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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About the Institute

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 traditions 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 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 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 affiliated 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
  • Billy C. Hawkins
    Billy C. Hawkins
    Talladega College
  • Helen G. Drinan
    Helen G. Drinan
    Simmons College
  • Steven C. Bahls
    Steven C. Bahls
    Augustana College

Schedule

 

 

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Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)73Concurrent Session<div> <span> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em></span><br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Breaking Barriers to Community College Transfer</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <br> <h3>“Can You Hear Me?” What the Public Wants to Know about Higher Education</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Scott Carlson</em></strong>, Senior Writer, <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em><br><strong><em>Melissa Korn</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <em>Wall Street Journal</em><br><strong><em>Jon Marcus</em></strong>, Higher Education Editor, <em>Hechinger Report</em><br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Considerations for Higher Education Business Models</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <br> <h3>Cultivating the Leadership Pipeline</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Developing a Strategic Response to Enrollment Shifts</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kevin W. Crockett</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Fostering Diversity and Inclusion on Campus</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Sean 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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Harnessing IT to Deliver Breakthrough Growth, Efficiency, and Agility</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Michael 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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Higher Education Today and Tomorrow: More Lessons from New Research</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Innovation and the Independent College</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, Wilson College<br><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, CIC, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>William Tsutsui</em></strong>, President, Hendrix College<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Intercollegiate Athletics at Private Colleges and Universities: Insights from Recent Research</h3> <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 <em>Taking the Field: Intercollegiate Athletics on CIC Campuses</em> (forthcoming)<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Investing in Digital Technologies to Support Academic Success</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Leading Strategic Change: President’s “Open Mike”</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Lessons Learned from College Mergers and Acquisitions</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Partnerships for Sharing Courses and Revenue</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br><strong><em>Ray Martinez</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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Presidential Leadership and Innovative Strategies for Fiscal Stability and Growth</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith</em></strong>, President, Birmingham-Southern College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former President, Mercy College (NY)<br><strong><em>Marylou Yam</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Presidential Succession Planning</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program, Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Thinking Differently about Board Governance</h3> <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<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.<br></blockquote></span></span> <div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> Joint Sessions with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3></div><div> <br> <h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Gregory D. and Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <span><br></span></div><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S. and Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)</blockquote></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<div> <span> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em></span><br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Breaking Barriers to Community College Transfer</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <br> <h3>“Can You Hear Me?” What the Public Wants to Know about Higher Education</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Scott Carlson</em></strong>, Senior Writer, <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em><br><strong><em>Melissa Korn</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <em>Wall Street Journal</em><br><strong><em>Jon Marcus</em></strong>, Higher Education Editor, <em>Hechinger Report</em><br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Considerations for Higher Education Business Models</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <br> <h3>Cultivating the Leadership Pipeline</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Developing a Strategic Response to Enrollment Shifts</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kevin W. Crockett</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Fostering Diversity and Inclusion on Campus</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Sean 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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Harnessing IT to Deliver Breakthrough Growth, Efficiency, and Agility</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Michael 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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Higher Education Today and Tomorrow: More Lessons from New Research</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Innovation and the Independent College</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, Wilson College<br><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, CIC, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>William Tsutsui</em></strong>, President, Hendrix College<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Intercollegiate Athletics at Private Colleges and Universities: Insights from Recent Research</h3> <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 <em>Taking the Field: Intercollegiate Athletics on CIC Campuses</em> (forthcoming)<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Investing in Digital Technologies to Support Academic Success</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Leading Strategic Change: President’s “Open Mike”</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Lessons Learned from College Mergers and Acquisitions</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Partnerships for Sharing Courses and Revenue</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br><strong><em>Ray Martinez</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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Presidential Leadership and Innovative Strategies for Fiscal Stability and Growth</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith</em></strong>, President, Birmingham-Southern College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former President, Mercy College (NY)<br><strong><em>Marylou Yam</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Presidential Succession Planning</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program, Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Thinking Differently about Board Governance</h3> <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<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.<br></blockquote></span></span> <div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> Joint Sessions with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3></div><div> <br> <h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Gregory D. and Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <span><br></span></div><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S. and Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)</blockquote></div>
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> </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>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.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <span><br></span></div><div><h3>SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS<br></h3>Welcoming Remarks: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University</div><div> <br> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President, Academic Search, Inc., and President Emeritus, Susquehanna University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <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</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Brian C. Ralph</em></strong>, President, William Peace University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College (MA)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Lynn M. Morton</em></strong>, President, Warren Wilson College<br><strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, President, Wilberforce University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Thomas F. Flynn</em></strong>, President, Alvernia University<br><strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3>SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3>Welcoming Remarks: <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><br>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br><br> <h4>Session Topics</h4><ul><li>Making Connections</li><li>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</li><li>Higher Ed 101</li><li>Getting Off to a Great Start</li><li>Building Trust</li><li>Building Resiliency</li><li>Making the Role Work for You</li><li>Taking Charge of Your Role</li></ul></div><div> <br> <h3>JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS  </h3> <br> <h4>Luncheon</h4><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> <br> <h4>Reception and Dinner</h4><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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College <br> <strong> <em>Barry A. Keith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Pfeiffer University <br> <strong> <em>Colleen Perry Keith</em></strong>, President, Pfeiffer University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote></div></div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<p> Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute:</p><p> <em>(as of July 30, 2018)</em><br></p><ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Information Session</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</li><li>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</li><li>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities </li><li>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</li><li>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils</li><li>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</li><li>Independent Colleges of Indiana</li><li>Independent Colleges of Washington</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges </li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America </li><li>Michigan Colleges Alliance</li><li>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</li><li>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church   </li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>New American Colleges and Universities</li><li>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time</li><li>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</li><li>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</li><li>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</li><li>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</li><li>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
Sessions for Spouses and Partners (including lunch)Sessions for Spouses and Partners (including lunch)73Spouses and Partners<h3>Being Unique on Campus: Role Ambiguity and Isolation</h3><blockquote><p> <strong><em>Suzie Martin Gonzalez</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br><strong><em>Lobie Stone</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Monmouth College (IL)<br></p></blockquote><h3>Developing a New Program on Campus</h3><blockquote><p> <strong><em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College<br><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br></p></blockquote><h3>Interacting with Campus Staff</h3><blockquote><p> <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></p></blockquote><h3>Reader’s Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h3><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></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS  </h3><h3> <br>Fundraising by Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote><p> <strong> <em>Gregory D. and Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br></p></blockquote><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S. and Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)</blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners<h3>Being Unique on Campus: Role Ambiguity and Isolation</h3><blockquote><p> <strong><em>Suzie Martin Gonzalez</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br><strong><em>Lobie Stone</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Monmouth College (IL)<br></p></blockquote><h3>Developing a New Program on Campus</h3><blockquote><p> <strong><em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College<br><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br></p></blockquote><h3>Interacting with Campus Staff</h3><blockquote><p> <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></p></blockquote><h3>Reader’s Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h3><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></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS  </h3><h3> <br>Fundraising by Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote><p> <strong> <em>Gregory D. and Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br></p></blockquote><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S. and Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)</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.–3:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)</em><br><br>CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is an intensive and highly participatory two-day program for 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>Please pre-register for the Academy. The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy 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.</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> </div><div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with the faculty</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices</h3><ul><li>Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees</li><li>Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers</li><li>Meetings</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li><li>Retreats</li><li>Trustee orientation programs</li><li>In-service education </li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion Groups</h3><ul><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul> <br> <h3>Bylaws Critique </h3><ul><li>Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws</li><li>Discussion of critiques with peers</li></ul> <br> <h3>Pulling It All Together</h3><ul><li>What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?</li><li>What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?</li><li>Illustrations of a few plans</li></ul></div></div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62<p> Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute:</p><p> <em>(as of July 30, 2018)</em><br></p><ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Information Session</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</li><li>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</li><li>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities </li><li>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</li><li>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils</li><li>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</li><li>Independent Colleges of Indiana</li><li>Independent Colleges of Washington</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges </li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America </li><li>Michigan Colleges Alliance</li><li>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</li><li>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church   </li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>New American Colleges and Universities</li><li>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time</li><li>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</li><li>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</li><li>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</li><li>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</li><li>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
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Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)48Concurrent Session<div> <span> <em>(Additional sessions will be added to the program and the CIC website as they are confirmed.)</em></span><br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Breaking Barriers to Community College Transfer</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <br> <h3>“Can You Hear Me?” What the Public Wants to Know about Higher Education</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Scott Carlson</em></strong>, Senior Writer, <em>Chronicle of Higher Education</em><br><strong><em>Melissa Korn</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <em>Wall Street Journal</em><br><strong><em>Jon Marcus</em></strong>, Higher Education Editor, <em>Hechinger Report</em><br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Considerations for Higher Education Business Models</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <br> <h3>Cultivating the Leadership Pipeline</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Developing a Strategic Response to Enrollment Shifts</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kevin W. Crockett</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Fostering Diversity and Inclusion on Campus</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Sean 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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Harnessing IT to Deliver Breakthrough Growth, Efficiency, and Agility</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Michael 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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Higher Education Today and Tomorrow: More Lessons from New Research</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Innovation and the Independent College</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, Wilson College<br><strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, CIC, and President Emerita, Kenyon College<br><strong><em>William Tsutsui</em></strong>, President, Hendrix College<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Intercollegiate Athletics at Private Colleges and Universities: Insights from Recent Research</h3> <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 <em>Taking the Field: Intercollegiate Athletics on CIC Campuses</em> (forthcoming)<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Investing in Digital Technologies to Support Academic Success</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Leading Strategic Change: President’s “Open Mike”</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Lessons Learned from College Mergers and Acquisitions</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Partnerships for Sharing Courses and Revenue</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br><strong><em>Ray Martinez</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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Presidential Leadership and Innovative Strategies for Fiscal Stability and Growth</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Linda Flaherty-Goldsmith</em></strong>, President, Birmingham-Southern College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former President, Mercy College (NY)<br><strong><em>Marylou Yam</em></strong>, President, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Presidential Succession Planning</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program, Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents, and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University<br></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h3> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <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></blockquote> </span></span> <span> <span> <br> <h3>Thinking Differently about Board Governance</h3> <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<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.<br></blockquote></span></span> <div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> Joint Sessions with Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3></div><div> <br> <h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Gregory D. and Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <span><br></span></div><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S. and Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)</blockquote></div>
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Welcome, Address, and Luncheon for Spouses and Partners: Nathaan Demers and Caroline FitzGeraldWelcome, Address, and Luncheon for Spouses and Partners: Nathaan Demers and Caroline FitzGerald48Nathaan Demers; Caroline FitzGeraldSpouses and Partners<h3>Health Promotion for the Digital Native: Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being</h3><div></div><div><p>Health and wellness tend to be low on most students’ to-do lists but are critically important. Meeting students on their terms with well-being initiatives through scalable and personalized digital interventions has proven to be effective. Nathaan Demers, a clinical psychologist and director of clinical programs at Grit Digital Health, will provide a case study of YOU@CSU, a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, and connects them to campus resources. Results from implementation include promotion of well-being on campus, and the opportunity to use data analysis to inform campus health policies and students’ success initiatives. Caroline FitzGerald, a project lead for Hopelab, will highlight a new collaborative program aimed at tackling loneliness in the college population. She will share insights that have emerged from in-depth interviews with students experiencing loneliness and show how this qualitative data can be combined with academic research to find effective solutions to increase the feelings of belonging and connectedness among students.<br></p><p> <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 University of Denver.</p> <strong><em><span><strong><em><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Caroline FitzGerald headshot" src="/p/2019-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/FitzGerald-Caroline.jpg" style="margin:5px;" /></em></strong></span>Caroline FitzGerald</em></strong> is a project lead for Hopelab, a social innovation lab focused on building science-based technologies “to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults. She leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers, designers, and strategists weaving together tools from systems thinking, human-centered design, and research to take the understanding of health and behavioral problems and solutions to new places. Before Hopelab, FitzGerald worked for nine years as an occupational therapist for people with serious mental illness in the U.S., U.K., and New Zealand. She earned her BS in occupational science and her MS in occupational therapy from Ithaca College.<br></div>
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Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<p> Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute:</p><p> <em>(as of July 30, 2018)</em><br></p><ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Information Session</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</li><li>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</li><li>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities </li><li>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</li><li>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils</li><li>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</li><li>Independent Colleges of Indiana</li><li>Independent Colleges of Washington</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges </li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America </li><li>Michigan Colleges Alliance</li><li>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</li><li>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church   </li><li>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</li><li>New American Colleges and Universities</li><li>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time</li><li>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</li><li>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</li><li>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</li><li>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</li><li>Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
Optional Excursion: Wine Tasting and BottlingOptional Excursion: Wine Tasting and Bottling10Optional Excursion;Spouses and Partners<p>Optional excursions are provided and managed by Kuoni Destination Management. Sign up at the <a href="https://www.kuoni-sharedservices4.com/council-of-independent-colleges" target="_blank">Kuoni Destination Management Presidents Institute excursion registration page</a> and enter the password <strong>2019cic</strong>.</p><p>Note that any changes or cancellations also should be made directly with Kuoni Destination Management. Please refer to their stated refund and cancellation policies when you register. Fees for optional excursions include transportation from and to the hotel, applicable taxes, gratuity, and credit card processing fee. Please pre-register as space is limited.<br></p><p>​<img class="img-responsive" src="/p/2019-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Wine-Tasting.jpg" alt="Two photos: (left) crate of wine bottles; (right) table set with cheese, fruit, crackers, and wine glasses" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:195px;" /></p><h3>Tasting and Bottling</h3><p>Su Vino Winery is a family-owned and operated winery located in the Old Town District of downtown Scottsdale. This award-winning winery specializes in wine customization, including unique and interesting varietals. It also is the only winery in Scottsdale to offer guests the opportunity to take part in the bottling process. The visit begins with an educational session about the winery, production, and sourcing. Then guests will participate in tastings and in the winemaking process by bottling and corking wines and labeling the bottles. Light refreshments, including cheeses, crackers, and fruit will be served.<br><br><em>Cost: $116.48 per person</em></p>
Workshop: "How to Adapt a College to New Conditions"Workshop: "How to Adapt a College to New Conditions"11Workshop <em>Please note that advance registration is required, as space is limited. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials and refreshments.<br><br></em> <h3>How to Adapt a College to New Conditions</h3><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 <em>How to Run a College</em> (2018)<br><strong><em>Brian C. Mitchell</em></strong>, Principal, Academic Innovators, past president, Bucknell University, and co-author of <em>How to Run a College</em> (2018)<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p>This is an opportunity—between afternoon workshops and the excursion and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants as well as family members and guests are welcome.<br></p>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners
Welcome and Keynote Address: Howard GardnerWelcome and Keynote Address: Howard Gardner4Howard GardnerPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Higher Education Today and Tomorrow: Lessons from New Research<br></h3><p> Presidents of independent colleges and universities are asked to lead significant institutional change. But how do they know in which direction to move the campus? Leadership is strongest when grounded in principle, evidence, and expertise. Acclaimed Harvard University developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, perhaps best known for his theory of multiple intelligences, is concluding a large-scale national study about the future of higher education and the arts and sciences. This study, which has been under way since 2014, seeks to understand how the chief constituencies of campuses, including students, faculty members, senior administrators, parents, alumni/ae, trustees, and even job recruiters, think about the purpose of education and the value of non-career-oriented education, among other things. Gardner and his team have interviewed more than 2,000 people on ten disparate campuses posing questions such as: What is the purpose of college? What do you hope you will get out of your particular institution? What are the biggest challenges and the most promising opportunities? Ultimately, the study aims to provide valuable recommendations on how best to provide a high-quality education that is not strictly career-oriented for the 21st century. In his keynote address, Gardner will present initial findings from his research. Presidents will learn about the views of different members of campus communities and the alignment—or misalignment—between their thoughts on the value and values of traditional higher education. This information can enhance the claims presidents make about the power of the education offered by their institutions and guide strategic change.<br></p>
Plenary Session: Esther BrimmerPlenary Session: Esther Brimmer17Esther BrimmerPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Strategic Leadership for Internationalization</h3><div>College campuses, once defined as small, contiguous geographic areas, increasingly are far-flung enterprises that embrace multiple communities and cultures. Institutions have satellite campuses across town, across the country, and across the globe; students study abroad; and incoming students and faculty members are more diverse in background and origin. What seemed, however, to be an ever-expanding path toward internationalization is now in question. Will federal policies and cultural trends stymie campus efforts to diversify the curriculum, student experience, and campus constituencies? Will incivility among students from different cultural backgrounds impede internationalization? Will campus communities continue to value internationalization? How can presidents think globally and lead strategically in this new era? Esther Brimmer, executive director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators and former assistant secretary of state for international organization affairs, will offer guidance to independent college presidents on these issues.<br></div>
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Networking Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Spouses and Partners61Spouses and Partners<em></em><span><strong>1:30–2:25 p.m.</strong> <h4> Keeping It Fresh: Generating Ideas and Enthusiasm in the Long Term</h4> <p>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.</p> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>J. Tim Blattner</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Caldwell University</blockquote></span><br><span><strong>2:35–3:30 p.m.</strong> <h4> “Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners</h4> <p>Spouses and partners will share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.</p> <blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Christine Burns-DiBiasio</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University</blockquote></span>
Optional Excursion: An Architect’s Dream TourOptional Excursion: An Architect’s Dream Tour22Optional Excursion;Spouses and Partners<p>Optional excursions are provided and managed by Kuoni Destination Management. Sign up at the <a href="https://www.kuoni-sharedservices4.com/council-of-independent-colleges" target="_blank">Kuoni Destination Management Presidents Institute excursion registration page</a> and enter the password <strong>2019cic</strong>.</p><p>Note that any changes or cancellations also should be made directly with Kuoni Destination Management. Please refer to their stated refund and cancellation policies when you register. Fees for optional excursions include transportation from and to the hotel, applicable taxes, gratuity, and credit card processing fee. Please pre-register as space is limited.<br></p><p>​<img class="img-responsive" src="/p/2019-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Frank-Lloyd-Wright.jpg" alt="Front view of the Price House" style="margin:5px;width:350px;height:195px;" /></p><h3>An Architect’s Dream Tour</h3><p>Taliesin West is a National Historic Landmark and home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and School of Architecture. Nestled on over 600 acres of Sonoran Desert in the foothills of the McDowell Mountains, the landscape is filled with a variety of natural vegetation, including cacti, ironwood, and mesquite. This tour will take guests through the courtyards and garden paths and along a reflecting pool to the drafting studio of the Taliesin Architect Group. Following the tour of the grounds and living room, guests will be invited to sit in some of Frank Lloyd Wright’s furniture designs. Guests then will tour the Price House, another architectural masterpiece designed and built by Frank Lloyd Wright, located in Paradise Valley.<br><br><em>Cost: $128.96 per person</em></p>
Workshop: "Equipping Campuses, Classrooms, and Learners for Constructive Engagement of Diverse Viewpoints"Workshop: "Equipping Campuses, Classrooms, and Learners for Constructive Engagement of Diverse Viewpoints"12Workshop <em>Please note that advance registration is required, as space is limited. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials and refreshments.<br><br></em> <h3>Equipping Campuses, Classrooms, and Learners for Constructive Engagement of Diverse Viewpoints</h3><p> <em></em>How can increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding, and constructive disagreement improve the quality of education? Presidents will explore strategies to shape policy and practice in support of greater viewpoint diversity and open inquiry within their campus contexts. A facilitated discussion will make explicit key conceptual and administrative tensions presidents must navigate when deciding how to lead on issues of viewpoint diversity and open inquiry. Participant exercises will provide an opportunity to identify and articulate the values and principles that can shape their campus’s policies and practices in this space. In addition, consideration of case studies will help participants identify concrete, principle-resonant strategies to use at their institutions to help campus constituents understand and benefit from viewpoint diversity in the classroom, on campus, and beyond.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em>Ronald A. Crutcher</em></strong>, President, University of Richmond  <br><strong><em>Debra Mashek</em></strong>, Executive Director, Heterodox Academy<br><strong><em>Daniele C. Struppa</em></strong>, President, Chapman University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Awards Reception and BanquetAwards Reception and Banquet25Spouses and Partners<div>CIC will honor leading educators and friends of private higher education at the annual Awards Reception and Banquet. Please note that banquet fees are included in Presidents Institute registration.<br></div><blockquote><div><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Individual):</strong></div><div>Robert O. Carr</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Organization):</strong></div><div>The Bernard Osher Foundation</div><div><br></div><div><strong>Allen P. Splete Award:</strong></div><div>Johnnetta Betsch Cole</div></blockquote>
CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26<p>CIC encourages all member presidents to participate in the Annual Business Meeting. Breakfast will be provided.</p>
Closing Plenary Session: Steven C. Bahls, Roger N. Casey, Helen G. Drinan, and Billy C. HawkinsClosing Plenary Session: Steven C. Bahls, Roger N. Casey, Helen G. Drinan, and Billy C. Hawkins28Steven C. Bahls; Roger N. Casey; Helen G. Drinan; Billy C. HawkinsPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Presidential Leadership for Strategic Change</h3><div>Presidents of independent colleges and universities are facing sweeping changes in demographics, enrollment patterns, cost structures, family finances, and public perceptions of the purpose and value of the liberal arts and independent higher education. Many presidents have found a path through the thicket with good results, taking into account the specific circumstances of the institutions they lead, the distinctive strengths of the academic and programmatic offerings, the opportunities afforded in their particular markets, and the talents of faculty and staff members. In the most successful cases, presidential vision and the ability to motivate and coalesce campus constituents have been crucial. A distinguished panel of experienced CIC presidents will candidly discuss their efforts to lead strategic change—what has worked and what has not. Panelists will describe how they have approached initiatives to restructure the curriculum, reach additional student markets, develop new revenue streams, achieve fundraising success, and reposition their institutions for growth and financial stability. This moderated conversation will provide opportunity for other presidents to share their insights and questions as well.</div>
Workshop: "Leading through Crisis—Developing a Crisis Readiness and Communication Plan"Workshop: "Leading through Crisis—Developing a Crisis Readiness and Communication Plan"75Workshop <em>Please note that advance registration is required, as space is limited. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials and refreshments.<br><br></em> <h3>Leading through Crisis—Developing a Crisis Readiness and Communication Plan</h3><p> <em></em>Colleges and universities are increasingly in the harsh media spotlight. From social media blitzes to national media coverage, any college or university—regardless of size and location—risks receiving widespread public attention overnight or even in a few hours. No college is immune from acts of violence, Title IX complaints, racial incidents, misconduct by employees, student protests, or free speech controversies. How do presidents lead in these situations? How can they prepare their institutions for these incidents? Presidents, and their institutions, often are judged more by their response to a crisis than on the crisis itself. With the right preparation and leadership, colleges and universities can mitigate many crises and even turn them into opportunities to demonstrate the institution’s values and commitments. Participants will learn how to create a crisis-ready culture through planning and training. This session, led by two college presidents with first-hand experience and a crisis communications expert, will share best practices on crisis preparedness and response.</p><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em>David R. Anderson</em></strong>, President, St. Olaf College<br><strong><em>Jennifer Hellman</em></strong>, COO/Principal, GoffPublic<br><strong><em>Jody Horner</em></strong>, President, Midland University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)29<div><div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></em></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>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.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <span><br></span></div><div><h3>SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS<br></h3>Welcoming Remarks: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University</div><div> <br> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President, Academic Search, Inc., and President Emeritus, Susquehanna University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <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</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Brian C. Ralph</em></strong>, President, William Peace University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College (MA)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Lynn M. Morton</em></strong>, President, Warren Wilson College<br><strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, President, Wilberforce University</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Thomas F. Flynn</em></strong>, President, Alvernia University<br><strong><em>Wendy B. Libby</em></strong>, President, Stetson University<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3>SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3>Welcoming Remarks: <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<br><br>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br><br> <h4>Session Topics</h4><ul><li>Making Connections</li><li>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</li><li>Higher Ed 101</li><li>Getting Off to a Great Start</li><li>Building Trust</li><li>Building Resiliency</li><li>Making the Role Work for You</li><li>Taking Charge of Your Role</li></ul></div><div> <br> <h3>JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS  </h3> <br> <h4>Luncheon</h4><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> <br> <h4>Reception and Dinner</h4><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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College <br> <strong> <em>Barry A. Keith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Pfeiffer University <br> <strong> <em>Colleen Perry Keith</em></strong>, President, Pfeiffer University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote></div></div>
Networking Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Spouses and Partners12Spouses and Partners<h3>The 20-Minute Networking Meeting</h3><p>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 an established one. A brief, informal reception with refreshments from 3:15–4:00 p.m. will conclude the session.</p><blockquote><strong><em>Jesse Huxman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Eastern Mennonite University</blockquote><p></p>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<div> <strong>Thursday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Friday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)</em><br><br>CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is an intensive and highly participatory two-day program for 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>Please pre-register for the Academy. The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy 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.</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> </div><div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with the faculty</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices</h3><ul><li>Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees</li><li>Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers</li><li>Meetings</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li><li>Retreats</li><li>Trustee orientation programs</li><li>In-service education </li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <br> <h3>Discussion Groups</h3><ul><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul> <br> <h3>Bylaws Critique </h3><ul><li>Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws</li><li>Discussion of critiques with peers</li></ul> <br> <h3>Pulling It All Together</h3><ul><li>What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?</li><li>What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?</li><li>Illustrations of a few plans</li></ul></div></div>
Plenary Session: Jonathan HaidtPlenary Session: Jonathan Haidt7Jonathan HaidtPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Equipping a New Generation for Inclusion, Civility, and Understandingy</h3><p>The United States is experiencing a period of intense political and social discord, reflected on some college and university campuses by student protests and a breakdown of civility in public discourse and in social media. While student activism can be thoughtful and often is inspired by clear inequities, student protests also have given way to strong emotions, closed minds, intimidating tactics, and sometimes even violence. Many campus leaders and faculty members struggle with how to use difficult situations to guide student learning. Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist whose research on morality helps people understand and respect the moral motives of those with whom they disagree. He also is the founder of the Heterodox Academy, a politically diverse group of more than 2,000 professors and graduate students who have come together to improve the quality of research and education in colleges and universities by increasing viewpoint diversity, mutual understanding, and constructive disagreement. His soon-to-be-released book, <em>The Coddling of the American Mind</em> (2018), analyzes how efforts to keep young people emotionally “safe” may backfire and ultimately weaken their resilience and ability to handle difficult situations. Haidt will share his insights into the role colleges and universities can play in helping students come to understand and respect different views, to value free speech equally with diversity, and to engage in our increasingly polarized democracy with civility.<br></p>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p>​Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner provides registered Institute participants an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.</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 that advance registration is required, as space is limited. Spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials and refreshments.<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>John Lawrence Stimpert</em></strong>, President, Hampden-Sydney College<br></blockquote> Fee: $75

New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

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.

SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS

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

Making Connections

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

The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond

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

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

Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President

Roger D. Drake, President, Central Methodist University

Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues

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

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

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

Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond

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


SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS

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

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

Session Topics

  • Making Connections
  • Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role
  • Higher Ed 101
  • Getting Off to a Great Start
  • Building Trust
  • Building Resiliency
  • Making the Role Work for You
  • Taking Charge of Your Role

JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS  


Luncheon

Welcome: Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee
Remarks: Elizabeth L. Paul, President, Capital University

Reception and Dinner

Hosts: Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University, and Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC

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

You Got the Job, Now What?

Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College

Presidents Governance Academy

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


(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)


CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is an intensive and 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 logoPlease pre-register for the Academy. The registration fee for the Presidents Governance Academy 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.

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

Discussion Topics

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

Discussion of Best Board Practices

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

Discussion Groups

  • 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?

Bylaws Critique

  • Overview of critiques by facilitators of participants’ bylaws
  • Discussion of critiques with peers

Pulling It All Together

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

Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners

​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.

WELCOME, ADDRESS, AND LUNCHEON  

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

Health Promotion for the Digital Native: Leveraging Technology to Improve College Students’ Health and Well-being

Health and wellness tend to be low on most students’ to-do lists but are critically important. Meeting students on their terms with well-being initiatives through scalable and personalized digital interventions has proven to be effective. Nathaan Demers, a clinical psychologist and director of clinical programs at Grit Digital Health, will provide a case study of YOU@CSU, a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, and connects them to campus resources. Results from implementation include promotion of well-being on campus, and the opportunity to use data analysis to inform campus health policies and students’ success initiatives. Caroline FitzGerald, a project lead for Hopelab, will highlight a new collaborative program aimed at tackling loneliness in the college population. She will share insights that have emerged from in-depth interviews with students experiencing loneliness and show how this qualitative data can be combined with academic research to find effective solutions to increase the feelings of belonging and connectedness among 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 University of Denver.

Caroline FitzGerald headshotCaroline FitzGerald is a project lead for Hopelab, a social innovation lab focused on building science-based technologies “to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults. She leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers, designers, and strategists weaving together tools from systems thinking, human-centered design, and research to take the understanding of health and behavioral problems and solutions to new places. Before Hopelab, FitzGerald worked for nine years as an occupational therapist for people with serious mental illness in the U.S., U.K., and New Zealand. She earned her BS in occupational science and her MS in occupational therapy from Ithaca College.

CONCURRENT SESSIONS  


Being Unique on Campus: Role Ambiguity and Isolation

Suzie Martin Gonzalez, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College
Lobie Stone, Presidential Spouse, Monmouth College (IL)

Developing a New Program on Campus

Traci Corey, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College
Michelle Dorsey, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University

Interacting with Campus Staff

Sharon E. Frandsen, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University
Constance Currier Holoman, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana
Craig MacLeod Walls, Presidential Spouse, William Jewell College

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

Robyn Allers, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College
Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)
J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania

JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS  


Fundraising by Presidential Couples

Gregory D. and Lora Hess, President and Spouse, Wabash College
Elizabeth J. and Paul Stroble, President and Spouse, Webster University

Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples

Donna M. Carroll, President, Dominican University (IL)
James S. and Melissa Jones Dlugos, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine
David P. Haney and Lisa Baldwin, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)

AFTERNOON NETWORKING SESSIONS  


Saturday, January 5, 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 an established one. A brief, informal reception with refreshments from 3:15–4:00 p.m. will conclude the session.
Jesse Huxman, Presidential Spouse, Eastern Mennonite University

Sunday, January 6, 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.
J. Tim Blattner, Presidential Spouse, Caldwell University

Sunday, January 6, 2:35–3:30 p.m.

“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners

Spouses and partners will share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.
Christine Burns-DiBiasio, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University

Additional Features

 Consultations

Presidents will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Sign-up lists will be available at the CIC Registration Desk during the Institute.
 

Board Relations

Richard T. (Tom) Ingram, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
 

CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports

Michael Williams, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz
 

Endowment Management Best Practices

Michael V. Collins, Senior Director, Endowments and Foundations, TIAA
 

Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners

TIAA Wealth Management Advisor
 

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:

(as of July 30, 2018)

  • 2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Information Session
  • American Academic Leadership Institute
  • American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents
  • Associated Colleges of Illinois
  • Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
  • Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
  • Executive Officers of CIC State Councils
  • Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas
  • Independent Colleges of Indiana
  • Independent Colleges of Washington
  • LECNA Fellows
  • Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges
  • Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
  • Michigan Colleges Alliance
  • National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
  • National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church   
  • Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
  • New American Colleges and Universities
  • Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time
  • North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
  • Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants
  • Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
  • Presidents of International Colleges and Universities
  • Project Pericles Presidents’ Council Meeting
  • Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Women’s College Coalition
  • Yes We Must Coalition
 

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. Upon paid Presidents Institute registration, participants will receive an Institute confirmation email that includes detailed hotel reservation instructions and a code to make a Westin Kierland hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate.

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 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 Welcome 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 opening night Welcome 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. Advanced 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 President Institute participants at the Westin Kierland hotel is complimentary. Valet parking at the Westin Kierland is $10 per day or $31 overnight.
 

Sponsors

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