Recovery, Reckoning, Reinvention

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About the Presidents Institute

In response to the crises of the last year—including a global pandemic and economic collapse—campus leaders swiftly implemented numerous changes and innovations to safeguard their institutions against immediate threats. Which of these approaches will become essential building blocks for a strong and sustainable future? And which were necessary responses at a moment in time, but can now be set aside? For example, do the pragmatic, streamlined approaches to decision-making necessary in a time of crisis suggest future models of more nimble institutional governance, or should former and more deliberative models be restored? Are virtual learning and remote work keys to a healthy future for independent colleges and universities, or should institutions now double down on the value of in-person, campus-based education? Or are these in fact not either-or questions, but both-and propositions?

Colleges and universities also face the need for profound racial reckoning, fueled by repeated and outrageous incidents of police brutality and by increasing social and economic inequity. Presidents have wrestled with how to respond to student protests and demands; address legacies of slavery and racism on campus and in their surrounding communities; and make campus personnel more representative of the student population; as well as whether to rename buildings and programs or to embrace the emerging discourse of “anti-racism.” What have presidents learned from addressing these pressing concerns? What do presidents need in order to lead their institutions toward greater justice, equity, and inclusion? And how does independent higher education become a more influential voice for greater social justice across American society?

Yet another set of questions arises from changes in public attitudes toward higher education during the past year. Does rampant skepticism about the durability of American democracy undermine colleges’ efforts to reckon with inequities and prepare students for engaged citizenship? How can the erosion of trust in institutions and in the very concepts of fact, evidence, and science be reversed? What does it mean when presidents find themselves at odds politically or intellectual with those among their trustees, alumni, and in their surrounding communities and political leadership? Of course, these urgent questions arise in the context of ongoing pressures resulting from demographic shifts, changing workforce dynamics, and enrollment pressures. Wise, courageous, and effective presidential leadership has never been more important.

Under the theme “Recovery, Reckoning, Reinvention,” presidents of independent colleges and universities will come together January 4–7, 2022, for the Council of Independent Colleges’ 2022 Presidents Institute. The Institute—the largest annual meeting of college and university presidents in the country—will provide a forum for candid discussion of mutual concerns, opportunities to hear from experts, and time to network with colleagues who face similar opportunities and challenges. Daily plenary sessions will set a larger context for presidential leadership by drawing on the insights of distinguished experts and experienced colleagues. Concurrent sessions, most led by other presidents, will address practical aspects of leading independent colleges and universities. Optional workshops will provide hands-on opportunities to tackle strategic issues in greater depth. Meetings of affinity groups and organizations and roundtable discussions will afford informal settings for frank conversation. Refreshment breaks and daily receptions will offer occasions to network, renew friendships, and make new connections. And sponsoring firms will make available industry-leading expertise and provide generous financial backing to underwrite Institute costs.

Spouses and partners are welcome and invited to join in a parallel program dedicated to exploring their roles (January 4–7). On January 3–4, CIC will offer both the New Presidents Program, with its parallel program for spouses and partners of new presidents, and the Presidents Governance Academy, to address president-board relations.

CIC is grateful for the substantial and continuing support of the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI).

Important Note on Health and Safety

​CIC is committed to the health and safety of its members and their communities. To create the safest possible Presidents Institute environment while offering meaningful opportunities for interaction, CIC expects that all participants who are able to receive the COVID vaccine will be fully vaccinated at least two weeks before arriving at the Institute. Please expect to be asked to confirm your vaccination status when you register online: If you have been unable to receive the vaccine for any reason you will need to speak with a member of the CIC staff to complete your registration. For questions, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, at sashmon@cic.nche.edu.

Participants are expected to contribute to creating a safe event by respecting all national, local, and venue-specific health guidelines that might be in effect when the 2022 Presidents Institute takes place. Updated information reflecting the most recent available guidance will be issued shortly before the event. By attending, participants agree to support their colleagues and communities by complying with public health recommendations that are in effect during the Institute, as well as with the CIC Code of Conduct.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Jelani Cobb
    Jelani Cobb
    New Yorker
  • Richard J. Light
    Richard J. Light
    Harvard University Graduate School of Education
  • Marjorie Hass
    Marjorie Hass
    Council of Independent Colleges
  • Thasunda Brown Duckett
    Thasunda Brown Duckett
    TIAA
  • Debbie Cottrell
    Debbie Cottrell
    Texas Lutheran University
  • Isiaah Crawford
    Isiaah Crawford
    University of Puget Sound
  • Charles W. “Chip” Pollard
    Charles W. “Chip” Pollard
    John Brown University
(Confirmed to date)


Keynote Address—Tuesday, January 4, 2022

“The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today”


Jelani Cobb headshotJelani Cobb is a staff writer at the New Yorker, to which he has been contributing since 2012. In 2015, he won the Sidney Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism for his columns on race, the police, and injustice. In addition, he is the Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University, joining the faculty in 2016. Previously, Cobb was associate professor of history and director of the Africana Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut, where he specialized in post-Civil War African American history, 20th-century American politics, and the history of the Cold War. Before that he taught at Rutgers University and at Spelman College. He is a recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright and Ford Foundations. Cobb is the author of Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress (2010), To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic (2007), and The Devil & Dave Chappelle and Other Essays (2007). He recently edited and wrote a new introduction for the Kerner Commission—a historic study of American racism and police violence—contextualizing it for a new generation. Cobb also is the recipient of the Walter Bernstein Award from the Writer’s Guild of America for his investigative series Policing the Police, which aired on PBS Frontline. Another recent Frontline documentary, Whose Vote Counts, explores allegations of voter disenfranchisement and fraud in the 2020 election. Cobb earned his undergraduate degree from Howard University and a PhD in American history from Rutgers University.


Plenary Address—Wednesday, January 5, 2022

“Becoming a Great College: Affordable Strategies for Presidents”


Richard J. Light headshotRichard J. Light is the Carl H. Pforzheimer Professor of Teaching and Learning in the Harvard University Graduate School of Education and coauthor (with Allison Jegla) of Becoming a Great University (Princeton University Press, forthcoming). He created the Harvard Assessment Seminars, a consortium of leaders from 25 colleges and universities with the common goal to support research on enhancing college effectiveness. His efforts include the Forum for Excellence and Innovation in Higher Education and collaborations to enhance the experiences of first-generation college students. Light is the author of Making the Most of College: Students Speak Their Minds (2001), which won the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize for outstanding books on education and society. He is the coauthor (with Judith Singer and John Willett) of By Design: Planning Research on Higher Education (1990) and (with David Pillemer) of Summing Up: The Science of Reviewing Research (1984). He has chaired the Panel on Youth for the National Academy of Sciences, served as the first elected president of the American Evaluation Association, and served as a member of the boards of the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Light is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the National Academy of Education. He won the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Award by the American Sociological Society. Light holds a PhD in statistics from Harvard.


Closing Plenary Panel––Friday, January 7, 2022


A panel of distinguished presidents of independent colleges and universities will discuss forward-looking approaches to reinventing and strengthening their institutions in light of the challenges of the past year. Panelists will be announced at a later date.

Preliminary Schedule

 

 

Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions153Concurrent Session<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added. Sessions have not been assigned to days and times.</em><br><br> <h3>Alternatives to Merger: New Models for Sustainability and Growth</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michelle E Majewski</em></strong>, President, Marian University (WI) <br> <strong> <em>William C. Nelsen</em></strong>, Registry Alternative Futures Leader and Former Interim President of Episcopal Divinity School <br> <strong> <em>Christine Plunkett</em></strong>, President, Iowa Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Bold Fundraising Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mathew B. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Matthew A. Scogin</em></strong>, President, Hope College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Campus Strategies for Responding to Climate Change</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College <br> <strong> <em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Essential Metrics for Program Efficiency and Effectiveness—And How to Use Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Bethami A. Dobkin</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (UT)<br><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Former President, The Austen Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Evidence for Successful Liberal Arts Outcomes</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Great Lakes Colleges Association, and author, <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (forthcoming, November 2021)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk: Prevention and Recovery</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br><strong><em>Josh Sosnin</em></strong>, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Standards for Fundraising Reporting: Why Presidents Need to Know</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College <br> <strong> <em>Sue Cunningham</em></strong>, President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education<br><strong><em>Matthew K. Eynon</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Franklin & Marshall College and Co-Chair, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines Working Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Preparing for the Coming Demographic Shift</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Marc M. Camille</em></strong>, President, Albertus Magnus College<br><strong><em>Jeremy Haefner</em></strong>, Chancellor, University of Denver<br><strong><em>Madeleine Rhyneer</em></strong>, Vice President of Consulting Services and Dean of Enrollment Management, EAB<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shared Governance: Rebuilding Trust and Important Relationships</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Steven R. DiSalvo</em></strong>, President, Endicott College<br><strong><em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion at Predominantly White Institutions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong> <em>Rhett Brown</em></strong>, President, Wingate University<br><strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan I. Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Nonprofits, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h3>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h3><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</blockquote>
Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions16<div>​The 2022 Presidents Institute program will include many “roundtable discussion” sessions limited to a small number of presidents, to share insights into what works—and what doesn’t—in their own experience and circumstances. These highly interactive sessions, many led by presidents themselves, will give presidents the opportunity to meet peers who share similar professional interests and to benefit from lively and informal collegial exchange.</div> <br> <h3>Propose a Discussion Session</h3>To ensure discussion session topics reflect the interests of presidents, CIC invites presidents who are passionate about a topic or who have genuinely open questions about a fast-breaking campus development to offer to moderate a Roundtable Discussion session. To propose such a session, please provide a suggested title and description, along with the optional name of a colleague who might help lead the conversation with you, by <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6468998/CIC-2022-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions" target="_blank">completing this online form</a>.<br><br>Questions about Roundtable Discussions may be directed to Harold V. Hartley III, CIC senior vice president, at <a href="mailto:hhartley@cic.nche.edu">hhartley@cic.nche.edu</a>.
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions138Concurrent Session<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added. Sessions have not been assigned to days and times.</em><br><br> <h3>Alternatives to Merger: New Models for Sustainability and Growth</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michelle E Majewski</em></strong>, President, Marian University (WI) <br> <strong> <em>William C. Nelsen</em></strong>, Registry Alternative Futures Leader and Former Interim President of Episcopal Divinity School <br> <strong> <em>Christine Plunkett</em></strong>, President, Iowa Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Bold Fundraising Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mathew B. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Matthew A. Scogin</em></strong>, President, Hope College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Campus Strategies for Responding to Climate Change</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College <br> <strong> <em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Essential Metrics for Program Efficiency and Effectiveness—And How to Use Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Bethami A. Dobkin</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (UT)<br><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Former President, The Austen Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Evidence for Successful Liberal Arts Outcomes</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Great Lakes Colleges Association, and author, <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (forthcoming, November 2021)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk: Prevention and Recovery</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br><strong><em>Josh Sosnin</em></strong>, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Standards for Fundraising Reporting: Why Presidents Need to Know</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College <br> <strong> <em>Sue Cunningham</em></strong>, President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education<br><strong><em>Matthew K. Eynon</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Franklin & Marshall College and Co-Chair, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines Working Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Preparing for the Coming Demographic Shift</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Marc M. Camille</em></strong>, President, Albertus Magnus College<br><strong><em>Jeremy Haefner</em></strong>, Chancellor, University of Denver<br><strong><em>Madeleine Rhyneer</em></strong>, Vice President of Consulting Services and Dean of Enrollment Management, EAB<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shared Governance: Rebuilding Trust and Important Relationships</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Steven R. DiSalvo</em></strong>, President, Endicott College<br><strong><em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion at Predominantly White Institutions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong> <em>Rhett Brown</em></strong>, President, Wingate University<br><strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan I. Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Nonprofits, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h3>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h3><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</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added. Sessions have not been assigned to days and times.</em><br><br> <h3>Alternatives to Merger: New Models for Sustainability and Growth</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michelle E Majewski</em></strong>, President, Marian University (WI) <br> <strong> <em>William C. Nelsen</em></strong>, Registry Alternative Futures Leader and Former Interim President of Episcopal Divinity School <br> <strong> <em>Christine Plunkett</em></strong>, President, Iowa Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Bold Fundraising Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mathew B. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Matthew A. Scogin</em></strong>, President, Hope College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Campus Strategies for Responding to Climate Change</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College <br> <strong> <em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Essential Metrics for Program Efficiency and Effectiveness—And How to Use Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Bethami A. Dobkin</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (UT)<br><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Former President, The Austen Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Evidence for Successful Liberal Arts Outcomes</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Great Lakes Colleges Association, and author, <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (forthcoming, November 2021)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk: Prevention and Recovery</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br><strong><em>Josh Sosnin</em></strong>, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Standards for Fundraising Reporting: Why Presidents Need to Know</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College <br> <strong> <em>Sue Cunningham</em></strong>, President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education<br><strong><em>Matthew K. Eynon</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Franklin & Marshall College and Co-Chair, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines Working Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Preparing for the Coming Demographic Shift</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Marc M. Camille</em></strong>, President, Albertus Magnus College<br><strong><em>Jeremy Haefner</em></strong>, Chancellor, University of Denver<br><strong><em>Madeleine Rhyneer</em></strong>, Vice President of Consulting Services and Dean of Enrollment Management, EAB<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shared Governance: Rebuilding Trust and Important Relationships</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Steven R. DiSalvo</em></strong>, President, Endicott College<br><strong><em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion at Predominantly White Institutions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong> <em>Rhett Brown</em></strong>, President, Wingate University<br><strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan I. Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Nonprofits, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h3>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h3><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</blockquote>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners
Boxed Lunches and NetworkingBoxed Lunches and Networking154
Boxed Lunches and NetworkingBoxed Lunches and Networking73
Workshop: Becoming Antiracist Leaders of Antiracist Colleges and UniversitiesWorkshop: Becoming Antiracist Leaders of Antiracist Colleges and Universities164Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br>In this cultural moment of renewed and necessary focus on racism and social justice, presidents of independent colleges and universities have a particular opportunity—and perhaps obligation—to lead their institutions to become more inclusive, equitable, and actively engaged in addressing racism. To be effective, campus initiatives need to address individual mindsets, biases, and actions as well as systemic and structural policies and practices that threaten equitable opportunities and outcomes within our institutions. In addition, to be effective as leaders, presidents need to personally engage in the hard work of inclusive excellence and commit to being antiracist in all aspects of their lives. Presidents leading the workshop will offer insights from their own experiences as leaders who have wrestled with these challenging issues, describing lessons learned in the process, and inviting workshop participants to take steps forward in their own antiracist presidential leadership.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Reuben E. Brigety II</em></strong>, Vice-Chancellor and President, Sewanee: The University of the South<br><strong><em>Grant H. Cornwell</em></strong>, President, Rollins College<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions12Concurrent Session<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added. Sessions have not been assigned to days and times.</em><br><br> <h3>Alternatives to Merger: New Models for Sustainability and Growth</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michelle E Majewski</em></strong>, President, Marian University (WI) <br> <strong> <em>William C. Nelsen</em></strong>, Registry Alternative Futures Leader and Former Interim President of Episcopal Divinity School <br> <strong> <em>Christine Plunkett</em></strong>, President, Iowa Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Bold Fundraising Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mathew B. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br><strong><em>Matthew A. Scogin</em></strong>, President, Hope College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Campus Strategies for Responding to Climate Change</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br><strong><em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College <br> <strong> <em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Essential Metrics for Program Efficiency and Effectiveness—And How to Use Them</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Bethami A. Dobkin</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (UT)<br><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Former President, The Austen Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Evidence for Successful Liberal Arts Outcomes</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Great Lakes Colleges Association, and author, <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (forthcoming, November 2021)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk: Prevention and Recovery</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br><strong><em>Josh Sosnin</em></strong>, Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>New Standards for Fundraising Reporting: Why Presidents Need to Know</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College <br> <strong> <em>Sue Cunningham</em></strong>, President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education<br><strong><em>Matthew K. Eynon</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Franklin & Marshall College and Co-Chair, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines Working Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Preparing for the Coming Demographic Shift</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Marc M. Camille</em></strong>, President, Albertus Magnus College<br><strong><em>Jeremy Haefner</em></strong>, Chancellor, University of Denver<br><strong><em>Madeleine Rhyneer</em></strong>, Vice President of Consulting Services and Dean of Enrollment Management, EAB<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Presidents “Open Mike”</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shared Governance: Rebuilding Trust and Important Relationships</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Steven R. DiSalvo</em></strong>, President, Endicott College<br><strong><em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion at Predominantly White Institutions</h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong> <em>Rhett Brown</em></strong>, President, Wingate University<br><strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Susan I. Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Nonprofits, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service</blockquote> <br> <h3>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls</h3><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</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 Program<br></em> <div> <br> </div> <strong>Monday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Tuesday, January 4, 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><br> <div>Since 1989, more than 1,000 new presidents have participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program (NPP) that is designed to provide the “need to know” tools and the wise counsel that can keep a young presidency on a smooth course. The agenda focuses on the practical needs and concerns of the newly elected leaders of independent colleges and universities and is geared to help participants avoid pitfalls while capitalizing on the opportunities that the first year represents. Ample opportunities for informal conversations are built into the program, so that participants can get to know each other and the more seasoned presidents who serve as faculty. Presenters are current or recently retired CIC member presidents who understand the specific needs of their new colleagues.<br><br>The program for spouses and partners of new presidents that runs concurrently with some joint sessions is similarly structured and pursues matching objectives. The program acknowledges that spouses and partners serve their campuses and communities in a variety of ways, and often do so while pursuing their own careers. Led by experienced presidential spouses and partners, the program for spouses and partners encourages participants to network with others who are new to the role and to consider, intentionally, how to define the role to fit themselves and their individual situations.<br><br>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $415 for presidents and $315 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program.<br><br><br> <h3>SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3> <br> <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> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Margaret L. Drugovich</em></strong>, President, Hartwick College<br><strong><em>Martin Roth</em></strong>, President, University of Charleston<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies</h4><blockquote> <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> <br> <h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Bobbie Knight</em></strong>, President, Miles College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Joint Sessions For New Presidents And Spouses And Partners of New Presidents</h3> <br> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, CIC <br><br>Session Facilitators: <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Session Topics </h4><ul><li>Making Connections</li><li>Transitioning with Resilience</li><li>Hot Topics in Higher Education</li><li>Building Relationships: Keys to Becoming a Stronger Partner</li><li>Building Trusting Relationships on Campus and in the Community</li><li>Building Resiliency</li><li>Making the Role Work for You</li><li>Reflecting on the Program for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</li></ul> <br> <h3>JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS </h3> <br> <h4>Luncheon</h4><blockquote><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Welcome</h4> <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL) and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br><br> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All</h4> <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University <br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Reception and Dinner</h4><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University, and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania <br>Remarks: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote></div>
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 Program<br></em> <div> <br> </div> <strong>Monday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Tuesday, January 4, 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><br> <div>Since 1989, more than 1,000 new presidents have participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program (NPP) that is designed to provide the “need to know” tools and the wise counsel that can keep a young presidency on a smooth course. The agenda focuses on the practical needs and concerns of the newly elected leaders of independent colleges and universities and is geared to help participants avoid pitfalls while capitalizing on the opportunities that the first year represents. Ample opportunities for informal conversations are built into the program, so that participants can get to know each other and the more seasoned presidents who serve as faculty. Presenters are current or recently retired CIC member presidents who understand the specific needs of their new colleagues.<br><br>The program for spouses and partners of new presidents that runs concurrently with some joint sessions is similarly structured and pursues matching objectives. The program acknowledges that spouses and partners serve their campuses and communities in a variety of ways, and often do so while pursuing their own careers. Led by experienced presidential spouses and partners, the program for spouses and partners encourages participants to network with others who are new to the role and to consider, intentionally, how to define the role to fit themselves and their individual situations.<br><br>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $415 for presidents and $315 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program.<br><br><br> <h3>SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS </h3> <br> <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> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Margaret L. Drugovich</em></strong>, President, Hartwick College<br><strong><em>Martin Roth</em></strong>, President, University of Charleston<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies</h4><blockquote> <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> <br> <h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Bobbie Knight</em></strong>, President, Miles College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Joint Sessions For New Presidents And Spouses And Partners of New Presidents</h3> <br> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, CIC <br><br>Session Facilitators: <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Session Topics </h4><ul><li>Making Connections</li><li>Transitioning with Resilience</li><li>Hot Topics in Higher Education</li><li>Building Relationships: Keys to Becoming a Stronger Partner</li><li>Building Trusting Relationships on Campus and in the Community</li><li>Building Resiliency</li><li>Making the Role Work for You</li><li>Reflecting on the Program for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents</li></ul> <br> <h3>JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS </h3> <br> <h4>Luncheon</h4><blockquote><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Welcome</h4> <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL) and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br><br> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All</h4> <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University <br></blockquote> <br> <h4>Reception and Dinner</h4><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President, Huston-Tillotson University, and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania <br>Remarks: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College</blockquote></div>
Affinity MeetingsAffinity Meetings15Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute <em>(dates and times have not been assigned)</em>:<br> <blockquote>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br>Annapolis Group Board of Directors<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois <br>Associated Colleges of the South<br>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation<br>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends<br>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Independent Colleges of Washington<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>Mennonite Higher Education Association<br>Michigan Colleges Alliance<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Collegiate Athletic Association<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents<br>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities<br>Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents<br>The Sun Conference Presidents<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition</blockquote>
Affinity MeetingsAffinity Meetings73Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute <em>(dates and times have not been assigned)</em>:<br> <blockquote>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br>Annapolis Group Board of Directors<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois <br>Associated Colleges of the South<br>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation<br>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends<br>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Independent Colleges of Washington<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>Mennonite Higher Education Association<br>Michigan Colleges Alliance<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Collegiate Athletic Association<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents<br>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities<br>Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents<br>The Sun Conference Presidents<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition</blockquote>
Affinity MeetingsAffinity Meetings13Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute <em>(dates and times have not been assigned)</em>:<br> <blockquote>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br>Annapolis Group Board of Directors<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois <br>Associated Colleges of the South<br>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation<br>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends<br>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Independent Colleges of Washington<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>Mennonite Higher Education Association<br>Michigan Colleges Alliance<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Collegiate Athletic Association<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents<br>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities<br>Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents<br>The Sun Conference Presidents<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition</blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners12Spouses and Partners
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners138Spouses and Partners
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners
Affinity MeetingsAffinity Meetings140Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute <em>(dates and times have not been assigned)</em>:<br> <blockquote>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br>Annapolis Group Board of Directors<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois <br>Associated Colleges of the South<br>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation<br>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends<br>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Independent Colleges of Washington<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>Mennonite Higher Education Association<br>Michigan Colleges Alliance<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Collegiate Athletic Association<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents<br>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities<br>Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents<br>The Sun Conference Presidents<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition</blockquote>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations154
CIC Annual Business Meeting (including breakfast)CIC Annual Business Meeting (including breakfast)26<p>CIC encourages all member presidents to participate in the Annual Business Meeting. Breakfast will be provided.​</p>
Workshop: Design for Equity in Higher Education: An Adapted Design Thinking Model for PresidentsWorkshop: Design for Equity in Higher Education: An Adapted Design Thinking Model for Presidents164Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br>Independent colleges face numerous challenges—changing student demographics, gaps in student success, technology integration, financial constraints, and reckoning with inequity and injustice—that call on presidents to lead change in organizational policies and practices for the enterprise to be successful. This workshop will introduce the Design for Equity in Higher Education (DEHE) model, which adapts design thinking for use in higher education to facilitate equity-minded change. This adaptation addresses issues of identity, power, and values and incorporates an understanding of the organizational context and competing interests of key stakeholders. The DEHE framework will be discussed in detail, and institutional case studies will provide examples of the successes and challenges faced by campus design teams, including from the perspective of a college president who has engaged design thinking for the past several years. Participants will then engage collaboratively in a design for equity activity, getting hands-on practice using DEHE to design innovative and equity-building solutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>KC Culver</em></strong>, Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California<br><strong><em>Jordan Harper</em></strong>, Research Assistant, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California<br><strong><em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br></blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy1<em>Empowering presidents for effective board leadership in a time of change</em><br><br><strong>Monday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Tuesday, January 4, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations)</em><br><br>Recent circumstances have created unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic priorities in the face of intense external challenges. These strains have sometimes resulted in adverse consequences for institutions—and for presidential tenures. The roots of those problems are often traceable to board culture, norms, and structure—that is, misalignment with the best governance principles, policies, and practices.<br><br>The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its <em> <strong>exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president</strong></em>. 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 tools and the mandate to advance efforts, with board leaders, to develop an effective governing board.<br><br>The Academy’s approach is based on these principles:<br> <ul><li>An effective governing board is necessary for both the institution and the president to be successful, especially in times of strategic change. The performance of each is dependent on the effectiveness of the other two.<br><br></li><li>Presidential leadership is essential to strengthening board effectiveness. Presidents who desire a truly high-performing governing board understand that they must take the lead in the education of trustees and on board development initiatives.<br><br></li><li>The performance of individual trustees and of boards of trustees as a whole are enhanced if the formal policies, desired practices, and performance standards are articulated and institutionalized in bylaws and other key governance documents.<br><br></li><li>How the board is led and organized to accomplish its work is at least as important as the credentials and experience of individual trustees if the board is to be “more than the sum of its parts.”<br><br></li><li>A mutual understanding of shared governance among the board, the faculty, and the president is necessary for effective leadership.<br><br></li><li>Best practices in the governance of nonprofit institutions, although better understood today, remain more art than science. Experience has shown that presidents must be knowledgeable, skillful, and assertive to guide the effective performance of their boards.</li></ul>The Academy is <strong> <em>intensive and highly participatory</em></strong>. To allow for candid exchange, participation is limited to 20 presidents. To jump-start their thinking, participants receive a set of advance readings and checklists related to institutional governance. Over two days, participants learn from Academy leaders about best practices in board governance, consider case studies of governance challenges, discuss examples of board by-laws, and discuss practical solutions for governance problems. Finally, participants have the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br>Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Monday, January 3, 2022; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guests after they register for the Academy.<br><br><br> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>The board’s role in leading institutional change </li><li>Board committee structures </li><li>Committee on trusteeship and executive committee roles and responsibilities</li><li>Board membership and recruitment</li><li>Term limits for trustees and officers</li><li>Performance reviews of both the president and the governing board</li><li>Strategies for trustee education and board development</li><li>Desirable and undesirable bylaws provisions</li><li>Alignment of faculty governance with board governance</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li><li>Effective board meetings and board retreats</li></ul>In an effort to provide for candid exchange among participants and because of space limitations, additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate in the Academy sessions. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Monday, January 3, 2022; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guests after they register for the Academy.<br><br>Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br>Facilitators:<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President Emeritus, Linfield University<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President, New England College</blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<em>Empowering presidents for effective board leadership in a time of change</em><br><br><strong>Monday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.<br>Tuesday, January 4, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><em><br>(Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations)</em><br><br>Recent circumstances have created unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic priorities in the face of intense external challenges. These strains have sometimes resulted in adverse consequences for institutions—and for presidential tenures. The roots of those problems are often traceable to board culture, norms, and structure—that is, misalignment with the best governance principles, policies, and practices.<br><br>The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its <em> <strong>exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president</strong></em>. 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 tools and the mandate to advance efforts, with board leaders, to develop an effective governing board.<br><br>The Academy’s approach is based on these principles:<br> <ul><li>An effective governing board is necessary for both the institution and the president to be successful, especially in times of strategic change. The performance of each is dependent on the effectiveness of the other two.<br><br></li><li>Presidential leadership is essential to strengthening board effectiveness. Presidents who desire a truly high-performing governing board understand that they must take the lead in the education of trustees and on board development initiatives.<br><br></li><li>The performance of individual trustees and of boards of trustees as a whole are enhanced if the formal policies, desired practices, and performance standards are articulated and institutionalized in bylaws and other key governance documents.<br><br></li><li>How the board is led and organized to accomplish its work is at least as important as the credentials and experience of individual trustees if the board is to be “more than the sum of its parts.”<br><br></li><li>A mutual understanding of shared governance among the board, the faculty, and the president is necessary for effective leadership.<br><br></li><li>Best practices in the governance of nonprofit institutions, although better understood today, remain more art than science. Experience has shown that presidents must be knowledgeable, skillful, and assertive to guide the effective performance of their boards.</li></ul>The Academy is <strong> <em>intensive and highly participatory</em></strong>. To allow for candid exchange, participation is limited to 20 presidents. To jump-start their thinking, participants receive a set of advance readings and checklists related to institutional governance. Over two days, participants learn from Academy leaders about best practices in board governance, consider case studies of governance challenges, discuss examples of board by-laws, and discuss practical solutions for governance problems. Finally, participants have the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br>Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Monday, January 3, 2022; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guests after they register for the Academy.<br><br><br> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>The board’s role in leading institutional change </li><li>Board committee structures </li><li>Committee on trusteeship and executive committee roles and responsibilities</li><li>Board membership and recruitment</li><li>Term limits for trustees and officers</li><li>Performance reviews of both the president and the governing board</li><li>Strategies for trustee education and board development</li><li>Desirable and undesirable bylaws provisions</li><li>Alignment of faculty governance with board governance</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li><li>Effective board meetings and board retreats</li></ul>In an effort to provide for candid exchange among participants and because of space limitations, additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate in the Academy sessions. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Monday, January 3, 2022; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guests after they register for the Academy.<br><br>Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br>Facilitators:<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President Emeritus, Linfield University<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President, New England College</blockquote>
Workshop: No Margin, No Mission: Presidential Strategies for Performance and Financial HealthWorkshop: No Margin, No Mission: Presidential Strategies for Performance and Financial Health164Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br>A study conducted by the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) with support from the TIAA Institute identified a common set of strategies leading to financial sustainability of independent colleges and universities. The path to strong financial health was found to be connected to a relentless command-and-control approach to fiscal and budget management that ensures institutions trim unnecessary expenses while investing in revenue-producing programs that align with mission and market demand. Workshop participants will be introduced to the benchmark dashboards and metrics, ROI formula developed, and higher-level leadership qualities and strategies found in the research. In addition, small group discussions will address specific findings in the study, including metrics to create efficiencies; culture of performance on campus (which doesn’t happen overnight); unpopular decisions by the president; and market-driven program expansion. This will be a highly interactive session and will include room for ample Q&A with participants.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sean Creighton</em></strong>, President, New American Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Christopher Hopey</em></strong>, President Merrimack College<br><strong><em>Devorah Lieberman</em></strong>, President, University of La Verne<br><strong><em>Daniel G. Lugo</em></strong>, President, Queens University of Charlotte<br><strong><em>Fayneese Miller</em></strong>, President, Hamline University</blockquote>
Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members MeetingExecutive Officers of CIC State Council Members Meeting73
Meeting of CIC Online Sharing ConsortiumMeeting of CIC Online Sharing Consortium154
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting109
Breakfast Roundtable DiscussionsBreakfast Roundtable Discussions6<div>​The 2022 Presidents Institute program will include many “roundtable discussion” sessions limited to a small number of presidents, to share insights into what works—and what doesn’t—in their own experience and circumstances. These highly interactive sessions, many led by presidents themselves, will give presidents the opportunity to meet peers who share similar professional interests and to benefit from lively and informal collegial exchange.</div> <br> <h3>Propose a Discussion Session</h3>To ensure discussion session topics reflect the interests of presidents, CIC invites presidents who are passionate about a topic or who have genuinely open questions about a fast-breaking campus development to offer to moderate a Roundtable Discussion session. To propose such a session, please provide a suggested title and description, along with the optional name of a colleague who might help lead the conversation with you, by <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6468998/CIC-2022-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions" target="_blank">completing this online form</a>.<br><br>Questions about Roundtable Discussions may be directed to Harold V. Hartley III, CIC senior vice president, at <a href="mailto:hhartley@cic.nche.edu">hhartley@cic.nche.edu</a>.
Welcome, Address, and Luncheon for Presidential Spouses and PartnersWelcome, Address, and Luncheon for Presidential Spouses and Partners9Spouses and Partners
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p>​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.</p>
Networking Sessions and Reception for Presidential Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions and Reception for Presidential Spouses and Partners136Spouses and Partners
A Conversation with the New President of CICA Conversation with the New President of CIC11Marjorie HassPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<p>Join a conversation with Marjorie Hass, the new president of CIC. Hear her vision for CIC and her aspirations for independent higher education. Share your own insights about the most pressing issues member institutions and their leaders face and discuss how CIC programming might respond to those needs.<br></p>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p>This is an opportunity—between afternoon workshops and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants as well as family members and guests are welcome.​</p>
Affinity MeetingsAffinity Meetings25Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute <em>(dates and times have not been assigned)</em>:<br> <blockquote>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br>Annapolis Group Board of Directors<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois <br>Associated Colleges of the South<br>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation<br>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends<br>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Independent Colleges of Washington<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>Mennonite Higher Education Association<br>Michigan Colleges Alliance<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Collegiate Athletic Association<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents<br>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities<br>Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents<br>The Sun Conference Presidents<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition</blockquote>
Affinity MeetingsAffinity Meetings142Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute <em>(dates and times have not been assigned)</em>:<br> <blockquote>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)<br>Annapolis Group Board of Directors<br>Associated Colleges of Illinois <br>Associated Colleges of the South<br>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities<br>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities<br>CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium<br>CIC State Councils Advisory Committee<br>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation<br>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils<br>Great Lakes Colleges Association<br>Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends<br>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation<br>Independent Colleges of Indiana<br>Independent Colleges of Washington<br>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges<br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br>Mennonite Higher Education Association<br>Michigan Colleges Alliance<br>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics<br>National Collegiate Athletic Association<br>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)<br>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents<br>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities<br>Attending the Institute for the First Time<br>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants<br>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities<br>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities<br>Project Pericles Presidents<br>The Sun Conference Presidents<br>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br>Women’s College Coalition</blockquote>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions19<div>​The 2022 Presidents Institute program will include many “roundtable discussion” sessions limited to a small number of presidents, to share insights into what works—and what doesn’t—in their own experience and circumstances. These highly interactive sessions, many led by presidents themselves, will give presidents the opportunity to meet peers who share similar professional interests and to benefit from lively and informal collegial exchange.</div> <br> <h3>Propose a Discussion Session</h3>To ensure discussion session topics reflect the interests of presidents, CIC invites presidents who are passionate about a topic or who have genuinely open questions about a fast-breaking campus development to offer to moderate a Roundtable Discussion session. To propose such a session, please provide a suggested title and description, along with the optional name of a colleague who might help lead the conversation with you, by <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6468998/CIC-2022-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions" target="_blank">completing this online form</a>.<br><br>Questions about Roundtable Discussions may be directed to Harold V. Hartley III, CIC senior vice president, at <a href="mailto:hhartley@cic.nche.edu">hhartley@cic.nche.edu</a>.
A Celebration of Independent Higher EducationA Celebration of Independent Higher Education160Spouses and Partners<p>Join your colleagues and friends for a special celebration of independent higher education that will include opportunities to connect with one another, celebrate your many contributions to the sector, and honor a leading educator and several friends of private higher education. Dinner and drinks will be served. Please note that fees for this special event are included in the Presidents Institute registration.​</p>
Welcome and Keynote Address: Jelani CobbWelcome and Keynote Address: Jelani Cobb4Jelani CobbPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today</h3><div>Faced with ongoing calls for racial justice; protests against police brutality; persistent inequality in employment, housing, and education; and institutional reckoning with racism and the legacies of slavery, presidents of independent colleges and universities must lead with moral courage, sensitivity, and understanding. Despite our “independence,” private colleges are not immune from the pressures and threats of the culture wars: We too confront questions about teaching critical race theory; efforts to rename colleges, buildings, and programs; and invitations to controversial campus speakers. The Institute’s keynote address will provide reflections on and analyses of the complex dynamics of race and racism in America and their impact on higher education. Distinguished professor and award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb has been described as combining the “rigor and depth of a professional historian with the alertness of a reporter, the liberal passion of an engaged public intellectual, and the literary flair of a fine writer.” He will inspire presidents to work, tirelessly, toward achieving an ongoing dream of equity and genuine democracy. Cobb will explain how the levers of justice are in our hands and can be used to motivate campus and civil authorities to take greater strides toward racial justice and equality. And he will remind us that the only obstacle holding us back is the comforting illusion that we’ve already achieved our goals.<br></div><p></p>
Plenary Session: Thasunda Brown DuckettPlenary Session: Thasunda Brown Duckett157Thasunda Brown DuckettPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>The View from TIAA: What College Presidents Can Expect Near-Term</h3><div>TIAA has been the leader in serving the financial needs of people in academic, cultural, and other nonprofit fields for over a century and has shown a steadfast commitment to the welfare of people and institutions in independent higher education. How does this leading firm view present and near-term economic conditions? Which trends are likely to have the greatest effect on higher education and the broader economy? What conditions might presidents and boards plan to guard their institutions against and what opportunities might they be poised to seize? From the point of view of a leading corporate friend of higher education, newly-appointed TIAA CEO Thasunda Brown Duckett will offer fresh insights on the opportunities and challenges of this moment for higher education and their implications for the near future.<br></div>
Closing Plenary Session: Debbie Cottrell, Isiaah Crawford, and Charles W. “Chip” PollardClosing Plenary Session: Debbie Cottrell, Isiaah Crawford, and Charles W. “Chip” Pollard28Debbie Cottrell; Isiaah Crawford; Charles W. “Chip” PollardPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>The Future of the Independent College Presidency</h3><div>Independent colleges and universities are experiencing the impact of many rapidly evolving pressures, including those created by continued effects of the pandemic, ongoing pressures on enrollments and finances, a polarized public under siege amidst culture wars, and repeated incidents of racial injustice and increasing social inequality. These forces are affecting the presidency as well. But the presidency was undergoing change well before 2020—changes in governance, external threats, public perceptions about private colleges, crisis management, presidential communications, the ways presidents spend their time, to name a few. Which of these changes are likely to be lasting? How might they affect the president’s approach to the work going forward? What is the impact on presidents’ energy and capacity to undertake this leadership role for an extended period? What new or underutilized skills are needed, and what might these competencies suggest for the future preparation of presidents? A panel of CIC presidents will engage in a discussion of these and other questions as they reflect on the future of the independent college presidency.<br></div>
Plenary Session: Richard J. LightPlenary Session: Richard J. Light152Richard J. LightPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>Becoming a Great College: Affordable Strategies Presidents Can Employ</h3><p>America has hundreds of good colleges. But what differentiates a great college from a good one? And, perhaps more importantly, what cost-effective strategies can presidents employ to help their institution be transformed into a great college? Even with severe disruptions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, presidents of independent colleges strive to embed a “culture for sustained improvement” into the fabric of their campuses. But with constrained budgets, strained staffing, and mounting external challenges, instituting change can seem daunting. Renowned expert on improving educational quality and institutional effectiveness, Richard Light, will describe a range of low- or no-cost initiatives presidents can undertake to enhance student life and learning and move the needle from a good to a great college. Based on interviews with presidents, deans, and others across hundreds of colleges and universities, Light and coauthor Allison Jegla have distilled cost-effective approaches to build a culture of innovation on campus, improve learning outcomes through experimentation, help students from under-resourced high schools succeed in college, and attract students who may not be considering colleges far from their home communities. Light will recommend concrete ways to facilitate constructive interactions among students from different backgrounds, create opportunities for lifelong learning and engagement, and inspire students to think globally. These actionable suggestions can have a positive impact on college life regardless of whether the campus is urban or rural, wealthy or not, large or small.</p>

 

 

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New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program

Monday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 4, 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.


Since 1989, more than 1,000 new presidents have participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program (NPP) that is designed to provide the “need to know” tools and the wise counsel that can keep a young presidency on a smooth course. The agenda focuses on the practical needs and concerns of the newly elected leaders of independent colleges and universities and is geared to help participants avoid pitfalls while capitalizing on the opportunities that the first year represents. Ample opportunities for informal conversations are built into the program, so that participants can get to know each other and the more seasoned presidents who serve as faculty. Presenters are current or recently retired CIC member presidents who understand the specific needs of their new colleagues.

The program for spouses and partners of new presidents that runs concurrently with some joint sessions is similarly structured and pursues matching objectives. The program acknowledges that spouses and partners serve their campuses and communities in a variety of ways, and often do so while pursuing their own careers. Led by experienced presidential spouses and partners, the program for spouses and partners encourages participants to network with others who are new to the role and to consider, intentionally, how to define the role to fit themselves and their individual situations.

The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $415 for presidents and $315 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program.


SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS


Welcoming Remarks

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

Making Connections

Mary-Beth A. Cooper, President, Springfield College

Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment

Margaret L. Drugovich, President, Hartwick College
Martin Roth, President, University of Charleston

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

Chris E. Domes, President, Neumann University

Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies

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

Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues

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

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

Hilary L. Link, President, Allegheny College
Carmen J. Walters, President, Tougaloo College

Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond

Jeff Abernathy, President, Alma College
Bobbie Knight, President, Miles College
Elizabeth J. Stroble, Chancellor, Webster University
Moderator: Mary Pat Seurkamp

The President and Institutional Advancement

Carmen Twillie Ambar, President, Oberlin College
Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University
Moderator: Mary Pat Seurkamp

SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS


Welcoming Remarks

Katherine M. Whatley, Senior Advisor for Academic Programs, CIC

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

Session Topics

  • Making Connections
  • Transitioning with Resilience
  • Hot Topics in Higher Education
  • Building Relationships: Keys to Becoming a Stronger Partner
  • Building Trusting Relationships on Campus and in the Community
  • Building Resiliency
  • Making the Role Work for You
  • Reflecting on the Program for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Joint Sessions For New Presidents And Spouses And Partners of New Presidents


Luncheon

Welcome

Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL) and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee

Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All

Mary Dana Hinton, President, Hollins University

Reception and Dinner

Hosts: Colette Pierce Burnette, President, Huston-Tillotson University, and J. Lawrence Smith, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania
Remarks: Marjorie Hass, President, CIC

You Got the Job, Now What?

Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College

Presidents Governance Academy

Empowering presidents for effective board leadership in a time of change

Monday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 4, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.


(Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations)


Recent circumstances have created unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic priorities in the face of intense external challenges. These strains have sometimes resulted in adverse consequences for institutions—and for presidential tenures. The roots of those problems are often traceable to board culture, norms, and structure—that is, misalignment with the best governance principles, policies, and practices.

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 tools and the mandate to advance efforts, with board leaders, to develop an effective governing board.

The Academy’s approach is based on these principles:
  • An effective governing board is necessary for both the institution and the president to be successful, especially in times of strategic change. The performance of each is dependent on the effectiveness of the other two.

  • Presidential leadership is essential to strengthening board effectiveness. Presidents who desire a truly high-performing governing board understand that they must take the lead in the education of trustees and on board development initiatives.

  • The performance of individual trustees and of boards of trustees as a whole are enhanced if the formal policies, desired practices, and performance standards are articulated and institutionalized in bylaws and other key governance documents.

  • How the board is led and organized to accomplish its work is at least as important as the credentials and experience of individual trustees if the board is to be “more than the sum of its parts.”

  • A mutual understanding of shared governance among the board, the faculty, and the president is necessary for effective leadership.

  • Best practices in the governance of nonprofit institutions, although better understood today, remain more art than science. Experience has shown that presidents must be knowledgeable, skillful, and assertive to guide the effective performance of their boards.
The Academy is intensive and highly participatory. To allow for candid exchange, participation is limited to 20 presidents. To jump-start their thinking, participants receive a set of advance readings and checklists related to institutional governance. Over two days, participants learn from Academy leaders about best practices in board governance, consider case studies of governance challenges, discuss examples of board by-laws, and discuss practical solutions for governance problems. Finally, participants have the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.

Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Monday, January 3, 2022; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guests after they register for the Academy.


Discussion Topics

  • The board’s role in leading institutional change
  • Board committee structures
  • Committee on trusteeship and executive committee roles and responsibilities
  • Board membership and recruitment
  • Term limits for trustees and officers
  • Performance reviews of both the president and the governing board
  • Strategies for trustee education and board development
  • Desirable and undesirable bylaws provisions
  • Alignment of faculty governance with board governance
  • Trustee philanthropy
  • Effective board meetings and board retreats
In an effort to provide for candid exchange among participants and because of space limitations, additional institutional officers, trustees, spouses, and others are not eligible to participate in the Academy sessions. Spouses and partners of presidents are invited to participate in dinner on Monday, January 3, 2022; participants will have the opportunity to purchase dinner tickets for their guests after they register for the Academy.

Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.

Facilitators:
Thomas L. Hellie, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President Emeritus, Linfield University
Michele D. Perkins, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President, New England College

Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners

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

Please note: As speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be added to this page.

Additional Program Features

​Additional program features will be added to the CIC Presidents Institute website as they are confirmed.

Welcoming Dinner: January 4

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.

All-Institute Reception: January 5

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.

A Celebration of Independent Higher Education: January 6

Join your colleagues and friends for a special celebration of independent higher education that will include opportunities to connect with one another, celebrate your many contributions to the sector, and honor a leading educator and several friends of private higher education. Dinner and drinks will be served. Please note that fees for this special event are included in the Presidents Institute registration.

CIC Annual Business Meeting: January 7

CIC encourages all member presidents to participate in the Annual Business Meeting. Breakfast will be provided.

MEETINGS OF AFFINITY GROUPS

Meetings of the following groups and organizations will be held in conjunction with the Presidents Institute:
American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI)
Annapolis Group Board of Directors
Associated Colleges of Illinois
Associated Colleges of the South
Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium
CIC State Councils Advisory Committee
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Executive Officers of CIC State Councils
Great Lakes Colleges Association
Harvard Institute for Higher Education Alumni and Friends
Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas Foundation
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Independent Colleges of Washington
Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
Mennonite Higher Education Association
Michigan Colleges Alliance
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time
North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants
Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Presidents of International Colleges and Universities
Project Pericles Presidents
The Sun Conference Presidents
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Women’s College Coalition

 ‭(Hidden)‬ 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

 ‭(Hidden)‬ 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


front view of hotelAll program sessions of the 2022 Presidents Institute will be held at the JW Marriott Marco Island.

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$299 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

The JW Marriott Marco Island is situated on a private white sand beach along the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida. The hotel features include renovated guest rooms with private balconies, ten restaurants offering everything from poolside snacks to elegant dining, two private 18-hole championship golf courses, a Balinese-influenced treatment spa, three swimming pools, and an array of recreational activities such as shelling cruises, parasailing, and other water sports.

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Wednesday, December 1, 2021. Please note that hotel reservations made after the deadline will be accommodated only on a space-available basis and may be at a higher rate. Hotel rooms may sell out before the deadline, so participants are encouraged to register for the Institute and reserve their hotel rooms as soon as possible.


Hotel Reservation Procedure

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

The discounted CIC hotel rate of $299 for single or double occupancy includes complimentary Wi-Fi. This rate may be available for rooms reserved from December 30, 2021, through January 11, 2022, for participants who would like to extend their stay. Please note that rooms on these extended dates are limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sleeping rooms must be canceled 24 hours prior to arrival or a cancellation fee of up to one night’s stay will be charged.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is suggested only for the opening Keynote Address and the Welcome Reception and Dinner on Saturday.


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 Tuesday, January 4, or for the Celebration of Independent Higher Education on Thursday, January 6.


Families and Childcare

Family members are invited to participate in the All-Institute Reception on the evening of Wednesday, 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 Tuesday, January 4, and the Celebration of Independent Higher Education on Thursday, January 6, are open only to registered participants and ticketed adults.

Childcare services are available at the JW Marriott’s Discovery Day Camp. Arrangements can be made directly with the hotel by calling (239) 394-2511.


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, such as parasailing and kayaking. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made directly with the hotel through the JW Marriott Group Recreation Activities Team by calling (239) 642-2740, or by emailing the hotel’s Personal Vacation Planning department at marcoislandreservations@marriott.com.


Spa Services

Spa services are offered at the Spa by JW. Presidents 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 one-way as of July 2021)

The JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is located approximately 50 miles from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) in Fort Myers. A variety of transportation options to the hotel are available; many are listed below.


Private Providers

Naples Transportation and Tours (NT&T), a preferred transportation provider to the JW Marriott Marco Island, is offering discounted rates for participants who wish to book private transportation. The approximate rates, which include a 28 percent gratuity, are listed below. Please note that shared ride shuttle service has been discontinued.
Sedan: $134           
SUV: $179 (capacity of 4)
Van: $256 (capacity of 8)  
Book online with NT&T or call (239) 262-3006 and indicate that you are with CIC.

Reservations are recommended at least 48 hours in advance from the following providers. Fares range from $90 to $100 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 (max 3)
  • Superior Airport Shuttle: (239) 267-4777 or (888) 397-9571

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 four passengers. Each additional passenger is $10.


Rideshare

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


Rental Car

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) offers a number of onsite rental car providers. Please consult individual rental car company websites for details.


Self-Parking

Self-parking at the JW Marriott Marco Island hotel is discounted to approximately $21 per day for Presidents Institute participants. Overnight valet parking is about $32 per day. Taxes are included with these rates.
 

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