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Registration Deadline: December 1, 2021.

The Presidents Institute registration fee includes all program materials and sessions, except for optional afternoon workshops. In addition, the registration fee covers all Institute breakfasts and lunches as well as the Welcoming Dinner, All-Institute Reception, and the Celebration of Independent Higher Education.

When you register online, you may pay for the Institute by:
  • Submitting a credit card payment online; or

  • Mailing a check payable to “Council of Independent Colleges,” with a memo indicating it is for the Presidents Institute and a printout of your online registration page, to:
    Presidents Institute
    Council of Independent Colleges
    One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 320
    Washington, DC 20036-1142
The online registration system offers data security and the flexibility to register yourself and/or someone else. For example, assistants in the president’s office can sign in to the CIC website with their own contact information and have the option to register the institution’s president as well as the presidential spouse or partner.

If you do not have a CIC password or cannot recall it or if you are not signed up in the CIC registration system, please use the “Forgot your username/password or need to create an account?” link on the login page.

Registration Confirmation

CIC will send an email confirmation, including a discount code for hotel reservations, upon receipt of payment. If you do not receive confirmation or have questions regarding registration, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at

Registration Fees (January 4–7)

(Includes Awards Reception and Banquet)

Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential Spouse or Partner$545$775
Retired President*$610N/A

New Presidents Progr​am​ (January 3–4)

Member RateNonmember Rate
Presidential S​​pouse or Partner$315$315

Presidents Governance Academy​ (January 3–4)

Memb​​​er RateNonmember Rate

Workshops​ (January 6)

Memb​​​er RateNonmember Rate
Becoming Antiracist Leaders of Antiracist Colleges
and Universities
Design for Equity in Higher Education$50$50
No Margin, No mission: Presidential Strategies for
Performance and Financial Health

Not a CIC member? In addition to reduced registration fees for the Presidents Institute, view the full list of member benefits.

*Retired President Eligibility

CIC welcomes retired presidents who wish to participate in the Presidents Institute and remain involved in discussions of professional matters with former colleagues. Having retired presidents at the Institute is of value to current presidents, especially those who are relatively new to their positions, as an additional source of advice from more experienced colleagues. Retired presidents who work for a sponsoring firm, however, should participate in the Presidents Institute as one of the firm’s representatives, not as a retired president. Retired presidents who work for a firm that is eligible to be a sponsor, but is not, may not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to David G. Brailow, CIC vice president for development, at or (202) 466-7230.

Changes to a Registration

To make changes to a completed registration, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at

To ensure timely preparation of accurate and complete conference materials, please register for the Institute by Wednesday, December 1, 2021.

Presidents Institute Cancellation Policy

Please note that CIC requires full payment by check or credit card at the time of registration. Refunds of the registration fee (less a $50 processing fee) will be given for cancellations received in writing no later than December 1, 2021. Refund requests received between December 2 and December 10 will incur a charge equal to 25 percent of the total registration fee. Requests received after December 10, 2021, and “no shows” are ineligible for a refund. All refunds will be paid after the Institute. Please send cancellation notifications in writing to Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by fax at (202) 466-7238 or email at

Contact Information

If you have registration questions, please contact Sherita C. Ashmon, CIC conference manager, by phone at (202) 466-7230 or by email at