Leading Strategic Change

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About the Institute

Pre-Institute Resources


When anchored by principle, evidence, and expertise, presidents of independent colleges and universities are best prepared to formulate strategies and implement solutions to new, sometimes unprecedented challenges. Big shifts in student demographics, enrollment patterns, cost structures, family finances, and public perceptions of the purpose and value of higher education all call for wise choices by colleges and those who lead them. How do presidents weigh long-standing commitments to institutional mission and tradition with new opportunities and strategic imperatives? How can presidents find reliable guidance among competing institutional visions and their implications for enrollment, academic quality, modes of teaching and learning, and new business models? How do presidents convey both confidence and candor when leading significant change, and how can campus communities—the faculty, staff, alumni, and trustees—be encouraged to embrace opportunities for fresh approaches? Persuading donors and other key constituents also calls for presidential vision and enthusiasm in support of new directions. Presidential leadership that is deft, informed, and resilient is key in this evolving environment.

With the theme “Leading Strategic Change,” the 2019 Presidents Institute will address these and many other questions as presidents explore how to lead their institutions with greater skill and confidence. The Presidents Institute includes the New Presidents Program, with its parallel program for spouses and partners of new presidents, the Presidents Governance Academy, and a substantive Spouses and Partners Program.

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. Morning concurrent sessions, many led by presidential colleagues, address practical aspects of leading independent colleges and universities. Optional afternoon workshops provide hands-on opportunities to tackle critical issues in greater depth. Daily plenary sessions set a larger context for presidential leadership, drawing on the insights of distinguished experts and experienced colleagues. Meetings of associated organizations and roundtable discussions over breakfast afford informal settings to discuss issues of common interest. Extended refreshment breaks and daily receptions offer occasions to network with colleagues, renew friendships, and make new acquaintances. The involvement of sponsoring firms and consultants makes available industry-leading expertise as well as generous financial backing to underwrite Institute costs.

The 2019 Institute includes the New Presidents Program (January 3–4) with sessions for spouses and partners of new presidents, the Presidents Governance Academy (January 3–4), and a substantive Spouses and Partners Program (January 4–7).

Featured Speakers

 

 

Schedule

 

 

 

 

New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

(Sponsored by Ellucian)

Thursday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Friday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.


CIC’s annual New Presidents Program, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, provides the “need to know” tools and the counsel that will keep a young presidency on a smooth course. This year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, perspectives on critical leadership issues, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission and culture and work-life balance, as well as to get to know others who are new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program.

CIC offers a concurrent program for spouses and partners of recently appointed college presidents. The program, led by experienced presidential spouses, acknowledges that presidential spouses and partners serve in a variety of capacities within the college. Some will continue employment in professions outside the campus while others will not. The program encourages spouses and partners to network with others who are new to the role and to consider, intentionally, how to define the role to fit themselves and their individual situations.

The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at sashmon@cic.nche.edu.


Thursday, January 3


7:30–9:00 a.m.

New Presidents Program Registration


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


Sessions for New Presidents

8:45–9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

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

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Making Connections

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

10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–11:15 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

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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

Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict
Brian C. Ralph, President, William Peace University

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

8:45–9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Vice President, CIC
Session Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Making Connections


10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–11:45 a.m.

Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role


11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Higher Ed 101


Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

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

3:153:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30–4:15 p.m.

Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues

Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University
Mary-Beth A. Cooper, President, Springfield College
Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Small-Group Discussions on Critical Leadership Issues

Facilitator: 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


3:153:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Building Trust


4:30–5:00 p.m.

Open Mike—Questions and Comments

Katherine M. Whatley

Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

6:30–7:00 p.m.


Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

7:00–8:30 p.m.
Hosts: Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University, and Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC

Friday, January 4


Sessions for New Presidents 

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:00 a.m.

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

Lynn M. Morton, President, Warren Wilson College
Elfred Anthony Pinkard, President, Wilberforce University

9:00–10:45 a.m.

Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond

Thomas F. Flynn, President, Alvernia 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 for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

The President and Institutional Advancement

David C. Joyce, President, Brevard College
Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
Barry A. Keith, Presidential Spouse, Pfeiffer University
Colleen Perry Keith, President, Pfeiffer University

12:30–2:00 p.m.

Luncheon and Address: You Got the Job, Now What?

Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College

Sessions for New Presidents

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Questions, and Initial Evaluation

Mary Pat Seurkamp

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

2:15–3:00 p.m.

Taking Charge of Your Role: Panel of Spouses and Partners Task Force Members

Lynne C. Joyce, J. Lawrence Smith, and members of the Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force

3:00–3:15 p.m.

Questions and Closing Remarks

Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

Presidents Governance Academy

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


(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)


CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is a highly participatory two-day program for experienced 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 maintain president-board relations by aligning board bylaws, policies, and practices with principles of good governance that are characteristic of high-performing boards of trustees. Now in its sixth year, 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 mandate and the tools 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 provides the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.

Luce Foundation logoThe registration fee is $400, 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 in Academy sessions. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Thursday, January 3, 2019; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guest after they register for the Academy. To add the Academy to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at sashmon@cic.nche.edu.

Additional information is available on the Academy program page.

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

Thursday, January 3


7:30–9:00 a.m.

Presidents Governance Academy Registration


8:00–8:45 a.m.

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?

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


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

2:45–3:00 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:00–4:30 p.m.

Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)

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

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Bylaws Discussion

Overview of facilitators’ critiques of participants’ bylaws

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

Spouses and partners are invited. Stop by the CIC Registration Desk to purchase a guest ticket.


Friday, January 4


7:15–7:45 a.m.

Breakfast


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Role Play: Inviting a Prospective Trustee to Accept Nomination


8:45–9:30 a.m.

Reflections

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

9:30–10:45 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?

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


11:00–11:45 a.m.

One-on-One Bylaws Critique (in teams of two)


Noon–12:30 p.m.

Review of Bylaws Discussions


12:30–2:00 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

Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners

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


(Sponsored by TIAA)

Developed by an advisory group of experienced 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.


Saturday, January 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast with Presidents

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

10:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

WELCOME, ADDRESS, AND LUNCHEON


The Loneliness Cycle: A Campus-Wide Challenge

The number of Generation Z students who experience stress, depression, anxiety, loneliness, and suicidal thoughts seems larger than for past groups of students. Existing resources and services are rapidly becoming insufficient. How can campuses get ahead of these trends and help students take some of the responsibility for their own mental health? Nathaan Demers, a clinical psychologist and director of clinical programs at Grit Digital Health, and Chris McCarthy, vice president for strategy and design at Hopelab and executive director and founder of the Innovation Learning Network, will share research on the nature of the challenge and offer an innovation roadmap for potential solutions co-designed with students.

Nathaan Demers headshotNathaan Demers is vice president and director of clinical programs at Grit Digital Health. A clinical psychologist with experience working in therapeutic boarding schools, medical and neurological intensive care units, integrated care practices, and college counseling, Demers has a passion for working with adolescent and young adult populations. He also has experience implementing behavioral health interventions and developing state and regional mental health programming for rural and underserved areas in the western United States and American territories in the Pacific with the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education Mental Health Program. He has distinctive expertise in advancing student success, behavioral health promotion, and suicide prevention on campus. Demers is currently a board member of the Colorado Psychological Association. He earned a BA degree in psychology from Middlebury College and a PsyD in clinical psychology from the University of Denver.

Chris McCarthy headshotChris McCarthy is vice president for strategy and design at Hopelab, a social innovation lab focused on building science-based technologies “to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults,” and the executive director and founder of the Innovation Learning Network. At Hopelab his main focus is the intersection of design and science in the service of young people’s health. Currently, McCarthy is guiding work with young cancer survivors, teen mothers, and the emotional well-being of young people. In his previous role at Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy, he tackled safer medication administration for patients, more robust shift changes for nurses, exploring the social space of elders, and the care of transgender people. McCarthy’s work has been featured on CNN and in Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, and the New York Times as well as Maureen Bisognano and Charles Kenney’s Pursuing the Triple Aim (2012). He collaborated with Lyle Berkowitz on Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare (2012). McCarthy was named the 2015 Healthcare, Innovation, and Technology (HIT) Innovator by HITlab, a digital heath innovations company, and the 2011 Ellerbe Beckett Lecturer at the University of Minnesota. He is an international speaker on innovation and design. He earned a BS in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Copenhagen Business School, and an MPH in health policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

Chair: Prema Samhat, Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Wofford College

2:00–4:00 p.m.

The 20-Minute Networking Meeting

All presidential spouses and partners are invited to gather for a lively discussion about how to network in a new community—or how to meet new people in the current one. Come meet new friends and greet long-standing ones. A brief informal reception with refreshments from 3:15 to 4:00 p.m. will conclude the session.
Jesse Huxman, Presidential Spouse, Eastern Mennonite University


Sunday, January 6


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Presidential Spouse and Partner Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables 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
Kelly T. Knapp, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College
Cayce McCormick, Presidential Spouse, Schreiner University


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
René E. Johnson, Presidential Spouse, Finlandia University
Laurie Roelofs, Presidential Spouse, Berea College


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
Sheila J. Garren, Presidential Spouse, University of Lynchburg
David A. Scotch, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Elizabeth


Living Well  

  • Healthy Eating
  • Life Transitions
  • Mindfulness
  • Running the Presidential Home
  • Work-Life Balance
Jennifer Troha, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College
Carole Campbell Williams, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University

10:15–11:30 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions


Being Unique on Campus: Role Ambiguity and Isolation

(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents and spouses and partners of presidents)
The presidential spouse or partner plays a unique role on campus. The job expectations are often ambiguous, undocumented, and open to wide interpretation. How can presidential spouses and partners cope with differing expectations, establish their vision for the role, shape expectations, and find a trusted support network? Experienced spouses and partners will share their strategies.
John Gnadinger, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)
Suzie Martin Gonzalez, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College
Lobie Stone, Presidential Spouse, Monmouth College (IL)
Chair: Pamela Fleming, Presidential Spouse, Palm Beach Atlantic University

JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS

Fundraising by Presidential Couples

Presidential couples who fundraise as a team can be very effective. How does the
presidential couple plan and carry out fundraising activities? How can the institutional advancement staff work with the presidential couple to maximize effective use of their time and play to their individual and combined strengths? What are some of the challenges of a joint approach? Two presidential couples will relate personal experiences and offer strategies for successful fundraising as a duo.
Gregory D. and Lora Hess, President and Spouse, Wabash College
Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble, President and Spouse, Webster University
Chair: Rachel Rumple-Comerford, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions


Developing a New Program on Campus: Case Studies

A presidential spouse or partner may see needs on campus that others miss or may have an interest in developing a program or initiative that spans multiple areas of responsibility. This session will explore case studies of two new programs, a women’s leadership institute and a campus ambassador program, from an idea to full implementation. What was the genesis of the idea? What resources on and off campus were required? How were they secured? Who was involved in the planning? What lines of reporting had to be established and approved? Where were the land mines and how were they avoided?
Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College
Michelle Dorsey, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University
Chair: Kathy Creed, Presidential Spouse, Campbell University

Interacting with Campus Staff

Experienced spouses and partners will share effective ways of interacting, both formally and informally, with campus staff members. Topics will include ways to say “thank you,” request help with special projects, and work with staff members who may be overly enthusiastic or under-responsive.
Sharon E. Frandsen, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University
Constance Currier Holoman, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana
Craig MacLeod Walls, Presidential Spouse, William Jewell College
Chair: Ursula McCarty, Presidential Spouse, Southern Vermont College

1:30–3:30 p.m.

Networking and Discussion Sessions


1:30–2:25 p.m.

Keeping It Fresh: Generating Ideas and Enthusiasm in the Long Term

Presidential spouses and partners who have been in the role for five to eight years will share advice about generating new ideas and maintaining enthusiasm.
Ronda Barry, Presidential Spouse, Alderson Broaddus University
J. Tim Blattner, Presidential Spouse, Caldwell University

2:35–3:30 p.m.

“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners

(Open only to currently serving presidential spouses and partners)
The confidential session allows spouses and partners to share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.
Christine Burns-DiBiasio, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University
Roger Fell, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay

Monday, January 7


7:30–8:30 a.m.

Presidential Spouse and Partner Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to gather in affinity groups.

Issues of Concern to Male Spouses and Partners

Jay Joyner, Presidential Spouse, Saint Xavier University

Spouses and Partners at Larger Institutions

Karin Foley, Presidential Spouse, New York Institute of Technology

Spouses and Partners at Small Institutions

Mary Domes, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University

Spouses and Partners with Careers Inside the College or University

Carol Bruess, Presidential Spouse, St. Norbert College

Spouses and Partners with Careers Outside the College or University

A. McGuire Gordon, Presidential Spouse, The College of Saint Rose

8:45–9:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions


Readers’ Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles

How does the historic role of the presidential spouse or partner compare with the modern view of the role? Spouses and partners will participate in a “readers’ theatre” presentation of advice from past decades, and reflect on how the role and the campus and societal cultural context has evolved.
Robyn Allers, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College
Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)
J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania
Chair: Kenneth Hasseler, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University

JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS

Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples

The roles of president and presidential spouse or partner are full of joys, challenges,
and stresses. Pressures can come from scheduling issues, on-campus controversies that spread to social media, family crises, and travel opportunities, as well as the normal 24–7 demands of a presidential position. How can presidents and their spouses or partners work together to build resilience and make self-care part of their routine?
Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University (IL)
David R. Evans and Ursula McCarty, President and Spouse, Southern Vermont College
Chair: Tina M. Dalrymple, Presidential Spouse, Columbia College (MO)

Additional Features

 Consultations

Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.
 

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
 

Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners

TIAA Wealth Management Advisor
 

Presidential Compensation and Benefits

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

Presidential Contracts

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

 Associated Meetings

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


Wednesday, January 2


6:00–8:00 p.m.

LECNA Fellows

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

Thursday, January 3


7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

LECNA Fellows

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

2:30–4:00 p.m.

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church

Convener: Mark E. Hanshaw, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

4:00–8:30 p.m.

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner

Convener: Mark E. Hanshaw, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Friday, January 4


8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

LECNA Fellows

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

8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

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

8:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church

Convener: Mark E. Hanshaw, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Saturday, January 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Meetings


Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities

Convener: Loren G. Agrey, President, Burman University (Canada)

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Convener: Michael Galligan-Stierle, President

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Convener: Shirley V. Hoogstra, President


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

Convener: MaryAnn Baenninger, President, Drew University, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members Luncheon

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

2:00–3:00 p.m.

2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants Information Session

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

3:00–4:00 p.m.

CIC State Councils Advisory Committee Meeting

Convener: Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC
 
4:00–5:00 p.m.

Harvard Institutes for Higher Education Alumni and Friends Reception

Convener: Judith Block McLaughlin, Director, Higher Education Program; Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents; and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University

4:00–5:00 p.m.

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

Sunday, January 6


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Meetings


National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

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

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

Conveners: Daniel T. Dutcher, Vice President for Division III, NCAA, and Jeffrey R. Docking, President, Adrian College

New American Colleges and Universities

Convener: Troy D. Hammond, President, North Central College

Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants

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

Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Convener: Lester C. Newman, President, Jarvis Christian College

Presidents of International Colleges and Universities

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

Project Pericles Presidents

Conveners: Jan Risë Liss, Executive Director, Project Pericles, and Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College

Rural Higher Education Initiative

Convener: Amy C. Novak, President, Dakota Wesleyan University

Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors Meeting

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Meetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations


Associated Colleges of Illinois

Convener: Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, President, Eureka College

Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas

Convener: Ray Martinez III, President

Independent Colleges of Indiana

Convener: David Wantz, President and Chief Executive Officer

Independent Colleges of Washington

Convener: Terri Standish-Kuon, President and CEO

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

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Focus Group

(By invitation only)
Convener: Daniel O. Aleshire, Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Evaluator, CIC

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

Convener: Richard L. Dunsworth, President, University of the Ozarks

Monday, January 7


1:00–8:00 p.m.

Mennonite Higher Education Association

Convener: Rebecca Stoltzfus, President, Goshen College

4:30–6:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute Board of Directors Finance Committee Meeting

Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President

6:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute Board of Directors Dinner

Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President

Tuesday, January 8


7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search, Inc. Boards of Directors Meeting

Conveners: Linda M. Bleicken, President, AALI, and L. Jay Lemons, President, Academic Search, Inc.
 

Hotel and Travel

 Location

Please note: With the high number of registrations for the Presidents Institute, guest rooms at the discounted CIC rate at the Westin Kierland may be sold out. If you need assistance securing a reservation, please contact Allison Blackburn, CIC executive director of conferences at ablackburn@cic.nche.edu or at (202) 466-7230.

​The Westin Kierland Hotel

6902 East Greenway Parkway
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 624-1000; (800) 354-5892

 Hotel Information

Please note: With the high number of registrations for the Presidents Institute, guest rooms at the discounted CIC rate at the Westin Kierland may be sold out. If you need assistance securing a reservation, please contact Allison Blackburn, CIC executive director of conferences at ablackburn@cic.nche.edu or at (202) 466-7230.

front view of hotelAll Presidents Institute program sessions will be held at the Westin Kierland hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$215 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Monday, December 3, 2018

The Westin Kierland hotel is a AAA Four Diamond hotel located in Scottsdale, Arizona. The sleeping rooms are decorated to reflect the charms of Arizona and offer balconies and patios to encourage guests to enjoy the clear desert air. The Westin Kierland features seven onsite dining options, a full-service spa, two outdoor swimming pools, tennis, and the Westin Kierland Golf Club. Additional amenities include a 24-hour workout facility and family friendly programs. Complimentary hotel shuttle service is available to the nearby Kierland Commons, an upscale shopping, dining, and entertainment center, as well as to the Tournament Players Club Scottsdale.

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Monday, December 3, 2018. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline will be accommodated only on a space-available basis and may be at a higher 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 to make a hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate. After registration, an email will be issued that includes detailed hotel reservation instructions and a code to make a Westin Kierland hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate. The email will be sent to the individual completing the registration.

The CIC hotel rate of $215 for single or double occupancy may be available for rooms reserved for the period December 30, 2018–January 9, 2019, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please note that rooms on the extended dates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual or resort wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is recommended only for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Sunday, 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 to participate in the opening night Welcoming Dinner on Friday, January 4. Guest tickets for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Sunday, 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 Saturday, January 5. Please note that all daytime Presidents Institute sessions, including breakfast and lunch sessions, are open only to registered participants. The Welcoming Dinner on Friday, January 4, and the Awards Banquet and Reception on Sunday, January 6, are open only to registered participants and ticketed adults.

Childcare services are available through the Family FUN program at the Westin Kierland’s Kids Club. Arrangements can be made directly with the hotel by calling (480) 624-1268 or by emailing info@kierlandresort.com.


Spa Services

Spa services are offered at Agave, the Arizona Spa at the Westin Kierland hotel. Presidents Institute participants will receive a 10 percent discount on services. To make an appointment, contact Kristin Gragg at kristin.gragg@westin.com and indicate that you are with CIC.


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 advice from more experienced colleagues. Retired presidents who work for a sponsoring firm, however, should participate in the Presidents Institute as one of the firm’s representatives, not as a retired president. Retired presidents who work for a firm that is eligible to be a sponsor, but is not, may not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to David G. Brailow, CIC vice president for development, at dbrailow@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.

 Travel


The Westin Kierland hotel is located approximately 20 miles from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX). Participants have a number of transportation options between PHX and the Westin Kierland hotel.


Taxicab

Taxicabs are available outside the terminal. Advance reservation is not required. Rates are the same regardless of the provider, number of passengers, and number of bags. The estimated fare to the Westin Kierland hotel is about $50. The PHX official taxicab providers are:

Rideshare

Uber and Lyft services also are available. The estimated fare to the Westin Kierland hotel is $35.


Shuttle

SuperShuttle operates 24 hours a day on a scheduled basis, with vans departing every 15 minutes from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. during which reservations are not required. Advance reservations are recommended when returning to the airport. Shared-ride rates are $22–24 one-way. Book online or call (602) 244-9000 to make a reservation.


Westin Kierland Car Service

Transtyle Airport Transportation provides ground transportation for guests of the Westin Kierland hotel. Curbside pick-up is available in a sedan for $60 each way or in an SUV for $80 each way. Guests can upgrade to “meet and greet service” at baggage claim for an additional $25. Reservations need to be made at least 48 hours in advance of arrival. To schedule, contact Transtyle by phone at (480) 340-0055 or by email at info@kierlandresort.com.


Rental Car

PHX offers a number of onsite rental car providers. Enterprise Rent-A-Car service also is available at the Westin Kierland hotel. Reservations can be made by calling (480) 624-1000 or booking online.


Parking

Self-parking for Presidents Institute participants at the Westin Kierland hotel is complimentary. Valet parking at the Westin Kierland is $10 per day or $31 overnight.
 

Sponsors

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