Healthy Institutions, Strong Leaders

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Presidents require constant creativity to maintain healthy, vibrant institutions in the midst of new challenges. Over the years, the imaginative solutions conceived and implemented by independent colleges and universities have been one hallmark of their success, often resulting in their leadership in innovations for all of higher education. Today, college presidents are addressing new challenges: shifting demographics, eroded public support, graduates’ job readiness, reliance on less effective 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 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 imagination, vision, and courage.

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
  • Mariët Westermann
    Mariët Westermann
    New York University Abu Dhabi
  • 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

The full schedule is available in the PDFInstitute program. Registered participants can view the most up-to-date information in the Guidebook app.

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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions48Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by AGB Search, LLC)</em><br> <div> <br> </div><div><h3>Contending with Controversies: A Presidential Conversation</h3>With the intensity of issues and emotions on and off campus and the velocity of social media, presidents increasingly are faced with controversies that commandeer their agenda and may threaten their presidency. How do presidents prepare themselves and their boards, cabinets, and campuses? What principles or protocols might support them when there is no decision they can make that will please or even appease all? This conversation will help further presidents’ thinking about their own circumstances and leadership.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program; Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents; and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>William N. Ruud</em></strong>, President, Marietta College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Helping Students Explore Their Vocations and Find Their Callings: The President’s Role</h3>Many CIC institutions encourage students to explore questions of meaning, purpose, and vocation as a way of reflecting critically on their programs of study, career aspirations, and future directions in life. These pursuits, especially when connected to professional preparation and the development of specific competencies, can help bridge the perceived gap between the liberal arts and a student’s career path. Programs that make discernment of vocation and calling central to the student experience are particularly effective when presidents demonstrate strong leadership, at a personal as well as professional level. Three presidents will describe their own involvement in such programs and will discuss how this work has contributed to the overall health of their institutions and enriched their professional lives.<br> <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>Chair: <strong> <em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, President, Bluffton University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Legal Nightmares That Keep Presidents Awake</h3>Today’s headlines routinely feature issues that weigh on campus leaders, including the “Varsity Blues” admissions scandal; institutional funding and enrollment challenges; new and confusing federal and state compliance mandates, including Title IX; increased litigation from student injuries and deaths; violent protests and controversial speakers; and demands for social justice. As a result, presidents need to navigate in a culture that is increasingly critical of higher education. A leading higher education attorney will offer insights on how presidents can address the many legal nightmares they face—and help them sleep a little better.<br> <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, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Jacquelyn S. Fetrow</em></strong>, President, Albright College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3> <br>Meeting the Mental Health and Wellness Needs of the Campus</h3>Presidents are well aware that there is a mental health crisis on college campuses. By some estimates, more than a third of college students report experiencing mental health condition symptoms, up from one in ten just a few decades ago. How can independent colleges and universities identify and support students who need help? What strategies can ensure that students have access to the counseling and other mental health services that they need—and how can these services best be funded? How can campuses move beyond addressing individual students in crisis to creating a campus- wide approach to health and wellness? What is the president’s role in addressing this crisis?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Troy D. Hammond</em></strong>, President, North Central College<br><strong><em>Diane E. Melby</em></strong>, President, Our Lady of the Lake University<br><strong><em>Nance Roy</em></strong>, Chief Clinical Officer, The Jed Foundation<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Mary K. Surridge</em></strong>, President, North Park University<br></blockquote></div><div><br><span><span><h3>Presidential Approaches to Advance Open Inquiry and Viewpoint Diversity</h3>College presidents play a critical role in creating and maintaining campus cultures where open inquiry and diverse perspectives help learning and discovery thrive. Those who have sought to foster open-mindedness, viewpoint diversity, and constructive disagreement on campus will lead a discussion about three big questions: In what ways can presidents engage their campus communities in questions about and decisions regarding policies, practices, and programs related to open inquiry and diverse perspectives? What challenges have presidents faced and how have they overcome them? What strategies can help presidents be successful in their efforts to foster open inquiry and constructive disagreement on campus?<br><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>Debra Mashek</em></strong>, Executive Director, Heterodox Academy<br>Chair: <strong><em>James F. Mellichamp</em></strong>, President, Piedmont College<br></blockquote></span></span><br> <h3> Strategies for Mergers, Acquisitions, and Teach-Outs</h3>Presidents and others who have navigated the process of considering a merger, acquisition, or teach-out will share insights from their experiences. When is the right time to initiate internal conversations about the possibility of a major institutional realignment, and with whom should these conversations start? When and how should prospective partners be engaged? What if there is a need to change course midway? When and how should the public be informed of any of these deliberations? How do these considerations differ depending on whether the institution is looking to “acquire” another institution or looking for a partner institution that can provide financial stability?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David R. Evans</em></strong>, Interim President, American University in Bulgaria<br><strong><em>Timothy L. Hall</em></strong>, President, Mercy College (NY)<br><strong><em>Kasia Lundy</em></strong>, Managing Director, EY-Parthenon<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kevin Rome, Sr.</em></strong>, President, Fisk University<br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3>Using Data to Integrate Enrollment, Student Success, and Alumni Engagement</h3>Enrollment volatility and demographic shifts on the horizon will require new ways to assess risk, measure performance, and identify opportunities across the marketplace. Recently developed data-analytic tools enable colleges to connect cross-campus datasets to track the entire student lifecycle—from first inquiry to final gift. Learn how CIC presidents use integrated data to measure institutional performance, understand the broader marketplace, and inform strategic planning.<br> <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>Kent C. Trachte</strong>, President, Lycoming College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Elizabeth Martin Meade</em></strong>, President, Cedar Crest College<br></blockquote></div>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated Meetings16<div><em>(Sponsored by Derck & Edson, LLC)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.</div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS </h3> </div><div><h4><br>Course Sharing to Support Student Completion</h4>An increasing number of private colleges and universities are engaging in consortial course sharing to support students’ timely progress. CIC’s Online Course Sharing Consortium allows participating colleges to use empty “seats” available in other CIC colleges’ online courses to help students catch up, replace poor grades, remain eligible for athletics and financial aid, and graduate on time. This discussion will address key features of the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium.<br><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer, Acadeum<br><strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC<br></blockquote><br></div><div><h4>Finding Interim Candidates for Senior Leadership Positions</h4>The use of outside interim senior administrators has become more common as a foundation for the transformation of colleges and universities. The discussion will explore when and how presidents can use interims, not as placeholders but as agents of change responsible for the achievement of specific strategic objectives.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Bryan E. Carlson</em></strong>, President, The Registry<br><strong><em>Jeffrey Senese</em></strong>, President, Saint Leo University</blockquote></div><div><div><br></div><div><h4>How Colleges Can Benefit from Multiple Employer Retirement Plans</h4><span aria-hidden="true"></span>A multiple employer plan (MEP) allows two or more colleges or other unrelated employers to join together to create a single retirement plan. Under the right circumstances, the arrangement can help colleges achieve economies of scale through centralized support of administrative and fiduciary obligations, resulting in significant savings to institutions. Presidents will be provided with an overview and will have the opportunity to ask questions about MEPs.<span aria-hidden="true"></span><br><blockquote><strong><em></em></strong><strong><em>Eva Lee</em></strong>, Senior Director, Institutional Client Services, TIAA</blockquote></div><br><h4>Preparing the Right Aspirants for the Right Presidencies</h4>Learn how CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program, a yearlong seminar-based program supported by Lilly Endowment Inc., can help senior administrators who aspire to the presidency—and their spouses or partners—clarify their own sense of personal vocation in relationship to the missions of institutions they might one day lead as president. Discuss who on your senior team might be a suitable nominee.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC and President Emeritus, Nebraska Wesleyan University</blockquote></div><div><br><h4>Preparing Students for Success on the Global Stage</h4>The United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network have partnered to offer the Millennium Fellowship—a movement of undergraduates on college campuses across 16 nations advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Discuss how this selective leadership development program can help students receive training, make connections, and achieve global recognition of their efforts, as well as how it can help CIC members elevate their social impact and prepare their students for success in the global economy.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br><strong><em>Sam Vaghar</em></strong>, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network<br></blockquote><br><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">BREAKFAST MEETINGS </h3> </div><div><h4><br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM</em></strong>, President and CEO<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Shirley V. Hoogstra</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, President, Jarvis Christian College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Celeste M. Schenck</em></strong>, President, The American University of Paris<br></blockquote></div><div><h4><br>Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, Chair, Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors, and President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)</blockquote></div>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions73Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Capture Higher Ed)</em><br><br><h3>Approaches to Civic Engagement and Collaboration with the Local Community</h3>How can civic engagement programs strengthen students’ academic skills and social responsibility while developing partnerships with the local community? This discussion will consider factors that maximize the impact of these programs, including how to build strong connections among the curriculum, the campus, and the local community and how to encourage students to connect knowledge with real-world responsibilities. Presenters will describe specific projects they have implemented that can be adapted to other settings, including programs that explore questions of citizenship in times of social crisis; that use multimedia storytelling to assist incarcerated individuals with re-entry; and that engage local high school students in historical research that illuminates the connection between history and contemporary issues of social justice.<br> <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>Chair: <strong> <em>Timothy E. Trainor</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Benchmarks for Institutional Health<br></h3>Institutional financial health and mission fulfillment go hand in hand. A good business model, monitored by the right financial metrics, produces sustainability for both. Many colleges and universities today are reviewing their current business models. This session will explore which financial metrics presidents should rely on to consider what their institutions need to achieve in order to be strong and sustainable. Presenters will discuss macro indicators, such as the CIC Financial Indicators Tool metrics, and micro indicators related to university operations, including instructional costs and co-curricular offerings.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Bobby L. Hall</em></strong>, President, Wayland Baptist University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL)<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Christine Plunkett</em></strong>, President, Iowa Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Considerations for a Second Presidency</h3>What factors should be weighed by presidents who are considering a second presidency? Three presidents will draw on their experiences of having made this transition successfully—from Florida Memorial University, Doane University, and Calvin University—to discuss such questions as: How do I know if the time is right for a move? What needs to be considered when leaving the first presidency? How can presidential experience at one institution be beneficial—or detrimental—to leading another? What may be different the second time around? How might trustees, faculty members, and staff view the experience of a leader from a different institution? What are the implications for the presidential family in considering a second presidency?<br> <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>Chair: <strong> <em>Carol A. Moore</em></strong>, President, Columbia College (SC)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Documenting and Promoting the Labor Market Outcomes of the Liberal Arts</h3>A widely-held myth is that a liberal arts degree has little value in the labor market. Findings from a study on the labor market outcomes of a liberal arts education, conducted by Emsi and Strada Education Network, have debunked this myth. Panelists will discuss the study’s outcomes and how colleges and universities can use data to increase appreciation for the value of a liberal arts education with students, parents, faculty members, policy makers, community members, and business leaders.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gary Brahm</em></strong>, Chancellor and CEO, Brandman University<br><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>Chair: <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Preparing for the Unexpected: Natural Disasters and Other Campus Crises</h3>Whether triggered by natural disasters, civil unrest, or even mass shootings, crises on campus and in the surrounding community can deeply affect the educational enterprise of the institution. What approaches can presidents use to lead their institutions in times of crisis? How can they be responsive to the urgent needs of their communities without losing sight of the academic priorities of their institutions? What learning opportunities for students do local crises present? Presidents who have weathered such crises and natural disasters will share insights from their experiences.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Joseph G. Joyner</em></strong>, President, Flagler College<br><strong><em>Richard L. Ludwick</em></strong>, President, University of St. Thomas (TX)<br><strong><em>Julie E. Wollman</em></strong>, President, Widener University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Joseph R. Marbach</em></strong>, President, Georgian Court University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3> <em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>This forum is an opportunity to raise confidential and sensitive issues. The discussion is expected to be candid and broad ranging, from specific administrative matters to institutional structures and staffing, to dealings with the board, to the relationship between a president’s professional and personal lives. Advice will come from other participating presidents.<br> <blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University</blockquote>
Workshop: Understanding Compliance Risk—How to Protect Your Institution and Your JobWorkshop: Understanding Compliance Risk—How to Protect Your Institution and Your Job11Workshop<em>(Sponsored by Casagrande Consulting, LLC)</em><br><br><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<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>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 Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Sandra S. Harper</em></strong>, President, McMurry University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings62<h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Burton J. Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote><br> <h3>Great Lakes Colleges Association</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael A. McDonald</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions137Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Ziegler)</em><br><br><h3>​Focusing the Board on Strategic Priorities</h3>What approaches can presidents use to help their boards resist the tendency to function in routinized ways—receiving reports, setting tuition, and approving budgets? In today’s dynamic higher education environment, boards must be savvy about demographic and economic trends, cognizant of institutional strengths and areas of vulnerability, sensitive to market opportunities, and able to help the president make important strategic decisions about the future direction of the institution. Presidents who have helped their boards elevate their agendas to focus on strategic priorities will lead the discussion.<br> <blockquote><div> <strong> <em>Gayle D. Beebe</em></strong>, President, Westmont College<br><strong><em>Rock Jones</em></strong>, President, Ohio Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kathleen M. Murray</em></strong>, President, Whitman College<br> </div></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Fostering Diversity and Civility in Liberal Arts Colleges</h3>What is the president’s role in fostering diversity and civility on a college campus? How can presidents help their institutions respect divergent viewpoints, support students from diverse backgrounds, acknowledge the multiple identities that students bring to campus, and promote inclusive pedagogy—often in the face of student dissatisfaction with and faculty concerns over the pace of change? CIC helped campus teams explore these challenges during two Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institutes. The director of the Institute and presidents of three participating institutions will share insights and lessons learned from this initiative.<br> <blockquote> <span> <span> <strong> <em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University</span></span><br><span><span><strong><em>Beverly Daniel Tatum</em></strong>, President Emerita, Spelman College<br><strong><em>Troy D. VanAken</em></strong>, President, Elmhurst College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Charles W. Pollard</em></strong>, President, John Brown University</span></span><br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Improving Student Success through Technology Transformation</h3>How can technology help colleges and universities with limited resources create more sustainable operating models while better supporting student success? Three CIC presidents will discuss how they are maximizing the return on investment in technology purchases from two points of view: their business models and their commitment to student success. The presenters will describe effective approaches in both areas. Panelists also will discuss the importance of cybersecurity practices and policies.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David A. Armstrong</em></strong>, President, St. Thomas University (FL)<br><strong><em>Paula Marie Buley, IHM</em></strong>, President, Rivier University<br><strong><em>Robert S. Cominsky</em></strong>, Vice President of Managed Services, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Kevin G. Quinn</em></strong>, President, Aquinas College (MI)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Clarence D. Armbrister</em></strong>, President, Johnson C. Smith University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Navigating Troubling Waters: Economic Trends and Implications for Independent Higher Education</h3>As the public increasingly views college as an investment for a better life and career, the demand for a more meaningful return on its cost is growing. How do different stakeholders think about the return on an investment in higher education? Colleges and universities are susceptible to regional, national, and macroeconomic trends, so institutional leaders need to consider both public perceptions and economic trends in their strategic institutional planning. Presenters will discuss higher education’s contributions to the economy and society and will highlight economic trends that are especially relevant to independent colleges and universities.<br> <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>Chair: <strong><em>Kenneth M. Macur</em></strong>, President, Medaille College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Perspectives from Journalists: What’s on the Public’s Mind? What’s on Presidents’ Minds?</h3>In the last year, several media stories have focused on aspects of admissions: The “Varsity Blues” scandal, the College Board’s “adversity” score, and the Supreme Court case on affirmative action are three prominent examples. Journalists who cover higher education will offer their perspectives on why college admissions has been of such strong public interest recently, before opening a general discussion.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Anemona Hartocollis</em></strong>, National Higher Education Reporter, <cite>The New York Times</cite><br><strong><em>Rick Seltzer</em></strong>, Projects Editor, <cite>Inside Higher Ed</cite><br><strong><em>Delece Smith-Barrow</em></strong>, Senior Editor for Higher Education, <cite>Hechinger Report</cite><br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Return on Athletics: Data on the Value of Sports at Smaller Colleges</h3>One strategy to increase enrollment and improve retention is to establish or expand an athletics program. There is little empirical data, however, to assess institutional returns associated with investments in athletics. As a result, many presidents lack the information they need to understand how a strong athletics program could contribute to broader strategic priorities. One approach to closing the data gap is the Return on Athletics initiative of the NAIA, which uses analysis of student-level data to show the impact of athletics on enrollment, student success, and financial viability. Presenters will discuss critical factors and metrics to evaluate intercollegiate athletics and will offer insights from their experiences.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jim Carr</em></strong>, President and CEO, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)<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>Chair: <strong><em>Fayneese Miller</em></strong>, President, Hamline University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>What to Expect from Your Enrollment Management Team?</h3>What is the president’s role in working with the enrollment management team? What do presidents need to know? What questions should they ask? How should they assess the effectiveness of the admissions and financial aid offices? Presenters will offer insights based on their experience and will address audience members’ questions.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Marc M. Camille</em></strong>, President, Albertus Magnus College<br><strong><em>Panayiotis Kanelos</em></strong>, President, St. John’s College (MD)<br><strong><em>Chris Marett</em></strong>, President, Enrollment and Advancement Marketing Services, EAB<br><strong><em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mary Lou Retelle</em></strong>, President, Anna Maria College<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions138Concurrent Session<em>(Co-sponsored by Knack and GMB Architecture + Engineering)</em><br><br><h3>​Creating Value: Improving Instruction and Student Outcomes with Career Guidance</h3>Addressing doubts about the value of a liberal arts education is an increasingly important part of the president’s job. While studies consistently find that CIC institutions outperform national averages on student success measures, students and parents are demanding greater evidence that they produce well-prepared, career-ready graduates. The CIC Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance, organized by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) with support from Strada Education Network, provides an effective approach to addressing these concerns by focusing on the improvement of student learning, degree completion, and career outcomes. Panelists will share lessons learned from a renewed focus on instructional excellence and career guidance and reflect on changing faculty attitudes about the relationship between a quality liberal arts education and career-readiness.<br> <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>Chair: <strong> <em>Lewis Thayne</em></strong>, President, Lebanon Valley College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Developing Binational Partnerships: Lessons and Examples from the U.S.-Mexico Summit</h3>Developing binational partnerships with universities in Mexico is of critical importance in today’s sociopolitical climate. Institutions on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border have a relatively untapped opportunity to develop notable partnerships because of their proximity to one another, high quality of educational offerings, and rich cultural resources on campuses and in their surrounding communities. Three presidents who participated in the April 2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit will discuss partnerships that their institutions have created with colleagues on the other side of the border, including ways to mobilize both faculty members and students, short- term and semester-long programs, and online collaboration. The panelists also will cover financial and scheduling considerations, which often present challenges when developing binational partnerships.<br> <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>Chair: <strong> <em>J. Bradley Creed</em></strong>, President, Campbell University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>How to Protect Against the Pitfalls of the Presidency</h3>Presidents increasingly must contend with financial and enrollment challenges, public mistrust, tensions with the faculty, pressures from the board, and unexpected crises, any of which can derail a presidency without warning. What contractual and financial arrangements should presidents consider to protect their positions—and their sanity? An experienced higher education attorney and an experienced compensation consultant will offer guidance on how to manage the challenges of the presidency.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Marcia A. Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Union College (KY)<br></blockquote><div> <br> <span> <h3>Promoting Student Voter Engagement and Civic Participation</h3>In 2018, college students’ voting rates doubled to a record high of 40 percent, and all signs point to even greater levels of student enthusiasm and activism from now through the 2020 election. At the same time, the tenor and outcome of the 2016 election has left campus leaders concerned about extreme partisanship, divisive speech, misinformation, neutrality, and the overall campus climate. How can presidents promote student voter engagement and civic participation while transforming campus tensions into opportunities for political learning? Participants will be invited to share their concerns, exchange promising practices, and learn strategies emerging from research at the Tufts University Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, which has been studying not just voting, but also robust campus climates for political learning, discourse, and participation.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em></em></strong> <strong> <em>Kathy Brittain Richardson</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>Nancy L. Thomas</em></strong>, Director, Institute for Democracy & Higher Education, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life, Tufts University<br><strong><em>Wim Wiewel</em></strong>, President, Lewis & Clark College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br></blockquote> <div></div></span><br> </div><h3>Setting the Pace: Presidential Strategies for Leading Fundamental Change</h3>In the midst of demographic headwinds, challenges to the business model, and the expanding use of educational technology, many leaders of independent colleges are being asked by their boards to lead swift and often fundamental change. Presidents’ own analyses may reinforce the notion that significant change is necessary to ensure institutional viability. At the same time, faculty and staff members may not be convinced that substantial change is necessary. How do presidents effectively communicate their vision for the future and the changes needed to implement it? How can presidents navigate rapidly shifting external dynamics and still honor shared governance? What can we learn from those who have led substantial change?<br> <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>Moderator: <strong> <em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong>, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Trends in Philanthropy and Federal Grants</h3>What are the recent trends in philanthropic support from foundations and grants from the federal government and what are their implications for independent colleges and universities? Three distinguished leaders will offer their insights and encourage presidents to consider external support for their initiatives that match the criteria for a wide range of funding sources— including individuals, corporations, foundations, and governmental agencies.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jacque Carter</em></strong>, President, Doane University<br><strong><em>John McAllister</em></strong>, Managing Partner, McAllister & Quinn<br><strong><em>Michael J. Murray</em></strong>, President, The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Working with the President’s Staff</h3><div> <em>(Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners)</em><br></div><div>Each college president’s office has a culture of its own, with distinctive personalities and features, some established across multiple presidential administrations. How can presidential couples develop and sustain strong individual relationships with each member of the president’s staff, while ensuring that the office functions well as a cohesive whole to implement the president’s agenda? What does it take to change staff expectations, long- held practices, and office culture? How can presidential spouses or partners get the support and information they need from staff who have varying expectations of the spouse’s or partner’s role? Presidential couples from two institutions will offer strategies for working with staff members to maintain healthy communications and strong relationships.</div><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<br><strong><em>Annie Cook Miller</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Virginia Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Burton J. Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners<p>This evening provides an opportunity for presidents, spouses and partners, speakers, and sponsors to join colleagues for dinner. Participants make their own arrangements.</p>
CIC Annual Business Meeting (Including breakfast)CIC Annual Business Meeting (Including breakfast)26<div>The Annual Business Meeting is open to all CIC member presidents. Breakfast will be provided.</div><div> <br> </div><h3>Chair’s Report</h3><div> <br> </div><h3>Report on the State of CIC</h3><div> <br> </div><h3>Treasurer’s Report</h3><div> <br> </div><h3>2020–2021 CIC Dues</h3><div> <br> </div> <h3>Recognition of Retiring Members of the Board of Directors</h3><div> <br> </div><h3>Introduction of Newly Elected Board and Executive Committee Members</h3><div> <br> <span><span> <h3>Special Report: Talking about Private Colleges: Busting the Myths Workshops<br></h3> <blockquote><div> <strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, President, Illinois Wesleyan University, and Senior Fellow, CIC</div></blockquote></span></span><br></div><h3>Special Report: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update</h3><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</div></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<em>(Sponsored by Hanover Research)</em><br><br><h3>Building an Effective Senior Team: Stronger Leaders for Stressed Institutions</h3>How can presidents cultivate leadership team members who understand environmental challenges, support the president’s vision, and maximize institutional opportunities? Panelists will consider how to orchestrate changes in the leadership team with grace and dignity, address hiring with an eye for team functioning, and discuss innovation and problem solving that maintains an institutional focus. Other topics include achieving work/life balance, fostering interpersonal and institutional trust and hope, assessing annual operational priorities vs. long-term development, and managing risk.<br> <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 A. Troha</em></strong>, President, Juniata College<br>Chair:<strong><em> Andrea Luxton</em></strong>, President, Andrews University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Collaborating to Share Curriculum and Cost<br></h3>How can liberal arts colleges work together to address questions of affordability, accessibility, and adequacy of preparation for students to enter today’s job market? What cross-institutional collaborations can lower costs, maintain academic quality, and address institutional sustainability in the face of market challenges in higher education? What is the role of the president in facilitating this collaboration? One group of 19 independent colleges and universities, the Lower Cost Models Consortium, is developing multiple forms of collaboration, including shared curricular opportunities such as certified financial planning and applied computer science. Presidents will describe successful strategies of the consortium to achieve voluntary institutional cost sharing and buy-in from both administrative and faculty teams to offer jointly curricula that institutions would find difficult to maintain individually. Learn how participating institutions have cultivated the openness and trust to develop new opportunities and share responsibility.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeffrey R. Docking</em></strong>, President, Adrian College<br><strong><em>Charles L. Flynn</em></strong>, President, College of Mount Saint Vincent<br><strong><em>Antoinette M. Hays</em></strong>, President, Regis College (MA)<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Michael L. Frandsen</em></strong>, President, Wittenberg University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Support for Veterans’ Educational Aspirations<br></h3>Veterans and military students often take a less traditional path to college, and many face formidable challenges in finishing a college degree. Presenters will discuss ways their institutions help veterans and their dependents meet these challenges and succeed as undergraduate students. The session also will highlight results from a survey of veterans support services at CIC institutions.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Greg Gunderson</em></strong>, President, Park University<br><strong><em>Chris Howard</em></strong>, President, Robert Morris University<br><strong><em>Lesley McBain</em></strong>, Director of Research Projects, CIC<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Deana L. Porterfield</em></strong>, President, Roberts Wesleyan College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>New Approaches to Personal Wellness during Difficult Times<br></h3><div> <em>(Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners)</em><br></div><div>The job of a college president has always been challenging, but recent developments in higher education can mean even more stress for presidents and their spouses or partners. Tried-and-true strategies for professional wellness include carving out personal time and establishing boundaries with sufficient space for family needs. But in these difficult times, given the dynamic nature of presidential careers, greater flexibility and stamina is required. What are some approaches that presidential couples can use to adapt to new challenges, to maintain healthy relationships, and to thrive in uncertain times? Two presidential couples will share their stories of how they overcame hurdles to achieving their wellness goals.<br></div><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<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Anne Craft</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Concordia College (MN)</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. PDFThis year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on enrollment and marketing, financial fundamentals, board relations, institutional advancement, strategic innovation, and perspectives on critical leadership. The program also will provide informal opportunities to discuss institutional mission and culture as well as work-life balance, and it will facilitate 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> <div>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. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div><div> <br> </div> <br> <strong>7:30–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>New Presidents Program Registration</h4> <div><br></div><div><span><span><strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4></span></span></div><div><br></div><div><span><span><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3></span></span><br></div> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search<br></blockquote><div><br></div><div><span><span><strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span><br></div><strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University<br><strong><em>Mary B. Marcy</em></strong>, President, Dominican University of California<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong> </strong><strong><em>Julee Gard</em></strong>, Vice President for Administration and Finance, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS<br></h3><div> <br> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong>, Vice President for Academic Programs, CIC<br>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> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Making Connections</h4> <br><span><span><span><span><strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span></span><br> <strong>10:15–11:15 a.m</strong>. <h4>Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role</h4> <br> <strong>11:15–12:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Higher Ed 101</h4> <br> <strong>Noon–12:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Getting Off to a Great Start</h4></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT LUNCHEON FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS<br></h3><div> <br> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong> <h4>Welcome</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carol A. Leary</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br></blockquote>  <h4>Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br></blockquote></div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> <br>SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3> <br> <strong>2:00–2:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Engaged and Inclusive Environment: Q&A and Discussion</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:30–3:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><span><span><span><span><strong>3:30–3:45 p.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span></span><br><strong>3:45–4:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Small Group Discussions on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>4:15–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynn M. Morton</em></strong>, President, Warren Wilson College<br><strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, President, Wilberforce University<br></blockquote></div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> <br>SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:00–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Building Trust</h4> <br><span><span><span><span><span><span><strong>3:15–3:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span></span></span></span></span><br> <strong>3:30–4:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Building Resiliency</h4> <br><strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Open Mike—Questions and Comments</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">RECEPTION AND DINNER FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3> <br> <strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong><br> <blockquote>Hosts: <strong> <em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President, Point Park University, and <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College<br>Remarks: <strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC</blockquote>
Workshop: Owning Your Future—Transforming Your Institution by Playing to StrengthsWorkshop: Owning Your Future—Transforming Your Institution by Playing to Strengths75Workshop <em><span><span><em></em></span></span><span><span><em></em></span></span>(Sponsored by McAllister & Quinn)<br><br>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<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 also will prepare for core activities—such as 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>Chair: <strong><em>Weymouth Spence</em></strong>, President, Washington Adventist University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)29<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. PDFThis year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on enrollment and marketing, financial fundamentals, board relations, institutional advancement, strategic innovation, and perspectives on critical leadership. The program also will provide informal opportunities to discuss institutional mission and culture as well as work-life balance, and it will facilitate 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> <div>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. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at <a href="mailto:sashmon@cic.nche.edu">sashmon@cic.nche.edu</a>.</div><div> <br> </div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3> <br> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4> <br><strong>8:15–9:45 a.m.</strong> <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, and Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br></blockquote> <br> <span><span><strong>9:45–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span><br><strong>10:00–11:00 a.m.</strong> <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<br></blockquote> <br> <strong></strong><strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong> <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>  <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:15–9:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Making the Role Work for You</h4> <br> <span><span><strong>9:45–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4></span></span><br><strong>10:00–11:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Taking Charge of Your Role</h4> <br> <strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>The Presidential Spouse and Partner and Institutional Advancement</h4><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT LUNCHEON FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS<br></h3><div> <br> <strong>12:30–2:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College<br></blockquote></div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B"> <br>SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3> <br> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Closing Remarks, Questions, and Initial Evaluation</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote></div><div> <br> </div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS<br></h3><div> <br> <strong>2:15–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Additional Perspectives: Panel of Spouses and Partners Task Force Members<br></h4><blockquote>Moderator: <strong> <em>Kerry E. Pannell</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:00–3:15 p.m</strong>. <h4>Questions and Closing Remarks</h4><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong> </blockquote></div>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration146<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations and other events with space limitations.</p>
BreakfastBreakfast26<p><em>​(Sponsored by Aramark)</em><br><br>Breakfast will be provided for those not participating in the CIC Annual Business Meeting.<br></p>
Workshop: Tuition Pricing Considerations—Is a Reset Right for Your Institution?Workshop: Tuition Pricing Considerations—Is a Reset Right for Your Institution?75Workshop<em><span><span></span></span><span><span><em><span><span><em></em></span></span></em></span></span>(Sponsored by Dynamic Campus)<br><br>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br></em> <div> <em> </em></div><div><br></div><div>This workshop will consider approaches to setting tuition, including a dramatic reset. Participants will explore data on more than 30 colleges that have lowered their undergraduate tuition and consider 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 as well as two case examples from presidents who have undertaken resets. 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 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>Chair: <strong><em>Dennis R. DePerro</em></strong>, President, St. Bonaventure University<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings9<strong>1:00–2:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils</h3><blockquote><div>Conveners: <strong> <em>Ray Martinez III</em></strong>, President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas, and <strong> <em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC</div></blockquote> <br> <strong>1:00–2:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Rural Higher Education Initiative</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, Dakota Wesleyan University</blockquote> <br> <strong>2:00–3:00 p.m.</strong><h3>2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Arturo Cherbowski Lask</em></strong>, Executive Director, Santander Universidades, and General Director, Universia Mexico; <strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC; and <strong>Rodrigo Guerra Botello</strong>, Secretary General, FIMPES<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners136Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><strong>1:30–2:25 p.m.</strong> <h3>Joys and Pitfalls of Taking on the Role of Presidential Spouse or Partner</h3>Although the expectations of a presidential spouse are rarely clear, there are unwritten rules about presidential spouse or partner behavior that are learned through experience. An author and presidential spouse will share his insightful and often humorous take on being a college president’s spouse. This session will encourage discussion of the surprising aspects of being the spouse or partner of a college president and provide an opportunity to share approaches to dealing with unexpected challenges in the role.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Robert L. Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:35–3:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3> <em>(Open only to currently serving spouses and partners)</em><br>The confidential session allows spouses and partners to share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College</blockquote>
Session for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSession for Presidential Spouses and Partners12Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><h3>Readers’ Theatre Reprise: Historical (and Hysterical?) Presidential Spouse and Partner Roles</h3> How does the historic role of the presidential spouse or partner compare with the modern view of the role? Spouses and partners will participate in a “readers’ theatre” presentation of advice from past decades and will reflect on how the role and the campus and societal cultural context have evolved. After the presentation, the conversation will continue during an informal reception with refreshments.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Robyn Allers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College<br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br>Chair: <strong><em>Christine Burns-DiBiasio</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners138Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><h3>Promises, Promises: The Sticky Wicket of Getting What You Need from Campus Dining Services</h3>Whether dining services are run in-house or outsourced, campus food providers truly intend to please you as a key client. But sometimes the special occasion does not turn out how you envisioned. What are the main challenges that lead to disappointing food service? How can you prevent problems and ensure quality for your big events? This session will offer actionable techniques and an opportunity to ask specific questions about how to improve campus dining services.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Margaret Empie</em></strong>, President, Empie Advising, LLC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Christy Colson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Working with the President’s Staff</h3> <em>(Joint Session with Presidents)</em><br>Each college president’s office has a culture of its own, with distinctive personalities and features, some established across multiple presidential administrations. How can presidential couples develop and sustain strong individual relationships with each member of the president’s staff, while ensuring that the office functions well as a cohesive whole to implement the president’s agenda? What does it take to change staff expectations, long- held practices, and office culture? How can presidential spouses or partners get the support and information they need from staff who have varying expectations of the spouse’s or partner’s role? Presidential couples from two institutions will offer strategies for working with staff members to maintain healthy communications and strong relationships.<br> <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<br><strong><em>Annie Cook Miller</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Virginia Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Burton J. Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners73Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><h3>“Clean Eating” with Super Foods for Your Campus Dining Program</h3>Cutting processed foods from your diet and “eating clean” is a positive lifestyle change that has many health benefits. “Clean eating” is a great strategy to achieve lasting good health, without depriving yourself of flavorful food. “Super foods,” so-called because of their high nutrient content, also offer health benefits while enhancing foods or serving as stand-alone meals. Metz’s chefs and dietitians together have developed recipes that boast nutrient-packed dishes with artistic flair and universal appeal. Session participants will have a hands-on opportunity to create a lunch plate, and presenters will discuss how they can be incorporated into campus food services, including catering events. Participants will receive tips on what to look for (and avoid) when grocery shopping, insights into what is done to enhance flavor and nutrition, and answers to questions about ingredients, cooking, and nutrition.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Kim Brenkus</em></strong>, Director, Learning and Development, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>John E. Geronimo</em></strong>, Vice President for Sales, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>Jeffrey Metz</em></strong>, President and CEO, Metz Culinary Management<br><strong><em>Kim Salahie</em></strong>, Director, Culinary Services, Metz Culinary Management<br>Chair: <strong><em>Rachel Rumple-Comerford</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>The #MeToo Movement from the Presidential Spouse Perspective</h3>The #MeToo Movement highlighted the extent of sexual misconduct and harassment across many industries and professions, including those on college campuses. Where does the role of the presidential spouse or partner fit into this conversation? Given that colleges are both a locus of identity development for students and an environment where gender-based bias and violence takes place, how can presidential spouses and partners support a healthy environment on campus? This session will provide an opportunity to share experiences and discuss positive steps taken to reduce gender bias and sexual misconduct.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mary Domes</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br><h3>Financial Health for Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3>Presidential spouses and partners often have special circumstances when it comes to retirement planning. What is the best way to plan for transitions? How should spouses and partners think about such issues as taking social security, buying a second home, and financially assisting adult children? Experts from TIAA will explain essential elements of financial wellness and provide a framework for thinking about life’s big decisions and transitions.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Christina R. Cutlip</em></strong>, Senior Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA<br><strong><em>Jonathan R. Fishburn</em></strong>, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kevin Miller</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Goshen College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Approaches to Personal Wellness during Difficult Times<br></h3><div> <em>(Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners)</em><br></div><div>The job of a college president has always been challenging, but recent developments in higher education can mean even more stress for presidents and their spouses or partners. Tried-and-true strategies for professional wellness include carving out personal time and establishing boundaries with sufficient space for family needs. But in these difficult times, given the dynamic nature of presidential careers, greater flexibility and stamina is required. What are some approaches that presidential couples can use to adapt to new challenges, to maintain healthy relationships, and to thrive in uncertain times? Two presidential couples will share their stories of how they overcame hurdles to achieving their wellness goals.<br></div><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<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Anne Craft</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Concordia College (MN)</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings139<strong>7:00 a.m.–Noon</strong> <h3>LECNA Fellows</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Thomas E. Cedel</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Patrick T. Ferry</em></strong>, President, Concordia University Wisconsin<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Mennonite Higher Education Association</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Rebecca J. Stoltzfus</em></strong>, President, Goshen College<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Director for Higher Education, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote> <br> <span><span><strong>11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Network</h3> <blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Mark N. Wilhelm</em></strong>, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church<br></h3> <blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Mark E. Hanshaw</em></strong>, Associate General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry</blockquote></span></span><br><span><span><strong>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents</h3> <blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>James T. (Tim) Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University</blockquote></span></span><br><strong>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell University</blockquote>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings15<strong>6:30 p.m.</strong><h3>​Associated Colleges of the South</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Stephanie Fabritius</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br><strong>7:00 p.m.</strong><h3>The Annapolis Group Board of Directors</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, Chair, Annapolis Group Board of Directors, and President, Alma College<br></blockquote>
Workshop: Change, Risk, and Relevance—New Lessons from Thriving InstitutionsWorkshop: Change, Risk, and Relevance—New Lessons from Thriving Institutions12Workshop<em>(Sponsored by Asset Strategy Consultants)</em><em><br><br>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these workshops. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.<br></em><br> <div> Colleges and universities continue to be asked to respond to seismic shifts in our culture, society, and economy that bring into question many of higher education’s long-standing practices. Leaders from across the institutional spectrum are taking a deep dive from positions of strength to positions of dire challenge 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.<br></div><blockquote> <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>Chair: <strong><em>Miles K. Davis</em></strong>, President, Linfield College<br></blockquote> Fee: $50
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> <br> <span> <strong>7:30–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h3>Presidents Governance Academy Registration</h3></span><br> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Breakfast</h3> <br> <strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Welcome and Introductions</h3><ul><li>Review of participant survey</li><li>What are some of the most vexing challenges presidents face in working with their boards of trustees?</li></ul> <strong>9:45–10:30 a.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>Review of key program themes, facilitator roles, ground rules, and agenda</li><li>What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?</li></ul> <strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Refreshment Break</h3> <br> <strong>10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?</li><li>What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?</li><li>“Shared” governance and relations with the faculty</li></ul> <strong>12:30–1:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Lunch</h3> <br> <strong>1:30–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 1)</h3><ul><li>Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees</li><li>Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers</li><li>Meetings</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li></ul> <strong> <span> <span> <strong>3:00–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h3>Refreshment Break</h3></span></span><br>3:15–4:45 p.m.</strong> <h3>Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)</h3><ul><li>Retreats</li><li>Trustee orientation programs</li><li>In-service education</li><li>Handbook and trustee information systems</li></ul> <strong>4:45–5:15 p.m.</strong> <h3>Bylaws Discussion</h3><ul><li>Overview of facilitator critiques of participants’ bylaws</li></ul> <strong>6:30–8:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>Reception and Dinner</h3>Spouses and partners are invited. Please stop by the CIC Registration Desk to purchase a guest ticket.
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> <br><strong>7:15–7:45 a.m.</strong><h3>Breakfast</h3><br><strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong><h3>Participant Role Play</h3><br><strong>8:45–9:30 a.m.</strong><h3>Reflections and Discussions</h3><ul><li>On yesterday’s conversations</li><li>On a few articles in the Book of Readings that you find especially helpful or provocative</li></ul><strong>9:30–10:45 a.m.</strong><h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?</li><li>What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?</li></ul><strong><span><span><strong>10:45–11:00 a.m.</strong><h3>Refreshment Break</h3></span></span><br>11:00–11:45 a.m.</strong><h3>One-on-One Bylaws Critique</h3><em>(in teams of two)</em><br> <br><strong>11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong><h3>Review of Bylaws Discussions</h3><br><strong>12:30–2:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Lunch and Discussion</h3><ul><li>What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?</li><li>What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?</li><li>Closing comments by facilitators and program assessment</li></ul>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Breakfast Roundtable Discussions16Spouses and Partners​<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br> <br>Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several roundtables are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.<br><br><h3>Connecting with Community Organizations</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Carole Campbell Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Developing Wellness and Community on Campus</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Victoria Cech</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll College (MT)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Establishing a Presence on Campus as the New President’s Spouse or Partner</h3><blockquote><strong><em>George Roberts</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Tuskegee University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Supporting First-Generation Students</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Transitioning to a Second Institution as Presidential Spouse</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Rachel Rumple-Comerford</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University</blockquote>
Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting62Spouses and Partners<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Juniata College</p>
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting109 <strong>​7:45–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE BREAKFAST MEETING</h3> <br> <strong>8:00–8:45 a.m.</strong><h3>BREAKFAST FOR ALL BOARD MEMBERS </h3><br><strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong><h3>BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETINGS </h3><blockquote><h4>Awards Committee<br>Investment Committee<br>Orientation for New Board Members</h4></blockquote><br><strong>10:05–11:20 a.m.</strong><h3>BOARD OF DIRECTORS COMMITTEE MEETINGS </h3><blockquote><h4>Membership Committee<br>Programs Committee<br>Public Information Committee<br>Resource Development Committee</h4></blockquote><br><strong>11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong><h3>LUNCH FOR ALL BOARD MEMBERS </h3><br><strong>12:40–3:00 p.m.</strong><h3>BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING</h3>
Breakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated MeetingsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions and Associated Meetings6<div> <em>(Sponsored by Yaffe & Company, Inc.)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants. Several roundtables are designated for participants who wish to join colleagues to discuss specific topics.<br></div><div> <br> </div><div><h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">BREAKFAST ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS </h3></div><div><h4> <br>Assessing Strategic and Financial Health</h4>Session leaders will discuss how a new financial health metric can provide college and university leadership teams with visibility into the relative strategic health of their institutions and enable action before regulatory pressures potentially limit operational options. They will describe how this new financial health metric applies to private institutions of all sizes and will offer a range of actionable responses.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell University<br><strong><em>Susan D. Stuebner</em></strong>, President, Colby-Sawyer College<br></blockquote>  <h4>Developing Vocational Exploration on Campus</h4>The Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) is a nationwide network of 256 colleges and universities administered by CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. to foster the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college students. Learn about CIC’s network and discuss the benefits of participation in NetVUE programs and services, including national conferences, regional gatherings, and a number of grant programs to support campus efforts.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Finishing Well: How to Prepare for a Presidential Transition</h4>Most institutions today cannot afford a “long good-bye”: the hiatus created by a search, and then the year or two when a new president comes in to provide leadership for the next phase of institutional life. How can presidents and boards work together to design strategic plans that attract new leadership to the institution—rather than waiting for new leadership to provide vision—and that ensure ongoing institutional momentum through the transition? What can presidents do to leave their institutions smoothly and help prepare for an effective transition following their departure? The discussion will build on insights gathered from presidents who have recently made this transition or who are preparing for it.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Shirley A. Mullen</em></strong>, President, Houghton College<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br> Private System Affiliations: A Better Approach for Collaboration</h4>Private system affiliations represent a promising alternative to college and university consolidation, mergers, and closures. The roundtable will discuss an overview of private system affiliations as a new form of collaboration; why this approach may be preferable to other methods of collaboration or consolidation; how to become affiliation ready; and how to align merger or affiliation strategies with long-term institutional prosperity. Participants will consider why and how to become part of, or to lead, a private system affiliation.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Richard A. Beyer</em></strong>, Senior Fellow, AGB Consulting</blockquote></div><div> <br> <h4> Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h4>Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussions will examine how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions that enroll 50 percent or more Pell-eligible undergraduates to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students and the institutions that serve them.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Gloria Nemerowicz</em></strong>, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition, and former President, Pine Manor College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">BREAKFAST MEETINGS </h3></div><div><h4> <br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Member Presidents</h4><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College, and <strong> <em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC, and Director, CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br></blockquote> </div><div><h4>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Participating in the Institute for the First Time</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, President, Drew University and Chair, CIC Board of Directors<br></blockquote></div><div><h4> <br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC, and President Emeritus, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br></blockquote></div><div><br> <span><span><h4>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h4><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Celeste M. Schenck</em></strong>, President, The American University of Paris</blockquote></span></span><br> <h4> Project Pericles Presidents</h4><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles, and <strong> <em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br></blockquote></div>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and Luncheon48Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by TIAA)</em><br><br> <h3>Presidential Spouses and Partners: Evolving Expectations</h3><p>Independent colleges and universities face a changing landscape and evolving expectations from campus constituencies. How do these shifting expectations affect the role of presidential spouses or partners? 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 independent college leaders, 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.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Juniata College</p>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<em>(Co-sponsored by Johnson, Grossnickle & Associates and</em><br><em>Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL))</em><br><br>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide registered Institute participants with an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.<br><br><em>Please note: Dinner tickets for adult guests and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the CIC Registration Desk.</em>
Awards ReceptionAwards Reception25Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Academic Search)<br></em><br> <em>Please note: Admission to the Awards Reception and Banquet is included in the Presidents Institute registration fee. All presidents, presidential spouses, sponsors, speakers, and other participants are encouraged to attend. Registered participants who would like to include special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, or other friends—are asked to inquire at the CIC Registration Desk about the purchase of tickets.</em>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings13<strong></strong><strong>3:00–5:00 p.m.</strong><h3>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee Meeting</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC<br></blockquote><br><strong>4:00–5:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends Reception</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Judith Block McLaughlin</em></strong>, Director, Higher Education Program; Educational Chair, Harvard Seminar for New Presidents; and Senior Lecturer, Harvard University<br></blockquote><div><br><span><span><strong>4:00–5:00 p.m.</strong></span></span><br></div><h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong><em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC</blockquote>
Roman Catholic MassRoman Catholic Mass140<p>​Presiding: <strong><em>James J. Greenfield, OSFS</em></strong>, President, DeSales University<br><br><em>Please Note: An ecumenical worship service will be offered at 7:00 a.m. on Sunday. Participants also have the opportunity to attend worship services in the community. A list of local places of worship is provided in the Institute Guidebook app and at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p>
Ecumenical Worship ServiceEcumenical Worship Service141<p>​Presiding: <strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College<br><br><em>Please Note: A Roman Catholic Mass is offered at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Participants also have the opportunity to attend worship services in the community. A list of local places of worship is provided in the Institute Guidebook app and at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Co-sponsored by ACT | NRCCUA and Gonser Gerber LLP)</em><br><br>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>
Associated MeetingsAssociated Meetings142<div> <strong>Noon–3:00 p.m.</strong><h3>The Sun Conference Presidents Meeting</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David A. Armstrong</em></strong>, President, St. Thomas University (FL)<br></blockquote><br><strong>4:30–6:00 p.m.</strong><h3>American Academic Leadership Institute Finance Committee Meeting</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, AALI<br></blockquote> <br><strong></strong><strong>6:00 p.m.</strong><h3>American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Board of Directors Dinner</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, AALI, and <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President, Academic Search<br></blockquote></div>
Welcome and Keynote Address: Nathan D. GraweWelcome and Keynote Address: Nathan D. Grawe4Nathan D. GrawePlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Strada Education Network)<br></em><br><h3>Welcome and Institute Overview</h3><blockquote><strong><em>MaryAnn Baenninger</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Board of Directors, and President, Drew University<br><strong><em>Richard Ekman</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Juniata College<br></blockquote><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 the presentation, Grawe will also present fresh insights and updated projections drawn from his next book project, differentiating prospective markets for public vs. private higher education.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Lily D. McNair</em></strong>, President, Tuskegee University<br></div><p></p>
Plenary Session: Jonathan McBridePlenary Session: Jonathan McBride17Jonathan McBridePlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Stevens Strategy, LLC)</em><br><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><br>Chair: <strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br></div>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations19<h3>Associated Colleges of Illinois</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Jamel Santa Cruze Wright</em></strong>, President, Eureka College<br></blockquote><div><h3><br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>OJ Oleka</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br></div><h3>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br></h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Ray Martinez III</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Independent Colleges of Indiana</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David W. Wantz</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Independent Colleges of Washington</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Terri Standish-Kuon</em></strong>, President and CEO<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Michigan Colleges Alliance</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Robert P. Bartlett</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Rolf Wegenke</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
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<em>(Sponsored by EY-Parthenon)</em><br><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 change of the institution is genuinely possible. Maintaining enrollment in the midst of dramatic demographic shifts, preparing students with the skills for employment success in the 21st-century economy, and adapting 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—including 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><br>Chair: <strong><em>Elizabeth Davis</em></strong>, President, Furman University<br></div>
Plenary Session: Mariët WestermannPlenary Session: Mariët Westermann7Mariët WestermannPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management)</em><br><br><h3>International Education in an Age of Closing Borders: Why and How</h3><p>Facilitating international education for students and faculty members remains a goal of most independent colleges and universities, but determining the most effective international strategy is complicated by declining international enrollments, mounting visa hurdles, increasing nationalist sentiments, intractable financial obstacles, and the understandable first-job orientation of students and parents. How can higher education institutions optimize opportunities for learning and research in global frameworks? Should they prioritize an international curriculum at home? How can a student’s educational trajectory be sustained and enhanced during a semester or shorter stint abroad? What are the pros and cons of satellite campuses or programs? And how can opportunities beyond popular Western European destinations be scaled? Mariët Westermann, the head of a leading global campus of New York University that also is a university in its own right and a longtime champion of the humanities and the liberal arts, will offer guidance for presidents of independent colleges.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Jorge G. Gonzalez</em></strong>, President, Kalamazoo College<br></p>
LECNA FellowsLECNA Fellows143<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Thomas E. Cedel</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Concordia University Texas</p>
Registration for New Presidents Program and Presidents Governance AcademyRegistration for New Presidents Program and Presidents Governance Academy144<p>​Please note: Pre-registration is required for these programs. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</p>
Lutheran Educational Conference of North AmericaLutheran Educational Conference of North America145<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College</p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations147Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br><h3>Board Relations</h3><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>Douglas M. Orr</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College, and Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges<br><br><h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL)<br><br><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong><br><br><h3>Leadership Issues</h3><strong><em>Susan Resneck Pierce</em></strong>, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound<br><br><h3>Legal Issues</h3><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><br><h3>Presidential Compensation and Benefits</h3><strong><em>Frank A. Casagrande</em></strong>, President, Casagrande Consulting, LLC<br><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.<br><br><h3>Presidential Contracts</h3><strong><em>Raymond D. Cotton</em></strong>, Partner, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting148Spouses and Partners<p>​Convener: <strong><em>Jennifer Troha</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Juniata College</p>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors149All sponsors of the Presidents Institute are welcome.<br><blockquote>Host: <strong><em>CIC Board of Directors</em></strong></blockquote>

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

(Sponsored by Ellucian)

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


CIC’s annual New Presidents Program, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, provides the “need to know” tools and the counsel that will keep a young presidency on a smooth course. PDFThis year’s program includes—among other topics—sessions on enrollment and marketing, financial fundamentals, board relations, institutional advancement, strategic innovation, and perspectives on critical leadership. The program also will provide informal opportunities to discuss institutional mission and culture as well as work-life balance, and it will facilitate 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. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at sashmon@cic.nche.edu.


Friday, January 3


SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast


8:45–9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

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

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Making Connections

L. Jay Lemons, President Emeritus, Susquehanna University, and President, Academic Search
10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–11:15 a.m.

The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond

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

11:15 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President

Julee Gard, Vice President for Administration and Finance, University of St. Francis (IL)
Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)

SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast


8:45–9:00 a.m.

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

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Making Connections


10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Transitioning into the Presidential Spouse or Partner Role


11:15–12:00 p.m.

Higher Ed 101


Noon–12:30 p.m.

Getting Off to a Great Start


JOINT LUNCHEON FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS


12:30–1:45 p.m.

Welcome

Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University, and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee
 

Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All

Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict


SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS


2:00–2:30 p.m.

Engaged and Inclusive Environment: Q&A and Discussion

Facilitator: Mary Dana Hinton, President, College of Saint Benedict

2:30–3:30 p.m.

Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues

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

3:30–3:45 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:45–4:15 p.m.

Small Group Discussions on Critical Leadership Issues

Facilitator: Mary Pat Seurkamp

4:15–5:00 p.m.

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

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


SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

2:00–3:15 p.m.

Building Trust


3:15–3:30 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:30–4:30 p.m.

Building Resiliency

 
4:30–5:00 p.m.

Open Mike—Questions and Comments

Facilitator: Kerry E. Pannell

RECEPTION FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS

6:30–7:00 p.m.

DINNER FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS

7:00–8:30 p.m.

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


Saturday, January 4


SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS


7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

 
8:15–9:45 a.m.

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, and Senior Fellow, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

9:45–10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:00–11:00 a.m.

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

Brian C. Ralph, President, William Peace University

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

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

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:45 a.m.

Making the Role Work for You


9:45–10:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:00–11:00 a.m.

Taking Charge of Your Role


11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

The Presidential Spouse and Partner and Institutional Advancement


JOINT LUNCHEON FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS


12:30–2:00 p.m.

You Got the Job, Now What?

Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College


SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS


2:15–3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Questions, and Initial Evaluation

Facilitator: Mary Pat Seurkamp

SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

2:15–3:00 p.m.

Additional Perspectives: Panel of Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force Members

Moderator: Kerry E. Pannell

3:00–3:15 p.m.

Questions and Closing Remarks

Facilitators: Lynne C. Joyce and J. Lawrence Smith

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

Friday, January 3


8:00–8:45 a.m.

Breakfast


9:00–9:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Review of participant survey
  • What are some of the most vexing challenges presidents face in working with their boards of trustees?
9:45–10:30 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  • Review of key program themes, facilitator roles, ground rules, and agenda
  • What distinguishes a high-performing governing board?
10:30–10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Discussion Topics

  • What levers, strategies, and resources are available to presidents to strengthen the board?
  • What presidential relationships are particularly key—and sometimes problematic?
  • “Shared” governance and relations with the faculty
12:30–1:30 p.m.

Lunch


1:30–3:00 p.m.

Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 1)

  • Membership: size, composition, terms and term limits, committee on trustees
  • Organization: committees, especially executive, and reserved powers
  • Meetings
  • Trustee philanthropy
3:00–3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:15–4:45 p.m.

Discussion of Best Board Practices (Part 2)

  • Retreats
  • Trustee orientation programs
  • In-service education
  • Handbook and trustee information systems
4:45–5:15 p.m.

Bylaws Discussion

  • Overview of facilitator critiques of participants’ bylaws
6:30–8:30 p.m.

Reception and Dinner

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


Saturday, January 4


7:15–7:45 a.m.

Breakfast


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Participant Role Play


8:45–9:30 a.m.

Reflections and Discussions

  • On yesterday’s conversations
  • On a few articles in the Book of Readings that you find especially helpful or provocative
9:30–10:45 a.m.

Discussion Topics

  • How does affiliation with your respective sponsor, founder, congregation, tradition, or other major influence directly affect, positively or negatively, how your governing board is constituted, is organized, or functions?
  • What are best practices in performance assessment of the governing board, individual trustees, and the presidency?
10:45–11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


11:00–11:45 a.m.

One-on-One Bylaws Critique

(in teams of two)
 
11:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Review of Bylaws Discussions


12:30–2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Discussion

  • What are some effective approaches to in-service trustee education and board development initiatives that have worked for you? What approaches have not worked?
  • What is your plan to strengthen governance policies and practices (explicit goals, strategy, and timetable)?
  • Closing comments by facilitators and program assessment

Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners

(Sponsored by TIAA)

Developed by an advisory group of experienced presidential spouses and partners, the Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners runs concurrently with the program for presidents and provides opportunities to share information and advice. Spouses and partners of presidents also are welcome at sessions for presidents, unless otherwise noted.

Sunday, January 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast with Presidents

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

WELCOME, ADDRESS, AND LUNCHEON


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

Presidential Spouses and Partners: Evolving Expectations

Independent colleges and universities face a changing landscape and evolving expectations from campus constituencies. How do these shifting expectations affect the role of presidential spouses or partners? 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 independent college leaders, 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.

Chair: Jennifer Troha, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Juniata College

DISCUSSION SESSION


2:00–4:00 p.m.

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

How does the historic role of the presidential spouse or partner compare with the modern view of the role? Spouses and partners will participate in a “readers’ theatre” presentation of advice from past decades and will reflect on how the role and the campus and societal cultural context have evolved. After the presentation, the conversation will continue during an informal reception with refreshments.
Robyn Allers, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College
Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)
J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania
Chair: Christine Burns-DiBiasio, Presidential Spouse, Ohio Northern University
 

Monday, January 6


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Presidential Spouse and Partner Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Breakfast is provided for all registered presidential spouses and partners. Several roundtables are designated for participants who wish to discuss specific topics.

Connecting with Community Organizations

Carole Campbell Williams, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University

Developing Wellness and Community on Campus

Victoria Cech, Presidential Spouse, Carroll College (MT)

Establishing a Presence on Campus as the New President’s Spouse or Partner

George Roberts, Presidential Spouse, Tuskegee University

Supporting First-Generation Students

Laurie Roelofs, Presidential Spouse, Berea College

Transitioning to a Second Institution as Presidential Spouse

Rachel Rumple-Comerford, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University

CONCURRENT SESSION


10:15–11:30 a.m.

Promises, Promises: The Sticky Wicket of Getting What You Need from Campus Dining Services

Whether dining services are run in-house or outsourced, campus food providers truly intend to please you as a key client. But sometimes the special occasion does not turn out how you envisioned. What are the main challenges that lead to disappointing food service? How can you prevent problems and ensure quality for your big events? This session will offer actionable techniques and an opportunity to ask specific questions about how to improve campus dining services.
Margaret Empie, President, Empie Advising, LLC
Chair: Christy Colson, Presidential Spouse, Wartburg College

JOINT SESSION WITH PRESIDENTS


Working with the President’s Staff

Each college president’s office has a culture of its own, with distinctive personalities and features, some established across multiple presidential administrations. How can presidential couples develop and sustain strong individual relationships with each member of the president’s staff, while ensuring that the office functions well as a cohesive whole to implement the president’s agenda? What does it take to change staff expectations, long- held practices, and office culture? How can presidential spouses or partners get the support and information they need from staff who have varying expectations of the spouse’s or partner’s role? Presidential couples from two institutions will offer strategies for working with staff members to maintain healthy communications and strong relationships.
Lynn Brandsma, Presidential Spouse, University of New England
James Herbert, President, University of New England
Annie Cook Miller, Presidential Spouse, Virginia Wesleyan University
Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University
Chair: Burton J. Webb, President, University of Pikeville

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

(Boxed lunches will be available.)

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

“Clean Eating” with Super Foods for Your Campus Dining Program

Cutting processed foods from your diet and “eating clean” is a positive lifestyle change that has many health benefits. “Clean eating” is a great strategy to achieve lasting good health, without depriving yourself of flavorful food. “Super foods,” so-called because of their high nutrient content, also offer health benefits while enhancing foods or serving as stand-alone
meals. Metz’s chefs and dietitians together have developed recipes that boast nutrient-packed dishes with artistic flair and universal appeal. Session participants will have a hands-on opportunity to create a lunch plate, and presenters will discuss how they can be incorporated into campus food services, including catering events. Participants will receive tips on what to look for (and avoid) when grocery shopping, insights into what is done to enhance flavor and nutrition, and answers to questions about ingredients, cooking, and nutrition.
Kim Brenkus, Director, Learning and Development, Metz Culinary Management
John E. Geronimo, Vice President for Sales, Metz Culinary Management
Jeffrey Metz, President and CEO, Metz Culinary Management
Kim Salahie, Director, Culinary Services, Metz Culinary Management
Chair: Rachel Rumple-Comerford, Presidential Spouse, Otterbein University

The #MeToo Movement from the Presidential Spouse Perspective

The #MeToo Movement highlighted the extent of sexual misconduct and harassment across many industries and professions, including those on college campuses. Where does the role of the presidential spouse or partner fit into this conversation? Given that colleges are both a locus of identity development for students and an environment where gender-based bias and violence takes place, how can presidential spouses and partners support a healthy environment on campus? This session will provide an opportunity to share experiences and discuss positive steps taken to reduce gender bias and sexual misconduct.
Jennifer Troha, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College
Chair: Mary Domes, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University

DISCUSSION SESSIONS


1:30–2:25 p.m.

Joys and Pitfalls of Taking on the Role of Presidential Spouse or Partner

Although the expectations of a presidential spouse are rarely clear, there are unwritten rules about presidential spouse or partner behavior that are learned through experience. An author and presidential spouse will share his insightful and often humorous take on being a college president’s spouse. This session will encourage discussion of the surprising aspects of being the spouse or partner of a college president and provide an opportunity to share approaches to dealing with unexpected challenges in the role.
Robert L. Williams, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict

2:35–3:30 p.m.

“Open Mike” for Presidential Spouses and Partners

(Open only to currently serving spouses and partners)
The confidential session allows spouses and partners to share issues and concerns, as well as tips and advice.
Jennifer Troha, Presidential Spouse, Juniata College

Tuesday, January 7


7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast


CONCURRENT SESSION


8:45–9:45 a.m.

Financial Health for Presidential Spouses and Partners

Presidential spouses and partners often have special circumstances when it comes to retirement planning. What is the best way to plan for transitions? How should spouses and partners think about such issues as taking social security, buying a second home, and financially assisting adult children?
Experts from TIAA will explain essential elements of financial wellness and provide a framework for thinking about life’s big decisions and transitions.
Christina R. Cutlip, Senior Managing Director, Head of Client Engagement and National Advocacy, TIAA
Jonathan R. Fishburn, Director of Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA
Chair: Kevin Miller, Presidential Spouse, Goshen College

JOINT SESSION WITH PRESIDENTS


New Approaches to Personal Wellness during Difficult Times

The job of a college president has always been challenging, but recent developments in higher education can mean even more stress for presidents and their spouses or partners. Tried-and-true strategies for professional wellness include carving out personal time and establishing boundaries
with sufficient space for family needs. But in these difficult times, given the dynamic nature of presidential careers, greater flexibility and stamina is required. What are some approaches that presidential couples can use to adapt to new challenges, to maintain healthy relationships, and to thrive in uncertain times? Two presidential couples will share their stories of how they overcame hurdles to achieving their wellness goals.
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
Chair: Anne Craft, Presidential Spouse, Concordia College (MN)

 Consultations

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

Board Relations

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

CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports

Michael Williams, Senior Executive, Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL)
 

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:

Thursday, January 2


6:00–9:00 p.m.

LECNA Fellows

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

Friday, January 3


7:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

LECNA Fellows

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

Noon–9:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Convener: Michael C. Maxey, President, Roanoke College


Saturday, January 4


7:00 a.m.–Noon

LECNA Fellows

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

7:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America

Convener: Patrick T. Ferry, President, Concordia University Wisconsin

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Mennonite Higher Education Association

Convener: Rebecca J. Stoltzfus, President, Goshen College

9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities

Convener: Gordon Bietz, Director for Higher Education, North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists, and retired President, Southern Adventist University

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Network

Convener: Mark N. Wilhelm, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church

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

2:00–4:00 p.m.

American Baptist Churches Colleges and Universities Presidents

Convener: James T. (Tim) Barry, President, Alderson Broaddus University

2:00–4:00 p.m.

Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges

Convener: Michael B. Alexander, President, Lasell University

Sunday, January 5


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Meetings


CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Member Presidents

Conveners: Mary-Beth A. Cooper, President, Springfield College, and Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC, and Director, CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium


National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

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

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

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

Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants

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

Presidents of International Colleges and Universities

Convener: Celeste M. Schenck, President, The American University of Paris

Project Pericles Presidents

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

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Executive Officers of CIC State Councils

Conveners: Ray Martinez III, President, Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation, and Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Rural Higher Education Initiative

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

2:00–3:00 p.m.

2019 U.S.-Mexico Higher Education Summit Reunion

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

3:00–4:30 p.m.

CIC State Councils Advisory Committee Meeting

Convener: Carol M. Schuler, Vice President for State Council Programs, CIC

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends reception

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

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception

Conveners: David S. Cunningham, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC

6:30 p.m.

Associated Colleges of the South

Convener: Stephanie Fabritius, President

7:00 p.m.

The Annapolis Group Board of Directors

Convener: Jeff Abernathy, Chair, Annapolis Group Board of Directors, and President, Alma College


Monday, January 6


7:15–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast Meetings


Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

Convener: Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM, President and CEO


Council for Christian Colleges & Universities

Convener: Shirley V. Hoogstra, President

Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities

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

Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors

Convener: Ann McElaney-Johnson, Chair, Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors, and President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)

1:00–2:00 p.m.

Meetings of State Council Member Organizations


Associated Colleges of Illinois

Convener: Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, President, Eureka College


Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities

Convener: OJ Oleka, President

Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation

Convener: Ray Martinez III, President

Independent Colleges of Indiana

Convener: David W. Wantz, President and Chief Executive Officer

Independent Colleges of Washington

Convener: Terri Standish-Kuon, President and CEO


Michigan Colleges Alliance

Convener: Robert P. Bartlett, President

North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Convener: A. Hope Williams, President

Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges

Convener: Bill Spiker, President

Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Convener: Rolf Wegenke, President

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities

Convener: Burton J. Webb, President, University of Pikeville

4:00–5:00 p.m.

Great Lakes Colleges Association

Convener: Michael A. McDonald, President


Tuesday, January 7


Noon–3:00 p.m.

The Sun Conference Presidents Meeting

Convener: David A. Armstrong, President, St. Thomas University (FL)

4:30–6:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute Finance Committee Meeting

Convener: Linda M. Bleicken, President, AALI
 
6:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Board of Directors Dinner

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


Wednesday, January 8


7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Board of Directors Meeting

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

Hotel and Travel

 Location


JW Marriott Marco Island

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

 Hotel Information


The reservation deadline has passed for CIC’s 2020 Presidents Institute and the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is currently sold out. Accommodations may be available at the following nearby properties. Please check directly with these hotels for available room rates.

Hilton Marco Island Beach Resort – (239) 394-5000
Marco Beach Ocean Resort – (239) 393-1400

Should you questions about hotel accommodations, please contact Sherita Ashmon, CIC conference manager at sashmon@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.

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.


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, and 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 September 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 $22 per day, and overnight valet parking is $27 per day. Taxes are included with these rates.
 

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