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Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)102Concurrent Session<div> <em>(Boxed lunches will be available.)</em></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Breaking Barriers to Community College Transfer</h3>What pathways can independent colleges and universities create to improve the transfer experience and baccalaureate completion rates of transfer students so the pipeline from community colleges is secure? How can campus policies, partnership agreements, and statewide collaboration build smoother pathways—both comprehensive and discipline-specific—for academically qualified community college students? Presenters will describe a range of effective practices for presidents to consider at their institutions and in their state associations to provide opportunities for this growing population of students. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Stuart Dorsey</em></strong>, President, Texas Lutheran University <br><strong><em>Ralph W. Kuncl</em></strong>, President, University of Redlands<br><strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Intercollegiate Athletics at Private Colleges and Universities: Insights from Recent Research</h3>The intercollegiate athletics profiles of independent colleges have shifted dramatically in recent decades. Institutions are increasing sports opportunities for their students and more students are participating. Which sports have resulted in greater increases in teams and participants? Findings from a new study of athletics at independent colleges will be presented, and presidents will have an opportunity to discuss the strategic implications of the report with the lead author.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>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> <br> <h3>Leading Strategic Change: Lessons from the Field</h3>While all independent colleges and universities face challenges to meet goals in enrollment, revenue, and student outcomes, each institution must define its own distinctive strategic approach. What is the president’s role in leading strategic change? How does one choose among the myriad options for addressing the challenges the institution faces? What approaches are effective for rallying campus constituents and donors to support significant change? Presidents who are leading their institutions along new paths will describe what has worked well—and what has not.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David W. Andrews</em></strong>, President, National University<br><strong><em>Ivan Filby</em></strong>, President, Greenville University <br> <strong> <em>John P. Marsden</em></strong>, President, Midway University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3>Legal threats to the institution can create nightmares for presidents. Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What can presidents do to mitigate campus legal risks? Two experienced higher education attorneys will lead a discussion of legal issues of which presidents should be aware, including financial, employment, and regulatory concerns. The session will include a discussion of recommended actions for presidents to consider in addressing these legal matters.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker,</em></strong> Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC <br> <strong> <em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Presidential Leadership Transitions</h3>What signs might indicate the right time to leave the presidency? What actions can a president take to ensure a successful transition to his or her successor? What role can presidents play in working with the board on a succession plan? An expert on the presidency will lead a frank discussion about presidential comings and goings.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program; Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents; and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University  <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3> <em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>This forum is an opportunity to raise confidential and sensitive questions and issues. The discussion is expected to be candid and broad ranging, from specific administrative matters to institutional structures and staffing, to dealings with the board, and to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal life. Advice will come from other participating presidents.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<h3>Innovation and the Independent College</h3>Independent colleges and universities are engaged in numerous, robust innovations in many areas, including athletics, community engagement, consortial arrangements, new academic programs, and new student markets. These strategies are designed to increase revenues, contain costs, increase learning, and sustain institutional mission. Presenters will describe an array of innovations and discuss the president’s role in identifying and implementing these strategies.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, Wilson College<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><br><h3>Investing in Digital Technologies to Support Academic Success</h3>Mobile technology can be a valuable tool to support the academic success of students, particularly those who spend significant time away from campus such as student athletes, traveling performance groups, or students on “study away.” Digital applications can be used by coaches to monitor athletes’ health, wellness, and performance. Students participating in internships, clinical experiences, or other off-campus activities can tap mobile technologies to access campus services and program support on the go. Presenters will describe how mobile technology strategies have supported student success at their institutions and offer lessons learned on how to create a mobile technology plan that best fits the specific needs of students.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Bryon L. Grigsby</em></strong>, President, Moravian College<br><strong><em>Christopher Hopey</em></strong>, President, Merrimack College<br><strong><em>Dan Senstock</em></strong>, Market Segment Executive, Higher Education, Apple Inc.<br></blockquote><br><div><strong>JOINT SESSION WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</strong></div><div><br></div><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3>The professional lives of a president and presidential spouse or partner are full of joys, challenges, and stresses. Pressures can come from scheduling issues, campus controversies that spread to social media, family crises, and travel demands, as well as the 24-7 nature of the college presidency. How can presidents and their spouses or partners work together to build resilience and make self-care part of their routine? How does self-care differ for the single president?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S.</em></strong> and <strong><em>Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney</em></strong> and <strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Centenary University (NJ)</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)New Presidents Program (including spouses and partners of new presidents)1<div><div><div> <em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></em></div><div> <br> </div> <strong>Thursday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Friday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><span><em></em></span></div><div> <br> </div><div><div>CIC’s annual New Presidents Program, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, provides the “need to know” tools and the counsel that will keep a young presidency on a smooth course. This year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, perspectives on critical leadership issues, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission and culture and work-life balance, as well as to get to know others who are new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program.</div><div> <br> </div><div>CIC offers a concurrent program for spouses and partners of recently appointed college presidents. The program, led by experienced presidential spouses, acknowledges that presidential spouses and partners serve in a variety of capacities within the college. Some will continue employment in professions outside the campus while others will not. The program encourages spouses and partners to network with others who are new to the role and to consider, intentionally, how to define the role to fit themselves and their individual situations.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div></div><div> <br> </div></div><div> <br> </div><div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents</h3> <strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong> <h4>Registration and Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search, Inc.<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Brian C. Ralph</em></strong>, President, William Peace University<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3> <strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Registration and Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC <br>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Making Connections</h4> <br> <strong>10:15–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</h4> <br> <strong>11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Higher Ed 101</h4></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong><br> <blockquote>Welcome: <strong> <em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br>Remarks: <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> Sessions for New Presidents</h3> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:15–4:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Small-Group Discussions on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Getting Off to a Great Start</h4> <br> <strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Building Trust</h4> <br> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Open Mike—Questions and Comments</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Reception and Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong><br> <blockquote> Hosts: <strong> <em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University, and Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College<br>Remarks: <strong> <em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC</blockquote></div>
Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)101Concurrent Session<em>(Boxed lunches will be available.)</em><br> <div> <br> </div><h3>A President’s Guide to Enrollment Management</h3>What do presidents need to know to oversee enrollment management? What are the key metrics they should monitor? How can the enrollment operation be efficiently structured and staffed? When are outside resources and consultants useful or needed? Two experienced presidents with enrollment management backgrounds will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br><strong><em>Brian C. Ralph</em></strong>, President, William Peace University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Cultivating the Leadership Pipeline</h3>With nearly half of independent college presidents planning to leave their posts within five years, the need to cultivate future leaders is more critical than ever. How can presidents identify and support the development of talented leaders among their senior staffs? What efforts and programs effectively develop relevant skills and clarify the alignment between presidential vocation and institutional mission? Presenters will lead a discussion of approaches to broaden and diversify the leadership pipeline.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute  <br><strong><em>Harry E. Dumay</em></strong>, President, Elms College  <br><strong><em>Polly Peterson</em></strong>, President, University of Jamestown <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Effective Approaches for Leading the Multifaith Campus </h3>How can presidents help their institutions deal with expanding religious diversity on campus and the prominence of religious tensions in political and global affairs? What are effective approaches to welcome diverse religious identities and build vibrant multifaith communities on campuses? What are useful policies and practices to address the tensions between religious groups and issues of diversity and inclusion of different identities? Those with experience building inclusive communities will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br><strong><em>Eboo Patel</em></strong>, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Harnessing IT to Deliver Breakthrough Growth, Efficiency, and Agility</h3>How can private colleges use technology to attract new students, enhance revenues, and reduce costs? What issues should presidents consider when deploying IT to deliver growth, efficiency, and agility? Presenters will share examples of using IT to enhance executive awareness and decision making in all facets of campus operations, accelerate the development of strategic initiatives, and quickly respond to crises by migrating core systems to the cloud to ensure the institution is able to fulfill its mission even in the event of a natural disaster.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael L. Glubke</em></strong>, President and CEO, Dynamic Campus<br><strong><em>Michael A. Grandillo</em></strong>, President, Madonna University<br><strong><em>Gilberto J. Marxuach Torrós</em></strong>, President, Universidad del Sagrado Corazón (Puerto Rico)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Improving Completion through Revenue-Enhancing Course Sharing</h3>A recently developed online course-sharing platform provides seamless enrollment, payment, and registrar functions to meet strategic goals while providing revenue to both the institution utilizing the course and the one providing it. Presenters will describe how the online course-sharing platform has helped address course-availability issues, improved retention and graduation rates, supported new satellite campuses, earned revenue, and met statewide goals.  <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, College Consortium<br><strong><em>Ray Martinez III</em></strong>, President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas<br><strong><em>Charlie T. McCormick</em></strong>, President, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>Jamel Santa Cruze Wright</em></strong>, President, Eureka College <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Lessons Learned from Mergers and Splits</h3>While mergers of private colleges remain infrequent, what lessons can be learned from presidents who have grappled with the process, whether or not a merger resulted? How can presidents judge whether conditions are favorable to pursue a strategic alliance with another institution? What critical issues determine whether a merger or acquisition occurs? Three presidents will share experiences that may help others as they consider whether to consolidate their operations with another institution.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell College<br><strong><em>David R. Decker</em></strong>, President, Franklin University (OH)<br><strong><em>Gregory G. Dell’Omo</em></strong>, President, Rider University</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<h3>Considerations for Higher Education Business Models</h3>The business models of private colleges and universities are being strained by economic, demographic, and organizational pressures. Tweaking programs and trimming around the edges in most cases have not yielded sustainable results. What approaches can presidents take to reconsider and redefine the institution’s business model? Three institutional examples will be shared as well as an overview of useful tools from NACUBO’s Economic Models Project.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Elizabeth Davis</em></strong>, President, Furman University <br> <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Capital University <br> <strong> <em>Lawrence M. Schall</em></strong>, President, Oglethorpe University <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Effective Approaches to Achieve Internationalization</h3>Campus internationalization efforts encourage students to challenge their assumptions about themselves and the world around them, learn about other cultures, and prepare for an increasingly global work environment. Presidents with experience leading these efforts will describe effective approaches for study abroad, student exchanges, satellite campuses and programs, recruiting international students, and internationalizing the curriculum. What is the president’s role in leading these efforts? How can presidents build support for them?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jane K. Fernandes</em></strong>, President, Guilford College<br><strong><em>Jorge G. Gonzalez</em></strong>, President, Kalamazoo College <br> <strong> <em>Fernando León García</em></strong>, President, CETYS University (Mexico)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Fostering Diversity and Inclusion on Campus</h3>Independent colleges and universities increasingly must address concerns about inequity and injustice, race and gender discrimination, political divisions, and social change. What is the president’s role in ensuring that issues of diversity and inclusion are addressed in the curriculum, student life, hiring and promotion decisions, and campus culture? When does the president need to take a public stance? Presidents who have encountered these issues will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>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><div> <br> </div><h3>Leveraging Technology to Improve Students’ Health and Well-Being</h3>Addressing students’ health and wellness needs through scalable, personalized digital interventions has proven effective. A clinical psychologist will describe a digital platform that increases health literacy, encourages students to seek help, connects them to campus resources, and analyzes data to inform campus health policies and student success initiatives. Presenters will highlight a new collaborative program to tackle loneliness among students and will share insights from student interviews that suggest ways to increase feelings of belonging and connectedness.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Nathaan Demers</em></strong>, Vice President and Director of Clinical Programs, Grit Digital Health<br><strong><em>Caroline FitzGerald</em></strong>, Project Lead, Hopelab<br><strong><em>Chris McCarthy</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategy and Design, Hopelab, and Executive Director and Founder, Innovation Learning Network<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>The President’s Perspective on Board Relations</h3> <em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>Presidents will have an opportunity to raise sensitive questions and issues about their work with the board. Discussion topics will arise from session participants and may include relations with the board chair, trustee recruitment, board development, committee structures and bylaws, and management of difficult situations.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>JOINT SESSION WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</strong><br></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples </h3>Presidential couples who fundraise as a team can be very effective. How does the presidential couple plan and carry out fundraising activities? How can the institutional advancement staff work with the presidential couple to maximize effective use of their time and play to their individual and combined strengths? What are some of the challenges of a joint approach? Two presidential couples will relate personal experiences and offer strategies for successful fundraising as a duo.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gregory D.</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College    <br><strong><em>Elizabeth J.</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and Partners (including lunch)Sessions for Spouses and Partners (including lunch)102Spouses and Partners<h3>Developing a New Program on Campus: Case Studies</h3>A presidential spouse or partner may see needs on campus that others miss or may have an interest in developing a program or initiative that spans multiple areas of responsibility. This session will involve case studies of two new programs, a women’s leadership institute and a campus ambassador program, from an idea to full implementation. What was the genesis of the idea? What resources on and off campus were required? How were they secured? Who was involved in the planning? What lines of reporting had to be established and approved? Where were the land mines and how were they avoided?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Traci Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Olivet College<br><strong><em>Michelle Dorsey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Interacting with Campus Staff</h3>Experienced spouses and partners will share effective ways of interacting, both formally and informally, with campus staff members. Topics will include ways to say “thank you,” request help with special projects, and work with staff members who may be overly enthusiastic or under-responsive.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Sharon E. Frandsen</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Constance Currier Holoman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana <br> <strong> <em>Craig MacLeod Walls</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, William Jewell College</blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners<h3>Reader’s Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h3>How does the historic role of the presidential spouse or partner compare with the modern view of the role? Spouses and partners will participate in a “readers’ theatre” presentation of advice from past decades, and reflect on how the role and the campus and societal cultural context has evolved.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Robyn Allers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania <br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS</strong></div><div><br></div><h3>Resilience and Self-Care for Presidents and Presidential Couples</h3>The professional lives of a president and presidential spouse or partner are full of joys, challenges, and stresses. Pressures can come from scheduling issues, campus controversies that spread to social media, family crises, and travel demands, as well as the 24-7 nature of the college presidency. How can presidents and their spouses or partners work together to build resilience and make self-care part of their routine? How does self-care differ for the single president?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>James S.</em></strong> and <strong><em>Melissa Jones Dlugos</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Saint Joseph’s College of Maine<br><strong><em>David P. Haney</em></strong> and <strong><em>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.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)</em><br><br> <div>CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is a highly participatory two-day program for experienced CIC member presidents who wish to strengthen and sustain a high-performing board of trustees. Through both time-tested and new approaches, the Academy helps presidents maintain president-board relations by aligning board bylaws, policies, and practices with principles of good governance that are characteristic of high-performing boards of trustees. Now in its sixth year, the Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the mandate and the tools to advance efforts with board leaders to develop an effective governing board. Each participant will receive an individualized critique of the institution’s board bylaws and will begin to draft a trustee education and board development plan. Registration for the Academy also provides the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br> <div> The registration fee is $400, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate in Academy sessions. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Thursday, January 3, 2019; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guest after they register for the Academy. To add the Academy to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div></div><div> <br> </div><div><div>Facilitators:</div><blockquote> <span> <strong> <em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges</span><br><span><strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College</span><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <div><h3>Registration and Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Welcome and Introductions</h3><ul><li>Review of participant survey</li><li>What are some of the most vexing challenges presidents face in working with their boards of trustees?</li></ul> <br> <strong>9:45–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>Review of key program themes, facilitator roles, ground rules, and agenda</li><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li></ul> <br> <strong>10:45–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with the faculty</li></ul> <br> <strong>Noon–1:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Lunch</h3> <br> <strong>1:15–2:45 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 1)</h3><ul><li>Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees</li><li>Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powersMeetings</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li></ul></div><div> <br> <strong>3:00–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)</h3><ul><li>Retreats</li><li>Trustee orientation programs</li><li>In-service education </li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <br> <strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Bylaws Discussion</h3><ul><li>Overview of facilitator critiques of participants’ bylaws</li></ul> <br> <strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Reception and Dinner</h3></div></div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62<h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College</blockquote>
Sessions for Spouses and PartnersSessions for Spouses and Partners73Spouses and Partners<h3>Being Unique on Campus: Role Ambiguity and Isolation </h3>The presidential spouse or partner plays a unique role on campus. The job expectations are often ambiguous, undocumented, and wide open to interpretation. How can presidential spouses and partners cope with differing expectations, establish their vision for the role, shape expectations, and find a trusted support network? Experienced spouses and partners will share their strategies.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>Suzie Martin Gonzalez</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br><strong><em>Lobie Stone</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Monmouth College (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <div> <strong>JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS</strong></div><div> <br> </div><h3>Fundraising by Presidential Couples </h3>Presidential couples who fundraise as a team can be very effective. How does the presidential couple plan and carry out fundraising activities? How can the institutional advancement staff work with the presidential couple to maximize effective use of their time and play to their individual and combined strengths? What are some of the challenges of a joint approach? Two presidential couples will relate personal experiences and offer strategies for successful fundraising as a duo.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gregory D.</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Lora Hess</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Wabash College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J.</em></strong> and <strong> <em>Paul Stroble</em></strong>, President and Spouse, Webster University</blockquote>
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions100Concurrent Session<h3>“Can You Hear Me?” What the Public Wants to Know about Higher Education<br></h3>What do presidents need to be talking about with the media—and with which media—to continue to dispel myths and restore public trust in private higher education? A panel of experienced higher education journalists will offer candid insights into how they perceive the status of private colleges and what the public wants to know. The discussion will consider such issues as the cost of higher education, employment prospects for liberal arts graduates, effective preparation of students for the world of work, and concerns about liberal “brainwashing” of students by college faculty members.  <br> <blockquote> <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><div> <br> </div><h3>Developing a Strategic Response to Enrollment Shifts</h3>In the midst of a turbulent environment characterized by stagnant enrollment, demographic shifts, rapid technological change, and constrained resources, how are presidents leading their institutions to attract, retain, and graduate more students? This session will explore the latest trends in enrollment, the impact these trends are having on smaller private colleges and universities, and the strategic enrollment growth approaches that institutions are using to succeed.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kevin W. Crockett</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br><strong><em>Beck A. Taylor</em></strong>, President, Whitworth University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Higher Education Today and Tomorrow: More Lessons from New Research</h3>As a follow-up to his keynote address, Howard Gardner, with Wendy Fischman, will present additional details of their new large-scale national study about the future of higher education and the arts and sciences. Participants will be able to discuss the results and the implications for independent colleges and universities.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Wendy Fischman</em></strong>, Senior Project Manager, Project Zero, Harvard University <br> <strong> <em>Howard Gardner</em></strong>, John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Graduate School of Education, Harvard University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Presidential Leadership and Innovative Strategies for Fiscal Stability and Growth</h3>How can presidents identify and evaluate novel strategies to achieve financial stability and position their institutions for growth? Presenters will discuss new approaches to the use of restricted and unrestricted funds, revenue diversification, resource allocation, program development, enrollment, tuition resets, and partnerships with community colleges and other types of institutions. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>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> <br> <h3>Presidential Strategies for Free Speech Challenges</h3>What do presidents need to consider when facing challenges to freedom of speech on campus? What are the best ways to ensure that the college environment is committed to intellectual openness and civil discourse? What opportunities do these turbulent times offer college presidents to lead trustees, faculty members, alumni, and other community stakeholders? The discussion will include effective strategies, practices, and resources to address challenges and opportunities related to campus speech and academic freedom.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Emily Chamlee-Wright</em></strong>, President, Institute for Humane Studies, George Mason University<br><strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br><strong><em>Zach P. Messitte</em></strong>, President, Ripon College <br> <strong> <em>James H. Mullen</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College <br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>The Pivotal (and Perplexing) President-Board Relationship</h3>As presidents navigate an ever-difficult terrain they risk getting ahead of the faculty, falling behind the board, or being beaten by the competition. In this environment, presidents need the support and guidance of trustees more than ever. Done right, boards can add significant value to ensuring the institution’s future well-being. Done wrong, the future of the presidency and the institution may be in jeopardy. Presenters will offer proven approaches for negotiating the pivotal—and at times perplexing—president-board relationship and invite candid discussion about these governance issues.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Peter D. Eckel</em></strong>, Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership Programs, Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, University of Pennsylvania, and co-author, <em>Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently about Governing Colleges and Universities</em> (November 2018)<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br><strong><em>Cathy A. Trower</em></strong>, President, Trower & Trower, Inc., and co-author, <em>Practical Wisdom: Thinking Differently about Governing Colleges and Universities</em> (November 2018)</blockquote>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated Meetings6<h3>Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3><div> <br> </div><h4>​Battling Climate Change </h4>Despite declining federal support of climate change initiatives, many colleges and universities are forging ahead with their own environmental commitments. Learn about expanded and diversified strategies endorsed by the Climate Leadership Network, with a membership of more than 600 colleges and universities. Discuss with colleagues ways to address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action and in the curriculum. <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, past Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature, and President Emeritus, Allegheny College <br><strong><em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University, and Chair, Climate Leadership Network <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Developing Vocational Exploration on Campus</h4>The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide network of 229 colleges and universities administered by CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. to foster the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college students. Learn about CIC’s network and discuss the benefits of participation in NetVUE programs and services, including a national conference in March and several grant programs to support campus efforts.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Partnerships for Enriching Educational Experiences in the Nation’s Capital</h4>Discuss how experiential learning and innovative career preparation can provide students with a valuable supplement to a liberal arts curriculum. Learn about semester-long immersive internships and networking opportunities in Washington, DC, which combine mentorship and self-assessment with academic coursework, individual advising, and professional development. <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Christopher K. Norton</em></strong>, President, The Washington Center <br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Preventing Sexual Harassment in the Academy</h4>How can the academy better prevent sexual harassment and improve the way it is addressed? Discuss recommendations from a new report by the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine that include integrating values of diversity, inclusion, and respect; changing the power dynamics for support and reporting; improving advocacy and support services; and increasing transparency and accountability.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Elizabeth L. Hillman</em></strong>, President, Mills College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>The President’s Role in Managing the Enrollment Team</h4>This discussion will combine industry-focused research on the maturity model for enrollment management with examples of how college presidents are evolving their roles and teams to address the mounting challenges of demographic shifts, economic challenges, and increased competition. The discussion will help presidents understand the skills, research, technology, and professional development that allows the enrollment team to ensure success.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Kim Reid</em></strong>, Eduventures Principal Analyst, ACT | NRCCUA<br><strong><em>Gerard J. Rooney</em></strong>, President, St. John Fisher College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h4>Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. The discussion will examine how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions that enroll 50 percent or more Pell-eligible undergraduates to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students and the institutions that serve them. <br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Gloria Nemerowicz</em></strong>, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition, and former President, Pine Manor College</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Associated Meetings</h3><div> <br> </div><div><h4>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Loren Agrey</em></strong>, President, Burman University (Canada)</blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Michael Galligan-Stierle</em></strong>, President, and <strong><em>Tom Mengler</em></strong>, President, St. Mary’s University (TX)<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Charles W. (Chip) Pollard</em></strong>, President, John Brown University, and Board Chair, CCCU</blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time </h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors</blockquote></div>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated Meetings16<h3>Breakfast Roundtable Discussions</h3><div> <br> </div><h4>​Collaborating to Support and Sustain Independent Colleges</h4>Learn how independent colleges are collaborating to offer academic programs that increase offerings and lower costs. Presidents will discuss the benefits of collaboration as well as strategies for overcoming barriers to inter-institutional cooperation. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David W. Bushman</em></strong>, President, Bridgewater College<br><strong><em>Janet L. Holmgren</em></strong>, President Emerita, Mills College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>How Parents’ Perceptions of College Choice Are Changing</h4>Findings from a new survey of parents of prospective college students will be discussed. What do parents think about higher education and making a college choice in today’s market? How have parents’ perceptions, attitudes, and behaviors changed in recent years? <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Pam Kiecker Royall</em></strong>, Head of Enrollment Services Research, EAB<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Making Research Actionable by Presidents </h4>CIC’s <em>Digest of Recent Research</em> highlights timely research from scholarly journals and other publications with a focus on findings relevant to presidents and other leaders of independent colleges and universities. The editor of the <em>Digest</em> invites presidents to share issues and topics that are of interest to them. What gaps exist in the research literature, and how can findings be more readily translated into action for presidents and other senior campus leaders? <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Matthew J. Mayhew</em></strong>, William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Educational Administration, Ohio State University, and Editor, <em>Digest of Recent Research</em>, CIC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Managing Endowment Risk</h4>How can presidents assess whether endowment investment strategies are too risky or not aggressive enough? What is the potential impact to the institution of lackluster endowment management in a volatile market? The discussion will consider a total enterprise approach to endowment risk management that incorporates the institution’s financial and operating profile with the goal of improving long-term financial sustainability.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris Carabell</em></strong>, Managing Director, Endowment Strategy, TIAA<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Using the Dual Transformation Strategy to Innovate in Higher Education</h4>Discuss a new approach to strategic planning that effectively encompasses a thoughtful reflection on the past with a visioning effort that incorporates academic, financial, and operational aspects. How can the process incorporate strategic issues of academic program growth, operational excellence, and sustainable finances? The discussion will encourage consideration of the strengths and weaknesses of alternative planning methods and identify approaches for more effective balancing of aspirational goals and pragmatic needs.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Peter Stokes</em></strong>, Managing Director, Higher Education, Huron<br><strong><em>John I. Williams, Jr.</em></strong>, President, Muhlenberg College</blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Associated Meetings<br></h3><div><br></div><div><h4>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)</h4><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President, NAIA, and <strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Daniel Dutcher</em></strong>, Vice President for Division III, NCAA<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>New American Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Troy Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants </h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Senior Advisor, CIC <br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, President, Jarvis Christian College <br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David G. Horner</em></strong>, President, American College of Greece <br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Project Pericles Presidents</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br></blockquote></div>
Welcome, Address, and Luncheon for Spouses and Partners: Nathaan Demers and Chris McCarthyWelcome, Address, and Luncheon for Spouses and Partners: Nathaan Demers and Chris McCarthy48Nathaan Demers; Chris McCarthySpouses 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. Chris McCarthy, vice president for strategy and design at Hopelab and executive and founder of the Innovation Learning Network, will highlight a new collaborative program aimed at tackling loneliness in the college population. He 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.<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><p> <strong> <em> <img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="Chris McCarthy headshot" src="/p/2019-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/McCarthy-Chris.jpg" style="margin:5px;" />Chris McCarthy</em></strong> is vice president for strategy and design at Hopelab, a social innovation lab focused on building science-based technologies “to improve the health and well-being of teens and young adults,” and the executive director and founder of the Innovation Learning Network. At Hopelab his main focus is the intersection of design and science in the service of young people’s health. Currently McCarthy is guiding work with young cancer survivors, teen mothers, and the emotional well-being of young people. In his previous role at Kaiser Permanente’s Innovation Consultancy, he tackled safer medication administration for patients, more robust shift changes for nurses, exploring the social space of elders, and the care of transgender people. McCarthy’s work has been featured on CNN and in <em>Harvard Business Review</em>, <em>Fast Company</em>, and the <em>New York Times</em> as well as Maureen Bisognano and Charles Kenney’s <em>Pursuing the Triple Aim</em> (2012). He collaborated with Lyle Berkowitz, MD, on <em>Innovation with Information Technologies in Healthcare</em> (2012). McCarthy was named the 2015 Healthcare, Innovation, and Technology (HIT) Innovator by HITlab, a digital heath innovations company, and the 2011 Ellerbe Beckett Lecturer at the University of Minnesota and is an international speaker on innovation and design. He earned a BS in biology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute/Copenhagen Business School, and an MPH in health policy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.</p></div>
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Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members</h3><blockquote><p>Conveners: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC, and <strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br></p></blockquote>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide 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>Larry Stimpert</em></strong>, President, Hampden-Sydney College<br></blockquote> Fee: $75
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 will begin 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. To add a workshop to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.<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 excursions 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<p>​This evening provides an opportunity for presidents, spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors to join colleagues for dinner. Participants make their own arrangements.</p>
Welcome and Keynote Address: 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>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations19<h3>​Associated Colleges of Illinois</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Mick Weltman</em></strong>, Executive Director<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Ray Martinez III</em></strong>, President <br> </blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Independent Colleges of Indiana</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David Wantz</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer <br> </blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Independent Colleges of Washington</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Terri Standish-Kuon</em></strong>, President and CEO<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Michigan Colleges Alliance</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Robert P. Bartlett</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Rolf Wegenke</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Networking Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Spouses and 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>Ronda Barry</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Alderson Broaddus University<br><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><em>(Open only to currently serving presidential spouses and partners)</em><br>The confidential session allows spouses and partners to 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<br><strong><em>Roger Fell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay<br></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: "Presidential Approaches to Constructive Campus Engagement of Diverse Viewpoints"Workshop: "Presidential Approaches to Constructive Campus Engagement of Diverse Viewpoints"12Workshop<em><span><span><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. <span></span>To add a workshop to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.<span></span></em></span></span><br><br></em> <h3>Presidential Approaches to Constructive Campus Engagement of Diverse Viewpoints</h3><p> 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>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 leaders in support of private higher education at the annual Awards Reception and Banquet. Please note that banquet fees are included in the Presidents Institute Registration.<br></div><blockquote><div> <strong>Allen P. Splete Award:</strong></div><div>Johnnetta Betsch Cole</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Award for Philanthropy (Organization):</strong></div><div>The Bernard Osher Foundation</div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong>Award for Philanthropy (Individual):</strong></div><div>Robert O. Carr</div></blockquote> <em>Please note: Presidents may invite special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, or other friends—to the Awards Reception and Banquet. Banquet charges for presidents and presidential spouses and partners who register for the Presidents Institute are included in the Institute registration fee. Separate charges for the banquet are incurred only for invited guests. The cost is $165 per guest, with a maximum of four guests.</em>
CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26<div>The Annual Business meeting is open to all member presidents. Breakfast will be available.</div><br><h3>Chair’s Report</h3><br><h3>Report on the State of CIC</h3><div><br></div><h3>Treasurer’s Report</h3><div><br></div><h3>Secretary and Membership Committee Report: 2019–2020 CIC Dues</h3><br><h3>Nominations Committee Report</h3><br><h3>Special Reports:</h3><div><br></div><h4>Report on the Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)</h4><blockquote><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote><h4>Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update</h4><blockquote><strong><em>David L. Warren</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</blockquote>
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><span><span><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. <span></span>To add a workshop to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.<span></span></em></span></span><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, Goff Public<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><div>CIC’s annual New Presidents Program, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, provides the “need to know” tools and the counsel that will keep a young presidency on a smooth course. This year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, perspectives on critical leadership issues, institutional advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership. The program also provides informal opportunities for conversations about institutional mission and culture and work-life balance, as well as to get to know others who are new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program.</div><div> <br> </div><div>CIC offers a concurrent program for spouses and partners of recently appointed college presidents. The program, led by experienced presidential spouses, acknowledges that presidential spouses and partners serve in a variety of capacities within the college. Some will continue employment in professions outside the campus while others will not. The program encourages spouses and partners to network with others who are new to the role and to consider, intentionally, how to define the role to fit themselves and their individual situations.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $400 for presidents and $300 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div></div><div> <br> </div></div><div> <br> </div><div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents </h3> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:15–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><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<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><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> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:15–9:15 a.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Building Resiliency</h4> <br> <strong>9:15–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Making the Role Work for You</h4> <br> <div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Joint Sessions and Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h3> <strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><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> <strong>12:30–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Luncheon—You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for New Presidents</h3> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Closing Remarks, Questions, and Initial Evaluation</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</h3> <strong>2:15–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Taking Charge of Your Role: Panel of Spouses and Partners Task Force Members</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, and members of the <strong> <em>Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><div><h4>Questions and Closing Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong></blockquote></div> </div>
Networking Sessions for Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Spouses and Partners12Spouses and Partners<h3>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 the current one. Come meet new friends and greet long-standing ones. 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.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)</em><br><br> <div>CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is a highly participatory two-day program for experienced CIC member presidents who wish to strengthen and sustain a high-performing board of trustees. Through both time-tested and new approaches, the Academy helps presidents maintain president-board relations by aligning board bylaws, policies, and practices with principles of good governance that are characteristic of high-performing boards of trustees. Now in its sixth year, the Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the mandate and the tools to advance efforts with board leaders to develop an effective governing board. Each participant will receive an individualized critique of the institution’s board bylaws and will begin to draft a trustee education and board development plan. Registration for the Academy also provides the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br> <div> The registration fee is $400, thanks to the support of the Henry Luce Foundation. Participation is limited to 20 presidents to provide for candid exchange among participants. Additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate in Academy sessions. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Thursday, January 3, 2019; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guest after they register for the Academy. To add the Academy to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div></div><div> <br> </div><div><div>Facilitators:</div><blockquote> <span> <strong> <em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges</span><br><span><strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College</span><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div> <strong></strong> <div> <strong>7:15–7:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Role Play: Inviting a Prospective Trustee to Accept Nomination</h3> <br> <strong>8:45–9:30 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Reflections and Discussions</h3><ul><li>On yesterday’s conversations</li><li>On a few articles in the Book of Readings that you find especially helpful or provocative</li></ul> <br> <strong>9:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul> <br> <strong>11:00–11:45 a.m.</strong></div><div><h3>One-on-One Bylaws Critique (in teams of two)</h3> <br> <strong>Noon–12:30 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Review of Bylaws Discussions</h3> <br> <strong>12:30–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Lunch and Discussion</h3><ul><li>What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?</li><li>What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?</li><li>Closing comments by facilitators and program assessment</li></ul></div></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 latest 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>
Open Dialogue: Options for Private Higher Education in Institutional Banking and Commercial LendingOpen Dialogue: Options for Private Higher Education in Institutional Banking and Commercial Lending98​Slim operating margins, constrained revenues, and tight lending markets make it challenging for private colleges and universities to stabilize their financial position and seize opportunities for investment in new programs and growth. By effectively putting both sides of the balance sheet to work, presidents can help their institutions achieve optimal growth in the near term while also laying the groundwork for long-term financial sustainability. Equipping presidents to assess their current banking relationships and lending opportunities is key. What pricing and financing structures should presidents consider? What lending options are available? How can presidents be sure their institution is getting the full benefits of banking offers currently in the marketplace? A senior banking executive and an experienced president will lead the discussion to explore these and other questions about banking and lending.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Roger D. Drake</em></strong>, President, Central Methodist University<br><strong><em>John Pataky</em></strong>, Executive Vice President, Chief Consumer and Commercial Banking Executive, TIAA Bank</blockquote>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service99