Designing the Future of Independent Higher Education

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About the 2023 Presidents Institute

The future of independent colleges and universities is in the hands of today’s leaders. CIC’s 2023 Presidents Institute will offer presidents and other participants an opportunity to think creatively in community about how to design a thriving future for their institutions and shape the trajectory of the independent sector in higher education. The Institute will draw on Bay Area and Silicon Valley industry and tech experts to discuss how independent colleges and universities can innovate with new technologies and prepare students with the skills needed for the workforce of today and the future. Sessions will also address the practical aspects of leading colleges and universities today, with peer-to-peer exchange complementing expert perspectives. Networking opportunities will encourage the sharing of wisdom, reflection, and fellowship.

Join us in the largest annual meeting of college presidents in the country. Participants consistently report that the Presidents Institute provides them with unmatched personal and professional renewal and inspiration.

The Presidents Institute will enable participants to:
  • Engage with peers and experts in thoughtful and stimulating conversation about the most important issues;
  • Find inspiration and renewal of vision and purpose;
  • Build and deepen professional relationships and networks;
  • Learn about timely and relevant solutions to pressing problems; and
  • Enhance skills in key leadership areas such as change management, strategic planning, forecasting, and communication.
We welcome presidential spouses and partners. A Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners (January 4–7) that runs parallel with the program for presidents offers an excellent opportunity to explore roles, receive guidance and advice, and build networks.

On January 3–4, CIC will offer 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.

Register now to ensure your spot and secure a hotel reservation at CIC’s deeply discounted rate of $179 per night.

Health and Safety

Updated September 16, 2022

All participants in the 2023 Presidents Institute are expected to be fully up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines as defined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) standard on December 1, 2022. Participants should expect to be asked to acknowledge this policy and attest to their vaccination status when they register online; later they will be asked to submit vaccine verification. Please read through the below FAQs for more information.

When are participants “fully up to date” on their COVID-19 vaccines?
As defined by the CDC, people are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccines when they have received all doses in the primary series and the most recent booster dose recommended by the CDC. Vaccine recommendations are different depending on a person’s age, the vaccine first received, and time since the last dose, but for most people the “most recent booster dose” recommended is the updated Pfizer or Moderna (bivalent) booster. Individuals can reference the CDC website to determine if they are currently fully up to date.

Is fully up to date different than fully vaccinated?
Yes. As defined by the CDC, fully vaccinated means a person has received their primary series of COVID-19 vaccines. Fully up to date means a person has received their primary series of vaccines AND the most recent booster recommended for them, when eligible.

What criteria will CIC use to assess fully up to date status?
To provide the best possible chance for a safe gathering, for the Presidents Institute to be held January 4–7, 2023, CIC will use the CDC recommended vaccine protocol as of December 1, 2022, as the basis for assessment for the vaccine verification process. Please note the protocol as of December 1 may be different than it is now and being fully up to date at the time of registration may not mean qualifying for participation in the Institute. Should CDC guidance change on December 2 or after, CIC will encourage participants to become fully up to date before attending the Institute but will not require it.

When and how will participants be asked to verify their vaccine status?
Approximately one month before the Institute, participants will be asked to upload their vaccine records to an online confidential, third-party, vaccine verification portal. Detailed instructions will be provided at that time.

Is pre-event COVID-19 testing required?
No. Pre-event testing is not required for fully up-to-date participants, but CIC recommends that participants test in advance of the Institute.

Does CIC make exceptions to the policy?
Individuals who are medically unable to be vaccinated or boosted may seek a medical exception to the vaccine policy. For more information, please contact CIC at conferences@cic.edu.

Featured Speakers

 

 

  • Eddie R. Cole
    Eddie R. Cole
    UCLA
  • Dawan Stanford
    Dawan Stanford
    Fluid Hive
  • Katie Ferrick
    Katie Ferrick
    LinkedIn
  • Cinthia Lopez
    Cinthia Lopez
    Google
  • Van Ton-Quinlivan
    Van Ton-Quinlivan
    Futuro Health
  • Beck A. Taylor
    Beck A. Taylor
    Samford University
  • Matthew P. vandenBerg
    Matthew P. vandenBerg
    Presbyterian College
  • Lori S. White
    Lori S. White
    DePauw University
  • Marjorie Hass
    Marjorie Hass
    Council of Independent Colleges
  • Barbara K. Mistick
    Barbara K. Mistick
    National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
(Confirmed to date)


Designing the Future Workshop

A highlight of the Institute will be a participatory workshop, led by national experts in human-centered design aimed at realizing the Institute’s theme, “Designing the Future of Independent Higher Education.” The workshop will offer participants a chance to dive deeply into one of four issues of essential importance to all independent colleges and universities. Explore how design thinking helps campus leaders analyze today’s higher education business model and consider which features will endure and which must change. Envision new ways independent colleges and universities can lead in support of democracy and civic engagement. Consider what is needed to realize the dream of truly equitable education in a demographically changing nation. Assess what this era of digital and networked “big data” means for your institutional mission.


Keynote Address

Eddie R. Cole headshot Eddie R. Cole, Associate Professor of Higher Education and Organizational Change at the University of California at Los Angeles and author of The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom (2020)

Eddie R. Cole has chronicled the remarkable history of how college presidents—including those from small colleges—shaped the struggle for racial equality. His work also illuminates the ways academic leaders continue to influence the struggle for Black freedom and racial equity in higher education. In this keynote presentation, Cole will review the historical record to reveal the ways that today’s leaders play an essential role in shaping public policy and the wider culture as they design the future of independent higher education.

Cole has received awards from the American Educational Research Association, History of Education Society, and Association of American Colleges & Universities. His scholarship and writing have been featured in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and Chronicle of Higher Education, and he has appeared as an expert commentator on BBC World News and C-Span BookTV. In 2021 and 2022, he was named by Education Week as one of “the top university-based scholars in the U.S. who did the most last year to shape educational practice and policy.” Cole earned a BS from Tennessee State University and an MSEd and PhD from Indiana University.


PRESIDENTIAL PERSPECTIVES: CAMPUS FREE EXPRESSION
Plenary Panel

A panel of distinguished presidents of independent colleges and universities will debate one of the most challenging issues of our time: free expression on campus. Presidential perspectives on issues of academic freedom and free speech will be featured in a wide-ranging discussion on such matters as the pedagogy of civil debate, the benefits and challenges of speech codes, policies regarding controversial speakers, and dealing with the media.


SILICON VALLEY AND THE BAY AREA Optional Site Visits

San Francisco skyline
Meeting in a dynamic West Coast city offers many special opportunities. Participants can choose from a variety of optional site visits to Silicon Valley and Bay Area destinations. Possible destinations include major Silicon Valley firms; the offices of gig-economy start-ups, venture-capital investors, and social entrepreneurs; and San Francisco’s museums and cultural institutions. Details will be available when registration opens in mid-August.

Special Program Features

​DESIGNING THE FUTURE: A GUIDE FOR PRESIDENTIAL LEADERSHIP

Thursday, January 5, 8:45 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

(Sponsored by TIAA)

Lunch will be provided.


This interactive session offers participants an opportunity to explore how design thinking can help their institutions respond to their most vexing challenges. Design thinking is the discipline of finding problems worth solving and creating solutions in response. This approach to planning and strategy offers presidents and other higher education leaders some novel ways of asking pertinent questions, solving human problems, and creating viable new campus offerings. Dawan Stanford and his team of experts from Fluid Hive are experienced in applying the principles of design thinking to opportunities and challenges in higher education.

Joining Stanford in leading the breakout sessions will be Karen Hold, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Experience Labs; and Riley Leary, Learning Designer and Project Manager for Fluid Hive.

Want to know more? Listen to Dawan’s podcast.

 

 

  • Dawan Stanford
    Dawan Stanford
    Fluid Hive

A CELEBRATION OF INDEPENDENT HIGHER EDUCATION AT SAN FRANCISCO’S MUSEUM OF MODERN ART

Friday, January 6, 6:30–8:30 p.m.

(Sponsored by National Management Resources Corporation and Sodexo)

External view of San Francisco MOMA

San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) is home to over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts. The collection is displayed in 170,000 square feet of exhibition space, making the museum one of the largest in the world for modern and contemporary art. During the celebration guests will have the opportunity to tour one of the museum’s permanent exhibitions. Dinner and drinks will be served.

SFMoMA is approximately a 15-minute walk from the hotel for those who prefer to walk. Transportation will be provided beginning at 6:15 p.m. from the hotel with return trips ending at 9:00 p.m. from the museum.

Please note: The Celebration of Independent Higher Education is included in President Institute registration, but an advance registration is required.

January 7 Opportunities

​Meeting in San Francisco offers many special opportunities. On Saturday, January 7, Presidents Institute participants can choose from a variety of options, including a fundraising workshop for presidents, site visits to Silicon Valley and Bay Area destinations, excursions to explore the area, and opportunities to support the needs of this urban community. Pre-registration is required, and space is limited.

 Workshop


Optional Workshop


BUILDING INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT: NEW APPROACHES TO CULTIVATING LEAD DONORS

Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.–Noon

(Sponsored by Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein and Rize Education)

Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for this workshop, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers the program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.

Presidential involvement in fundraising is crucial to the long-term viability of higher education institutions. The president must articulate a vision for the future of the institution and motivate and inspire others to support this vision through philanthropy. Lead and major gifts are the conduit to make a president’s vision for the future of the institution a reality. The president is in a unique position to leverage the role as the head of the institution and is ideally positioned to cultivate and solicit top donors. Painting the picture of the future requires a gift for storytelling to make donors share the dream and understand the transformative nature of their donations. Establishing donor trust that their investment will be used wisely and in a way that honors their philanthropic intent requires strong donor relationships with the institution and the president. Presidents must be visible in their support and involvement in making the vision a reality. Successful fundraising from lead donors also requires strategic management of key prospects who have the capacity for this level of giving. The chief advancement officer must work closely with the president to focus time on the most important donor calls and to plan solicitation strategies.

This session will focus on:
  • Proven techniques for identifying and growing a cadre of supporters with the inclination and capacity to make transformational gifts;

  • Guidelines for determining which prospects should reside with the president for continued relationship building and cultivation to secure a gift;

  • Leadership’s role in providing resources and oversight to ensure advancement is adequately resourced to support donor cultivation at an appropriate level to achieve the institutional vision.
Amy C. Novak, President, St. Ambrose University
Paul Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University
Angela White, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates
Chair: Jaffus Hardrick, President, Florida Memorial University

 Site Visits


Site Visits

CIC has arranged special optional opportunities for presidents and other Institute participants to visit two Silicon Valley and Bay Area firms. Fees cover transportation and in some cases lunch. Please note that advance registration is required for each site visit, as space is limited.

Apple

Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Representatives from Apple Education will lead an introductory conversation about leveraging technology as a tool for improving equity, affordability, and career readiness on campus. Participants will travel by bus to the Apple Park Visitors Center in Cupertino, an architectural expansion of the company’s private campus. During a building tour and experiential Today at Apple learning session, participants will see Apple technology in action and can network with representatives from Apple Education.
Matt Feeman, National Manager, Education, Apple Education
Transportation to and from the site is provided, along with boxed lunches.
Fee: $75 per person

Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures

Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures is a venture fund investing in education and workforce skills technologies that are disrupting the $7 trillion education sector. They identify, advise, invest in, and accelerate the fastest growing, most dynamic companies in the world. Investments include Coursera, Turnitin, Guild, MasterClass, Outlier.org, and more. The annual ASU+GSV Summit, now in its 14th year, celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to Gray” learning and talent landscape and attracts over 5,500 live and 10,000 virtual attendees. This site visit will provide an overview of GSV Ventures investment strategy and insights into their view of the future of higher education.
Transportation to the site is provided. Lunch and return transportation are on your own.
Fee: $50 per person

 Give Back


Give Back: Supporting the Needs of San Francisco

Participants will have opportunities to work with local organizations on projects that support city needs:

Preparing and Serving Meals for the Homeless

Saturday, January 7, 10:15 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
GLIDE is a nationally recognized center for social justice, serving the Tenderloin and San Francisco since 1963. GLIDE is dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives, and their mission is to create a radically inclusive, just, and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program serves a diverse cross-section of homeless and insecurely housed individuals and families as well as low-income working people, and senior citizens and differently abled folks on small, fixed incomes.

Presidents Institute participants will have the opportunity to partner with GLIDE to help those in need. Serving a meal in the Daily Free Meals Program can be a transformative experience. The shift starts with clamshell prep at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served to the community from noon to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will assist with everything from plating food and sanitizing the workspace to handing out boxed meals, silverware, and drinks. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and make some beautiful human connections! Volunteers will gather in the Hilton hotel lobby by 10:15 a.m. and leave for GLIDE’s office, which is a 2-minute walk away.

Providing Support and Encouragement for the Elderly

Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE) is a national, nonprofit organization with locations across the United States, committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. LBFE was founded by Armand Marquiset, whose humanitarian work of preparing meals for the homeless was inspired by experience in his native France after World War II. LBFE serves people who are over 65 years of age or differently abled through outreach, advocacy, and companionship and offers the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

Presidents Institute participants can create and decorate homemade greeting cards or use store-bought cards to mail to older adults to brighten their day. These cards are sent out monthly as well as for major holidays. Cards can be decorated however you like, but LBFE asks volunteers to avoid religious themes and messages. They also ask volunteers to avoid mention of family and friends, as many older adults are without those in their lives. LBFE encourages volunteers to bring their own greeting cards if feasible; if not, LBFE will provide them.

This activity will begin with a brief volunteer orientation with LBFE staff followed by preparing cards for those in need. With the cards made by the volunteers, the LBFE staff will be able to mail them out to their older adults, as well as include them in care packages.

 Excursions


Optional Excursions

The city of San Francisco offers many attractions and opportunities for entertainment, which Presidents Institute participants can schedule in advance or explore on their own.

Sonoma Winery Tour and Tasting

Saturday, January 7, 10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Participants will tour two vineyards in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, a wine growing region outside of Santa Rosa. The first stop will be at Hook and Ladder Winery, where guests will enjoy a five-flight tasting. This winery is a boutique “estate” producer, specializing in small bottlings of Pinot Noir, “Old Vine” Zinfandel, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blends sourced from the family’s sustainably farmed vineyards and its sub-appellation, Chalk Hill. The winery also produces and sells estate-grown olive oil from their Los Amigos Ranch.

The group then will head to the Kendall-Jackson Winery where participants will enjoy a seasonal four-course lunch paired with wines. The menu will be curated by the executive chef and their team using the freshest ingredients from the Kendall-Jackson culinary garden and will include locally sourced fish and meats, Sonoma and Napa Valley cheeses, and a decadent dessert, with limited-release wines paired with every course.

Fee: $185 per person

Big Bus San Francisco

Big Bus San Francisco is a convenient way to see many of the world-famous destinations that the city is known for. Presidents Institute participants will receive a 20 percent discount on Classic, Premium, and Deluxe tour tickets. See the many tour options online and book your tour directly with Big Bus San Francisco.

Explore San Francisco on Your Own

Be sure to check out San Francisco’s many distinctive and well-known neighborhoods such as Chinatown, Embarcadero, Fisherman's Wharf, Nob Hill, North Beach, and Union Square. See suggestions online for additional things to do and activities to enjoy while visiting San Francisco.

Preliminary Schedule

 

 

Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations227<div>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance by clicking “Sign Up for Consultations” at the link provided.</div> <br> <h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote><div> <strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC</div></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners </h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong></blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast6<em>(Sponsored by The Registry)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions138Concurrent Session<div><em>(Sponsored by Westfall Gold and Ziegler)</em></div><br><h3>By the Numbers: Using Big Data to Build and Shape Enrollment Success</h3>Big data can help build and shape enrollment and retention to secure long-term institutional sustainability and success at independent colleges and universities. The use of new technologies to analyze the massive amounts of data on campus in a comparative way can better serve a demographically shifting marketplace and allocate campus resources as wisely as possible. Join us to learn what big data tells us about the CIC sector and how institutions are leading the charge toward a smarter, more data-forward future.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University<br><strong><em>Rock Jones</em></strong>, President, Ohio Wesleyan University<br><strong><em>Lori E. Varlotta</em></strong>, President, California Lutheran University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>James H. Day</em></strong>, Founding Principal, MARKETview Education Partners<br></blockquote><br><h3>Financially Sustainable Strategies for Smaller Colleges</h3>Among the many issues facing independent college and university presidents, financial sustainability is the most crucial to institutional survival and long-term health. Presidents of smaller colleges and universities that often do not have the revenue sources or endowment support of larger institutions are especially hard-pressed to endure enrollment and investment fluctuations. This session will feature different strategies that presidents are deploying at smaller institutions to pave financially sustainable paths for their futures.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Bryan F. Coker</em></strong>, President, Maryville College<br><strong><em>Roderick L. Smothers</em></strong>, President, Philander Smith College<br><strong>Jane M. Wood</strong>, President, Bluffton University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Suzanne Elise Walsh</em></strong>, President, Bennett College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Leading in the Age of Digital Communications</h3>The ways in which the public consumes stories about higher education continue to evolve. Growing numbers of people use platforms such as Tik Tok and YouTube where influencer marketing and grassroots viral content play more central roles in moving information. How are higher education institutions portrayed on these new platforms? What can college and university presidents do to tap these nontraditional news feeds to change perceptions of their institutions and higher education in general? What are the costs and benefits of engaging students and other stakeholders on popular digital platforms? Does traditional journalism still have a role to play in influencing an institution’s reputation?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Emily Dreyfuss</em></strong>, Senior Managing Editor, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School<br><strong><em>Lindsay McKenzie</em></strong>, Reporter, StateScoop & EdScoop<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Rochelle Ford</em></strong>, President, Dillard University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Maximizing the President-Spouse Partnership in Fundraising</h3><em>Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</em><br>Fundraising is among the most important and daunting presidential tasks. It requires finesse, diplomacy, charm, patience, and persistence. This session will explore the unique way the president and spouse or partner can work strategically to enhance fundraising for the college or university. Drawing on their experiences, the presenters will share effective approaches to consider when planning for the participation of the president and spouse or partner as a fundraising team, from donor cultivation to the major ask.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Michael L. Frandsen</em></strong>, President, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Sharon Frandsen</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Dana Lentini</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Molloy University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Organizational Models to Build Equitable Campuses</h3>College and university presidents are taking bold steps to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on their campuses. While they often share similar goals regarding access and justice, the organizational models that they deploy to achieve those goals vary. In this session, college and university presidents will share their successes in developing institutional approaches to developing equity on campus.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ajay Nair</em></strong>, President, Arcadia University<br><strong><em>Lillian B. Schumacher</em></strong>, President, Tiffin University<br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong>, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Rhodes College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Sandra J. Doran</em></strong>, President, Bay Path University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Red State, Blue State: Navigating Board Relations in Politically Polarized Times</h3> Every president must make decisions about maintaining fidelity to institutional mission and values in the face of cultural and political challenges from beyond the campus. While we often focus on students, sometimes these challenges are introduced or given voice by board members. “Red state” and “blue state” issues can become the source of agreement and disagreement between presidents and boards. How can presidents best navigate relations with trustees and other constituents in a politically polarized environment? Participants in this session will discuss how presidents can navigate board relations in politically polarized times.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Robin E. Baker</em></strong>, President, George Fox University<br><strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and President Emeritus, Linfield University</blockquote>
Boxed Lunches and NetworkingBoxed Lunches and Networking73<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Stifel and YOU at College)</em><em></em></p>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups197<h3>Great Lakes Colleges Association</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael A. McDonald</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations236<div>Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance by clicking “Sign Up for Consultations” at the link provided.</div> <br> <h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote><div> <strong> <em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC</div></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners </h3><blockquote> <strong> <em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong></blockquote>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions19Concurrent Session<div> <em>(Sponsored by Dynamic Campus and Stevens Strategy, LLC)</em></div> <br> <h3>APPLICATION FREE: NEW STRATEGIES FOR MAKING AND DIVERSIFYING YOUR CLASS</h3>Many colleges and universities around the country are beginning to forego traditional applications and adopting recruitment tools offered by companies such as Concourse and Sage Scholars to diversify their student bodies. Could recruiting and admitting students who have not submitted applications help your institution? This session will feature presidents who have adopted new application-free approaches to admissions to recruit classes that achieve their institutional goals.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Fayneese Miller</em></strong>, President, Hamline University<br><strong><em>John W. Wells</em></strong>, President, Emory & Henry College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Steven M. Corey</em></strong>, President, Olivet College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>BOLD ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS</h3>Independent colleges and universities are taking bold actions to address the threats of the global climate crisis. How can presidents deploy their institutional resources to better deal with its implications? What role can technology play in addressing climate change? This session will offer insights into the future of climate change on campus and draw on the wisdom of those who are already dealing with the issue.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Bryan Alexander</em></strong>, Senior Scholar, Department of Learning and Design, Georgetown University and author of <cite>Universities on Fire: Higher Education in the Climate Crisis</cite> (forthcoming)<br><strong><em>L. Song Richardson</em></strong>, President, Colorado College<br><strong><em>Ralph Trecartin</em></strong>, President, Pacific Union College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Charlotte P. Morris</em></strong>, President, Tuskegee University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CREATING A WELLNESS CAMPUS: EFFECTIVE APPROACHES TO STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH</h3>Over half of college students today report their mental health as fair to poor, and some 75 percent report struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Struggles with mental health issues rank near the top of the factors affecting student persistence and retention. Many colleges and universities struggle to provide the wellness resources that students need. This session will focus on approaches to fostering wellness on campus, with special attention to student mental health.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jody Horner</em></strong>, President, Midland University<br><strong><em>Nicholas Ladany</em></strong>, President, Oglethorpe University<br><strong><em>Emily Pettit</em></strong>, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The Virtual Care Group<br>Chair: <strong><em>Clarence D. Armbrister</em></strong>, President, Johnson C. Smith University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>FINDING RENEWAL OR NEW DIRECTION IN THE MID-CAREER PRESIDENCY</h3>Are you a mid-career president? Are you ready to seek renewal and be reenergized for another five to seven years? Or is it time to seek another presidency? Panelists in this session will share insights on making mid-career decisions with thoughtful, reflective, practical discernment.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sarah Bolton</em></strong>, President, Whitman College<br><strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br><strong><em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College<br>Chair: <strong><em>James P. Lentini</em></strong>, President, Molloy College<br></blockquote><br> <h3>LEGAL ISSUES THAT KEEP PRESIDENTS UP AT NIGHT</h3>The “Legal Issues that Keep Presidents Up at Night” session is back! Title IX changes, abortion restrictions, trigger laws, “divisive concepts,” and other issues have complicated life on campus over the past year. Join us as two higher education attorneys provide some perspective on these and other pressing legal matters for college and university presidents.<br><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>Chair: <strong><em>A. Zachary Faison</em></strong>, President, Edward Waters University</blockquote>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions164(Sponsored by FORVIS and Hunter Global Education, LLC)<br>Roundtable Discussions are designated for presidents who wish to join colleagues for informal conversation about topics of mutual interest. Please note that space is limited to the seating available in each room.<br><br><h3>Academic Search/Executive Coaching</h3> <br><h3>Advancing the UN Sustainable Development Goals    </h3>The UN Sustainable Development Goals tackle issues of poverty, hunger, health, education, clean energy, economic growth, reduced inequality, peace, and justice, among others. Discuss strategies to integrate these UN goals with campus priorities and programs and provide leadership opportunities for students to engage in sustainable development-related projects.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Robert Brower</em></strong>, President, Point Loma Nazarene University<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br><strong><em>Sam Vaghar</em></strong>, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network<br></blockquote><br><h3>Are You Offering Students a Differentiated and Compelling Value Proposition?</h3>In today's hypercompetitive higher-education marketplace, colleges' ability to attract students depends increasingly on a differentiated value proposition. Forward-looking administrative leaders have ensured that their strategic planning efforts reflect this fact. This session will focus on related concepts, including how student value proposition (SVP) mapping gets schools beyond a limiting "product first" bias in their market positioning and strategies for developing SVPs that are broadly relevant for students, provable, and difficult for other institutions to replicate.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sally Amoruso</em></strong>, Chief Partner Officer, EAB<br><strong><em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community</h3>Increase retention, build community among faculty and staff, and bring action to your commitment to diversity by joining other CIC members in the inaugural Belong cohort. With the launch of “BELONG: The CIC & ACUE Inclusive Learning Community”, CIC and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) are combining proven practices and professional certifications in a nationwide learning community. This new network—exclusive to CIC—responds to members’ desire to strengthen campus culture with inclusive practices and have both broad and deep impact through live webinars open to all of campus, access to resource library, ACUE credentials, and a community of practice similar to NetVUE. National studies show that students taught by ACUE-certified faculty learn more, complete more courses, and are retained in greater numbers, with greater equity by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Come learn more about the details and community design, and how to receive the inaugural member discount.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Bacari Brown</em></strong>, Partner Development Director, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) <br><strong><em>Matt Trainum</em></strong>, Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h3>Collaboration to Strengthen the Business Model</h3>CIC, in collaboration with AGB, NACUBO, and Baker Tilly, has been working on a project for collaboration among the president, CFO, and board leaders to reimagine and strengthen the business model. Discussants will consider a range of collaborative efforts that could transform campus finances.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Miles K. Davis</em></strong>, President, Linfield University<br><strong><em>Michael L. Frandsen</em></strong>, President, Wittenberg University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Activating Transformation Through Data and Technology</h3>How can presidents ensure that data are leveraged to make informed decisions across their campuses? All too often siloed data repositories create barriers to unlocking insightful connections needed to make transformational plans. We will discuss ways in which data can be collected into one place, connected so that the inputs work together in a meaningful way, and activated across departments to make impactful changes to grow enrollments, guide strategies and investments, and transform the institution.<br><blockquote><strong><em>James Cowie</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer, Collegis Education<br><strong><em>Glena G. Temple</em></strong>, President, Dominican University (IL)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Fresh Approaches to Shared Governance</h3>Shared Governance requires trust, partnership, investment, and assessment. In this session, we will discuss ways to strengthen faculty self-governance, increase communication between administration, board, and faculty, and move institutions forward collegially.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Steven Bahls</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Augustana College (IL)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Getting the Full Value from Your CIC Key Indicators Tool (KIT) and Financial Indicators Tool (FIT) Benchmarking Reports</h3>This session will offer insights into effective uses of the KIT/FIT reports provided to member institutions by CIC. CIC data experts will be available for questions and will discuss the metrics most useful for presidents, senior leadership teams, and boards to consider as they use data to make strategic decisions about the direction of their institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jason Rivera</em></strong>, Director of Strategic Research, CIC<br><strong><em>Mike Williams</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, Institutional Effectiveness and Research, CIC<br></blockquote><br><h3>New Insights on Tuition Resets</h3>What have we learned from institutions that have undertaken tuition resets in recent years? An economist who has researched the matter will share trends, and presidents with experience will describe the process they used to decide to do a reset; how the decision to do the reset was made; and how the amount of the reset was decided upon. They will both also discuss what they did well and what they would do differently if they were to do it over again.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lucie Lapovsky</em></strong>, Principal, Lapovsky Consulting, and former president, Mercy College (NY)<br><strong><em>Susan D. Stuebner</em></strong>, President, Colby-Sawyer College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth MacLeod Walls</em></strong>, President, William Jewell College<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Presidential Longevity and Institutional Culture</h3>With CIC presidents’ average length of service at 6.6 years (2016), member institutions are grappling with the impact of frequent leadership changes that can negatively impact institutional alignment, execution of vision, and ability to undertake transformational change—the result is often cultural stagnation and flagging student outcomes. Discussants will consider the hypothesis that long-term leaders create greater positive impact on institutional health and student success.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Tiffany Franks</em></strong>, President, Averett University<br><strong><em>Emma Jones</em></strong>, Executive Vice President and Owner, Credo<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidents Open Mic</h3><em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>This forum is an opportunity for presidents to raise important topics and questions, including confidential and sensitive issues. The discussion is expected to be candid and broad ranging, covering topics such as specific administrative matters, institutional structures and staffing, dealings with the board, and the balance of presidents’ professional and personal lives. Guidance will be offered from other participating presidents.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Social Impact of Next Generation Food Systems</h3>Food has widespread impacts on climate change, pollution, water and energy management, equity, security, nutrition, economic and social justice, just to name a few. We need resilient food systems that can withstand and recover from disruptions in ways that ensure a sufficient supply of acceptable and accessible food for all. In this session, we will discuss the next generation of sustainable, local, equitable, and resilient food systems on college campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Matthew Thompson</em></strong>, Chief Culinary Officer, Harvest Table Culinary Group<br></blockquote><br><h3>Using LinkedIn to Track Recent Graduates</h3>LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network and vital to college students looking for jobs. Come discuss not only how LinkedIn.com can serve students but also how it can help colleges and universities track and stay involved with alumni.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ryan Zervakos</em></strong>, Senior Account Director, LinkedIn</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)1<em></em><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk. </em><br><div><br></div><h3>New Presidents Program<br></h3><div><span><span><em>(Sponsored by Ellucian)</em></span></span><br></div><div><br></div> <strong>7:30–8:45 a.m.</strong><h4>New Presidents Program Registration<br></h4> <br><strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong><h4>Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4> <br><div><strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><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><div><strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Making Connections </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College <br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br><div><strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment<br></h4><blockquote><strong><em>Martin S. Roth</em></strong>, President, University of Charleston<br><strong><em>Lori E. Varlotta</em></strong>, President, California Lutheran University<br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>11:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m.</strong></div><h4>The President and Institutional Advancemen </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>12:30–1:30 p.m.</strong><h4>Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners<br></h4></div><blockquote>Welcome: <strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL); and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>1:45–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Engaged and Inclusive Environment </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Daniel G. Lugo</em></strong>, President, Queens University of Charlotte<br><strong><em>Timothy E. Trainor</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Mary's University<br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, Rhodes College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>3:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br><div><strong>3:15–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University <br>Moderator: <strong><em>Martin S. Roth</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>4:30–5:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, President, Mitchell College <br><strong><em>Kathy Wilson Humphrey</em></strong>, President, Carlow University<br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4> <br><div><strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners<br></h4><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA) and <strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College <br>Remarks: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program</h3><em>Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management</em><br><br><strong>7:30–8:45 a.m.</strong><h4>Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program Registration</h4> <br><strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong><h4>Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4><br><strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong><h4>Welcoming Remarks and Roadmap</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Connie Holoman</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, Presidential Spouses and Partners Program, CIC; and Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana<br> <br>Session Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Retired Presidential Spouse, Brevard College (NC)<br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Philander Smith College (AR)<br></blockquote><br><strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong><h4>Making Connections</h4> <br><strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br><strong>10:15–10:30 a.m.</strong><h4>Vocational Evolution</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong><br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong><br><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><strong>10:30–11:30 a.m.</strong><h4>Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility</h4><blockquote><strong>Introduction</strong><br><strong>What am I good at/What do I want to and like to do?</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote><br><strong>11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong><h4>Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility</h4><blockquote><strong>What does my spouse/partner need/want/expect from me?</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote> <br><strong>12:15–12:25 p.m.</strong><h4>Break</h4>    <br><strong>12:30–1:30 p.m.</strong><h4>Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4><blockquote>Welcome: <strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL); and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br></blockquote> <br><strong>1:45–2:30 p.m.</strong><h4>Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility</h4><blockquote><strong>What does my campus/local community need/want/expect from me?</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote><br><strong>2:30–3:00 p.m.</strong><h4>Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility</h4><blockquote><strong>Putting it all together</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote><br><strong>3:00–3:15 p.m.</strong><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br><strong>3:15–3:45 p.m.</strong><h4>Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility</h4><blockquote><strong>Putting it all together, continued</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote><br><strong>3:45–4:30 p.m.</strong><h4>Open Mic—Questions, Comments, and On-the-Spot Survey</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Connie Holoman</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br><strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong><h4>Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4> <br><strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong><h4>Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA) and <strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College <br>Remarks: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)202<em></em><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br><div><br></div><h3>New Presidents Program<br></h3><div><span><span><em>Sponsored by Ellucian</em></span></span></div><div><br></div> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong><h4>Breakfast</h4> <br><div><strong>8:15–9:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies Continental</h4><blockquote><div><strong><em>Julee Gard</em></strong>, Vice President Administration and Finance, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></div><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>9:30–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><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><div><strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br><div><strong>10:45 a.m.–noon</strong></div><h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Debbie M. Cottrell</em></strong>, President, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br><div><strong>12:15–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners</h4><blockquote><div><strong>You Got the Job, Now What?</strong></div><blockquote><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote> <br><div><strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Closing Remarks, Questions, Initial Evaluation, and Next Steps </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3> Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program</h3><em>Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management</em><br><br><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong><em>Connie Holoman</em></strong>,<strong><em> Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, <strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, and <strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br><strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong><h4>Breakfast</h4> <br><div><strong>8:15–9:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>They Said What? Exploring The Wisdom of First Spouses</h4><blockquote><div><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong></div></blockquote><br><div><strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Navigating Change</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><div><strong>9:45–10:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Revolving Roundtables, Part 1</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong><br><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><div><strong>10:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break </h4> <br><div><strong>10:45 a.m.–noon</strong></div><h4>Revolving Roundtables, Part 2</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong><br><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><div><strong>12:15–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners </h4><blockquote><strong>You Got the Job, Now What?</strong><br><blockquote><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong><br></blockquote></blockquote> <br><div><strong>2:15–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Making the Role Work for You: Plan for Success </h4><blockquote><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><div><strong>3:00–3:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Closing and Next Steps</h4><blockquote><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong><br></blockquote><br><div><strong>3:30–4:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Meet Your Mentor Reception</h4>
Breakfast Meetings of Affinity GroupsBreakfast Meetings of Affinity Groups228<h3>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and</h3>Universities<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Kathy B. Richardson</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (PA)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Charles “Chip” Pollard</em></strong>, President, John Brown University; and Board Chair, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities<br></blockquote><br><h3>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (NAAMSCU)</h3>Conveners:<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kina S. Mallard</em></strong>, Executive Director, NAAMSCU<br><strong><em>Roderick L. Smothers</em></strong>, President, Philander Smith College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Amine Bensaid</em></strong>, President, Al Akhawayn University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils</h3>Conveners:<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sherita C. Ashmon</em></strong>, Director of State Councils and Network Support, CIC<br><strong><em>Treva D. Haugaard</em></strong>, Executive Director, Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups205<h3>​National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)</h3><blockquote><div>Convener: <strong><em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, President, Jarvis Christian University; and Chair, NAIA Council of Presidents</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time</h3><blockquote><div>Convener: <strong><em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College; and Chair, CIC Board of Directors</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote><div>Convener: <strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, President, Wilberforce University</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</h3><blockquote><div>Convener: <strong><em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Augustana College (IL); and Senior Advisor, CIC</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Project Pericles Presidents</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <br><strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles <br><div><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Women's College Coalition Board of Directors</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, Board Chair and President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions11Concurrent Session<div><em>(Sponsored by Harvest Table Culinary Group and McAllister & Quinn)</em></div><div><br></div><h3>How to Manage Changing Workplace Expectations of Faculty and Staff</h3>More and more, college and university employees are expressing feelings of being overworked, undervalued, and stressed. Employee recruitment and retention are significant challenges in higher education. How can presidents manage these challenges and respond to changing assumptions about the balance of work and life at their colleges and universities?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Natalie Harder</em></strong>, President, Coker University<br><strong><em>Anne Ollen</em></strong>, Managing Director, TIAA Institute<br><strong><em>Lynn Perry Wooten</em></strong>, President, Simmons University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Christopher Ames</em></strong>, President, Russell Sage College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Innovative Mergers, Collaborations, and Partnerships</h3>Mergers, collaborations, and partnerships have garnered increasing interest among CIC presidents. How can collaborations facilitate administrative efficiencies through shared resources? What physical and programmatic conditions allow for meaningful partnerships? How can affiliation systems allow colleges and universities to retain their identities while allowing for growth and new initiatives? Presidents working together on different types of innovative arrangements that mutually benefit their campuses will offer insights.<br><blockquote><strong><em>John L. Comerford</em></strong>, President, Otterbein University<br><strong><em>Bassam M. Deeb</em></strong>, President, Trocaire College<br><strong><em>William R. Groves</em></strong>, President/Chancellor, Antioch University<br><strong><em>Lori V. Quigley</em></strong>, Interim President, Medaille University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>John Macintosh</em></strong>, Managing Partner, The Transformational Partnerships Fund<br></blockquote><br><h3>Lessons for Serving Hispanic Students</h3>The U.S. Hispanic population is increasing, outpacing overall population growth, and shifting away from states with historically large Hispanic populations. The number of CIC members designated as HSIs (those where Hispanic students comprise at least 25 percent of the full-time equivalent student body) has grown to 58, with another 70 designated as “emerging.” This session will draw on the experience and expertise of presidents who have nurtured effective approaches for serving the academic and cultural needs of Hispanic students.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Montserrat Fuentes</em></strong>, President, St. Edward’s University<br><strong><em>Brian L. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Warner Pacific University<br><strong><em>Suzanne M. Rivera</em></strong>, President, Macalester College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Krista L. Newkirk</em></strong>, President, University of Redlands<br></blockquote><br><h3>Navigating the Download: Communicating as a Presidential Couple</h3><em>Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</em><br>Communication is the best predictor of marriage happiness and relationship longevity for couples. Communication is even more crucial for the presidential couple given the nature of the role: public-facing, high-stakes, very complex, and 24/7/365. This session will offer a unique look at how experienced and creative presidential couples manage the volume of information they must regularly share with each other. Panelists will not only reveal their own approaches and experiences, but also invite dynamic sharing among session attendees. Couples will leave with concrete ideas for developing proactive strategies and rituals toward optimizing information-sharing, increasing joy, and navigating the communication complexity of being a presidential couple.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Glenn McGee</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Salem College<br><strong><em>Summer McGee</em></strong>, President, Salem College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Considerations for the Future of Digital Transformation</h3>The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated the digital transformation of many colleges and universities in recent years. As higher education leaders grapple with the consequences of this change, they are looking to new strategies to fulfill their institutional missions. How will digital transformation challenge workforce expectations and the core assumptions of the traditional residential campus? What solutions does digital transformation offer in the face of health crises, declining enrollments, public skepticism, and student debt? This session will focus on possibilities and pitfalls that deep changes to digital culture bring to campuses.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College<br><strong><em>J. Bradley Creed</em></strong>, President, Campbell University<br><strong><em>John O'Brien</em></strong>, President and CEO, Educause<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>The Role of the President in Fostering Democracy and Citizenship</h3>Independent colleges and universities have a vital role to play in educating students to be engaged citizens and supporting democratic engagement in their communities. What is the role of presidential leadership in promoting civility, rationality, and responsibility to the public good in a time of polarization and hyper partisanship? Presidents with unique experiences in politics, the military, and the law will offer insights.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Robert W. Iuliano</em></strong>, President, Gettysburg College<br><strong><em>Stephanie Herseth Sandlin</em></strong>, President, Augustana University (SD)<br><strong><em>Timothy E. Trainor</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Robert E. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Western New England University<br></blockquote>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions13<div> <em>(Sponsored by Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search Plus and Partners Development)</em></div> <br>Roundtable discussions are designated for presidents who wish to join colleagues for informal conversation about topics of mutual interest. Please note that space is limited to the seating available in each room.<br>                     <h3>Ask the Economist </h3>Nearly three years after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the global economy is still straining to adjust to rapid changes in consumer preferences and the composition of the labor market. How did high inflation get here and how quickly might we be rid of it? With few to no good options, how are policymakers going to steer their economies through this rough terrain? Discuss these questions and others you might have about the investing environment in 2023.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Brian Nick</em></strong>, Chief Investment Strategist, Nuveen<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Belong: An Inclusive Learning Community</h3>Increase retention, build community among faculty and staff, and bring action to your commitment to diversity by joining other CIC members in the inaugural Belong cohort. CIC and the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) are combining proven practices and professional certifications in a nationwide learning community. This new network—exclusive to CIC—responds to members’ desire to strengthen campus culture with inclusive practices and have both broad and deep impact through live webinars open to all of campus, access to resource library, ACUE credentials, and a community of practice similar to NetVUE. National studies show that students taught by ACUE-certified faculty learn more, complete more courses, and are retained in greater numbers, with greater equity by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Come learn more about the details and community design, and how to receive the inaugural member discount.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Bacari Brown</em></strong>, Partner Development Director, Association of College and University Educators (ACUE)<br><strong><em>Matt Trainum</em></strong>, Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships, CIC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Creating Customized Campus Hospitality Ecosystems</h3>A vibrant hospitality ecosystem on campus drives campus retention, engagement, satisfaction, campus advocacy, and revenue growth. This discussion will provide insights for presidents around specific campus stakeholders' expectations and perception of value, how decisions can be guided with five key value drivers, and which initiatives impact the ability to deliver value and meet campus expectations.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Sasha Day</em></strong>, Chief Growth Officer, Aramark Collegiate Hospitality<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Designing a Derailment-proof Presidency</h3>The term "derailed presidencies" was coined by Jason McNeal and the research he conducted was the driving force behind the Stephen Trachtenberg-edited book, <cite>Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It</cite>. Based on the presidential derailment themes that emerged from this research, this discussion will focus on specific ways to thrive during the early years and throughout a presidency.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Nancy Gray</em></strong>, Retired President, Hollins University; and Senior Consultant, Gonser Gerber, LLP<br><strong><em>Jason McNeal</em></strong>, Partner, Gonser Gerber, LLP<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Encouraging the Right Aspirants for the Right Presidencies</h3>Encouraging members of your senior team to consider a college presidency is critical to maintaining a robust leadership pipeline for our sector. Yet, a poor match between president and institution can have unfortunate consequences for both. Learn how two of CIC’s leadership development programs for those who aspire to the presidency––the Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program and the Executive Leadership Academy––can help match the right aspirant to the right presidency. Discuss who on your senior team might be a suitable nominee.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Augustana College (IL); and Senior Advisor, CIC<br><strong><em>Titi Ufomata</em></strong>, Senior Vice President for Academic Programs, CIC<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Enhancing Transfer Student Success to Achieve Enrollment Goals </h3>With the impact of the birth dearth now being felt by colleges across the Northeast and Midwest, there is increased focus on attracting older students. At the same time, a likely Supreme Court decision outlawing the use of race in college admissions is pushing more selective institutions to build other pathways to recruit a diverse student body. This discussion will explore what would be needed to create a national transfer network that would connect talented community college students with their best fit four-year institutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br></blockquote><br><h3>How Focusing on the Community Can Strengthen the Institution</h3>The pressures on higher education often turn us inward with an intense focus on how to strengthen our own institutions—rather than on the work we are called to do in and for the wider community. Join us for a discussion on how and why it is beneficial to turn from the inside out to discern what the communities around us—city, state, and regional—need as we prepare students for their lives as professionals and citizens.<br><blockquote><strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br><strong><em>Kathy Wilson Humphrey</em></strong>, President, Carlow University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidents Open Mic</h3><em>(Open only to currently serving college and university presidents)</em><br>This forum is an opportunity for presidents to raise important topics and questions, including confidential and sensitive issues. The discussion is expected to be candid and broad ranging, covering topics such as specific administrative matters, institutional structures and staffing, dealings with the board, and the balance of presidents’ professional and personal lives. Guidance will be offered from other participating presidents.<br> <blockquote><div><strong><em>Charles W. “Chip” Pollard</em></strong>, President, John Brown University</div></blockquote> <br> <h3>Supporting Faculty and Staff Well-Being</h3>The pandemic environment resulted in burnout, the “great resignation,” and quiet quitting. How can presidents foster commitment, fulfillment, and well-being among faculty and staff? Participants in this roundtable discussion will share ideas to support colleagues through initiatives such as small grants programs, virtual work, and wellness initiatives that support colleagues, with the resources of tuition-dependent institutions in mind.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Kathryn A. Morris</em></strong>, President, St. Lawrence University<br><strong><em>Andrea K. Talentino</em></strong>, President, Augustana College (IL)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Supporting Students in Developing Purpose</h3>What are college students after? What do they report when asked to describe their most important life goals? Our recent study finds that most students are seeking to contribute to the lives of others and live a meaningful life. In short, they are seeking a life of purpose. College students who are driven by a beyond-the-self purpose are more likely to graduate, yet fewer than half of students identify such a purpose. With enrollment declining and too many students leaving college before they graduate, supporting purpose development offers a way to motivate student engagement and improve student retention. Join us in this discussion about promoting students’ purpose development.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Heather Malin</em></strong>, Director of Research, Center on Adolescence, Stanford University<br><strong><em>Burton J. Webb</em></strong>, President, University of Pikeville<br></blockquote><div><br> </div><h3>Telling Your Institution’s Story: Reframing Mission for Recruitment, Retention, and Student Success</h3>The narratives we use to describe our institutions can help—or hinder—the way others understand the institution’s history, mission, and goals. Some institutions are thinking deeply about new ways to tell their stories, with positive outcomes for current and prospective students, as well as parents and graduates. Presidents who are spearheading efforts to “reframe the institutional saga,” with grant support from CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), will lead a discussion of the impact of these initiatives and share opportunities for presidents to lead such an initiative on their campus.<br><blockquote><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Devorah Lieberman</em></strong>, President, University of La Verne<br><strong><em>David J. Livingston</em></strong>, President, Lewis University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Trends Leading to Strategic Responses to Enrollment Shifts</h3>Higher education professionals are currently dealing with the most turbulent environment in decades. Characterized by stagnant enrollment, ongoing demographic shifts, rapid technological change, and constrained resources, the pressure is growing to attract, retain, and graduate students in greater numbers than ever before. This discussion will explore the latest trends in enrollment, the impact these trends have on small, private colleges, and the prevailing strategic enrollment growth approaches that colleges and universities are using to succeed.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Eric Groves</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, RNL</blockquote>
Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors227<p>​Speak with industry-leading experts in a casual and collegial atmosphere face-to-face or via Guidebook. Representatives from sponsoring organizations at the donor level and above are available for conversations at their organizations’ display tables.</p>
Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors236<p>​Speak with industry-leading experts in a casual and collegial atmosphere face-to-face or via Guidebook. Representatives from sponsoring organizations at the donor level and above are available for conversations at their organizations’ display tables.</p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions12Spouses and Partners<div><em>(Sponsored by The Virtual Care Group)</em></div><div><br></div><h3>Outside the Ivory Tower</h3>Today more than ever, it is important that colleges be good partners within their communities. This session will explore spouse and partner participation in volunteerism and college programs to engage students, staff, and faculty members within the community.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Michael Householder</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Macalester College<br><strong><em>Carole Campbell Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount Saint Joseph University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Sharon Frandsen</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>What Keeps Them Awake at Night: An Update on Hot Topics in Higher Education</h3>It can be challenging for spouses and partners to stay abreast of the important issues that consume the attention of presidents and campus leadership. A former college president who currently leads the CIC’s New Presidents Program will offer an overview of current pressing topics in higher education. Examples of issues that may be discussed are campus free speech, enrollment challenges, public perceptions of higher education, and institutional collaborations and mergers. There will be ample time for questions and discussion, as well as advice to spouses and partners on how to stay informed.<br><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>Chair: <strong><em>Anthony Tillman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, DePauw University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Where Do I Belong: Finding My Place as a Presidential Spouse/Partner</h3>Spouses and partners will discuss how they have identified appropriate, meaningful, and effective roles for themselves at their institutions and in their communities, and how their roles have evolved over time. The discussion may include spouse/partner contracts, both formal and informal. Consideration will be given to gender differences in developing spouse and partner roles.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lynn Buck</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Susquehanna University<br><strong><em>Angela Cant</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wilkes University<br><strong><em>Alan Cottrell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>F. Marvin Espy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mitchell College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Donna Whitt</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Lenoir-Rhyne University</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions138Spouses and Partners<h3>How Much is Too Much? Learning to Say No</h3>This session, led by an experienced executive coach, will explore how spouses and partners set and communicate reasonable boundaries around their availability as an asset to the college or university. The presenter and participants will share strategies for responding to the myriad requests they receive and demands placed on their time.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Donna Brazil</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Kathy Creed</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Campbell University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Maximizing the President-Spouse Partnership in Fundraising</h3><em>Joint Session with Presidents</em><br>Fundraising is among the most important and daunting presidential tasks. It requires finesse, diplomacy, charm, patience, and persistence. This session will explore the unique way the president and spouse or partner can work strategically to enhance fundraising for the college or university. Drawing on their experiences, the presenters will share effective approaches to consider when planning for the participation of the president and spouse or partner as a fundraising team, from donor cultivation to the major ask.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Michael L. Frandsen</em></strong>, President, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Sharon E. Frandsen</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Dana Lentini</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Molloy University<br></blockquote><br><h3>You’ve Got to Accentuate the Positive: Sharing Our Successes</h3>This session will present success stories from presidential spouses and partners about programs, rituals, and initiatives that they have been involved with on their campuses. Presenters will discuss how these activities support their college or university mission, the practical aspects of planning and implementing the programs, what they learned in the process, and what they might do differently.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University; and Chair, Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force<br><strong><em>Denise McGregor Armbrister</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Chris Niles</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Cottey College<br>Melissa vandenBerg, Presidential Spouse, Presbyterian College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Mary Domes</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups73<h3>Allied Health Presidents Meeting</h3>Presidents of colleges with allied health programs are invited<br>to meet with the CEO of Futuro Health, an organization that provides relevant solutions to address the healthcare workforce shortage by connecting students with higher education providers and health care employers. Grab a boxed lunch and join in roundtable conversation about making educational journeys into allied health careers possible by growing the talent that employers need through the creation of paths to opportunity for students.<br><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Van Ton-Quinlivan</em></strong>, CEO, Futuro Health<br></blockquote><br><h3>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Mennonite Higher Education Association</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, President, Bluffton University<br></blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy215<em>Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations</em><br><br><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br> <br><blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and President Emeritus, Linfield University<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and Chancellor, New England College<br></blockquote> <br><strong>7:30–8:15 a.m.</strong><h4>Registration</h4><br><strong>7:30–8:15 a.m.</strong><h4>Breakfast</h4><br><strong>8:30–9:00 a.m.</strong><h4>Welcome and Introductions</h4><ul><li>Mission and goals of the Academy</li><li>Ground rules</li><li>Results of survey and interviews</li></ul><br><div><strong>9:00–9:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Mini Case Studies</h4><ul><li>Maplesap College</li><li>Social media </li></ul> <br><div><strong>9:30–10:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Nonprofit Boards: Definitions</h4><ul><li>What is a nonprofit board and why does it exist?</li><li>What are the board’s main responsibilities?</li><li>What are trustees’ individual responsibilities?</li><li>What is the president’s role?</li><li>What is the relationship with the board chair?</li><li>What is the relationship with other trustees?</li><li>What is the relationship between senior staff and other trustees?</li></ul><br><div><strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4><br><div><strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Board Practices and Culture</h4><ul><li>What makes a board effective?</li><li>Changes in board roles and responsibilities</li><li>Engaged boards versus micro-managerial boards</li><li>Disengaged boards (apathy)</li><li>Conflicts of interest</li><li>Trustee interactions with other trustees and with other </li><li>constituencies</li><li>Case studies and discussion</li></ul><br><div><strong>11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Board Bylaws</h4><ul><li>Case study: Smallville University</li><li>Discussion of your review of your institution’s bylaws, scoring according to Tom Ingram’s rating sheet</li><li>Requirements and best practices</li><li>Standing committees</li><li>Ad hoc committees</li><li>Common or possible pitfalls</li></ul> <br><div><strong>12:15–1:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Lunch </h4><br><div><strong>1:15–2:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Board Composition, Cultivation, Professional </h4><ul><li>Development, Evaluation</li><li>Case study: Ambrosia University</li><li>Size, diversity, backgrounds, and experience</li><li>Faculty and/or student trustees</li><li>Identifying and recruiting new trustees</li><li>Trustee orientation</li><li>Ongoing professional development for trustees</li><li>Term limits, attendance requirements, giving requirements</li><li>Trustee evaluation</li><li>Board self-evaluation</li><li>Presidential evaluation</li></ul><br><div><strong>2:30–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>The Board and Fundraising</h4><ul><li>What is the board’s role in fundraising?</li><li>How are campaigns structured?</li><li>How does the board determine priorities for major gifts and grants?</li><li>How does one yield major gifts from trustees?</li><li>What does the president need from the board in order to accomplish ambitious fundraising goals?</li></ul><br><div><strong>3:00–3:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4><br><div><strong>3:15–4:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>The Board and Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion</h4><ul><li>The dynamic of board culture and institutional culture</li><li>The president’s role managing potentially opposing opinions</li><li>Building a board that is more diverse</li><li>Programs versus curricula and individual course content</li></ul><br><div><strong>4:00–4:30 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Nuts and Bolts</h4><ul><li>Length of meetings</li><li>Meeting locations</li><li>Trustee retreats</li><li>Virtual meetings</li><li>Paperless boards and applications</li><li>Impact of social media</li></ul><br><div><strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Wrap Up and Takeaways</h4><br><div><strong>6:00–8:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Reception and Dinner</h4>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<em>Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations</em><br><br><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for these programs. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br> <br> <blockquote>Facilitators: <br> <strong> <em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and President Emeritus, Linfield University<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and Chancellor, New England College<br></blockquote> <br> <div><strong>7:30–8:15 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Breakfast</h4> <br><strong> </strong><div><strong>8:30–9:30 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Shared Governance and Institutional Culture (specifically with the faculty)</h4><ul><li>To what extent can or does shared governance continue at </li><li>independent colleges today?</li><li>Discuss the difference between faculty governance and institutional governance</li><li>How can faculty governance help or hinder the change agenda?</li></ul><br> <div><strong>9:30–10:45 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Governance, Culture, and Change—Institution Wide</h4><ul><li>How do shared governance models align with institutional</li><li>culture and history?</li><li>If the institutional culture is change-resistant and risk-averse, </li><li>how can a president change the culture?</li><li>How can a president work to align disparate viewpoints?</li></ul><br> <div><strong>10:45–11:00 a.m.</strong></div><h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> <div><strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Governance, Culture, and Change (continued)</h4><ul><li>Differentiating issues that are the prerogative of the board </li><li>rather than other constituencies in a time of change</li><li>Constructing a board agenda that allows trustees to consider </li><li>major goals, strategic questions, and generative dialogue to advance the change agenda</li></ul><br> <div><strong>12:15–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Lunch and Discussion</h4> <br> <div><strong>2:00 p.m.</strong></div><h4>Presidents Governance Academy Concludes</h4>
Reception for NetVUE MembersReception for NetVUE Members197Representatives of institutions and organizations that are members of CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) are invited to learn about ongoing network opportunities and to connect with leaders at other NetVUE member campuses. Spouses and partners and interested nonmembers are welcome. Refreshments will be served.<br><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Lynne M. Spoelhof</em></strong>, NetVUE Program Manager, CIC<br><strong><em>Matt Trainum</em></strong>, Vice President of Networks and Strategic Partnerships, CIC</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable Discussions205Spouses and PartnersBreakfast is available to all participants starting at 7:00 a.m. Starting at 7:30, several tables will be designated in the dining area for informal conversation with other spouses and partners who would like to discuss common interests or situations.                     <br><div>Participants are welcome to move from table to table as they     wish. Discussion topics include the following:</div><br><h3>Balancing an Outside Job with the Role of Spouse/Partner</h3><blockquote><div><strong><em>David Colquhoun</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, McDaniel College</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Caring for Elderly Parents/Surviving the Sandwich Generation</h3><blockquote><div><strong><em>Susan Johns</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ferrum College</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Living and Working in a Small Town</h3><blockquote><div><strong><em>Kathy Creed</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Campbell University</div></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Parenting: Children Living at Home</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Melissa vandenBerg</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Presbyterian College</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions11Spouses and Partners<h3>Agents of Change: Toward Discourse</h3>The partisan divide in the United States threatens to tear apart communities, organizations, friendships, and even families. The presenter is an experienced volunteer with Braver Angels, an initiative dedicated to political depolarization. The session will include a discussion of the Braver Angels program and how it brings together conservatives and liberals on equal terms to understand their differences and find common ground. The presenter will offer examples of how the program has been used effectively on college campuses and will include a demonstration of the Braver Angels model for productive conversations across the political divide.<br><br>Note: For those who are interested in exploring this topic in advance, please consider reading <cite>I Never Thought of It That Way</cite>, by Mónica Guzmán (available at many public libraries), or viewing a one-hour <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlU4XTLkA-A" target="_blank">video discussion of the book on YouTube</a>.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Cameron Swallow</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carthage College<br> <div> <strong><em>Paula Corey</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Biola University</div></blockquote> <br> <h3>Navigating the Download: Communicating as a Presidential Couple</h3> <em>Joint Session with Presidents</em><br>Communication is the best predictor of marriage happiness and relationship longevity for couples. Communication is even more crucial for the presidential couple given the nature of the role: public-facing, high-stakes, very complex, and 24/7/365. This session will offer a unique look at how experienced and creative presidential couples manage the volume of information they must regularly share with each other. Panelists will not only reveal their own approaches and experiences, but also invite dynamic sharing among session attendees. Couples will leave with concrete ideas for developing proactive strategies and rituals toward optimizing information-sharing, increasing joy, and navigating the communication complexity of being a presidential couple.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Glenn McGee</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Salem College<br><strong><em>Summer McGee</em></strong>, President, Salem College<br> <div>Chair: <strong><em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University</div></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Winning the Moment</h3>Presidential spouses and partners are called upon to interact with a wide variety of constituents with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. This session will explore strategies for cultivating positive relationships with all institutional stakeholders. Particular attention will be given to reacting effectively and appropriately in difficult situations, especially involving individuals whose roles are significant to the institution, e.g., board members, donors, and others.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Hiram College<br><strong><em>Joe Franks</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Averett University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Beth Searcy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Barton College</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Open MicPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Open Mic13Spouses and PartnersThis session offers an opportunity for presidential spouses and partners to raise questions and share ideas about any topics of interest and concern to them in an empathetic and confidential environment. The session will be moderated, and discussion will be encouraged.<br><blockquote>Chair: <strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University; and Chair, Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force</blockquote>
CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Members MeetingCIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Members Meeting73Conveners:<br><strong><em>Jo Ellen Parker</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC  <br><strong><em>Matt Trainum</em></strong>, Vice President for Networks and Strategic Partnerships, CIC
New Presidents Program Class of 2022 ReunionNew Presidents Program Class of 2022 Reunion13Convener: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program; and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University
LBGTQ Presidents MeetingLBGTQ Presidents Meeting73<p>​Convener: <strong><em>James Gandre</em></strong>, President, Manhattan School of Music</p>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations73<h3>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities</h3> <br> <h3>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Treva D. Haugaard</em></strong>, Executive Director<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Steven Johnson</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Eric A. Turner</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Eric Fulcomer</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Boxed Lunch Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Boxed Lunch Roundtable Discussions73Spouses and PartnersBoxed lunches will be available for spouses and partners. Several tables will be designated in the dining area for informal conversation with other spouses and partners who would like to discuss common interests or situations. Participants are welcome to move from table to table as they wish. Discussion topics include the following:<br> <br><h3>Board Meetings: Entertaining Members and Spouses</h3><br><h3>Calendar Management, Including Controlling Your Private Life</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Domes</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Effective Strategies for Engaging Alumni</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Kay Webb</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Pikeville University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Managing the Presidential Residence</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Hiram College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Preparing to Retire</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Working with College Staff</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Kelly Knapp</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College</blockquote>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration225
CIC Medical Office Open HoursCIC Medical Office Open Hours226<p>​A medical provider is available for basic medical needs and can administer COVID-19 rapid tests. Participants may walk in during office hours. See Guidebook for information about after-hours medical providers in the local area and other COVID-19 testing resources.<br><br>Please note: Participants experiencing any signs of illness, including cold or flu-like symptoms, should self-isolate in their personal hotel rooms. Participants experiencing any symptoms typical of COVID-19 should be tested. Report any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 by calling (202) 773-0770.<br></p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and Luncheon153Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management)</em><br><br>The opening session for presidential spouses and partners is an upbeat gathering where new friends are made, and old friends reconnect as we lunch and learn together. We welcome those who are new in their role, and honor those whose tenure as presidential spouse or partner is coming to a close. <br>    </p><h3>The State of the Student: Generation Z, the Pandemic, and Beyond</h3><p>The majority of students on CIC campuses today are squarely in the middle of Gen Z, also known as iGen, post-millennials or zoomers. They come to campus with a different set of characteristics, values, and motivations than the generations that preceded them, and often with different expectations of the experience that college should provide.<br><br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong> brings extensive and diverse experience in higher education to inform her remarks in this keynote presentation. In discussing “the state of the student” today, she will address the most significant issues facing Gen Z students—personal, academic, and societal—and will reflect on how COVID-19 has affected this cohort, with attention given to educational disparities caused by the pandemic. Turner will offer insights on how presidential spouses and partners can use their roles most effectively to support students as they navigate through pandemic and post-pandemic times.  <br><br>Remarks: <strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University; and Chair, Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Connie Holoman</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, Presidential Spouses and Partners Program, CIC; and Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana<br></p>
BreakfastBreakfast192<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Collegis Education and MyNextSeason)</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.<br></p>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<em>(Sponsored by Academic Search and Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates)</em><br><br>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide registered Institute participants with an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.
BreakfastBreakfast16<p><em>​(Sponsored by Hastings+Chivetta Architects and Pearl Meyer)</em></p><p>Breakfast is provided for all registered Institute participants.<br></p>
Networking BreakNetworking Break229<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) and Steptoe & Johnson PLLC)</em><br><br>Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and area of expertise.<br></p>
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break230<p>​<em>(Sponsored by AGB Consulting and The Collaborative)</em><br><br>Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and area of expertise.<br></p>
Networking and Refreshment BreakNetworking and Refreshment Break231<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Capture Higher Ed and Parkhurst Dining)</em><br><br>Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and area of expertise.<br></p>
Awards Reception (by invite only)Awards Reception (by invite only)232<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Wiley University Services)</em></p>
Transportation for A Celebration of Independent Higher EducationTransportation for A Celebration of Independent Higher Education233Spouses and Partners<p>​Buses will begin running from the hotel lobby to the celebration site at San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) at 6:15 p.m. Buses will be available to shuttle guests between the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel and SFMoMA every ten minutes until 9:00 p.m.<br><br>SFMoMA is approximately a 15-minute walk from the hotel at 151 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94103 for those who prefer to walk.<br></p>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration234
CIC Medical Office Open HoursCIC Medical Office Open Hours235<p>​A medical provider is available for basic medical needs and can administer COVID-19 rapid tests. Participants may walk in during office hours. See Guidebook for information about after-hours medical providers in the area and other COVID-19 testing resources.<br><br>Please note: Participants experiencing any signs of illness, including cold or flu-like symptoms, should self-isolate in their personal hotel rooms. Participants experiencing any symptoms typical of COVID-19 should be tested. Report any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 by calling (202) 773-0770.<br></p>
Networking and Ice Cream BreakNetworking and Ice Cream Break237<p>​<em>(Sponsored by Spelman Johnson and U3 Advisors)</em><br><br>Connect with representatives from sponsor organizations to learn more about their services and area of expertise.<br></p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program: A Deeper DivePresidential Spouses and Partners Program: A Deeper Dive136Spouses and Partners<h3>A DEEPER DIVE INTO THE ENNEAGRAM: WHAT MAKES YOU SHINE IN YOUR ROLE AS PRESIDENTIAL SPOUSE/PARTNER?</h3>The Enneagram is a popular tool for uncovering our gifts and understanding our deeper motivations. In this two-hour interactive presentation, explore nine ways of interacting with others and how you can be more effective and fulfilled in your unique role. With humor, clarity, and appreciation, embark on a journey of self-discovery, freedom, and choice.<br> <br> <em>Note:</em> Registered participants for the Presidential Spouses and Partners Program will be offered the opportunity to determine their Enneagram Type in advance. Those desiring a more comprehensive view of the Enneagram prior to the Institute are encouraged to read <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Deep-Living-Enneagram-Recovering-Nature/dp/0979384737%22%20/t%20%22_blank%22%20/o%20%22https:/www.amazon.com/Deep-Living-Enneagram-Recovering-Nature/dp/0979384737" target="_blank"><cite>Deep Living with the Enneagram</cite></a>. <br> <blockquote><strong><em>Jean Blomo</em></strong>, Deep Living Enneagram Facilitator and Program Manager  <br><strong><em>Diana Redmond</em></strong>, Experiential Learning Director, Deep Living Lab<br>Chair: <strong><em>Ronda Barry</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Alderson Broaddus University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>A DEEPER DIVE INTO INTERSECTIONALITY</h3>How can we better understand and support our diverse student populations? This session will feature an engaging presentation from a senior higher education leader with extensive experience in the areas of educational equity and access, student success, and the development of inclusive campus environments. In response, presidential spouses and partner panelists will offer reflections from their personal experiences as well as insights gained from their roles at their respective institutions.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Anthony Garrison Engbrecht</em></strong>, Vice President for Student Life, Saint Mary’s College of California<br><strong><em>Suzie Gonzalez,</em></strong> Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br><strong><em>Brian Mikesell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Bard College at Simon’s Rock<br><strong><em>Telly Wright</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Eureka College <br>Chair: <strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University; and Chair, Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force<br></blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups140<strong>8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Network of Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) Colleges and Universities<br></h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Mark N. Wilhelm</em></strong>, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities<br></blockquote><br><strong>Noon–3:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer and Retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote><br><strong>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong><h3>New American Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Sean Creighton</em></strong>, President, New American Colleges and Universities<br></blockquote><br><div><strong>2:00–4:00 p.m.</strong></div><h3>Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h3><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>Natalie Harder</em></strong>, President, Coker University<br><strong><em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Marcia Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Union College (KY)<br></blockquote>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Sponsored by EAB and Gonser Gerber, LLP)</em><br><br>The All-Institute Reception is an opportunity to connect informally with colleagues<br></p>
Workshop: Building Institutional Support: New Approaches to Cultivating Lead DonorsWorkshop: Building Institutional Support: New Approaches to Cultivating Lead Donors142Workshop<em>(Sponsored by Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein and Rize Education)</em><br><br><em>Please note: Pre-registration is required for this workshop. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br><br>Presidential involvement in fundraising is crucial to the long-term viability of higher education institutions. The president must articulate a vision for the future of the institution and motivate and inspire others to support this vision through philanthropy. Lead and major gifts are the conduit to make a president’s vision for the future of the institution a reality. The president is in a unique position to leverage the role as the head of the institution and is ideally positioned to cultivate and solicit top donors. Painting the picture of the future requires a gift for storytelling to make donors share the dream and understand the transformative nature of their donations. Establishing donor trust that their investment will be used wisely and in a way that honors their philanthropic intent requires strong donor relationships with the institution and the president. Presidents must be visible in their support and involvement in making the vision a reality. Successful fundraising from lead donors also requires strategic management of key prospects who have the capacity for this level of giving. The chief advancement officer must work closely with the president to focus time on the most important donor calls and to plan solicitation strategies.<br><br>This session will focus on:<br><ul><li>Proven techniques for identifying and growing a cadre of supporters with the inclination and capacity to make transformational gifts;<br><br></li><li>Guidelines for determining which prospects should reside with the president for continued relationship building and cultivation to secure a gift;<br><br></li><li>Leadership’s role in providing resources and oversight to ensure advancement is adequately resourced to support donor cultivation at an appropriate level to achieve the institutional vision.</li></ul><blockquote><strong><em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Angela E. White</em></strong>, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jaffus Hardrick</em></strong>, President, Florida Memorial University</blockquote>
A Celebration of Independent Higher EducationA Celebration of Independent Higher Education160Spouses and Partners<p><em>(Sponsored by National Management Resources Corporation and Sodexo)</em><br><br>San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) is home to over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts. The collection is displayed in 170,000 square feet of exhibition space, making the museum one of the largest in the world for modern and contemporary art. During the celebration guests will have the opportunity to tour one of the museum’s permanent exhibitions. Dinner and drinks will be served.<br><br>SFMoMA is approximately a 15-minute walk from the hotel for those who prefer to walk. Transportation will be provided beginning at 6:15 p.m. from the hotel with return trips ending at 9:00 p.m. from the museum.<br><br><em>Please note: The Celebration of Independent Higher Education is included in President Institute registration, but an advance registration is required.</em><br></p>

 

 

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Pre-Institute Workshops

 New Presidents Program


​New Presidents Program and Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program


Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.

New Presidents Program: January 3

(Sponsored by Ellucian)

7:30–8:45 a.m.

New Presidents Program Registration


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


8:45–9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks

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

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Making Connections

Mary-Beth A. Cooper, President, Springfield College

10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment

Martin S. Roth, President, University of Charleston
Lori E. Varlotta, President, California Lutheran University

11:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

The President and Institutional Advancemen

Amy C. Novak, President, St. Ambrose University
Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University

12:30–1:30 p.m.

Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

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

1:45–3:00 p.m.

Engaged and Inclusive Environment

Daniel G. Lugo, President, Queens University of Charlotte
Timothy E. Trainor, President, Mount St. Mary's University
Sherry L. Turner, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, Rhodes College
Moderator: Mary Pat Seurkamp

3:00–3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:15–4:30 p.m.

Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond

Brian J. Bruess, President, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University
Elizabeth J. Stroble, Chancellor, Webster University
Moderator: Martin S. Roth

4:30–5:15 p.m.

I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now

Tracy Y. Espy, President, Mitchell College
Kathy Wilson Humphrey, President, Carlow University

6:30–7:00 p.m.

Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


7:00–8:30 p.m.

Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

Hosts: Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA) and Carmen J. Walters, President, Tougaloo College
Remarks: Marjorie Hass, President, CIC

Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program: January 3

Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management

7:30–8:45 a.m.

Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program Registration


7:45–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


8:45–9:00 a.m.

Welcoming Remarks and Roadmap

Connie Holoman, Senior Advisor, Presidential Spouses and Partners Program, CIC; and Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana

Session Facilitators:
Lynne C. Joyce, Retired Presidential Spouse, Brevard College (NC)
Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)
Katina Semien Smothers, Presidential Spouse, Philander Smith College (AR)

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Making Connections


10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–10:30 a.m.

Vocational Evolution

Lynne C. Joyce
Randy Richardson
Katina Semien Smothers

10:30–11:30 a.m.

Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility

Introduction
What am I good at/What do I want to and like to do?
Randy Richardson

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility

What does my spouse/partner need/want/expect from me?
Lynne C. Joyce

12:15–12:25 p.m.

Break

    
12:30–1:30 p.m.

Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

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

1:45–2:30 p.m.

Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility

What does my campus/local community need/want/expect from me?
Katina Semien Smothers

2:30–3:00 p.m.

Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility

Putting it all together
Randy Richardson

3:00–3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break

 
3:15–3:45 p.m.

Transforming Uncertainty into Partnering Possibility

Putting it all together, continued
Randy Richardson

3:45–4:30 p.m.

Open Mic—Questions, Comments, and On-the-Spot Survey

Connie Holoman

6:30–7:00 p.m.

Reception for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners


7:00–8:30 p.m.

Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

Hosts: Randy Richardson, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA) and Carmen J. Walters, President, Tougaloo College
Remarks: Marjorie Hass, President, CIC

New Presidents Program: January 4

Sponsored by Ellucian

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:30 a.m.

Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies Continental

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

9:30–10:30 a.m.

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

Chris E.Domes, President, Neumann University

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.–noon

Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues

Debbie M. Cottrell, President, Texas Lutheran University
Nayef H. Samhat, President, Wofford College
Carmen J. Walters, President, Tougaloo College
Moderator: Arvid C. Johnson

12:15–2:00 p.m.

Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

You Got the Job, Now What?
Mary-Beth A. Cooper

2:15–3:15 p.m.

Closing Remarks, Questions, Initial Evaluation, and Next Steps

Mary Pat Seurkamp

Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program: January 4

Sponsored by Metz Culinary Management

Facilitators: Connie Holoman, Lynne C. Joyce, Randy Richardson, and Katina Semien Smothers

7:15–8:00 a.m.

Breakfast


8:15–9:00 a.m.

They Said What? Exploring The Wisdom of First Spouses

Randy Richardson

9:00–9:45 a.m.

Navigating Change

Lynne C. Joyce

9:45–10:30 a.m.

Revolving Roundtables, Part 1

Randy Richardson
Katina Semien Smothers

10:30–10:45 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:45 a.m.–noon

Revolving Roundtables, Part 2

Randy Richardson
Katina Semien Smothers

12:15–2:00 p.m.

Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

You Got the Job, Now What?
Mary-Beth A. Cooper

2:15–3:00 p.m.

Making the Role Work for You: Plan for Success

Lynne C. Joyce

3:00–3:30 p.m.

Closing and Next Steps

Katina Semien Smothers

3:30–4:15 p.m.

Meet Your Mentor Reception


 Presidents Governance Academy

Presidents Governance Academy

Empowering presidents for effective board leadership in a time of strategic change

Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Please note: Pre-registration is required for this program. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.
Facilitators:
Thomas L. Hellie, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and President Emeritus, Linfield University
Michele D. Perkins, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and Chancellor, New England College

January 3


7:30–8:15 a.m.

Registration


7:30–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast


8:30–9:00 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

  • Mission and goals of the Academy
  • Ground rules
  • Results of survey and interviews

9:00–9:30 a.m.

Mini Case Studies

  • Maplesap College
  • Social media

9:30–10:00 a.m.

Nonprofit Boards: Definitions

  • What is a nonprofit board and why does it exist?
  • What are the board’s main responsibilities?
  • What are trustees’ individual responsibilities?
  • What is the president’s role?
  • What is the relationship with the board chair?
  • What is the relationship with other trustees?
  • What is the relationship between senior staff and other trustees?

10:00–10:15 a.m.

Refreshment Break


10:15–11:15 a.m.

Board Practices and Culture

  • What makes a board effective?
  • Changes in board roles and responsibilities
  • Engaged boards versus micro-managerial boards
  • Disengaged boards (apathy)
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Trustee interactions with other trustees and with other
  • constituencies
  • Case studies and discussion

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Board Bylaws

  • Case study: Smallville University
  • Discussion of your review of your institution’s bylaws, scoring according to Tom Ingram’s rating sheet
  • Requirements and best practices
  • Standing committees
  • Ad hoc committees
  • Common or possible pitfalls

12:15–1:15 p.m.

Lunch


1:15–2:30 p.m.

Board Composition, Cultivation, Professional

  • Development, Evaluation
  • Case study: Ambrosia University
  • Size, diversity, backgrounds, and experience
  • Faculty and/or student trustees
  • Identifying and recruiting new trustees
  • Trustee orientation
  • Ongoing professional development for trustees
  • Term limits, attendance requirements, giving requirements
  • Trustee evaluation
  • Board self-evaluation
  • Presidential evaluation

2:30–3:00 p.m.

The Board and Fundraising

  • What is the board’s role in fundraising?
  • How are campaigns structured?
  • How does the board determine priorities for major gifts and grants?
  • How does one yield major gifts from trustees?
  • What does the president need from the board in order to accomplish ambitious fundraising goals?

3:00–3:15 p.m.

Refreshment Break


3:15–4:00 p.m.

The Board and Issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • The dynamic of board culture and institutional culture
  • The president’s role managing potentially opposing opinions
  • Building a board that is more diverse
  • Programs versus curricula and individual course content

4:00–4:30 p.m.

Nuts and Bolts

  • Length of meetings
  • Meeting locations
  • Trustee retreats
  • Virtual meetings
  • Paperless boards and applications
  • Impact of social media

4:30–5:00 p.m.

Wrap Up and Takeaways


6:00–8:00 p.m.

Reception and Dinner



January 4


7:30–8:15 a.m.

Breakfast


8:30–9:30 a.m.

Shared Governance and Institutional Culture (specifically with the faculty)

  • To what extent can or does shared governance continue at
  • independent colleges today?
  • Discuss the difference between faculty governance and institutional governance
  • How can faculty governance help or hinder the change agenda?

9:30–10:45 a.m.

Governance, Culture, and Change—Institution Wide

  • How do shared governance models align with institutional
  • culture and history?
  • If the institutional culture is change-resistant and risk-averse,
  • how can a president change the culture?
  • How can a president work to align disparate viewpoints?

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break


11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Governance, Culture, and Change (continued)

  • Differentiating issues that are the prerogative of the board
  • rather than other constituencies in a time of change
  • Constructing a board agenda that allows trustees to consider
  • major goals, strategic questions, and generative dialogue to advance the change agenda

12:15–2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Discussion


2:00 p.m.

Presidents Governance Academy Concludes


Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners

The role of presidential spouse or partner is unique in higher education. It rarely comes with a job description or with clear expectations articulated by the various constituencies with whom the spouse or partner will interact. Finding one’s fit and determining how to most effectively support one’s leader-partner can lead to a richly rewarding and deeply fulfilling experience for those fortunate enough to serve in the role.

The CIC’s Presidential Spouses and Partners Program is designed to offer insight, advice, support, and fellowship to those who share this unique role. Developed in consultation with an advisory group of experienced presidential spouses and partners, it runs concurrently with the program for presidents, and provides opportunities for learning and sharing in a variety of interactive, informative, and entertaining formats.

Participation in all sessions is optional. Spouses and partners are also welcome to attend sessions for presidents, unless otherwise noted.

AGENDA


CONCURRENT SESSIONS

Sessions addressing practical approaches to a range of topics relevant to the role of the presidential spouse or partner will be presented:
  • Navigating the Download: Couples Communication (Joint Session with Presidents)
  • Show Us the Money (Joint Session with Presidents)
  • Reading for Change: Book Club
  • Outside the Ivory Tower: Community Engagement
  • How Much is Too Much? Learning to Say No
  • You’ve Got to Accentuate the Positive: Campus Success Stories
  • There’s One in Every Crowd: Dealing with Difficult People
  • Where Do I Belong: Finding My Place as a Presidential Spouse/Partner
  • What Keeps Them Awake at Night: An Update on Hot Topics in Higher Education

OPEN MIC

This is an opportunity for spouses and partners to raise questions and share ideas about any topics of interest and concern to them. The session will be moderated, and discussion will be encouraged.

NETWORKING SESSIONS

The two networking sessions will run simultaneously, and will feature the following:
  • Exploring Intersectionality
  • What’s My Number? Understanding Enneagram

ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

Several roundtables will be designated in the breakfast area for informal conversation with other spouses and partners who share common interests or situations. Participants are welcomed to move from table to table as they wish. Discussion topics include the following:

  • Reunion for Class of 2022: Spouses and Partners of New Presidents
  • Living and Working in a Small Town
  • Caring for Elderly Parents/Surviving the Sandwich Generation
  • Presidential Parenting: Children Living at Home
  • Balancing an Outside Job with The Role of Spouse/Partner
  • Spouses and Partners with 2 Years or Fewer in the Role
  • How To Stay Fresh in the Role After 5 or More Years
  • Long Distance Spouse/Partnering
  • For Men Only
  • Preparing to Retire
  • Board Meetings: Entertaining Members and Spouses
  • Calendar Management, Including Controlling Your Private Life
  • Effective Strategies for Engaging Alumni
  • Managing the Presidential Residence
  • Working with College Staff

Hotel and Travel

 Location


Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel

333 O’Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 771-1400

 Hotel Information


front view of hotelAll program sessions of the 2023 Presidents Institute will be held at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel.

Exclusive Presidents Institute Room Rate:
$179 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Thursday, December 1, 2022

Please Note the Hotel Reservation Procedure: Participants first need to register for the Institute in order to make a hotel reservation at the CIC discounted rate. Reservation details including a dedicated link will be provided to Institute participants with the confirmation email once registration is completed.

The Presidents Institute registration and hotel reservation deadline is Thursday, December 1, 2022. 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.

Located in the heart of vibrant Union Square, the four-star Hilton San Francisco Union Square Hotel is surrounded by world-class dining options, museums, and shopping. Resort-like hotel amenities include on-site restaurants, a top-floor Cityscape lounge with stunning views, a year-round outdoor swimming pool and a health club and fitness center. Room rate includes guest room Wi-Fi and complimentary use of the hotel’s fitness center. The famous San Francisco Cable Car is a quick three-minute walk away; the Moscone Convention Center is just a 12-minute walk away; and the San Francisco City Center is a 20-minute walk from the hotel.


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 Wednesday, January 4. Tickets for adult guests (21 and older) or for the Celebration of Independent Higher Education on Friday, January 6 can be purchased at the time of registration.


Families and Childcare

Please note that all daytime Presidents Institute sessions, including breakfast and lunch sessions, are open only to registered participants. Family members are invited to participate in the All-Institute Reception on the evening of Thursday, January 5. The Welcoming Dinner on Wednesday, January 4, is open only to registered participants and ticketed adults, and the Celebration of Independent Higher Education on Friday, January 6, is open only to registered participants and ticketed adults over the age of 21 years. Please note: According to SFMoMA’s guidelines (the venue for the Celebration of Independent Higher Education), guests under 21 years are not allowed to attend any event at the museum where alcohol is being served.

Childcare services are available through KiddieCorp, a childcare company that specifically works with conventions. Arrangements can be made directly with KiddieCorp by calling (800) 942-9947.


Dress Guidelines

Business casual or resort wear is appropriate throughout the Institute.

 Travel


Airports

The Hilton San Francisco Union Square is located approximately 14 miles (or 19 minutes) from the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and 20 miles (or 25 minutes) from Oakland International Airport (OAK). Transportation to the hotel is available from both airports through several taxicab and rideshare providers located on the ground level just outside the baggage claim areas.

From San Francisco International Airport

The following services provide transportation to walk-up customers and do not require an advance reservation. The rate ranges between $80-$100 one-way.
SF Green Cab: (415) 626-4733
Taxi Bay Area: (408) 541-1515
Yellow Cab: (415) 333-3333

From Oakland International Airport

The following services provide transportation from the airport and do not require an advance reservation. The rate ranges between $110 -$140 one-way.
Friendly Cab: (510) 536-3000
SF Green Cab: (415) 626-4733
Taxi Bay Area: (408) 541-1515
Veteran’s Cab: (510) 533-1900
Yellow Cab: (415) 333-3333


Rideshare

Uber, Lyft, and Wingz services also are available from both airports. The fare from the San Francisco International Airport is $30–35. At the domestic terminals, rideshare services can drop off curbside on the Departures or Arrivals levels, or on Level 5 of the Domestic Parking Garage. Passengers are encouraged to request Arrivals-level or garage drop-offs to avoid traffic on the Departures level at peak times.

From Oakland International Airport, the fare is $35–42. Once you have requested your ride, call your driver to confirm the best location to meet.


Rental Car

Both San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Oakland International Airport (OAK) offer several onsite rental car providers. Please consult individual rental car company websites for details.


Self-Parking

Self-parking at the Hilton San Francisco Union Square hotel is discounted to approximately $53 per day for Presidents Institute participants. Overnight valet parking is approximately $80 per day. Taxes are included with these rates.
 

Sponsors

​​​CIC is grateful to the following sponsors (to date) for their support of the Institute:

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