcher</em></strong>, Co-Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond<br><strong><em>Mary L. Trettin</em></strong>, Co-Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Northland College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Keynote Address</h3><br><em>(Sponsored by Jenzabar)</em><br><br> <h4>What’s at Stake for Independent Colleges in Our Turbulent World?<br></h4><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.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br></p>
Plenary Session: Michael D. RhodinPlenary Session: Michael D. Rhodin17Michael D. RhodinPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management)</em><br><br><h3>Innovation and “Intrepreneurship” for Independent Higher Education</h3>The 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 will discuss how these technological innovations could—and should—influence independent colleges and universities. He will argue for an “intrepreneurship” approach where college presidents lead change from within the organization.<br><br>Chair: <strong> <em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations19<h3>Associated Colleges of Illinois</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Independent Colleges of Indiana</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>David Wantz</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer<br></blockquote> <br><h3>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities </h3><blockquote> Convener: <strong> <em>Rolf Wegenke</em></strong>, President </blockquote>
Networking and Discussion Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking and Discussion Sessions for Spouses and Partners21Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><span><strong>1:30–2:25 p.m.</strong> <h4> Organizing to Move</h4> <p>Moving can be a daunting experience. Come share tips on what to take, store, or discard; 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> <strong> </strong>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></span><br><span><strong>2:35–3:30 p.m.</strong> <h4> Planning Programs for Trustees’ Spouses and Partners</h4> <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> <strong> </strong>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></span>
Optional Excursion: Wynwood: A History of Street ArtOptional Excursion: Wynwood: A History of Street Art22Optional Excursion;Spouses and Partners<p> <em>Please note: Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p><p>​<img class="img-responsive" src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Wynwood.jpg" alt="mural behind outdoor seating" style="margin:5px;" /></p><h3>Wynwood: A History of Street Art</h3><p>Join Miami’s resident historian, Dr. Paul George, to explore one of Miami’s trendiest and most dynamic neighborhoods—the Wynwood Art District. Learn how this textile warehouse and immigrant neighborhood, formerly known as “Little San Juan,” is quickly becoming the world’s largest outdoor art gallery. Participants can stroll past vast murals and various street art displays as they listen to the history of graffiti from the advent of written language to today. Hear stories of the artists, residents, and developers who made Wynwood home to more than 70 galleries, five museums, and seven art complexes.<br><br><em>Fee: $90 per person</em><br></p>
Workshop: "Strategic Planning: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors"Workshop: "Strategic Planning: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors"11Workshop <em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br>(Sponsored by Strada Education Network)<br><br></em> <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 ensuring all campus stakeholders 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 and that create 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<br>Chair: <strong><em>Christine Pharr</em></strong>, President, Mount Mary University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Sponsored by Capture Higher Ed and Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates)</em><br><br>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner for all registered Institute participants will provide an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.<br><br><em>Please note: Dinner tickets for adult guests and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p>
Awards BanquetAwards Banquet25Spouses and Partners <em>(Sponsored by National Management Resources Corporation and Sodexo)</em><br><br><h3>Welcome and Introductions</h3><br><h3>Invocation</h3><br><h3>Dinner</h3><br><h3>Presentations</h3><br><h3>Award for Philanthropy (Individual)</h3><strong>Ronda E. Stryker</strong> and <strong>William D. Johnston</strong><br><br><h3>Award for Philanthropy (Organization)</h3><strong>Newman’s Own Foundation</strong><br><br><h3>Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service</h3><em>(Sponsored by Jenzabar)</em><br><strong>Ernesto Nieto</strong><br><br><em>Please note: The Awards Reception and Banquet are included with the Presidents Institute registration. Participants who would like to include special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, or other friends—are asked to inquire at the CIC Registration Desk about the purchase of tickets.</em>
CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26The Annual Business Meeting is open to all CIC member presidents. Breakfast will be provided.<br><br><h3>Chair’s Report</h3><br><h3>President’s Report</h3><br><h3>Nominations Committee Report</h3><br><h3>Treasurer’s Report</h3><br><h3>Secretary and Membership Committee Report</h3><br><h3>Special Reports</h3><blockquote><h4>Recent Resource Development Activities</h4><strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, Vice Chair for Resource Development, CIC Board of Directors, and President, York College of Pennsylvania<br><br><h4>State of the CIC State Council Programs</h4><strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, Member, CIC Board of Directors, and President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br><br><h4>Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update</h4><strong><em>David L. Warren</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</blockquote>

New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

(Sponsored by Ellucian)
 
Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.

New Presidents Program brochureCIC’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.

Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.


Wednesday, January 3

 

Sessions for New Presidents


8:00–8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

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

9:15–10:15 a.m.

Making Connections

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

10:30–11:30 a.m.

The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond

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

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

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

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents


8:00–8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


9:00–9:15 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Vice President, CIC

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


9:15–10:15 a.m.

Making Connections


10:30–11:45 a.m.

Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role


11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Higher Ed 101


Joint Session


12:30–1:45 p.m.

Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

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

Remarks: Elizabeth L. Paul, President, Capital University

Sessions for New Presidents


2:00–3:15 p.m.

Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President

Roger D. Drake, President, Central Methodist University

3:30–4:30 p.m.

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

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

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Open Mike—Questions and Comments

Mary Pat Seurkamp

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

2:00–3:15 p.m.

Getting Off to a Great Start


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Building Trust


4:30–5:00 p.m.

Open Mike—Questions and Comments


Joint Sessions


6:30–7:00 p.m.

Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


7:00–8:30 p.m.

Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

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

Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC

Thursday, January 4


Sessions for New Presidents


7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:00 a.m.

Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team

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

9:00–10:45 a.m.

Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond

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

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:15 a.m.

Building Resiliency


9:15–10:45 a.m.

Making the Role Work for You


Joint Sessions


11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Luncheon—You Got the Job, Now What?

L. Jay Lemons

Session for new Presidents


2:15–3:15 p.m.

Questions, Closing Remarks, and Initial Evaluation

Mary Pat Seurkamp

Session for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents


2:15–3:15 p.m.

Taking Charge of Your Role: Questions and Closing Remarks

Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

Presidents Governance Academy

Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)

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 logoPlease note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.
 
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

Wednesday, January 3


8:00–8:45 a.m.

Registration and Breakfast


9:00–9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Review of participant survey
  • What are some of the most vexing challenges presidents face in working with their boards of trustees?

9:45–10:30 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  • Review of key program themes, facilitator roles, ground rules, and agenda
  • What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?

10:45–11:45 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  • 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 the faculty

Noon–1:00 p.m.

Lunch


1:15–2:45 p.m.

Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 1)

  • Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees
  • Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers
  • Meetings
  • Trustee philanthropy

3:00–4:30 p.m.

Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)

  • Retreats
  • Orientation programs
  • In-service education
  • Handbook and trustee information systems

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Bylaws Discussion

  • Overview of facilitator critiques of participants’ bylaws

6:30–7:00 p.m.

Reception


7:00–8:30 p.m.

Dinner



Thursday, January 4


7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:00–8:45 a.m.

Reflections

  • On yesterday’s conversations
  • On a few articles in the Book of Readings you find especially helpful or provocative

8:45–10:15 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  • 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?

10:30–11:30 a.m.

One-on-One Bylaws Critique

(in teams of two)

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Review of Bylaws Discussions


12:15–2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Discussion

  • What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? Which approaches have not worked?
  • What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?
  • Closing comments by facilitators and program assessment

Spouses and Partners

(Sponsored by TIAA)

Friday, January 5, 7:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 6, 7:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 7, 7:30–9:45 a.m.

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.

Friday, January 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast with Presidents

Presidential spouses and partners are invited to join presidents for breakfast.

Welcome, Address, and Luncheon


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 initiatives to enhance NASPA’s role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a 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.

Co-Chairs: Betty Neal Crutcher, Co-Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, University of Richmond and Mary L. Trettin, Co-Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Northland College

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Networking and Discussion Session: What I Wish I Had Known from Day One

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 to 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


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables, led by presidential spouses facilitators, are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.

Campus Work

  • Building Relationships with Campus Employees
  • Connecting with Commuter Students
  • Creating Events and Programs on a Limited Budget
  • Engaging with Students
  • Favorite Event Themes
Barbara N. Howard, Presidential Spouse, Robert Morris University
Cayce McCormick, Presidential Spouse, Schreiner University

Life Work

  • Balancing Privacy and a Public Role
  • Balancing Professional Lives
  • Issues for Spouses and Partners in Small Towns
  • Living in a Fishbowl
  • Unique Issues for Male Spouses
Terry Aretz, Presidential Spouse, University of Providence
Steve Dietz, Presidential Spouse, Reinhardt University

Living Well

  • Healthy Eating
  • Life Transitions—moving, starting a new job, retirement
  • Mindfulness
  • Running the presidential home
  • Work-Life Balance
Jennifer Gervasi, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Dominican University
Cathy Pressimone, Presidential Spouse, Fontbonne University

10:15–11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions


Serving on Boards

Presidential spouses and partners often receive requests to serve on various types of boards. Serving on a governing or advisory 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
Kent Taylor, Presidential Spouse, Thiel College
Chair: Ursula McCarty, Presidential Spouse, Southern Vermont College


Joint Session with Presidents

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 N. 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 R. Lepper, Director of Wealth Management, TIAA
Chair: J. Tim Blattner, Presidential Spouse, Caldwell University

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

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 a 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
Chair: Lillian Kay Webb, Presidential Spouse, University of Pikeville

The Presidential Spouse’s or Partner's Role in Building Public Confidence in Higher Education

Surveys indicate that Americans are losing trust in many societal institutions: governments, media, churches, public schools, and colleges and universities. The causes of this erosion are multiple. How can presidential spouses and partners leverage their positions to strengthen public trust and confidence in their institutions at the local and regional level? What are effective ways to work with community institutions to increase trust and confidence in higher education?
Donna Brazil, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)
Suzie Martin Gonzalez, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College
Jesse Huxman, Presidential Spouse, Eastern Mennonite University
Chair: Diane Pierce-Williams, Presidential Spouse, Muhlenberg College

1:30–3:30 p.m.

Networking and Discussion Sessions


1:30–2:25 p.m.

Organizing to Move

Moving can be a daunting experience. Come share tips on what to take, store, or discard; 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

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

Sunday, January 7


7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables, led by presidential spouses and partner facilitators, are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.

Community Involvement

  • Visibility in the Community
  • How Does My Service in the Community Help My College or University?
  • Impact on Alumni and Donor Relations
  • Student and Faculty Engagement in the Community
  • Communicating with Donors and Alumni in Coordination with the Advancement Office
Rosemary Ohles, Presidential Spouse, Nebraska Wesleyan University

Life Work

  • Balancing Privacy and a Public Role
  • Balancing Professional Lives
  • Issues for Spouses and Partners in Small Towns
  • Living in a Fishbowl
  • Unique Issues for Male Spouses
Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College
Roger Fell, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay

Living Well

  • Healthy Eating
  • Life Transitions—Moving, Starting a New Job, Retirement
  • Mindfulness
  • Running the Presidential Home
  • Work-Life Balance
Christy Colson, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College
Carole Campbell Williams, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University

8:45–9:45 a.m.

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
Chair: Prema Samhat, Presidential Spouse, Wofford College

Joint Session 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, personal, and reflects the stories and struggles of many first-generation college students. This session will include a video interview with two Appalachian culture scholars, 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
Chair: Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)

Additional Features

 Consultations

Presidents will have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Sign-up lists will be available 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 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


Tuesday, January 2


6:00–8:00 p.m.

Thrivent Fellows Group

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

Wednesday, January 3


7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Thrivent Fellows Group

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

Noon–8:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Convener: Tom Ries, President, Concordia University, St. Paul

Thursday, January 4


8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Convener: Tom Ries, President, Concordia University, St. Paul

Thrivent Fellows Group

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

Noon–4:00 p.m.

Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges

Convener: Michael B. Alexander, President, Lasell College

2:30–4:30 p.m.

American Baptist Association of Colleges and Universities

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

Friday, January 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Convener: Michael Galligan-Stierle, President

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Convener: Charles W. Pollard, President, John Brown University, and Board Chair, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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

Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Participating in the Institute for the First Time

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

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members

Conveners: Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC, and A. Hope Williams, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church

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

U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants

Conveners: Arturo Cherbowski Lask, Director, Santander Universidades and Universia (Mexico), Richard Ekman, President, CIC, and Rodrigo Guerra Botello, Secretary General, FIMPES (Mexico)

Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors Luncheon

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

3:00–5:00 p.m.

State Councils Advisory Committee Meeting

Convener: Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities Dinner

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

Distinctive Programs Group (By invitation only)

Convener: Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California

Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception

Conveners: David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

6:30 p.m.

Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities

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

Women’s College Coalition Dinner

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

Saturday, January 6


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Convener: Billy C. Hawkins, President, Talladega College

Presidents of International Colleges and Universities

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

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

Convener: Darron Collins, President, College of the Atlantic

Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants

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

Project Pericles Presidents

Convener: Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Associated Colleges of Illinois

Convener: Barbara A. Farley, President, Illinois College

Independent Colleges of Indiana

Convener: David Wantz, President and Chief Executive Officer

NetVUE Focus Group (By invitation only)

Convener: Daniel O. Aleshire, NetVUE Program Evaluator, CIC

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Convener: A. Hope Williams, President

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Convener: Bill Spiker, President

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Convener: Rolf Wegenke, President

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities

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

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

Convener: John L. Comerford, President, Blackburn College

Sunday, January 7


12:15–8:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute Board of Directors

Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President

4:00–9:00 p.m.

Associated Colleges of the South

Convener: Edward B. Burger, President, Southwestern University (TX)

Monday, January 8


9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

Associated Colleges of the South

Convener: Edward B. Burger, President, Southwestern University (TX)

Tuesday, January 9


9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Associated Colleges of the South

Convener: Edward B. Burger, President, Southwestern University (TX)

Hotel and Travel

 Location

​The Diplomat Hotel

3555 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
(855) 689-2911

Note: The Presidents Institute has moved. The 2018 Presidents Institute will take place at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida. For background on this unprecedented changed in venue, please see here.

 Hotel Information


front view of hotelAll Presidents Institute program sessions will be held at the Diplomat Hotel in Hollywood, Florida.

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$239 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Friday, December 1, 2017

Fresh from a multi-million dollar renovation, the Diplomat Hotel, a Hilton Curio resort, provides a beachfront location that extends from the Atlantic Ocean to the Intracoastal Waterway. The hotel features bright guest rooms, two beachfront pools, including an infinity pool, and an ultramodern spa. The hotel also boasts ten restaurants, two of which are celebrity chef-owned, and state-of-the-art fitness and entertainment areas. Additional features are beach and waterfront activities, such as fishing and jet skiing, as well as a children’s Kids Club. Guests can explore the area by taking the Hollywood Trolley or the Intracoastal water taxi that make regular stops at the Diplomat Hotel.

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Friday, December 1, 2017. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline can 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 Diplomat Hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate.

The CIC hotel rate of $239 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 before and after the Institute. Please note that rooms on the extended dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sleeping rooms must be canceled 72 hours prior to arrival or a cancellation fee of one night’s stay will be charged.

Please note: Hotel reservations of Institute participants made previously at the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel have been transferred to the Diplomat Hotel. For questions, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, at sashmon@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466–7230. For more information about the change in venue, please read here.


Area Attractions

There are many things to do while at the Diplomat Hotel including attractions in Hollywood, Florida, as well as in the neighboring cities of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. The Diplomat Hotel offers a Golf and Tennis Club located less than a mile from the hotel, which is served by a complimentary shuttle departing every 30 minutes from the hotel. Participants can catch the Hollywood Trolley or the Water Taxi from the hotel to explore downtown Hollywood and for narrated tours of the local sights. Other area activities include airboat rides with wildlife presentations, a half-day tour of the Everglades, a Miami city tour, sunset cruises on a catamaran to Fort Lauderdale or Miami, a two-hour ride on a glass-bottom boat, and shopping at local malls located within a 15-minute drive from the hotel. View additional information online or contact the hotel’s concierge desk.


Water Taxi

The Water Taxi offers a unique way to tour the best sights, visit shops and restaurants, and hit the beaches of Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale via the Intracoastal Waterway. Three interconnected routes let you enjoy the many dining and entertainment options as well as museums and attractions throughout the Hollywood and Fort Lauderdale area. Tickets for the Water Taxi may be purchased on board or from the Diplomat Hotel’s concierge. Ticket prices range from $16 to $26. View additional information online.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual or resort casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is recommended only for the Awards Reception and Banquet on 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 Diplomat Hotel’s Kids Club. Arrangements can be made directly with the hotel by calling (954) 602-6000. View additional information online.


Spa Services

Presidents Institute participants will receive a 15 percent discount on spa services offered at the Diplomat Hotel. To make appointments, call (954) 602-8400 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 Brailow, CIC vice president for development, at dbrailow@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.

 Travel


The Diplomat Hotel is located approximately eight miles (15 minutes) from the Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and 22 miles (30 minutes) from Miami International Airport (MIA).

Transportation to the hotel is available from both airports through several taxicab and shuttle providers located on the ground level just outside the baggage claim area. Taxicab fare from Fort Lauderdale International Airport is a zone rate of $35 one-way, and shared ride shuttle fare is $13 each way. From Miami International Airport, the taxicab fare is approximately $75 and the shared ride shuttle fare is $37 one-way. In addition, Lyft service is available from Fort Lauderdale International Airport, and both Uber and Lyft services are available from Miami International Airport.

While reservations are not needed for shuttle service to the hotel, advance reservations are recommended when returning to the airport.
Valet parking at the Diplomat Hotel is $39 overnight. Self-parking is available at a daily rate of $30. A 15 percent discount will apply to these or prevailing rates for Presidents Institute participants. Please note that rates are subject to change. (Rates are as of September 2017.)

Enterprise Rent-A-Car service is available at the Diplomat Hotel for guests who wish to rent a vehicle. To contact Enterprise, call (954) 456-7144 or book a reservation online.

Sponsors

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