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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<h4>Academic Prioritization: The President’s Role in Leading Curricular Change</h4>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></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 proliferation 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 good 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></blockquote><br><h4>Understanding the Next Generation of Students</h4>The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—students on campus five years ago? 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></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></blockquote><br><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Sessions 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</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<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></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 provide 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></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 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</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</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> </div><div>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners, and the fees include all meals and materials. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for this program.</a> To add this program to an 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.</div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents<br></h3><div> <strong> </strong> <br></div><div> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Registration and Breakfast<br></h4></div><div> <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>Thomas J. Minar</em></strong>, President, Franklin College (IN)<br><span><strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University</span><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><div> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Registration and Breakfast<br></h4></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>9:00–9:15 a.m.<br></strong></div><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>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and<strong><em> J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania</span><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>10:45–11:45 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>Facilitator: <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><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Session</h3><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Reception and 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 Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)74Concurrent Session<em>(Boxed lunches will be available.)</em><br><br><h3>Building International Partnerships for Student Exchanges and Study Abroad</h3>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><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></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>Rosemary G. Feal</em></strong>, Mary L. Cornille Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Humanities, Wellesley College, and Executive Director Emerita, Modern Language Association<br></blockquote><br><h3>Innovative Collaborations and Partnerships</h3>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> (2017)<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? An experienced higher education attorney will lead a discussion on pressing legal issues such as faculty unionization efforts, constraints of tenure on financial restructuring, addressing conflicts of interest, controlling legal expenses, and understanding and complying with new regulatory issues arising from the current administration.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC <br></blockquote> <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</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer and Retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong></strong> <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 <br></blockquote>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Meetings16<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 <br>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><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><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><em>Sam Vaghar</em></strong>, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network<br></blockquote><br><h4>Using Financial Analysis to Order Strategic Priorities and Educate Board Members</h4>How can campus leaders use financial analysis to order their strategic priorities and educate board members about the challenges confronting an institution? The discussion will focus on key trends and metrics that can help presidents identify priorities and illuminate issues for further consideration, while at the same time providing a context for board members to understand the current state of a college or university’s business model.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Stefano Falconi</em></strong>, Managing Director, Higher Education Practice, Berkeley Research Group (BRG)<br></blockquote><br><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast Meetings</h3><br><h4>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Billy C. Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Talledega College <br></blockquote> <br><h4>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David G. Horner</em></strong>, President, The American College of Greece <br></blockquote> <br><h4>Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities (Under 600 FTE)</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Darron Collins</em></strong>, President, College of the Atlantic<br></blockquote><br><h4>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants </h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h4>Project Pericles Presidents</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College</blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners73Spouses and Partners<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>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></blockquote><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> <br>Joint Session with Presidents</h3> <br> <h4>Financial Planning for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h4><p>Presidents and presidential couples face particular financial circumstances both while in office and as they plan for retirement, including tax and social security planning and maintaining personal homes while living in college-owned housing. What are the most important financial matters for presidents and presidential couples to consider? What can be expected from a financial advisor? What are the key financial questions to ask?</p><blockquote> <strong> <em>Janet 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</blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners<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></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 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</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>The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy is $400 for presidents, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate. <span><span> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for this program.</a></span></span> To add this program 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.</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>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?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with 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>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Reception and Dinner</h3>
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>Jeffrey E. Arnold</em></strong>, Executive Director</blockquote>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Meetings6<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 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</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 seasoned in interfaith initiatives are invited to participate in the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Devorah Lieberman</em></strong>, President, University of LaVerne<br><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><em>Chris Marett</em></strong>, President, Royall & Company<br></blockquote> <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> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Breakfast Meetings</h3> <br> <h4>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote> Convener: <strong> <em>Michael Galligan-Stierle</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br> <h4>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br></h4><blockquote> Convener: <strong> <em>Shirley V. Hoogstra</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br> <h4>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</h4><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> <h4>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time <br></h4><blockquote> Convener: <strong> <em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President, Linfield College, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors<br></blockquote>
Session for Spouses and Partners (including lunch)Session for Spouses and Partners (including lunch)74Spouses and Partners<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 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.<br><blockquote> <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</blockquote>
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions70Concurrent Session<h3>Campus-Community Partnerships: Connecting with the Local Economy</h3> How can distinctive economic ventures bolster town-and-gown relationships? In what ways can these local partnerships provide unique educational opportunities? Presidents who have engaged with their local communities and developed innovative projects—including a wine studies program, a center for craft food and beverage, and community service initiatives—will discuss their approaches and what they have learned as a result.<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></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. The 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></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 effect transformative institutional change that creates competitive advantage while remaining true to the mission of the institution. Moreover, they 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></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? <br>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 <br>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></blockquote><br><h3>Understanding the Public’s Issues with Higher Education</h3>Journalists offer their perspective on recent studies that report more negative attitudes toward higher education among segments of the public.  <br><blockquote><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></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Kevin KrugerSpouses and Partners<h3>​Understanding the Next Generation of College Students</h3><div><br>The demographic characteristics of college students are changing. How is the current group of students different from—and similar to—the students on campus five years ago? What changes should be made to campus attitudes, processes, and facilities to accommodate new student expectations? How can colleges and universities help entering students adapt and thrive in their new communities? What role can presidential spouses and partners play in helping students feel welcome and a part of campus?</div><div> </div><div> <img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Kruger-Kevin.jpg" alt="Kevin Kruger headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:150px;height:200px;" /> </div><div> <strong>Kevin Kruger</strong> has served as president of NASPA–Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education since 2012. He joined NASPA as associate executive director in 1994. He has pursued a number of initiatives designed to enhance NASPA’s role in public policy, research, professional development, and student learning and assessment, with a particular focus on the use of technology to serve diverse student populations. Prior to his service at NASPA, Kruger worked for 15 years at the University of Maryland College Park and the University of Maryland Baltimore County in orientation, student activities, leadership development, admissions, and student affairs. He also has served as an adjunct faculty member in the student development in higher education program at Trinity Washington University. Kruger is the editor of two Jossey-Bass publications: <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>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<p></p><h3>American Baptist Churches Presidents</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>James T. (Tim) Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University, and <strong> <em>Marilyn P. Turner</em></strong>, Associate Executive Director, Missional Life and Leadership, American Baptist Home Mission Societies<br></blockquote> <br> <strong></strong> <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, <strong> <em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC, and <strong><em>Rodrigo Guerra Botello</em></strong>, Secretary General, FIMPES<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 Speech61<p></p><em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents and their spouses and partners)</em><br><br>Recent incidents of campus unrest have jeopardized a delicate balance between free speech and inclusion efforts. Some episodes have led to the disinvitation of controversial speakers, the shutdown of campus events, and even violence. Administrative and faculty efforts to craft “free speech codes” often have been met with strong disapproval by students. These occurrences have placed great strains on the resources of smaller private colleges and universities and threatened to undermine the campus sense of community. What constitutes “hate speech” and should it be protected? How effective are “free speech zones”? What efforts can be undertaken to make the campus into a learning community focused on diversity, civility, and a broad understanding of freedom of expression? What is the role of the president in these complex and contentious situations? The candid discussion will begin with observations from those who have encountered these issues and will encourage others to share their insights and questions.<br><br><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Berger-Sweeney-Joanne.jpg" alt="Joanne Berger-Sweeney headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;height:193px;" />Joanne Berger-Sweeney</strong> has served as president of Trinity College in Connecticut since 2014. She previously served as dean of the School of Arts at Tufts University, where she created the Center for Race and Democracy, and before that was a dean, faculty member, and director of the neuroscience program at Wellesley College. Berger-Sweeney is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the International Behavioral Neuroscience Society and has been a member of the Behavioral Neuroscience Review Panel of the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health Study Section panel, and the editorial board of <em>Behavioral Neuroscience</em>. Berger-Sweeney is a member of the board of the Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges and the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education and just recently competed a term on the executive committee of the New England Small College Athletic Conference. She also serves as a facilitator in CIC’s New Presidents Program.<br><br><strong><span><span><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Lawrence-Frederick.jpg" alt="Frederick M. Lawrence headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;" /></strong></span></span>Frederick M. Lawrence</strong> is the secretary and CEO of the Phi Beta Kappa Society, American's first honor society, founded in 1776. In addition, he is visiting professor at the Georgetown Law Center and the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. He previously served as president of Brandeis University, dean of the George Washington University Law School, and visiting professor and senior research scholar at Yale Law School. He is the author of <em>Punishing Hate: Bias Crimes under American Law</em> (Harvard University Press 1999), has testified before Congress concerning federal hate crime legislation, and was a recipient of a Ford Foundation grant to study bias-motivated violence in the United Kingdom. Lawrence is a trustee of Beyond Conflict, serves on the board of directors of the National Humanities Alliance, the National Commission of the Anti-Defamation League, and has been a trustee of Williams College.<br><br><strong><span><span><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Patton-Laurie.jpg" alt="Laurie L. Patton headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;" /></strong></span></span>Laurie Patton</strong> became the 17th president of Middlebury College in 2015. Prior to this, she served as dean of Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and the Robert F. Durden professor of religion at Duke University. She also has served as Charles Howard Candler professor of religions, inaugural director of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, and founder and co-convener of the Religions and the Human Spirit Strategic Plan at Emory University; and before that was a faculty member in religion at Bard College. Patton, an authority on South Asian history, culture, and religion, is the author or editor of nine books and more than 50 articles in the field and has translated the classical Sanskrit text, <em>The Bhagavad Gita</em>. She has served as president of the American Society for the Study of Religion. In 2005, Patton received the Emory Williams Award, Emory University’s most prestigious honor for teaching.<br><br><strong><span><span><strong><img src="/p/2018-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Tatum-Beverly.JPG" alt="Beverly Daniel Tatum headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;" /></strong></span></span>Beverly Daniel Tatum</strong> is president emerita of Spelman College, where she served from 2002 until 2015 and currently serves as director of the CIC program for Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts. She is former acting president, dean of the college, vice president for student affairs, professor of psychology and education, and chair of the psychology department of Mount Holyoke College. She is the author of the critically acclaimed and recently updated book, <em>Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations about Race</em> (1997, 2003, and 2017), as well as <em>Assimilation Blues: Black Families in a White Community</em> (1987) and <em>Can We Talk About Race? And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation</em> (2007). She is the recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Psychology (2014) and a Carnegie Academic Leadership Award (2013). She is a former member of the CIC Board of Directors, including service as a member of the Executive Committee from 2010 to 2012.<br>
Workshop: "Foundation Philanthropy: An Insider’s View into Securing Grants"Workshop: "Foundation Philanthropy: An Insider’s View into Securing Grants"11Workshop<p> <em>Please note that advance registration is required for this workshop. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis unless otherwise indicated. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the workshop using the online registration form.</a> To add a workshop to a completed registration, contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.<br></em><br></p><h3>Foundation Philanthropy: An Insider’s View into Securing Grants</h3><p> <em></em>College and university presidents are better able to guide both academic affairs and development offices in making thoughtful approaches to foundations when they think about key strategic needs and opportunities well before a particular grant idea surfaces. What are the evolving philanthropic priorities of some of the leading foundations that support independent higher education? How do the grant-making strategies of foundations align with the critical issues facing private colleges and universities? What guidance can heads of foundations provide for developing proposals that meet the institution’s needs and fit the foundation’s guidelines? Presidents will have an opportunity to engage in candid conversation with 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></blockquote> Fee: $50
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p>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.</p>
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>What’s at Stake for Independent Colleges in Our Turbulent World?<br></h3><p><br>Independent colleges and universities have a legacy of adapting to new environments, of responding to changes in market conditions, and of being agile leaders in the midst of social and economic challenges. In today’s turbulent world with rapid political, social, economic, and technological changes, what role should independent colleges and universities play? What is at stake for these storied institutions with their rich histories and long-standing commitment to serve the needs of the nation? What is required of private college presidents to be leaders—rather than merely reactors—in these unsettled times? An acclaimed political and economic commentator, David Leonhardt of the <em>New York Times</em>, will lead off the 2018 Presidents Institute with his insights and challenges for presidents as they consider how best to guide their institutions in this volatile period.</p>
Plenary Session: Michael D. RhodinPlenary Session: Michael D. Rhodin17Michael D. RhodinPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Innovation and “Intrepreneurship” for Independent Higher Education</h3><br>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, Michael D. Rhodin, will discuss how these technological innovations could—and should—influence independent colleges and universities. Rhodin will argue for an “intrepreneurship” approach where college presidents lead change from within the organization.
Meetings of State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of State Council Member Organizations19<h3>Associated Colleges of Illinois</h3><blockquote> Convener: <strong><em>Mick Weltman</em></strong>, Executive Director<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 Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Spouses and Partners21Spouses and Partners<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, discard, or store; how to pack; how to prepare the presidential residence (for arrival or departure); how to deal with living in temporary accommodations; and who should pay for what during a move.</p> <blockquote> <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>Fees for optional excursions include transportation to and from the hotel, applicable taxes, and gratuity. <span> <span> <em> <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></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/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<p> <em>Please note that advance registration is required for this workshop. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis unless otherwise indicated. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the workshop using the online registration form.</a> To add a workshop to a completed registration, contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.<br></em><br></p><h3>Strategic Planning: Beyond Smoke and Mirrors</h3><p> <em></em>How can presidents work with others to develop relevant, realistic, and actionable strategic plans for their institutions? What approaches can be used to verify that progress is being made once the plan is adopted? What measures are needed to reassess and recalibrate the plan in light of external and internal environmental changes? This session will bring together critical elements of an effective strategic planning process focused on producing timely and measurable results, while 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</blockquote> Fee: $50
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner for all registered Institute participants provides an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.</p>
Awards Reception and BanquetAwards Reception and Banquet25Spouses and Partners<p>CIC will honor leaders in the support of private higher education at the annual Awards Reception and Banquet. Please note that banquet fees are included in the Presidents Institute registration.<br></p><ul><li><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Individuals):</strong> Henry “Hank” and Billye Aaron and Ronda E. Stryker and William D. Johnston</li><li><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Organization):</strong> Newman’s Own Foundation</li><li><strong>Allen P. Splete Award:</strong> Ernesto Nieto</li></ul><p><em>Please note: Presidents may invite special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, or other friends—to the Awards Reception and Banquet. Banquet charges for presidents and presidential spouses and partners who register for the Presidents Institute are included in the Institute registration fee. Separate charges for the Banquet are incurred only for Banquet guests. The cost is $150 per guest, with a maximum of four guests.</em><br><br><em>Guest tickets may be ordered at the time of registration.</em><br></p><p></p>
CIC Annual Business Meeting (including breakfast)CIC Annual Business Meeting (including breakfast)26The Annual Business meeting is open to all member presidents. Breakfast will be available.<br><br><h3>Chair’s Report</h3><br><h3>President’s Report</h3><br><h3>Treasurer’s Report</h3><br><h3>Nominations Committee Report</h3><br><h3>Secretary and Membership Committee Report</h3><br><h3>Special Report: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update</h3><blockquote><strong><em>David L. Warren</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</blockquote>
Closing Plenary Session: Mary B. Marcy, Kevin M. Ross, and John I. Williams, Jr.Closing Plenary Session: Mary B. Marcy, Kevin M. Ross, and John I. Williams, Jr.28Mary B. Marcy; Kevin M. Ross; John I. Williams, Jr.Plenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Resilient and Innovative Presidential Leadership</h3><br>Keen vision and uncommon resilience are the traits most valued in presidents who lead independent colleges and universities along paths that sustain excellence. How can presidents effectively guide their institutions to recognize and embrace the challenges and opportunities they face? What criteria should presidents use to select among the choices of innovative programs and approaches? How do presidents cultivate nimble, adaptive, and culturally responsive leadership among the faculty and staff? How can trustees, donors, and community and business partners be persuaded by the compelling reasons to support independent undergraduate education grounded in the liberal arts? How should presidents balance the benefits of innovation and the durability of long-standing institutional mission and tradition? A panel of CIC presidents will discuss how they have approached these issues and will encourage others to share their insights and questions.
Workshop: "Making Strategic Decisions in a 'Free College' Environment"Workshop: "Making Strategic Decisions in a 'Free College' Environment"75Workshop<p> <em>Please note that advance registration is required for this workshop. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis unless otherwise indicated. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for the workshop using the online registration form.</a> To add a workshop to a completed registration, contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a> or by phone at (202) 466-7230.<br></em><br></p><h3>Making Strategic Decisions in a “Free College” Environment</h3><p> <em></em>The emphasis on “free public education for all” is creating an intensified competitive environment where the value of private colleges and universities is more hotly contested than ever. Traditional efforts to persuade students and their families of the distinctive educational and co-curricular experiences and post-graduation benefits of a private college education may not be enough. What critical tactics must presidents assure are addressed, planned, and deployed to respond to these new pressures? How can a president double down on the value proposition while creating a long-term strategy to ensure that the institution is more competitive than it is today?<br><br>This workshop will provide presidents with clear and concise steps to lead their institutions in this quickly evolving environment. An interactive discussion will explore current trends and likely developments. The workshop will tackle topics, such as how to:<br></p><ul><li>Deploy a competitive marketing strategy;</li><li>Assess price and value;</li><li>Evaluate financial aid and affordability; and</li><li>Make strategic enrollment plans.</li></ul><p><br>Presenters will address critical decision points for strategic planning in a “free college” environment. The session will include working group exercises to create plans based on case examples.</p><blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, Rhodes College<br><strong><em>Patricia L. Maben</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br><strong><em>James S. Rogers</em></strong>, Chief Marketing Officer, Ruffalo Noel Levitz</blockquote> <em>Fee: $50</em>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)29<div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</em></div><div> <br></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading"> <strong></strong></div><div class="ms-rteElement-CICBlueHeading"> <strong>Wednesday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Thursday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <span> <em></em></span> <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> </div><div>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners, and the fees include all meals and materials. <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for this program.</a> To add this program to an 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.</div><div> <br> </div><div><div> <span> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents</h3></span></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>8:15–9:00 a.m.</strong><br> <h4>Dancing with Those You Inherited—Building the Senior Team</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>9:00–10:45 a.m.</strong><br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Thomas F. Flynn</em></strong>, President, Alvernia University<br><strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <span> <div> <span> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3></span></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <span>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong></span><br><strong></strong></div> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> </div> <div> <strong>8:15–9:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Dealing with Change</h4> <br> </div> <div> <strong>9:15–10:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Making the Role Work for You</h4></div> <div> <br> </div> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Sessions<br></h3> <div> <br> </div> <div> <strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong><br></div></span> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Joanne Berger-Sweeney</em></strong>, President, Trinity College (CT)<br><strong><em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>12:30–2:00 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Luncheon—You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for new Presidents<br></h3><div> <br> </div><div><div> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Questions, Closing Remarks, and Initial Evaluation</h4></div><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong></blockquote> <br> </div><div> <span><span><span> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3></span></span></span><br></div><div><div> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Taking Charge of Your Role: Questions and Closing Remarks</h4></div><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong></blockquote></div></div>
Networking Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Spouses and Partners12Spouses and Partners<h3>What I Wish I Had Known from Day One</h3><p>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.</p><blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Jane Easter Bahls</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Patricia Lacey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Missouri Baptist University​</blockquote><p></p>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<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>The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy is $400 for presidents, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate. <span><span> <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=1b5ffe5c-a524-4290-bea9-629cc9cd3b51">Please pre-register for this program.</a></span></span> To add this program 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.</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>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong> <h3>Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Reflections</h3><ul><li>On yesterday’s conversations</li><li>On a few articles in the Book of Readings you find especially helpful or provocative</li></ul> <br> <strong>8:45–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul> <br> <strong>10:30–11:30 a.m.</strong> <h3>One-on-One Bylaws Critique </h3> <em>(in teams of two)</em><br><br><strong>11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong> <h3>Review of Bylaws Discussions</h3> <br> <strong>12:15–2:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Lunch and Discussion</h3><ul><li>What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?</li><li>What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?</li><li>Closing comments by facilitators and program assessment</li></ul>
Plenary Session: Valerie B. JarrettPlenary Session: Valerie B. Jarrett7Valerie B. JarrettPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Preparing Students for Civic Responsibility</h3><p><br>Independent colleges and universities play an important role in educating the next generation of responsible and engaged citizens of our democracy. The 2016 U.S. Presidential election raised important questions about how thoroughly prepared Americans are to exercise their citizenship and to discern from among competing claims and political propaganda. Widely divergent views between the educated “elite” and the working class were exposed. How can college presidents position their campuses as centers for learning from and interacting with diverse populations, engaging in civil discourse and debate, and educating lifelong learners? How can presidents lead their institutions to prepare graduates who are committed to justice and equality, free expression, and a relentless pursuit of evidence-based truth? The longest-serving senior advisor to President Obama, Valerie B. Jarrett, will discuss the role independent colleges and universities can play in renewing the nation’s commitment to a robust democracy devoted to civil discourse and inclusive democratic engagement.<br><br>Moderator: <strong><em>Carl J. Strikwerda</em></strong>, President, Elizabethtown College<br></p>
Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)71Concurrent Session<em>(Boxed lunches will be available.)</em><br><br><h3> Articulating an Institutional Vision for Fundraising Campaigns</h3>Presidential vision is key to securing transformative gifts for the institution. And crafting an institutional vision is an exercise in “translation.” How can a president engage others in creating a vision for the institution? How does talking about aspirational goals for the institution connect with and help a president develop a campaign strategy? Presenters will explore the articulation of vision and philanthropic fundraising through several case studies and offer a template for opportunities that are faithful and relevant to institutional vision and campaign goals.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ted R. Grossnickle</em></strong>, Senior Consultant and Founder, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict <br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Contractual Considerations to Protect Presidents in Times of Crisis</h3>Campus crises can arise from financial challenges, enrollment shortfalls, student and faculty misconduct, and other situations. These incidents can easily lead to friction between the board of trustees and the president and at times result in early departure of the president. Should a board decide to place blame on the president for the challenges facing the college, how can the president protect himself or herself? What contractual provisions should be considered? A leading higher education attorney will discuss strategies for addressing these questions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP<br></blockquote><br><h3>Financial Resilience: Examples of Innovation and Successful Management </h3>A new CIC report, <em>The Financial Resilience of Independent Colleges and Universities</em>, highlights the extraordinary resilience of smaller private colleges and universities despite economic pressures, increased operating costs, and greater market competition. The data come from 14 years of benchmarking reports that are prepared for CIC members as CIC’s Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT). A co-author of the report will provide an overview of the findings, and several presidents will describe strategies employed at their institutions to defy the doomsday predictions of some pundits.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Bonnie L. Humphrey</em></strong>, President, Missouri Valley College<br><strong><em>Henry W. Spaulding II</em></strong>, President, Mount Vernon Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Immigration Update</h3>What is the current status of immigration laws affecting students and faculty and staff members? How do recent changes in DACA and other regulations, visa restrictions, and enforcement influence international recruitment? What approaches should private colleges and universities consider to help international students feel safe and welcome? What is the president’s role in overseeing the implementation of the institution’s immigration strategy and procedures? An immigration attorney and a college president will lead a discussion of these issues.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mark T. Cregan, CSC</em></strong>, Attorney, Law Office of Mark T. Cregan, PLLC, and former President, Stonehill College<br><strong><em>Thomas A. Kazee</em></strong>, President, University of Evansville<br></blockquote><br><h3>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations </h3><em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>Presidents will have an opportunity to raise sensitive questions and issues about their work with the board. Discussion topics will arise from session participants and may include relations with the board chair, trustee recruitment, board development, committee structures and bylaws, and management of difficult situations. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges</blockquote>
Open Dialogue on Managing Risk to Safeguard MissionOpen Dialogue on Managing Risk to Safeguard Mission72​Engage in a discussion with industry experts and presidential colleagues about effective practices and lessons gathered from experience regarding enterprise risk management. Today’s dynamic higher education landscape is filled with complex internal and external risks. Leaders need fast, simple, and effective ways to detect, evaluate, prioritize, and understand the risks at hand so they can address the tough challenges that might jeopardize the institution’s continued success. The ability to mitigate risk systematically in keeping with the institution’s mission, strategic plan, governance practices, and fiscal capacity is the target for this session. <br><blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas J. Botzman</em></strong>, President, Misericordia University<br><strong><em>Virginia M. (Gina) Wilson</em></strong>, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TIAA</blockquote>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service76