Leading Strategic Change

2019 Presidents Institute 1/4/2019 1/4/2019 1/4/20191/7/20191/7/20191/7/2019 Westin Kierland Hotel Scottsdale, Arizona
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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

 

 

  • Howard Gardner
    Howard Gardner
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
  • Jonathan Haidt
    Jonathan Haidt
    New York University
  • Esther Brimmer
    Esther Brimmer
    NAFSA: Association of International Educators
  • Roger N. Casey
    Roger N. Casey
    McDaniel College
  • Helen G. Drinan
    Helen G. Drinan
    Simmons University
  • Billy C. Hawkins
    Billy C. Hawkins
    Talladega College
  • Steven C. Bahls
    Steven C. Bahls
    Augustana College

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions101Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by AGB Search, LLC)</em><br> <div> <br> </div><h3>A President’s Guide to Enrollment Management</h3>What do presidents need to know to oversee enrollment management? What are the key metrics they should monitor? How can the enrollment operation be efficiently structured and staffed? When are outside resources and consultants useful or needed? Two experienced presidents with enrollment management backgrounds will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br><strong><em>Brian C. Ralph</em></strong>, President, William Peace University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Susan Traverso</em></strong>, President, Thiel College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Cultivating the Leadership Pipeline</h3>With nearly half of independent college presidents planning to leave their posts within five years, the need to cultivate future leaders is more critical than ever. How can presidents identify and support the development of talented leaders among their senior staffs? What efforts and programs effectively develop relevant skills and clarify the alignment between presidential vocation and institutional mission? Presenters will lead a discussion of approaches to broaden and diversify the leadership pipeline.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute<br><strong><em>Harry E. Dumay</em></strong>, President, Elms College<br><strong><em>Polly Peterson</em></strong>, President, University of Jamestown<br>Chair: <strong><em>Dale A. Lunsford</em></strong>, President, LeTourneau University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Effective Approaches for Leading the Multifaith Campus </h3>How can presidents help their institutions deal with expanding religious diversity on campus and the prominence of religious tensions in political and global affairs? What are effective approaches to welcome diverse religious identities and build vibrant multifaith communities on campuses? What are useful policies and practices to address the tensions between religious groups and issues of diversity and inclusion of different identities? Those with experience building inclusive communities will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Eboo Patel</em></strong>, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core<br>Chair: <strong><em>Richard L. Dunsworth</em></strong>, President, University of the Ozarks (AR)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Harnessing IT to Deliver Breakthrough Growth, Efficiency, and Agility</h3>How can private colleges use technology to attract new students, enhance revenues, and reduce costs? What issues should presidents consider when deploying IT to deliver growth, efficiency, and agility? Presenters will share examples of using IT to enhance executive awareness and decision making in all facets of campus operations, accelerate the development of strategic initiatives, and quickly respond to crises by migrating core systems to the cloud to ensure the institution is able to fulfill its mission even in the event of a natural disaster.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael L. Glubke</em></strong>, President and CEO, Dynamic Campus<br><strong><em>Michael A. Grandillo</em></strong>, President, Madonna University<br><strong><em>Gilberto J. Marxuach Torrós</em></strong>, President, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Puerto Rico)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mary Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Bellevue University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Improving Completion through Revenue-Enhancing Course Sharing</h3>A recently developed online course-sharing platform provides seamless enrollment, payment, and registrar functions to meet strategic goals while providing revenue to both the institution utilizing the course and the one providing it. Presenters will describe how the online course-sharing platform has helped address course-availability issues, improved retention and graduation rates, supported new satellite campuses, earned revenue, and met statewide goals.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br><strong><em>Ray Martinez III</em></strong>, President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas<br><strong><em>Charlie T. McCormick</em></strong>, President, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Jamel Santa Cruze Wright</em></strong>, President, Eureka College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Patricia H. Draves</em></strong>, President, Graceland University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Lessons Learned from Mergers and Splits</h3>While mergers of private colleges remain infrequent, what lessons can be learned from presidents who have grappled with the process, whether or not a merger resulted? How can presidents judge whether conditions are favorable to pursue a strategic alliance with another institution? What critical issues determine whether a merger or acquisition occurs? Three presidents will share experiences that may help others as they consider whether to consolidate their operations with another institution.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell College<br><strong><em>David R. Decker</em></strong>, President, Franklin University (OH)<br><strong><em>Gregory G. Dell’Omo</em></strong>, President, Rider University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Sandra S. Harper</em></strong>, President, McMurry University<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<div> <em>(Sponsored by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University)</em></div> <br> <h3>Considerations for Higher Education Business Models</h3>The business models of private colleges and universities are being strained by economic, demographic, and organizational pressures. Tweaking programs and trimming around the edges in most cases have not yielded sustainable results. What approaches can presidents take to reconsider and redefine the institution’s business model? Three institutional examples will be shared as well as an overview of useful tools from NACUBO’s Economic Models Project.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Elizabeth Davis</em></strong>, President, Furman University <br> <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University <br> <strong> <em>Lawrence M. Schall</em></strong>, President, Oglethorpe University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Roderick L. Smothers</em></strong>, President, Philander Smith College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Effective Approaches to Achieve Internationalization</h3>Campus internationalization efforts encourage students to challenge their assumptions about themselves and the world around them, learn about other cultures, and prepare for an increasingly global work environment. Presidents with experience leading these efforts will describe effective approaches for study abroad, student exchanges, satellite campuses and programs, recruiting international students, and internationalizing the curriculum. What is the president’s role in leading these efforts? How can presidents build support for them?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jane K. Fernandes</em></strong>, President, Guilford College<br><strong><em>Jorge G. Gonzalez</em></strong>, President, Kalamazoo College <br> <strong> <em>Fernando León García</em></strong>, President, CETYS University (Mexico)<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Robert W. Pearigen</em></strong>, President, Millsaps College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Intercollegiate Athletics at Private Colleges and Universities: Insights from Recent Research</h3>The intercollegiate athletics profiles of independent colleges have shifted dramatically in recent decades. Institutions are increasing sports opportunities for their students and more students are participating. Which sports have resulted in greater increases in teams and participants? Findings from a new study of athletics at independent colleges will be presented, and presidents will have an opportunity to discuss the strategic implications of the report with the lead author.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>James C. Hearn</em></strong>, Professor and Interim Director, Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, and lead author of <cite>Taking the Field: Intercollegiate Athletics on CIC Campuses</cite> (2018) <br>Chair: <strong> <em>Jann Rudd Weitzel</em></strong>, President, Cottey College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Leveraging Technology to Improve Students’ Health and Well-Being</h3>Addressing students’ health and wellness needs through scalable, personalized digital interventions has proven effective. A clinical psychologist will describe a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, connects them to campus resources, and analyzes data to inform campus health policies and student success initiatives. Presenters will highlight a new program to tackle loneliness among students and will share insights, developed in collaboration with students, that suggest ways to increase feelings of belonging and connectedness on campus.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Nathaan Demers</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of Clinical Programs, Grit Digital Health<br><strong><em>Caroline FitzGerald</em></strong>, Project Lead, Hopelab<br><strong><em>Chris McCarthy</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategy and Design, Hopelab, and Executive Director and Founder, Innovation Learning Network<br>Chair: <strong><em>Beverly W. Hogan</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><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<br>Chair: <strong><em>Tiffany McKillip Franks</em></strong>, President, Averett University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>JOINT SESSION WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</strong><br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples </h3>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.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Gregory D.</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College    <br><strong><em>Elizabeth J.</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Rachel Rumple-Comerfor</em></strong>d, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions102Concurrent Session<div> <em>(Sponsored by Hanover Research)</em></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Breaking Barriers to Community College Transfer</h3>What pathways can independent colleges and universities create to improve the transfer experience and baccalaureate completion rates of transfer students so that the pipeline from community colleges is secure? How can campus policies, partnership agreements, and statewide collaboration build smoother pathways—both comprehensive and discipline-specific—for academically qualified community college students? Presenters will describe a range of effective practices for presidents to consider at their institutions and in their state associations to provide opportunities for this growing population of students.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Stuart Dorsey</em></strong>, President, Texas Lutheran University <br><strong><em>Ralph W. Kuncl</em></strong>, President, University of Redlands<br><strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Chair: <strong><em>Ed H. Moore</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer, Florida Independent College Fund<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Fostering Diversity and Inclusion on Campus</h3>Independent colleges and universities increasingly must address concerns about inequity and injustice, race and gender discrimination, political divisions, and social change. What is the president’s role in ensuring that issues of diversity and inclusion are addressed in the curriculum, student life, hiring and promotion decisions, and campus culture? When does the president need to take a public stance? Presidents who have encountered these issues will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em>Sean M. Decatur</em></strong>, President, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>Vivia Lawton Fowler</em></strong>, President, Wesleyan College (GA)<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Keith Taylor</em></strong>, President, Gannon University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leading Strategic Change: Lessons from the Field</h3>While all independent colleges and universities face challenges to meet goals in enrollment, revenue, and student outcomes, each institution must define its own distinctive approach. What is the president’s role in leading strategic change? How does one choose among the myriad options for addressing the challenges the institution faces? What approaches are effective for rallying campus constituents and donors to support significant change? Presidents who are leading their institutions along new paths will describe what has worked well—and what has not.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David W. Andrews</em></strong>, President, National University<br><strong><em>Ivan L. Filby</em></strong>, President, Greenville University <br> <strong> <em>John P. Marsden</em></strong>, President, Midway University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Stephanie Herseth Sandlin</em></strong>, President, Augustana University (SD)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risks? Two experienced higher education attorneys will lead a discussion on pressing legal issues such as Title IX, academic freedom, student mental health, employment law, and understanding and complying with new regulations arising from the current administration. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker,</em></strong> Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC <br> <strong> <em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Herman J. Felton</em></strong>, President, Wiley College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Presidential Leadership Transitions</h3>What signs might indicate the right time to leave a presidency? What actions can a president take to ensure a successful transition for his or her successor? What role can presidents play in working with the board on a succession plan? An expert on the presidency will lead a frank discussion about presidential comings and goings.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program; Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents; and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University<br>Chair: <strong><em>James E. Collins</em></strong>, President, Loras College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><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, to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal lives. Advice will come from other participating presidents.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong>Moderator: <strong><em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University</blockquote>
CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26<div>The Annual Business meeting is open to all CIC member presidents. Breakfast will be provided.</div> <br> <h3>Chair’s Report</h3> <br> <h3>President's Report on the State of CIC</h3><div> <br> </div><h3>Recognition of Retiring Members of the Board of Directors</h3><div> <br> </div><h3>Introduction of Newly Elected Board Members</h3><div> <br> </div> <span> <h3>Treasurer’s Report</h3></span> <br> <h3>Approval of 2019–2020 Dues</h3> <br> <h3>Special Reports:</h3><div> <br> </div><h4>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote><h4>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br></h4><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em>Norval C. Kneten</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC, and retired President, Barton College<br></blockquote> <h4>Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>David L. Warren</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by SAGE Scholars, Inc.)</em><br><br> <h3>Innovation and the Independent College</h3>Independent colleges and universities are engaged in numerous, robust innovations in many areas, including athletics, community engagement, consortial arrangements, new academic programs, and career preparation. These strategies are designed to increase revenues, contain costs, increase learning, and sustain institutional mission. Presenters will describe an array of innovations and discuss the president’s role in identifying and implementing these strategies.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, Wilson College<strong><em></em></strong><br><strong><em>William M. Tsutsui</em></strong>, President, Hendrix College<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, President Emerita, Kenyon College, and former Senior Fellow, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Investing in Digital Technologies to Support Academic Success</h3>Mobile technology can be a valuable tool to support the academic success of students, particularly those who spend significant time away from campus such as student athletes, members of traveling performance groups, or students on “study away.” Digital applications can be used by coaches to monitor athletes’ health, wellness, and performance. Students participating in internships, clinical experiences, or other off-campus activities can tap mobile technologies to access campus services and program support on the go. Presenters will describe how mobile technology strategies have supported student success at their institutions and offer lessons learned on how to create a mobile technology plan that best fits the specific needs of students.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Bryon L. Grigsby</em></strong>, President, Moravian College<br><strong><em>Christopher Hopey</em></strong>, President, Merrimack College<br><strong><em>Dan Senstock</em></strong>, Market Segment Executive, Higher Education, Apple Inc.<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Mary C. Finger</em></strong>, President, Seton Hill University<br></blockquote> <br> <div> <strong>JOINT SESSION WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</strong></div><div> <br> </div> <h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3>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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>David R. Evans</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Ursula McCarty</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Southern Vermont College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Tina M. Dalrymple</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Columbia College (MO)<br></blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)1<div><div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></em></div><div><br><em> </em></div><div><em>(Sponsored by Ellucian)</em><br></div><div><br> </div> <strong>Thursday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Friday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><span><em></em></span></div><div> <br> </div><div><div>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.</div><div> <br> </div><div>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.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>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 <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div></div><div> <br> </div></div><div> <blockquote></blockquote><div> <span> <strong>7:30–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>New Presidents Program Registration</h4> <span> <strong> <br>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners<br></h4></span></span><br></div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents</h3> <strong></strong> <strong></strong> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> <span> <span> <span> <strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span><br></div><div> <strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond </h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><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>Brian C. Ralph</em></strong>, President, William Peace University<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3> <strong></strong></div><div> <span> <strong></strong></span> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC <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<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Making Connections</h4></div><div> <br> </div><div> <span> <span> <span> <span> <strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span></span><br><strong>10:15–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</h4> <br> <strong>11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Higher Ed 101</h4></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong><br> <blockquote>Welcome: <strong><em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br>Remarks: <strong><em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> Sessions for New Presidents</h3> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <span> <span> <span> <span> <span> <strong> <span> <strong>3:15</strong></span>–<span><strong>3:30</strong></span> p.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span></span></span><br><strong>3:30–4:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Small-Group Discussions on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Getting Off to a Great Start</h4></div><div> <br> </div><div> <span> <span> <span> <span> <span> <span> <strong> <span> <strong>3:15</strong></span>–<span><strong>3:30</strong></span> p.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span></span></span></span><br><strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Building Trust</h4> <br> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Open Mike—Questions and Comments</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <span> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong></span><br></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong><br> <blockquote>Hosts: <strong> <em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University, and <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College<br>Remarks: <strong> <em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC</blockquote></div>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions73Spouses and Partners<div><em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em></div><br><h3>Being Unique on Campus: Role Ambiguity and Isolation </h3><div> <em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents and spouses and partners of presidents)</em><br></div><div>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.</div><blockquote> <strong> <em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>Suzie Martin Gonzalez</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br><strong><em>Lobie Stone</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Monmouth College (IL)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Pamela Fleming</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Palm Beach Atlantic University<br></blockquote> <br> <div> <strong>JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS</strong></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples </h3>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.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gregory D.</em></strong> and <strong><em>Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J.</em></strong> and <strong><em>Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Rachel Rumple-Comerford</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University<br></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Breakfast Roundtable Discussions26Spouses and Partners<div> <em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em></div><div> <br> </div><div><div>Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to gather in affinity groups.</div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Issues of Concern to Male Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jay Joyner</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Saint Xavier University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3>Spouses and Partners at Larger Institutions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Karin Foley</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, New York Institute of Technology <br></blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3>Spouses and Partners at Small Institutions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Domes</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3>Spouses and Partners with Careers Inside the College or University</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, St. Norbert College</blockquote></div> <br> <h3>Spouses and Partners with Careers Outside the College or University</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>A. McGuire Gordon</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, The College of Saint Rose</blockquote></div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<h3>Harvard Institutes for Higher Education Alumni and Friends Reception</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program; Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents; and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University</blockquote><br> <h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions102Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><h3>Developing a New Program on Campus: Case Studies</h3>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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College<br><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kathy Creed</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Campbell University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Interacting with Campus Staff</h3>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.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sharon E. Frandsen</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Constance Currier Holoman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana <br><strong><em>Craig MacLeod Walls</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, William Jewell College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Ursula McCarty</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Southern Vermont College<br></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions27Spouses and Partners<div><em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em></div><br><h3>Readers’ Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h3>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.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Robyn Allers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kenneth Hasseler</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Muskingum University<br></blockquote> <br> <div> <strong>JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS</strong></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3>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?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>David R. Evans</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Ursula McCarty</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Southern Vermont College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Tina M. Dalrymple</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Columbia College (MO)<br></blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy79<div> <strong>Thursday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Friday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)</em><br><br> <div>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.<br><br> <div> The 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 <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div></div><div> <br> </div><div><div>Facilitators:</div><blockquote> <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</span><br><span><strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College</span><br></blockquote></div><div><br> <strong>7:30–9:00 a.m.</strong><div><h3>Presidents Governance Academy Registration</h3></div><div> <br> </div><div><div> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3> <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Breakfast</h3></div> <br> <strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><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></div><div><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></div><div> <br> </div><div><div> <strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3> <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Refreshment Break</h3></div> <br> <strong>10:45–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><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 the faculty</li></ul> <br> <strong>Noon–1:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Lunch</h3> <br> <strong>1:15–2:45 p.m.</strong></div><div><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></div><div> <br> </div><div><div> <strong>2:45–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3> <span aria-hidden="true"></span>Refreshment Break</h3></div> <br> <strong>3:00–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)</h3><ul><li>Retreats</li><li>Trustee 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></div><div><h3>Bylaws Discussion</h3><div>Overview of facilitators’ critiques of participants’ bylaws</div> <br> <strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Reception and Dinner<br></h3>Spouses and partners are invited. Stop by the CIC Registration Desk to purchase a guest ticket.</div></div>
BreakfastBreakfast26<p><em>​(Sponsored by Collegis Education)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for those not participating in the CIC Annual Business Meeting or the Presidential Spouses and Partners Program. <br></p>
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting81<strong>​7:45–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Executive Committee Breakfast Meeting </h3> <br> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong></strong><strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Committee Meetings</h3><ul><li>Awards Committee</li><li>Investment Committee</li><li>Orientation for New Board Members</li></ul> <br> <strong>10:10–11:25 a.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Committee Meetings</h3><ul><li>Membership Committee</li><li>Programs Committee</li><li>Public Information Committee</li><li>Resource Development Committee</li></ul> <br> <strong>11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Luncheon</h3> <br> <strong>12:45–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Meeting</h3>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions100Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by AE7)</em><br><br><h3>“Can You Hear Me?” What the Public Wants to Know about Higher Education<br></h3>What do presidents need to be talking about with the media—and with which media—to continue to dispel myths and restore public trust in private higher education? A panel of experienced higher education journalists will offer candid insights into how they perceive the state of private colleges and what the public wants to know. The discussion will consider such issues as the cost of higher education, employment prospects for liberal arts graduates, effective preparation of students for the world of work, and concerns about liberal “brainwashing” of students by faculty members.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Scott Carlson</em></strong>, Senior Writer, <cite>Chronicle of Higher Education</cite><br><strong><em>Melissa Korn</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <cite>Wall Street Journal</cite><br><strong><em>Jon Marcus</em></strong>, Higher Education Editor, <cite>Hechinger Report</cite><br> Chair: <strong><em>Meredith Jung-En Woo</em></strong>, President, Sweet Briar College</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Developing a Strategic Response to Enrollment Shifts</h3>In the midst of a turbulent environment characterized by stagnant enrollment, demographic shifts, rapid technological change, and constrained resources, how are presidents leading their institutions to attract, retain, and graduate more students? This session will explore the latest trends in enrollment, the impact these trends are having on smaller private colleges and universities, and the strategic enrollment growth approaches that institutions are using to succeed.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kevin W. Crockett</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br><strong><em>Beck A. Taylor</em></strong>, President, Whitworth University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Susan Schultz Huxman</em></strong>, President, Eastern Mennonite University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Higher Education Today and Tomorrow: More Lessons from New Research</h3>As a follow-up to his keynote address, Howard Gardner, with Wendy Fischman, will present additional details of their new national study about the future of higher education and the arts and sciences. Participants will be able to discuss the results and the implications for independent colleges and universities.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Wendy Fischman</em></strong>, Senior Project Manager, Project Zero, Harvard University <br><strong><em>Howard Gardner</em></strong>, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>H. James Williams</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Joseph University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Presidential Leadership and Innovative Strategies for Fiscal Stability and Growth</h3>How can presidents identify and evaluate novel strategies to achieve financial stability and position their institutions for growth? Presenters will discuss new approaches to the use of restricted and unrestricted funds, revenue diversification, resource allocation, program development, enrollment, tuition resets, and partnerships with community colleges and other types of institutions.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former President, Mercy College (NY) <br> <strong> <em>Lori E. Varlotta</em></strong>, President, Hiram College<br><strong><em>Marylou Yam</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Clarence R. Wyatt</em></strong>, President, Monmouth College (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Presidential Strategies for Free Speech Challenges</h3>What do presidents need to consider when facing challenges to freedom of speech on campus? What are the best ways to ensure that the college environment is committed to intellectual openness and civil discourse? What opportunities do these turbulent times offer college presidents to lead trustees, faculty members, alumni, and other community stakeholders? The discussion will include effective strategies, practices, and resources to address challenges and opportunities related to campus speech and academic freedom.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Emily Chamlee-Wright</em></strong>, President and CEO, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University<br><strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br><strong><em>Zach P. Messitte</em></strong>, President, Ripon College <br><strong><em>James H. Mullen</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>James H. Mullen</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>The Pivotal (and Perplexing) President-Board Relationship</h3>As presidents navigate an ever-difficult terrain they risk getting ahead of the faculty, falling behind the board, or being beaten by the competition. In this environment, presidents need the support and guidance of trustees more than ever. Done right, boards can add significant value to ensuring the institution’s future well-being. Done wrong, the future of the presidency and the institution may be in jeopardy. Presenters will offer proven approaches for negotiating the pivotal—and at times perplexing—president-board relationship and invite candid discussion about these governance issues.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Peter D. Eckel</em></strong>, Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership Programs, Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, University of Pennsylvania, and co-author, <cite>Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently about Governing Colleges and Universities</cite> (2018)<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California <br> <strong> <em>Cathy A. Trower</em></strong>, President, Trower & Trower, Inc., and co-author, <cite>Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently about Governing Colleges and Universities</cite> (2018)<br>Chair: <strong> <em>William T. Bogart</em></strong>, President, Maryville College<br></blockquote>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated Meetings6<div><em>(Sponsored by Aramark)</em></div><div><br></div><div>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.</div><div><br></div><div><br></div><h3>Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3><div> <br> </div><h4>​Battling Climate Change </h4>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, which has a membership of more than 600 colleges and universities. Discuss with colleagues ways to address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action and in the curriculum.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College, and past Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature<br> <strong> <em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Chair, Climate Leadership Network <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Developing Vocational Exploration on Campus</h4>The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide network of 232 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, including a national conference in March and several grant programs to support campus efforts.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote><div><br> </div><div><h4>Health Meets Wealth: Optimizing Retiree Health Care Benefits</h4>What do presidents need to know about affordable retiree health care options that provide organizational sustainability and attract and retain a diverse and talented workforce? How can the right health care package maximize the retirement readiness of faculty and staff members and provide greater tax savings to employees and the institution? Discuss ways presidents can utilize limited resources while aligning employee benefits with the institution’s strategic objectives. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Timothy E. Lane</em></strong>, President and CEO, Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions<br></blockquote><br> </div><h4>Partnerships for Enriching Educational Experiences in the Nation’s Capital</h4>Discuss how experiential learning and innovative career preparation can provide students with a valuable supplement to a liberal arts curriculum. Learn about semester-long immersive internships and networking opportunities in Washington, DC, which combine mentorship and self-assessment with academic coursework, individual advising, and professional development.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Christopher K. Norton</em></strong>, President, The Washington Center <br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Academy</h4>How can the academy better prevent sexual harassment and improve the way it is addressed? Discuss recommendations from a new report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine that include integrating values of diversity, inclusion, and respect; changing the power dynamics for support and reporting; improving advocacy and support services; and increasing transparency and accountability.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Elizabeth L. Hillman</em></strong>, President, Mills College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>The President’s Role in Managing the Enrollment Team</h4>This discussion will combine industry-focused research on the maturity model for enrollment management with examples of how college presidents are evolving their roles and teams to address the mounting pressures of demographic shifts, economic challenges, and increased competition. The discussion will help presidents understand the skills, research, technology, and professional development that allows the enrollment team to ensure success.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kim Reid</em></strong>, Eduventures Principal Analyst, ACT | NRCCUA<br><strong><em>Gerard J. Rooney</em></strong>, President, St. John Fisher College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h4>Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. The discussion 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</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Associated Meetings</h3><div> <br> </div><div><h4>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Loren G. Agrey</em></strong>, President, Burman University (Canada)</blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael Galligan-Stierle</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Shirley V. Hoogstra</em></strong>, President</blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Participating in the Institute for the First Time</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors</blockquote></div>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated Meetings16<div> <em>(Sponsored by The Learning House, Inc.)</em></div><div> <br> </div><div>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><h3>Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3><div> <br> </div><h4>​Collaborating to Support and Sustain Independent Colleges</h4>Learn how independent colleges are collaborating to offer academic programs that increase offerings and lower costs. Presidents will discuss the benefits of collaboration as well as strategies for overcoming barriers to inter-institutional cooperation.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David W. Bushman</em></strong>, President, Bridgewater College<br><strong><em>Janet L. Holmgren</em></strong>, President Emerita, Mills College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><div><h4>Course Sharing to Support Student Completion</h4>An increasing number of private colleges and universities are engaging in consortial course sharing to support students’ timely progress. CIC’s new Online Course Sharing Consortium allows participating colleges to use empty “seats” available in other CIC colleges’ online courses to help students catch up, replace poor grades, remain eligible for athletics and financial aid, and graduate on time. This discussion will address key features of the new CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Norval C. Kneten</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC, and retired President, Barton College<br><strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>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 when and 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>Nancy H. Blattner</em></strong>, President, Caldwell University <br> <strong> <em>Bryan E. Carlson</em></strong>, President, The Registry<br></blockquote> <br> </div><h4>How Parents’ Perceptions of College Choice Are Changing</h4>Findings from a new survey of parents of prospective college students will be discussed. What do parents think about higher education and choosing a college in today’s market? How have parents’ perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors changed in recent years?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Pam Kiecker Royall</em></strong>, Head of Enrollment Services Research, EAB<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Making Research Actionable by Presidents </h4>CIC’s <cite>Digest of Recent Research</cite> highlights timely research from scholarly journals and other publications with a focus on findings relevant to presidents and other leaders of independent colleges and universities. The editor of the <cite>Digest</cite> invites presidents to share issues and topics that are of interest to them. What gaps exist in the research literature, and how can findings be translated more readily into action for presidents and other senior campus leaders?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Matthew J. Mayhew</em></strong>, William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration, Ohio State University, and Editor, <cite>Digest of Recent Research</cite>, CIC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Managing Endowment Risk</h4>How can presidents assess whether endowment investment strategies are too risky or not aggressive enough? What is the potential impact to the institution of lackluster endowment management in a volatile market? The discussion will consider a total enterprise approach to endowment risk management that incorporates the institution’s financial and operating profile with the goal of improving long-term financial sustainability.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Michael A. Murray</em></strong>, Managing Director and Chief Business Development Officer, Endowment and Philanthropic Services, TIAA<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Using the Dual Transformation Strategy to Innovate in Higher Education</h4>Discuss a new approach to strategic planning that effectively encompasses a thoughtful reflection on the past with a visioning effort that incorporates academic, financial, and operational aspects. How can the process incorporate strategic issues of academic program growth, operational excellence, and sustainable finances? The discussion will encourage consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative planning methods and identify approaches for a more effective balancing of aspirational goals and pragmatic needs.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Peter Stokes</em></strong>, Managing Director, Higher Education, Huron<br><strong><em>John I. Williams, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Muhlenberg College</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Associated Meetings<br></h3><div> <br> </div><div><h4>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)</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></div><div><h4> <br>National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)</h4><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Daniel T. Dutcher</em></strong>, Vice President for Division III, NCAA, and <strong> <em>Jeffrey R. Docking</em></strong>, President, Adrian College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>New American Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Troy D. Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>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></div><div><h4> <br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, President, Jarvis Christian College <br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>David G. Horner</em></strong>, President, American College of Greece <br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Project Pericles Presidents</h4><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles, and <strong> <em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Rural Higher Education Initiative</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, Dakota Wesleyan University</blockquote></div>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Nathaan Demers; Chris McCarthySpouses and Partners<div> <em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em></div> <br> <h3>The Loneliness Cycle: A Campus-Wide Challenge</h3><div> 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.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong> <em> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Nathaan Demers headshot" src="/p/2019-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Demers-Nathaan.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />Nathaan Demers</em></strong> 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.</div><div> <br> <strong> <em> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Chris McCarthy headshot" src="/p/2019-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/McCarthy-Chris.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />Chris McCarthy</em></strong> 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 <cite>Harvard Business Review</cite>, <cite>Fast Company</cite>, and the <cite>New York Times</cite> as well as Maureen Bisognano and Charles Kenney’s <cite>Pursuing the Triple Aim</cite> (2012). He collaborated with Lyle Berkowitz on Innovation with <cite>Information Technologies in Healthcare</cite> (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.<br><br>Chair: <strong> <em>Prema Samhat</em></strong>, Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Wofford College </div>
Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members LuncheonExecutive Officers of CIC State Council Members Luncheon9<p>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></p>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Co-sponsored by Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and Strada Education Network)</em><br><br>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide Institute participants with an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.<br><br><em>Please note: Dinner tickets for adult guests and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p>
Post-Institute Workshop: Making It Your Own—Nontraditional and Adaptive Approaches to Fundraising CampaignsPost-Institute Workshop: Making It Your Own—Nontraditional and Adaptive Approaches to Fundraising Campaigns97Workshop<em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br></em> <h3>Making It Your Own—Nontraditional and Adaptive Approaches to Fundraising Campaigns</h3><p> <em></em>While capital and comprehensive campaigns have some traditional elements, maxims, and methods, a president should be encouraged to develop a fresh approach that fits the institution’s context, goals, heritage, and experience. How can presidents decide how to use traditional campaign constructs creatively to achieve greater fundraising results? Each institution, including those without a history of philanthropic achievement, has an opportunity to carve out its own path to success. For institutions new to the campaign world, remaining open to newfound opportunities may inform and change overall campaign strategy. A carefully articulated campaign goal is essential, but it also may pair well with an adaptive approach. Workshop leaders will share lessons learned and will engage participants in a discussion about entrepreneurial approaches that break with conventional wisdom and offer new ways to attract significantly greater donor support.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em>Nancy Oliver Gray</em></strong>, Senior Consultant, Gonser Gerber LLP, and President Emerita, Hollins University<br><strong><em>Don Hasseltine</em></strong>, Senior Consultant, Aspen Leadership Group<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br><strong><em>Larry Stimpert</em></strong>, President, Hampden-Sydney College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Robert E. Staton</em></strong>, President, Presbyterian College<br></blockquote> Fee: $75
Open Dialogue: Options for Private Higher Education in Institutional Banking and Commercial LendingOpen Dialogue: Options for Private Higher Education in Institutional Banking and Commercial Lending98Slim operating margins, constrained revenues, and tight lending markets make it challenging for private colleges and universities to stabilize their financial position and seize opportunities for investment in new programs and growth. By effectively putting both sides of the balance sheet to work, presidents can help their institutions achieve optimal growth in the near term while also laying the groundwork for long-term financial sustainability. Equipping presidents to assess their current banking relationships and lending opportunities is key. What pricing and financing structures should presidents consider? What lending options are available? How can presidents be sure their institution is getting the full benefits of banking options currently in the marketplace? A senior banking executive and an experienced president will lead the discussion to explore these and other questions about banking and lending.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br><strong><em>John Pataky</em></strong>, Executive Vice President, Chief Consumer and Commercial Banking Executive, TIAA Bank<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Christina Cutlip</em></strong>, Senior Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kelly M. Thompson</em></strong>, President, Culver-Stockton College<br></blockquote>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service99<div>​Presiding: <strong> <em>Kina Mallard</em></strong>, President, Reinhardt University</div><div><br></div><div><span><span><h3>Additional Worship Options</h3> Participants have the opportunity to attend worship services in the community provided by a variety of religious organizations including Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations. A list of local places of worship is provided in the Institute Guidebook app and at the CIC Registration Desk.</span></span><br></div>
LECNA FellowsLECNA Fellows103<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Thomas E. Cedel</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas</p>
Lutheran Educational Conference of North AmericaLutheran Educational Conference of North America104<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Tom Ries</em></strong>, President, Concordia University, St. Paul</p>
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist ChurchNational Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church105<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Mark E. Hanshaw</em></strong>, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry</p>
Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors ReceptionWomen’s College Coalition Board of Directors Reception106<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Michele Ozumba</em></strong>, President</p>
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church Board of Directors Meeting and DinnerNational Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church Board of Directors Meeting and Dinner107<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Mark E. Hanshaw</em></strong>, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry</p>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration108<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
LECNA FellowsLECNA Fellows109<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Thomas E. Cedel</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas</p>
Lutheran Educational Conference of North AmericaLutheran Educational Conference of North America109<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Tom Ries</em></strong>, President, Concordia University, St. Paul</p>
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist ChurchNational Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church110<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Mark E. Hanshaw</em></strong>, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry</p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations111<div>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.</div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Board Relations</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz <br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Presidential Contracts </h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</blockquote></div>
Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting113<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Prema Samhat</em></strong>, Chair, Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Wofford College</p>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors114​All sponsors of the Presidents Institute are welcome.<br><blockquote>Host: <strong> <em>CIC Board of Directors</em></strong></blockquote>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration115<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations116<div>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.</div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Board Relations</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz <br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Presidential Contracts </h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</blockquote></div>
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break117<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Educational & Institutional Insurance Administrators, Inc.)</em></p>
Refreshment Break and Boxed LunchesRefreshment Break and Boxed Lunches118<p>​<em>(Sponsored by The Registry)</em><br><br>Boxed lunches are available for registered Institute participants. Please pick up a boxed lunch and proceed to one of the concurrent sessions.<br></p>
Refreshment BreakRefreshment Break119<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Casagrande Consulting, LLC)</em> </p>
2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants Information Session2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Participants Information Session120<p>​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</p>
CIC State Councils Advisory Committee MeetingCIC State Councils Advisory Committee Meeting121<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC</p>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration122<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
Workshop: "How to Adapt a College to New Conditions"Workshop: "How to Adapt a College to New Conditions"11Workshop<div> <em>(Sponsored by Credo)</em></div><div> <br> </div><div> <em>Please note: Pre-registration is required. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em></div> <em> <br></em> <p> <em></em>Leading a college today requires agility and creativity to enhance the institution’s sustainability. Rising consumer and political dissatisfaction with higher education; the growing revolt against sticker prices; failure to increase net tuition revenue substantially; the increase in the number of students with some community college experience; the inability to increase auxiliary revenue, fundraising results, and endowment returns; and the growing limitations on debt are some of the challenges presidents face. Workshop presenters will lead interactive discussions to identify ways to adapt the current financial model to preserve the history and culture of an institution and remain true to its mission. Other topics that will be considered include economies of scale, the redeployment of underutilized assets, increasing efficiencies, and new ways to support academic and student life programs.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College<br><strong><em>W. Joseph King</em></strong>, President, Lyon College, and co-author of <cite>How to Run a College</cite> (2018)<br><strong><em>Brian C. Mitchell</em></strong>, Principal, Academic Innovators, past President, Bucknell University, and co-author of <cite>How to Run a College</cite> (2018)<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Steven M. Corey</em></strong>, President, Olivet College<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Roman Catholic MassRoman Catholic Mass99<div>Presiding: <strong><em>Malachi Van Tassell, TOR</em></strong>, President, Saint Francis University (PA)</div><div><br></div> <h3>Additional Worship Options</h3> Participants have the opportunity to attend worship services in the community provided by a variety of religious organizations including Jewish, Muslim, and Christian congregations. A list of local places of worship is provided in the Institute Guidebook app and at the CIC Registration Desk.<br>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Breakfast Roundtable Discussions16Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br>​Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several Roundtables are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.<br> <div> <br> </div><div><h3>Campus Work </h3><ul><li>Building Relationships with Campus Employees </li><li>Connecting with Commuter Students</li><li>Creating Events and Programs on a Limited Budget</li><li>Engaging with Students</li><li>Favorite Event Themes</li></ul><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kelly T. Knapp</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College<br><strong><em>Cayce McCormick</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Schreiner University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B"><br></h4><h3>Community Involvement </h3><ul><li>Visibility in the Community</li><li>How Does My Service in the Community Help My College or University?</li><li>Impact on Alumni and Donor Relations</li><li>Student and Faculty Engagement in the Community </li><li>Communicating with Donors and Alumni in Coordination with the Advancement Office</li></ul><blockquote> <strong> <em>René E. Johnson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Finlandia University<br><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B"><br></h4><h3>Life Work </h3><ul><li>Balancing Privacy and a Public Role</li><li>Balancing Professional Lives</li><li>Issues for Spouses and Partners in Small Towns</li><li>Living in a Fishbowl </li><li>Unique Issues for Male Spouses</li></ul><blockquote> <strong> <em>Trish Andrews</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Southwestern College (KS)<br><strong><em>David A. Scotch</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Elizabeth<br></blockquote></div><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B"><br></h4><h3>Living Well<br></h3><ul><li>Healthy Eating</li><li>Life Transitions</li><li>Mindfulness</li><li>Running the Presidential Home</li><li>Work-Life Balance</li></ul><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College<br><strong><em>Carole Campbell Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University</blockquote>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations123<div>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.</div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Board Relations</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz <br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Presidential Contracts </h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP</blockquote></div>
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break124<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Derck & Edson)</em></p>
Refreshment Break and Boxed LunchesRefreshment Break and Boxed Lunches125<p><em>​(Sponsored by Yaffe & Company, Inc.)</em><br><br>Boxed lunches are available for registered Institute participants. Please pick up a boxed lunch and proceed to one of the concurrent sessions.<br></p>
Refreshment BreakRefreshment Break126<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Orbis Education)</em></p>

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

Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:15 a.m.

Building Resiliency


9:15–10:45 a.m.

Making the Role Work for You


Joint Sessions 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
Trish Andrews, Presidential Spouse, Southwestern College (KS)
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

4:00–5:30 p.m.

Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors Reception

Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

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

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

Michigan Colleges Alliance

Convener: Robert P. Bartlett, President

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: Barbara A. Farley, President, Illinois College

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

​The Westin Kierland Hotel

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

 Hotel Information


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.
 

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