Healthy Institutions, Strong Leaders

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About the Institute

Maintaining healthy, vibrant institutions in the midst of changing circumstances has been a hallmark of independent colleges and universities. Through times of both opportunity and challenge, strong leaders, dedicated faculties, and loyal supporters have guided their institutions to adapt and thrive. Today, college presidents face new challenges: shifting demographics, eroded public support, concern about graduates’ job readiness, reliance on outmoded business models, and thinner operating margins.

Under such pressures, what are the markers of healthy independent colleges and universities? What strategies can presidents deploy to lead their institutions—and their faculties and boards—with vision and courage? How can presidential leadership build institutional strength and health? With the theme “Healthy Institutions, Strong Leaders,” the Council of Independent Colleges’ 2020 Presidents Institute will address these and other essential questions as presidents consider how to lead their institutions with enhanced skills and increased confidence.

The Institute—the largest annual meeting of college and university presidents in the country—provides a forum for candid discussion of mutual concerns, opportunities to learn from experts, and time to network with colleagues who face similar opportunities and challenges. Morning concurrent sessions address practical aspects of the presidency. Optional afternoon workshops provide hands-on opportunities to tackle strategic issues in greater depth. Daily plenary sessions establish a larger context for presidential leadership by drawing on the insights of distinguished experts and experienced colleagues. Over breakfast, meetings of affiliated organizations and roundtable discussions offer informal settings for frank conversation. Refreshment breaks and daily receptions provide occasions to network, renew friendships, and make new connections. Sponsors make available industry-leading expertise and provide generous financial backing of Institute costs.

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

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Nathan D. Grawe
    Nathan D. Grawe
    Carleton College
  • Elizabeth Alexander
    Elizabeth Alexander
    Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • Jonathan McBride
    Jonathan McBride
    BlackRock
  • James M. Dennis
    James M. Dennis
    McKendree University
  • Mary Dana Hinton
    Mary Dana Hinton
    College of Saint Benedict
  • Lawrence M. Schall
    Lawrence M. Schall
    Oglethorpe University
  • Marjorie Hass
    Marjorie Hass
    Rhodes College

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Keynote Address—Saturday, January 4, 2020

“Demographics, Demand, and Destiny: Implications for the Health of Independent Institutions”

Nathan D. Grawe, Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics, Carleton College, and author of Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education (2018)

Nathan D. Grawe headshotNathan D. Grawe is Ada M. Harrison Distinguished Teaching Professor of the Social Sciences at Carleton College in Minnesota, where he has served as a faculty member since 1999. He is a labor economist with particular interests in how family background—from family income to number of siblings—shapes educational and employment choices and outcomes. Grawe’s 2018 book, Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, examines how recent demographic shifts are likely to affect demand for higher education and explores how colleges and policy makers may respond to meet institutional and national goals. Grawe has participated in the leadership of Carleton’s Quantitative Inquiry, Reasoning, and Knowledge (QuIRK) initiative and has presented and led professional development workshops at dozens of colleges and universities across the United States and Canada. He also has participated in CIC’s Chief Academic Officers Institute and the Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institutes. Grawe earned a BA from St. Olaf College and an MA and PhD from the University of Chicago, all in economics.


Plenary Address—Sunday, January 5, 2020

“Strengthening Higher Education through a Renewed Commitment to the Arts and Humanities”

Elizabeth Alexander, President, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Elizabeth Alexander headshotElizabeth Alexander is a poet, memoirist, and educator who has since 2018 served as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the nation’s largest foundation funder of the arts and the humanities in higher education. In 2016, she joined the faculty of Columbia University as the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities. From 2000 to 2015, Alexander was a faculty member at Yale University, where she served as chair of the African American Studies department and as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry. She also taught at Smith College and the University of Chicago. Alexander is author or co-author of 14 books and was twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize: for biography with her memoir, The Light of the World (2015) and for poetry with American Sublime (2005). She is the recipient of the Jackson Poetry Prize, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the George Kent Award, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and three Pushcart Prizes for Poetry. In 2009, Alexander composed and delivered a poem, “Praise Song for the Day,” for the inauguration of President Barack Obama. Alexander is a chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, serves on the board of the Pulitzer Prize, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She earned a BA from Yale University, an MA from Boston University, and a PhD in English from the University of Pennsylvania.


Plenary Address—Monday, January 6, 2020

“The Future of Work: Preparing Graduates for Diverse, Purpose-Driven Workplaces”

Jonathan McBride, Managing Director for Inclusion and Diversity, BlackRock, and former Director, White House Presidential Personnel Office

Jonathan McBride headshotJonathan McBride is managing director and global head of inclusion and diversity at BlackRock, a global investment management corporation based in New York. McBride previously served as director of the Office of Presidential Personnel in the White House, a role he was appointed to in 2013. He joined the administration of Barack Obama as a special assistant to the president and deputy director of presidential personnel in 2009. Prior to serving in the White House, McBride was the chief strategy officer at Universum, a global employer branding company, and served as the company’s most senior consultant to companies and agencies looking to attract and recruit top talent. In 2000, he co-founded Jungle Media Group, which provides magazines, websites, and live events to inform a variety of audiences about career lifestyle and how to best navigate current and future career moves. McBride earned a BA in economics from Connecticut College and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Closing Plenary Session—Tuesday, January 7, 2020

“Presidential Leadership for Healthy Institutions”

A panel of distinguished presidents will be announced soon.

Schedule

 

 

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Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)73Concurrent Session(Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time. Additional sessions will be added to the website as they are confirmed.)<br><br> <h4>An Integrated Approach to Enrollment, Marketing, Student Success, and Alumni Engagement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>James H. Day</em></strong>, Founding Principal, Farrell Day<br><strong><em>Kent C. Trachte</em></strong>, President, Lycoming College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Approaches to Civic Engagement and Collaboration with the Local Community</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Constance Ledoux Book</em></strong>, President, Elon University <br> <strong> <em>Marvin Krislov</em></strong>, President, Pace University<br><strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles<br><strong><em>David A. Thomas</em></strong>, President, Morehouse College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Benchmarks for Institutional Health</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Bobby L. Hall</em></strong>, President, Wayland Baptist University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Considerations for a Second Presidency</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Roslyn Clark Artis</em></strong>, President and CEO, Benedict College<br><strong><em>Jonathan Brand</em></strong>, President, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>John C. Knapp</em></strong>, President, Washington & Jefferson College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Creating Value: Improving Instruction and Student Outcomes with Career Guidance</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>James T. (Tim) Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University<br><strong><em>Jonathan Gyurko</em></strong>, President and Co-Founder, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)<br><strong><em>Lillian B. Schumacher</em></strong>, President, Tiffin University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Developing Binational Partnerships: Lessons and Examples from the U.S.-Mexico Summit </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>José Antonio Esquivias Romero</em></strong>, Rector, Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara (Mexico)<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Documenting and Promoting the Labor Market Outcomes of the Liberal Arts</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)<br><strong><em>Rob Sentz</em></strong>, Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Focusing the Board on Strategic Priorities</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Gayle D. Beebe</em></strong>, President, Westmont College<br><strong><em>Edward B. Burger</em></strong>, President, Southwestern University (TX)<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, President, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Fostering Diversity and Civility in Liberal Arts Colleges</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Beverly Daniel Tatum</em></strong>, President Emerita, Spelman College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Helping Students Explore Their Vocations and Find Their Callings</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>J. Timothy Cloyd</em></strong>, President, Drury University<br><strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br><strong><em>Susan Traverso</em></strong>, President, Thiel College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Improving Student Success through Technology Transformation</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>David A. Armstrong</em></strong>, President, St. Thomas University (FL)<br><strong><em>Robert S. Cominsky</em></strong>, Vice President of Sales, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Kevin G. Quinn</em></strong>, President, Aquinas College (MI)<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Legal Nightmares That Keep Presidents Awake All Night</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Peter F. Lake</em></strong>, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University, and Senior Higher Education Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Managing the Senior Leadership Team: Mentoring, Building, and Restructuring</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Ann Gawelek</em></strong>, President, Lourdes University<br><strong><em>Ronald A. Matthews</em></strong>, President, Eastern University<br><strong><em>James Troha</em></strong>, President, Juniata College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Meeting the Mental Health and Wellness Needs of the Campus</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Troy D. Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Navigating Troubling Waters: Economic Trends and Implications for Independent Higher Education</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Amy McCormack</em></strong>, President, Calumet College of St. Joseph<br><strong><em>David P. Richardson</em></strong>, Managing Director of Research, TIAA Institute<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Presidents “Open Mike”</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University  <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Return on Athletics: Data on the Value of Sports at Smaller Colleges</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President and CEO, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of Saint Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, Dakota Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Setting the Pace: Presidential Strategies for Leading Fundamental Change</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Daniel A. DiBiasio</em></strong>, President, Ohio Northern University<br><strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Teach-Outs</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Timothy Hall</em></strong>, President, Mercy College (NY) <br> <strong> <em>Kasia Lundy</em></strong>, Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS  </h3><div> <br> </div><h4>New Approaches to Wellness during Difficult Times </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>D. Mark McCoy</em></strong>, President, DePauw University<br><strong><em>Lisa McCoy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Working with the President’s Staff</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynn Brandsma</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of New England <br> <strong> <em>James Herbert</em></strong>, President, University of New England</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>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session(Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time. Additional sessions will be added to the website as they are confirmed.)<br><br> <h4>An Integrated Approach to Enrollment, Marketing, Student Success, and Alumni Engagement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>James H. Day</em></strong>, Founding Principal, Farrell Day<br><strong><em>Kent C. Trachte</em></strong>, President, Lycoming College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Approaches to Civic Engagement and Collaboration with the Local Community</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Constance Ledoux Book</em></strong>, President, Elon University <br> <strong> <em>Marvin Krislov</em></strong>, President, Pace University<br><strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles<br><strong><em>David A. Thomas</em></strong>, President, Morehouse College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Benchmarks for Institutional Health</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Bobby L. Hall</em></strong>, President, Wayland Baptist University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Considerations for a Second Presidency</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Roslyn Clark Artis</em></strong>, President and CEO, Benedict College<br><strong><em>Jonathan Brand</em></strong>, President, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>John C. Knapp</em></strong>, President, Washington & Jefferson College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Creating Value: Improving Instruction and Student Outcomes with Career Guidance</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>James T. (Tim) Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University<br><strong><em>Jonathan Gyurko</em></strong>, President and Co-Founder, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)<br><strong><em>Lillian B. Schumacher</em></strong>, President, Tiffin University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Developing Binational Partnerships: Lessons and Examples from the U.S.-Mexico Summit </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>José Antonio Esquivias Romero</em></strong>, Rector, Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara (Mexico)<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Documenting and Promoting the Labor Market Outcomes of the Liberal Arts</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)<br><strong><em>Rob Sentz</em></strong>, Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Focusing the Board on Strategic Priorities</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Gayle D. Beebe</em></strong>, President, Westmont College<br><strong><em>Edward B. Burger</em></strong>, President, Southwestern University (TX)<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, President, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Fostering Diversity and Civility in Liberal Arts Colleges</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Beverly Daniel Tatum</em></strong>, President Emerita, Spelman College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Helping Students Explore Their Vocations and Find Their Callings</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>J. Timothy Cloyd</em></strong>, President, Drury University<br><strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br><strong><em>Susan Traverso</em></strong>, President, Thiel College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Improving Student Success through Technology Transformation</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>David A. Armstrong</em></strong>, President, St. Thomas University (FL)<br><strong><em>Robert S. Cominsky</em></strong>, Vice President of Sales, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Kevin G. Quinn</em></strong>, President, Aquinas College (MI)<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Legal Nightmares That Keep Presidents Awake All Night</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Peter F. Lake</em></strong>, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University, and Senior Higher Education Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Managing the Senior Leadership Team: Mentoring, Building, and Restructuring</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Ann Gawelek</em></strong>, President, Lourdes University<br><strong><em>Ronald A. Matthews</em></strong>, President, Eastern University<br><strong><em>James Troha</em></strong>, President, Juniata College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Meeting the Mental Health and Wellness Needs of the Campus</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Troy D. Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Navigating Troubling Waters: Economic Trends and Implications for Independent Higher Education</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Amy McCormack</em></strong>, President, Calumet College of St. Joseph<br><strong><em>David P. Richardson</em></strong>, Managing Director of Research, TIAA Institute<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Presidents “Open Mike”</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University  <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Return on Athletics: Data on the Value of Sports at Smaller Colleges</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President and CEO, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, Dakota Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Setting the Pace: Presidential Strategies for Leading Fundamental Change</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Daniel A. DiBiasio</em></strong>, President, Ohio Northern University<br><strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Teach-Outs</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Timothy Hall</em></strong>, President, Mercy College (NY) <br> <strong> <em>Kasia Lundy</em></strong>, Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS  </h3><div> <br> </div><h4>New Approaches to Wellness during Difficult Times </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>D. Mark McCoy</em></strong>, President, DePauw University<br><strong><em>Lisa McCoy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Working with the President’s Staff</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynn Brandsma</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of New England <br> <strong> <em>James Herbert</em></strong>, President, University of New England</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)1<em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></em><br><strong>Friday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Saturday, January 4, 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><br>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 enrollment and marketing, financial fundamentals, perspectives on critical leadership, board relations, institutional advancement, and strategic innovation. The program also provides informal opportunities to discuss institutional mission and culture as well as work-life balance, and it facilitates getting to know others new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program.<br><br>CIC offers a concurrent program for spouses and partners of recently appointed college presidents. The program, led by experienced presidential spouses and partners, acknowledges that presidential spouses and partners serve in a variety of capacities within and outside their institution. Some will continue employment in professions away from 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 campus situations.<br><br>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $415 for presidents and $315 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program.<br><br> <div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3><blockquote>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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search<br></blockquote>  <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>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>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</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 A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College (MA) <div> <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</div></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>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Mary Schmidt Campbell</em></strong>, President, Spelman College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br></blockquote>  <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS </h3><blockquote>Welcoming Remarks: <strong><em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, 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></div><div>  <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 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">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><br> <h4>Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All</h4> <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict</blockquote></div><div> <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</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote></div>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute (Please note that these meetings have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time.):<br><br> <em>(as of July 11, 2019)</em><br> <ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Associated Colleges of the South</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>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium</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>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</li><li>Mennonite Higher Education Association</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>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</li><li>Rural Higher Education Initiative</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy79<strong>Friday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Saturday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–2:00 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 strengthen 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 seventh 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>Please pre-register for the Presidents Governance Academy. The registration fee for the Academy is $550 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 Friday, January 3, 2020; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guest after they register for the Academy.<br><br>Additional information is available on the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=49b93f1c-6716-4c36-90b8-5957c0ef241b">Academy program page</a>.<br><br>Facilitators: <blockquote> <strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and President Emeritus, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College</blockquote> <br> <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>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions27Spouses and Partners(Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time. Additional sessions will be added to the website as they are confirmed.)<br><br> <h4>“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners</h4><p>Spouses and partners will share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.<br><br></p><h4>Reader’s Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h4><blockquote><p> <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><br></p></blockquote><h4>The #MeToo Movement from the Perspective of a Presidential Spouse</h4><blockquote><p> <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College<br><br></p></blockquote><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS </h3><h4>New Approaches to Personal Wellness during Difficult Times</h4><blockquote><p> <strong> <em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>D. Mark McCoy</em></strong>, President, DePauw University<br><strong><em>Lisa McCoy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University<br><br></p></blockquote><h4>Working with the President’s Staff</h4><blockquote><p> <strong> <em>Lynn Brandsma</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of New England<br><strong><em>James Herbert</em></strong>, President, University of New England</p></blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions73Spouses and Partners(Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time. Additional sessions will be added to the website as they are confirmed.)<br><br> <h4>“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners</h4><p>Spouses and partners will share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.<br><br></p><h4>Reader’s Theatre: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h4><blockquote><p> <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><br></p></blockquote><h4>The #MeToo Movement from the Perspective of a Presidential Spouse</h4><blockquote><p> <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College<br><br></p></blockquote><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS </h3><h4>New Approaches to Personal Wellness during Difficult Times</h4><blockquote><p> <strong> <em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>D. Mark McCoy</em></strong>, President, DePauw University<br><strong><em>Lisa McCoy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University<br><br></p></blockquote><h4>Working with the President’s Staff</h4><blockquote><p> <strong> <em>Lynn Brandsma</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of New England<br><strong><em>James Herbert</em></strong>, President, University of New England</p></blockquote>
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Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)Concurrent Sessions (including lunch)48Concurrent Session(Concurrent sessions have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time. Additional sessions will be added to the website as they are confirmed.)<br><br> <h4>An Integrated Approach to Enrollment, Marketing, Student Success, and Alumni Engagement</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>James H. Day</em></strong>, Founding Principal, Farrell Day<br><strong><em>Kent C. Trachte</em></strong>, President, Lycoming College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Approaches to Civic Engagement and Collaboration with the Local Community</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Constance Ledoux Book</em></strong>, President, Elon University <br> <strong> <em>Marvin Krislov</em></strong>, President, Pace University<br><strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles<br><strong><em>David A. Thomas</em></strong>, President, Morehouse College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Benchmarks for Institutional Health</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Bobby L. Hall</em></strong>, President, Wayland Baptist University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, President, The Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Considerations for a Second Presidency</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Roslyn Clark Artis</em></strong>, President and CEO, Benedict College<br><strong><em>Jonathan Brand</em></strong>, President, Cornell College (IA)<br><strong><em>John C. Knapp</em></strong>, President, Washington & Jefferson College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Creating Value: Improving Instruction and Student Outcomes with Career Guidance</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>James T. (Tim) Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University<br><strong><em>Jonathan Gyurko</em></strong>, President and Co-Founder, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)<br><strong><em>Lillian B. Schumacher</em></strong>, President, Tiffin University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Developing Binational Partnerships: Lessons and Examples from the U.S.-Mexico Summit </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President, Augustana College (IL)<br><strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br><strong><em>José Antonio Esquivias Romero</em></strong>, Rector, Universidad Panamericana Guadalajara (Mexico)<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Documenting and Promoting the Labor Market Outcomes of the Liberal Arts</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)<br><strong><em>Rob Sentz</em></strong>, Chief Innovation Officer, Emsi<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Focusing the Board on Strategic Priorities</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Gayle D. Beebe</em></strong>, President, Westmont College<br><strong><em>Edward B. Burger</em></strong>, President, Southwestern University (TX)<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, President, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Fostering Diversity and Civility in Liberal Arts Colleges</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Beverly Daniel Tatum</em></strong>, President Emerita, Spelman College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Helping Students Explore Their Vocations and Find Their Callings</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>J. Timothy Cloyd</em></strong>, President, Drury University<br><strong><em>Kent L. Henning</em></strong>, President, Grand View University<br><strong><em>Susan Traverso</em></strong>, President, Thiel College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Improving Student Success through Technology Transformation</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>David A. Armstrong</em></strong>, President, St. Thomas University (FL)<br><strong><em>Robert S. Cominsky</em></strong>, Vice President of Sales, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Kevin G. Quinn</em></strong>, President, Aquinas College (MI)<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Legal Nightmares That Keep Presidents Awake All Night</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Peter F. Lake</em></strong>, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University, and Senior Higher Education Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Managing the Senior Leadership Team: Mentoring, Building, and Restructuring</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Ann Gawelek</em></strong>, President, Lourdes University<br><strong><em>Ronald A. Matthews</em></strong>, President, Eastern University<br><strong><em>James Troha</em></strong>, President, Juniata College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Meeting the Mental Health and Wellness Needs of the Campus</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Troy D. Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Navigating Troubling Waters: Economic Trends and Implications for Independent Higher Education</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Amy McCormack</em></strong>, President, Calumet College of St. Joseph<br><strong><em>David P. Richardson</em></strong>, Managing Director of Research, TIAA Institute<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Presidents “Open Mike”</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University  <br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Return on Athletics: Data on the Value of Sports at Smaller Colleges</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President and CEO, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, Dakota Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Setting the Pace: Presidential Strategies for Leading Fundamental Change</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Daniel A. DiBiasio</em></strong>, President, Ohio Northern University<br><strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Teach-Outs</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Timothy Hall</em></strong>, President, Mercy College (NY) <br> <strong> <em>Kasia Lundy</em></strong>, Partner/Principal, EY-Parthenon<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSES AND PARTNERS  </h3><div> <br> </div><h4>New Approaches to Wellness during Difficult Times </h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>D. Mark McCoy</em></strong>, President, DePauw University<br><strong><em>Lisa McCoy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University</blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4>Working with the President’s Staff</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Lynn Brandsma</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of New England <br> <strong> <em>James Herbert</em></strong>, President, University of New England</blockquote>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings6Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute (Please note that these meetings have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time.):<br><br> <em>(as of July 11, 2019)</em><br> <ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Associated Colleges of the South</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>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium</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>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</li><li>Mennonite Higher Education Association</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>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</li><li>Rural Higher Education Initiative</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
Breakfast MeetingsBreakfast Meetings16Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute (Please note that these meetings have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time.):<br><br> <em>(as of July 11, 2019)</em><br> <ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Associated Colleges of the South</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>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium</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>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</li><li>Mennonite Higher Education Association</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>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</li><li>Rural Higher Education Initiative</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Spouses and Partners <h3>Presidential Spouses and Partners: Evolving Expectations</h3><p>Independent college and university presidents and their spouses or partners face  a changing landscape and evolving expectations from campus constituencies. How do these shifting expectations impact the role of spouses or partners on residential campuses? In light of this shifting context, what do search committees and trustees look for in a potential president’s personal relationship? Experienced independent college leaders Jay Lemons and Susan Resneck Pierce will discuss their perspectives on the evolving role of the president’s spouse or partner. Their observations, based on conversations with boards of trustees and key independent college campus leaders, will provide the basis for a deeper discussion of the challenges confronting presidential spouses and partners in the current private higher education environment.<br><br><img src="/p/2020-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Lemons-Jay.jpg" alt="L. Jay Lemons headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;height:197px;" /><strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong> became president of Academic Search in 2017. He is president emeritus of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania where he served for over 17 years. Previously, he was chancellor of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. He began his career as a student affairs officer at Nebraska Wesleyan University, served in admissions at the University of Nebraska, worked in student affairs at Texas A&M University, and was assistant to the president at the University of Virginia. Lemons served as vice chair of the NCAA board of governors and is a former member of the CIC Board of Directors. He is a member of the faculty for CIC’s New Presidents Program. Lemons earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD from the University of Virginia in higher education administration.<br><br><img src="/p/2020-Presidents-Institute/PublishingImages/Pierce-Susan-Resneck.jpg" alt="Susan Resneck Pierce headshot" class="ms-rtePosition-1" style="margin:5px;width:145px;height:194px;" /><strong><em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong> is president emerita of the University of Puget Sound in Washington, where she served from 1992 to 2003. Pierce earlier was chair of the English department at Ithaca College, visiting associate professor of English at Princeton University, assistant director of the division of education programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, dean of the college of arts and science at the University of Tulsa, and vice president for academic affairs at Lewis & Clark College. She is author of <cite>On Being Presidential: A Guide for College and University Leaders</cite> (2011). Pierce earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, all in English.</p>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide registered Institute participants an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.</p>
Workshop: Understanding Compliance Risk—How to Protect Your Institution and Your JobWorkshop: Understanding Compliance Risk—How to Protect Your Institution and Your Job11Workshop<div> <strong>Sunday, January 5<br>2:00–3:30 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <em><span><span><em></em></span></span>Please note that advance registration is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.<br></em> <div> <em> <br></em></div><div> <em></em>Failure to meet institutional compliance obligations can have devastating consequences for independent colleges and universities. Institutions have closed, and senior administrators have even been jailed, as a consequence of noncompliant behaviors on campus. Two experienced higher education attorneys and a seasoned college president will lead a discussion of the range of compliance risks confronting institutions, an overview of the contents of an effective institutional compliance policy, and suggested steps toward creating a culture of compliance on campus. Managing compliance risk is the single best way to make trustees happy, minimize legal fees, and protect your institution’s reputation.<br></div><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Thomas J. Botzman</em></strong>, President, Misericordia University<br><strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Practice Group Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Awards Reception and BanquetAwards Reception and Banquet25Spouses and Partners<p>CIC will honor a leading educator 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><br><strong>Award for Philanthropy (Individual):</strong> Timothy H. Ubben and Sharon Williams Ubben<br><strong>Allen P. Splete Award:</strong> Peter Ewell<br></p>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p>This is an opportunity—between afternoon workshops and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants as well as family members and guests are welcome.</p>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners
Welcome and Keynote Address: Nathan D. GraweWelcome and Keynote Address: Nathan D. Grawe4Nathan D. GrawePlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<div> <strong>Satuday, January 4<br>5:00–6:30 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <h3>Demographics, Demand, and Destiny: Implications for the Health of Independent Institutions</h3><div>Projections of the decline in the number of traditional college-age students over the next ten years concern many college and university presidents, while at the same time additional demographic challenges loom on the horizon. The U.S. birth rate has plummeted since the Great Recession, resulting in a steep decline in the number of new high school graduates beginning in 2026. The decline, however, may not affect all institutional types equally. In his recent book, <cite>Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education</cite> (2018), Nathan Grawe projected that many non-elite colleges would face significant shortages of students. Grawe developed the Higher Education Demand Index (HEDI), which forecasts college demand by institutional type and rank. How might the approaching demographic shifts affect small and mid-sized independent colleges? What strategies can institutions implement now to ensure optimal student enrollment in the future? In considering these questions, Grawe will provide fresh insights from his most recent research, soon to be published in his next book.</div><p></p>
Plenary Session: Jonathan McBridePlenary Session: Jonathan McBride17Jonathan McBridePlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<div> <strong>Monday, January 6<br>8:30–9:45 a.m.</strong></div> <br> <h3>The Future of Work: Preparing Graduates for Diverse, Purpose-Driven Workplaces</h3><div>How might an education rooted in the liberal arts provide effective preparation for employment in the new economy? What can independent colleges do to improve the career-readiness of their graduates? How can the role of mission in higher education align with a sense of purpose in today’s workplace? And how can presidents cultivate diverse and inclusive campus communities and ensure that their students graduate with the capabilities to serve in wide-ranging workplaces and fulfill the leadership needs of the nation and the world? Drawing on his own liberal arts education and on keen insights from his experiences working in the White House and in the c-suites of a number of successful corporations, Jonathan McBride will guide college presidents in considering how to prepare graduates for diverse, purpose-driven workplaces.<br></div>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations19<em>(as of July 11, 2019)</em><br> <ul><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</li><li>Independent Colleges of Indiana</li><li>Independent Colleges of Washington</li><li>Michigan Colleges Alliance</li><li>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li></ul>
Workshop: Change, Risk, and Relevance—New Lessons from Thriving InstitutionsWorkshop: Change, Risk, and Relevance—New Lessons from Thriving Institutions12Workshop<div> <strong>Sunday, January 5<br>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <em><span><span><em></em></span></span>Please note that advance registration is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.<br></em> <div> <em> <br></em></div><div> <em></em>Colleges and universities continue to be called upon to respond to seismic shifts in our culture, society, and economy that are bringing into question many of higher education’s long-standing practices. Leaders from across the institutional spectrum are, from positions of strength to positions of dire challenge, taking a deep dive into institutional re-investment and re-invention, building their futures around a set of mission-rooted commitments. How can these colleges and universities exceed expected measures of success and provide a transformational experience for students and employees? How are some campuses thriving in distinctive ways? Eight critical elements, identified through ongoing research and refined over time, contribute to institutional success. This session will draw on case studies of presidents who exercised bold vision in areas such as strategic thinking and action, partnerships and collaboration, teaching and learning, and leadership structure and engagement.</div><blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Mary Schmidt Campbell</em></strong>, President, Spelman College <br> <strong> <em>Travis Feezell</em></strong>, President, Hastings College <br> <strong> <em>Emma Jones</em></strong>, Chief Brand Officer and Owner, Credo<br><strong><em>Joretta S. Nelson</em></strong>, Senior Vice President and Owner, Credo<br><strong><em>Kim S. Phipps</em></strong>, President, Messiah College<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Closing Plenary Session: James M. Dennis, Mary Dana Hinton, Lawrence M. Schall, and Marjorie HassClosing Plenary Session: James M. Dennis, Mary Dana Hinton, Lawrence M. Schall, and Marjorie Hass28James M. Dennis; Mary Dana Hinton; Lawrence M. Schall; Marjorie HassPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<div> <strong>Tuesday, January 7<br>10:00–11:30 a.m.</strong></div> <br> <h3>Presidential Leadership for Healthy Institutions</h3><div>Maintaining healthy, vibrant institutions has long been a trait of effective presidential leadership. Small and mid-sized independent colleges and universities are places where transformational institutional change is genuinely possible. Maintaining enrollments in the midst of dramatic demographic shifts, preparing students with the skills and aptitudes for employment success in the 21st-century economy, and adapting outmoded college business models to new realities are just some of the challenges presidents face today. How can presidents lead institutions along sustainable paths amid these unprecedented challenges? What are the characteristics of institutional health and effective presidential leadership? A distinguished panel of experienced CIC presidents will candidly discuss their approaches to leading healthy institutions—what has worked and what has not. This moderated conversation will provide an opportunity for other presidential colleagues to offer their insights and raise additional questions for consideration.<br></div>
Workshop: Owning Your Future—Transforming Your Institution by Playing to StrengthsWorkshop: Owning Your Future—Transforming Your Institution by Playing to Strengths75Workshop<div> <strong>Monday, January 6<br>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <em><span><span><em></em></span></span>Please note that advance registration is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.<br></em> <div> <em><br></em></div><div> <em></em>Transformative change requires an intentional approach and creative thinking. This workshop will highlight successful initiatives, introduce effective tools and frameworks, and generate ideas to help presidents consider new approaches to transformative innovation at their institutions. Institutional case studies will provide examples of lessons learned and successful approaches. Workshop leaders will introduce strategic concepts that are designed to help institutions optimize their current strengths while establishing a structure for strategic actions that will enable the institutions to thrive in the future. In small groups, participants will work together to discuss their college or university in the context of future scenarios—such as shifting student demographics, emerging technologies, and changing regulatory and funding environments; participants will prepare for core activities—program offerings, operations, and market-positioning—to become more relevant, competitive, and efficient.<br></div><blockquote> <strong><em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Martha A. Burger</em></strong>, President, Oklahoma City University<br><strong><em>Helen G. Drinan</em></strong>, President, Simmons University<br><strong><em>Dennis Hanno</em></strong>, President, Wheaton College (MA)<br><strong><em>Peter Stokes</em></strong>, Managing Director, Higher Education, Huron<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<em>Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents<br></em><br><strong>Friday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Saturday, January 4, 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><br>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 enrollment and marketing, financial fundamentals, perspectives on critical leadership, board relations, institutional advancement, and strategic innovation. The program also provides informal opportunities to discuss institutional mission and culture as well as work-life balance, and it facilitates getting to know others new to the office. The presenters are experienced independent college and university presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program.<br><br>CIC offers a concurrent program for spouses and partners of recently appointed college presidents. The program, led by experienced presidential spouses and partners, acknowledges that presidential spouses and partners serve in a variety of capacities within and outside their institution. Some will continue employment in professions away from 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 campus situations.<br><br>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $415 for presidents and $315 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program.<br><br> <div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3><blockquote>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<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search<br></blockquote>  <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>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>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</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 A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College (MA) <div> <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)</div></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>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Mary Schmidt Campbell</em></strong>, President, Spelman College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>David C. Joyce</em></strong>, President, Brevard College<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br></blockquote>  <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS </h3><blockquote>Welcoming Remarks: <strong><em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, 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></div><div>  <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 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">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><br> <h4>Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All</h4> <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict</blockquote></div><div> <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</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote></div>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<strong>Friday, January 3, 8:00 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Saturday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–2:00 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 strengthen 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 seventh 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>Please pre-register for the Presidents Governance Academy. The registration fee for the Academy is $550 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 Friday, January 3, 2020; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guest after they register for the Academy.<br><br>Additional information is available on the <a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=165f7024-8fd0-4ac0-8b0c-3028f6a2845e&TermId=49b93f1c-6716-4c36-90b8-5957c0ef241b">Academy program page</a>.<br><br>Facilitators: <blockquote> <strong><em>Richard T. (Tom) Ingram</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC, and President Emeritus, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><strong><em>Richard J. Cook</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Allegheny College</blockquote> <br> <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>
Plenary Session: Elizabeth AlexanderPlenary Session: Elizabeth Alexander7Elizabeth AlexanderPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<div> <strong>Sunday, January 5<br>8:30–9:45 a.m.</strong></div> <br> <h3>Strengthening Higher Education through a Renewed Commitment to the Arts and Humanities</h3><p>Supporters of the arts and humanities are increasingly worried about the loss of prominence of these fields in higher education. Pressures persist to eliminate majors and faculty positions in these disciplines. The value of a liberal arts education has been questioned. Growing interest in professional fields threatens to undermine institutions’ long-standing commitments to an undergraduate education rooted in the arts and humanities. What evidence and reasoned arguments should presidents consider when advocating for the kind of education their institutions provide? How can presidents reclaim the importance of the liberal arts in serving increasingly career-minded students and parents and in fulfilling the leadership needs of the nation and the world? More broadly, how can the arts and humanities advance social justice, freedom, inclusion, and democracy? The president of one of the major foundations that supports the arts and humanities in higher education, Elizabeth Alexander, will address these and other related questions.<br></p>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute (Please note that these meetings have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time.):<br><br> <em>(as of July 11, 2019)</em><br> <ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Associated Colleges of the South</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>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium</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>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</li><li>Mennonite Higher Education Association</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>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</li><li>Rural Higher Education Initiative</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>
Workshop: Tuition Pricing Considerations—Is a Reset Right for Your Institution?Workshop: Tuition Pricing Considerations—Is a Reset Right for Your Institution?75Workshop<div> <strong>Monday, January 6<br>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong></div> <br> <em><span><span><em></em></span></span>Please note that advance registration is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. Workshop fees cover materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.<br></em> <div> <em> <br></em></div><div> <em></em>This workshop will consider various approaches to setting tuition price, including a dramatic reset. Included will be data on more than 30 colleges that have lowered their undergraduate tuition and a preview of those that have just done a reset. The session will provide the theory behind a reset to guide presidents in considering what data they should review. Presidents will have the opportunity to work in small groups with sample data to assess whether or not a reset makes sense. The workshop will include the steps that need to be taken and the appropriate timeframe to make the reset successful. Presenters will discuss successful marketing campaigns, assessment of the risks and rewards of a price reset, and other strategies to consider.<br></div><blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em></em></strong> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Laura Casamento</em></strong>, President, Utica College<br><strong><em>Sharon Latchaw Hirsh</em></strong>, President, Rosemont College<br><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former President, Mercy College (NY)<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute (Please note that these meetings have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time.):<br><br> <em>(as of July 11, 2019)</em><br> <ul><li>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion</li><li>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)</li><li>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</li><li>Associated Colleges of Illinois</li><li>Associated Colleges of the South</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>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium</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>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</li><li>LECNA Fellows</li><li>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</li><li>Mennonite Higher Education Association</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>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</li><li>Rural Higher Education Initiative</li><li>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</li><li>Women’s College Coalition</li><li>Yes We Must Coalition</li></ul>

New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Friday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 4, 7:00 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. PDFThis year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on enrollment and marketing, financial fundamentals, perspectives on critical leadership, board relations, institutional advancement, and strategic innovation. The program also provides informal opportunities to discuss institutional mission and culture as well as work-life balance, and it facilitates getting to know others 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 and partners, acknowledges that presidential spouses and partners serve in a variety of capacities within and outside their institution. Some will continue employment in professions away from 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 campus situations.

The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $415 for presidents and $315 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 Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search
 

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

Brian C. Ralph, President, William Peace University

Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President

Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)

Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues

Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University
Mary-Beth A. 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

Jeff Abernathy, President, Alma College
Mary Schmidt Campbell, President, Spelman College
Moderator: Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College

The President and Institutional Advancement

David C. Joyce, President, Brevard College
Michele D. Perkins, President, New England College
 

SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS

Welcoming Remarks: Kerry E. Pannell, Vice President for Academic Programs, 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: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All

Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict

Reception and Dinner

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

You Got the Job, Now What?

Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College

Presidents Governance Academy

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


(Supported by the Henry Luce Foundation)


CIC’s annual Presidents Governance Academy, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, is 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 strengthen 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 seventh 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 Presidents Governance Academy. The registration fee for the Academy is $550 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 Friday, January 3, 2020; 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 President Emeritus, 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 with the advice of 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.

As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added to the website.


WELCOME, ADDRESS, AND LUNCHEON

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

Presidential Spouses and Partners: Evolving Expectations

Independent college and university presidents and their spouses or partners face  a changing landscape and evolving expectations from campus constituencies. How do these shifting expectations impact the role of spouses or partners on residential campuses? In light of this shifting context, what do search committees and trustees look for in a potential president’s personal relationship? Experienced independent college leaders Jay Lemons and Susan Resneck Pierce will discuss their perspectives on the evolving role of the president’s spouse or partner. Their observations, based on conversations with boards of trustees and key independent college campus leaders, will provide the basis for a deeper discussion of the challenges confronting presidential spouses and partners in the current private higher education environment.

L. Jay Lemons headshotL. Jay Lemons became president of Academic Search in 2017. He is president emeritus of Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania where he served for over 17 years. Previously, he was chancellor of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise. He began his career as a student affairs officer at Nebraska Wesleyan University, served in admissions at the University of Nebraska, worked in student affairs at Texas A&M University, and was assistant to the president at the University of Virginia. Lemons served as vice chair of the NCAA board of governors and is a former member of the CIC Board of Directors. He is a member of the faculty for CIC’s New Presidents Program. Lemons earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and psychology from Nebraska Wesleyan University, a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska, and a PhD from the University of Virginia in higher education administration.

Susan Resneck Pierce headshotSusan Resneck Pierce is president emerita of the University of Puget Sound in Washington, where she served from 1992 to 2003. Pierce earlier was chair of the English department at Ithaca College, visiting associate professor of English at Princeton University, assistant director of the division of education programs at the National Endowment for the Humanities, dean of the college of arts and science at the University of Tulsa, and vice president for academic affairs at Lewis & Clark College. She is author of On Being Presidential: A Guide for College and University Leaders (2011). Pierce earned a bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a PhD from the University of Wisconsin, all in English.


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners

Spouses and partners will share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.

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

The #MeToo Movement from the Perspective of a Presidential Spouse

Jennifer Troha, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College

JOINT SESSIONS WITH PRESIDENTS

New Approaches to Personal Wellness during Difficult Times

Cindy Gnadinger, President, Carroll University (WI)
John Gnadinger, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)
D. Mark McCoy, President, DePauw University
Lisa McCoy, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University

Working with the President’s Staff

Lynn Brandsma, Presidential Spouse, University of New England
James Herbert, President, University of New England

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 President Emeritus, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
 

CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports

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

Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners

TIAA Wealth Management Advisor

Leadership Issues

Susan Resneck Pierce, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound

Legal Issues

Jim Newberry, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

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 (Please note that these meetings have not yet been assigned to a specific date/time.):

(as of July 11, 2019)
  • 2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion
  • American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)
  • American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents
  • Associated Colleges of Illinois
  • Associated Colleges of the South
  • Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
  • Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
  • CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium
  • 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
  • Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges
  • LECNA Fellows
  • Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
  • Mennonite Higher Education Association
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Rural Higher Education Initiative
  • Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
  • Women’s College Coalition
  • Yes We Must Coalition
 

Hotel and Travel

 Location


JW Marriott Marco Island

400 South Collier Boulevard
Marco Island, FL 34145
(239) 394-2511; (800) 438-4373

 Hotel Information


front view of hotelAll program sessions of the 2020 Presidents Institute will be held at the JW Marriott Marco Island.

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$246 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Monday, December 2, 2019

The JW Marriott Marco Island hotel recently has been renovated and expanded. The transformation from the original Marco Island Marriott hotel includes a celebrity chef-featured restaurant, additional guest rooms, state-of-the-art fitness and entertainment areas, and expanded technology-integrated event space. Situated on a private white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico, the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is southwest Florida’s most complete resort—featuring a Balinese-influenced treatment spa, newly renovated guest rooms with private balconies, and ten restaurants offering everything from poolside snacks to elegant dining. Additional features include two private 18-hole championship golf courses, three swimming pools, an array of recreational activities such as shelling cruises, parasailing, and other water sports, and a children’s Tiki Tribe camp.

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Monday, December 2, 2019. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline will be accommodated only on a space-available basis and may be at a higher rate. Hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, so participants are encouraged to register for the Institute and reserve their hotel rooms as soon as possible.


Hotel Reservation Procedure

Participants first need to register for the Presidents Institute to make a hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate. After Presidents Institute registration is complete, CIC will email detailed hotel reservation instructions and a code to make a JW Marriott Marco Island hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate to the individual completing the registration.

The CIC hotel rate of $246 for single or double occupancy includes complimentary Wi-Fi. This rate may be available for rooms reserved from December 30, 2019, through January 9, 2020, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please note that rooms on these extended dates are limited and only available on a first-come, first- served basis. Sleeping rooms must be canceled 24 hours prior to arrival or a cancellation fee of up to one night’s stay will be charged.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual or resort wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is recommended only for the Awards Banquet on Monday, January 6.


Guests

All daytime sessions during the Presidents Institute, including breakfast and lunch sessions, are open only to registered participants. Tickets may be purchased on-site for unregistered spouses and partners to participate in the opening night Welcoming Dinner on Saturday, January 4. Guest tickets for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Monday, January 6, may be ordered at the time of registration or purchased on-site.


Families and Childcare

Family members are invited to participate in the All-Institute Reception on the evening of Sunday, January 5. Please note that all daytime Presidents Institute sessions, including breakfast and lunch sessions, are open only to registered participants. The Welcoming Dinner on Saturday, January 4, and the Awards Reception and Banquet on Monday, January 6, are open only to registered participants and ticketed adults.

Childcare services are available at the PDFJW Marriott Marco Island’s Tiki Tribe Kids Club. Arrangements can be made directly with the hotel by calling (800) 638-8410 or by emailing vacationplanner@marriott.com.


Optional Excursions

The JW Marriott Marco Island hotel offers an array of optional excursions and recreational activities such as shelling cruises, guided tours through the Everglades and the Ten Thousand Islands, water sports, including parasailing, kayaking, and much more. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made directly with the hotel through the JW Marriott Group Recreation Activities Team by calling (800) 638-8410, or by emailing vacationplanner@marriott.com. For same-day reservations, contact the hotel’s concierge at (239) 642-2649.


Spa Services

Spa services are offered at the Spa by JW. President Institute participants will receive a 20 percent discount on services. To make an appointment, book online or call (239) 642-2686 and indicate that you are with CIC.

 Travel


(All rates below are as of July 2019)

The JW Marriott Marco Island is located approximately 50 miles from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. Transportation to the hotel is available from several providers that are located just outside the baggage claim area of the airport.


Hotel Transportation

Naples Transportation and Tours (NT&T), a preferred transportation provider to the JW Marriott Marco Island, is offering a discounted rate of $49 one-way, per person for shared ride service to participants arriving on January 2, 3, or 4 (between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.) and departing on January 7 (between 6:00 a.m. and noon). A 24 percent gratuity is additional. Book online with NT&T or call (239) 262-3006 and indicate that you are with CIC.


Taxicab

MBA Airport Transportation provides taxi service to walk-up customers and does not require an advance reservation. The rate is $90 for up to three passengers. Each additional passenger is $10.


Private Providers

Reservations are recommended at least 48 hours in advance from the following providers, and fares range from $90–$99 for the first three passengers with an added $10 for each additional passenger:
  • A1 Royal Transportation: (239) 369-8300 or (800) 939-9910
  • Aaron Airport Transportation: (239) 768-1898
  • Superior Airport Shuttle: (239) 267-4777 or (888) 397-9571

Rideshare

Uber and Lyft services also are available. The estimated fare to the JW Marriot Marco Island hotel is $70.


Rental Car

RSW offers a number of onsite rental car providers.


Parking

Self-parking at the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is approximately $16 per day, and overnight valet parking is $27 per day. Taxes are included with these rates.
 

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