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 participants an opportunity to think creatively and 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 in the largest annual meeting of college presidents in the country. Participants consistently report that the President’s Institute provides them with unmatched personal and professional renewal and inspiration.

Save the Date

​January 4–7, 2023Presidents Institute
​January 3–4New Presidents Program and Presidents Governance Academy

Presidential spouses and partners are welcome. A Program for Presidential Spouses and Partners—parallel with the program for presidents—will explore their roles, provide guidance, and build networks.

The President’s 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.
Institute registration and hotel reservations (at CIC’s deeply discounted rate of $179 per night) will open in mid-August.

Featured Speakers and Key Events

(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.

 

 

Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions153Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Collegis Education and Parkhurst Dining</em><br><br><h3>Campus Strategies for Responding to Climate Change </h3>While debates rage over federal, state, and local efforts in support of climate change initiatives, many colleges and universities are forging ahead with their own environmental commitments. The Presidents’ Climate Leadership Commitments provide frameworks to advance campus climate action. Although each institution determines its own goals and actions, presenters will describe key steps needed to fulfill the intention of the commitments. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss with colleagues ways to address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action, in the curriculum, and in various stages of adoption.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>David Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University <br> <strong> <em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College <br> <strong> <em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong><em>L. Song Richardson</em></strong>, President, Colorado College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shared Governance: Rebuilding Trust and Important Relationships </h3>The past year-and-a-half has out of necessity required many colleges and universities to use existing decision-making processes efficiently in order to be more nimble and flexible. Changes have included working with the faculty to adjust academic policies and curricular offerings. These circumstances have in some instances placed strains on long-standing approaches to shared governance. How did presidents leverage important relationships between the faculty and the board to build trust among the faculty and achieve success? Now with the ability to apply lessons learned from the pandemic, what steps can presidents take to continue to engage the faculty—as well as the staff—in finding constructive solutions to pressing problems, without getting bogged down in battles over process? What insights were gained about how shared governance can be used when agility and responsiveness are imperative for success? Presidents who have wrestled successfully with these issues will offer guidance and invite conversation about alternate approaches.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Steven R. DiSalvo</em></strong>, President, Endicott College <br> <strong> <em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College <br> <strong> <em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategies for Diversity and Inclusion at Predominantly White Institutions </h3>Issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion have taken on greater urgency on college campuses, especially at predominantly white institutions. Presidents have a critical part to play in helping to educate and empower their students about matters of diversity as well as to help their institutions develop more equitable and inclusive policies and practices. What are effective strategies on campuses where diversity is limited among the student body or among the faculty and staff? What approaches can support students of color and other underrepresented students when they are in the minority? What is the president’s role in promoting a healthy, vibrant learning environment for all students? Presidential colleagues will offer insights from their experience with these issues.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College <br> <strong> <em>Rhett Brown</em></strong>, President, Wingate University <br> <strong> <em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br>Chair: <strong><em>Anne A. Skleder</em></strong>, President, Brenau University<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Student Mental Health and Well-being: Considerations for Presidents</h3>Rising mental health problems among college students—exacerbated by the pandemic—have colleges scrambling to provide additional resources and support for struggling students. What do presidents need to know about the most current research and strategies to support students’ mental health and well-being? What multi-level approaches can address the most urgent needs of students experiencing mental illness, as well as prevention and early intervention efforts that promote mental wellness? How can these efforts help presidents cultivate strength and resilience within the entire campus community?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa M. Sontag-Padilla</em></strong>, Behavioral and Social Scientist, RAND Corporation<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jenifer K. Ward</em></strong>, President, Luther College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>The Financial and Strategic Outlook for Private Colleges </h3>How do financial analysts view the future of independent colleges and universities? Pressures persist to reduce costs, develop alternative sources of revenue, eliminate under-enrolled programs, collaborate, and consider new business models. How can a college president navigate the institution through this period of change? An industry expert will review the financial outlook for private colleges and universities for 2022 and outline issues expected to be prominent for higher education management in the near future.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan I. Fitzgerald</em></strong>, Associate Managing Director, Global Higher Education and Nonprofits, Public Finance, Moody’s Investors Service<br>Chair: <strong><em>Miles K. Davis</em></strong>, President, Linfield University<br></blockquote>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions6<em>Sponsored by Campus Prevention Network by Vector Solutions</em><br><br>Roundtable Discussions are designated for presidents who wish to join colleagues for informal conversation about topics of mutual interest. Breakfast is available. Please note that space is limited to the socially distanced seating available in each room.<br><br> <h3>Bridging Differences on Campus</h3>The “Courageous Conversations” program helps students become more effective and empathetic dialogue partners across lines of difference. Participants will consider such questions as: What are the most significant challenges faced by students and institutions when it comes to difficult dialogues? What curricular and co-curricular programming has been most effective in facilitating such dialogues? How can we engage students who might initially be disinclined to engage with those from whom they differ? And what effect does bridge-building work of this sort have on the campus at large?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Brent Ellis</em></strong>, President, Spring Arbor University<br><strong><em>Michael Murray</em></strong>, President, Arthur Vining Davis Foundations<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Holistic Campus Planning: Facilities, Programs, and the Community</h3>This roundtable will share models of strategic master planning that integrate facility upgrades, curricular and co-curricular programming, and community connections. Facilitators will discuss the positive impact this process has had on enrollment and on financing opportunities. Participants are encouraged to share strategies for integrated campus master planning as well.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Susan S. Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Stephen B. Sproles</em></strong>, Principal, Derck & Edson, LLC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Labor and New Student Shortages in Higher Education</h3>As colleges plan for next year, they are discovering that severe shortages in the number of prospective students and candidates for open positions are replacing COVID-19 problems. We will discuss how independent colleges and universities are dealing with these new challenges.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michael L. Frandsen</em></strong>, President, Wittenberg University<br><strong><em>Michael Townsley</em></strong>, Senior Consultant, Stevens <i>Strategy</i>, LLC<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Leveraging Debt as a Strategic Tool</h3>Many institutions have continued to increase their long-term debt but have not developed effective ways to assess the value that capital investments can provide. As a result, decisions about debt are often based on traditional measures that can limit the degree to which debt can act as a strategic tool. We will consider key metrics that presidents should monitor to determine whether current or future debt is serving as a strategic investment, rather than a crippling burden.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Haven Ladd</em></strong>, Partner, EY-Parthenon<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 relationship between presidents’ professional and personal lives. Guidance will be offered from other participating presidents.<br> <blockquote> <em><strong>Roderick L. Smothers</strong></em>, President, Philander Smith College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Second Season Presidencies: Serving as a New President at the Same Institution</h3>Some of us have outlasted the 6.5-year average for college presidents and are transitioning into new relationships with our campuses. Others will have their service divided into BP and AP (before and after pandemic). How do we live into second seasons as “new” presidents of our current institutions?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David F. McFadden</em></strong>, President, Manchester University<br><strong><em>Rebecca J. Stoltzfus</em></strong>, President, Goshen College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Strategic Partnerships</h3>Many private institutions have significant overlap in their missions. Enrollment challenges today along with projected decreases in available students make it a fruitful time to explore mutually beneficial collaborations. Participants will discuss different approaches to strategic partnerships.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Dottie L. King</em></strong>, President, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Using an Innovation Fund to Create an Innovative Culture</h3>This roundtable will explore successful and innovative approaches to funding creative ideas that help inspire a growth-minded campus culture. How can such a fund support new initiatives, for example to drive enrollment, without having to worry about the risk to the budget in the program’s infancy? Ideas and experiences among participants will be shared.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Polly Peterson</em></strong>, President, University of Jamestown<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Vocation and Calling as Differentiators for Retention and Recruitment</h3>Given the critical importance of retention and recruitment, colleges and universities find themselves needing to employ every available tool. The recent focus on the concepts of vocation and calling in higher education affords independent institutions an opportunity to provide greater individualized attention to questions of meaning and purpose among undergraduates. This session provides information on CIC’s Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE), which offers programmatic<br>and financial support to institutions that are making use of these concepts in their recruitment and retention efforts.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, President, Mitchell College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Voice of the Online Learner: Listening to Student Voices in Extraordinary Times</h3>Based on data gathered from more than 3,000 past, present, and prospective online college students across the nation, we will explore actionable takeaways and recommendations that presidents can immediately apply to their institutions as they look to the future of their online learner experience and programs. Is virtual learning key to a healthy future for independent colleges and universities, or should institutions now double down on the value of in-person, campus-based education? Or are these in fact not either-or questions, but both-and propositions?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Jay Hatcher</em></strong>, Group Vice President, Global Business Development and Client Management, Wiley Education Services<br><strong><em>Alexander Whitaker</em></strong>, President, King University (TN)</blockquote>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions16<em>Sponsored by Gray Associates</em><br><br>Roundtable Discussions are designated for presidents who wish to join colleagues for informal conversation about topics of mutual interest. Breakfast is available. Please note that space is limited to the socially distanced seating available in each room.<br><br><h3>Battling Climate Change</h3>Despite declining federal support of climate change initiatives, many colleges and universities are forging ahead with their own environmental commitments. Learn about expanded and diversified strategies endorsed by the Climate Leadership Network, which has a membership of more than 600 colleges and universities. Discuss ways to address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action and in the curriculum.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Timothy L. Carter</em></strong>, President, Second Nature<br><strong><em>Wim Wiewel</em></strong>, President, Lewis & Clark College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Celebrating Cultural Uniqueness: Responses to Diversity and Inclusion</h3>How can presidents lead their colleges in developing robust diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs to address a range of organizational needs and benefit their students? This discussion will explore successful strategies to commit to DEI, regardless of where stakeholders are in the continuum of their understanding and valuing.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lillian B. Schumacher</em></strong>, President, Tiffin University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Increasing Donor Engagement and Giving with Alumni</h3>The engagement-first revolution has begun, and new integrated technology makes it easier than ever to have a true conversation with supporters. Join this discussion to consider how leaders can move beyond the “old way” of asking to true engagement. What has the largest survey ever of young alumni taught us about the donors who will be our major givers? Discuss how institutions can move the needle on engagement and giving response, even in this challenging time.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jay Finney</em></strong>, Vice President, Fundraising, RNL<br><strong><em>Rachelle K. Keck</em></strong>, President, Briar Cliff University<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Preparing Your Students for Success on the Global Stage</h3>The United Nations Academic Impact and Millennium Campus Network (MCN) have partnered to present the Millennium Fellowship, a movement of undergraduates on college campuses across the U.S. and 30 nations advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Participants will discuss how this selective leadership development program can help their students receive training, make connections, and achieve global recognition of their efforts while also helping CIC members elevate their social impact and prepare their students for success in the global economy.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mary C. Finger</em></strong>, President, Seton Hill University<br><strong><em>Sam Vaghar</em></strong>, Executive Director, Millennium Campus Network<br></blockquote><br><h3>Retention in a Post and Current Pandemic Environment</h3>The past year and a half has witnessed a definitive change in the overall makeup of higher educational enrollments across the country. Endemic to this situation is the dramatic decline seen in retention of students. Participants will discuss the dynamics of this change in retention as well as suggest possible solutions to this crisis.<br><blockquote><strong><em>James T. Barry</em></strong>, President, Alderson Broaddus University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Shift the Paradigm: Embrace the Challenge of Diversity</h3>Becoming a healthy diverse democracy is among the great challenges of 21st-century America. We will discuss how CIC colleges can serve as both laboratories and launching pads for diverse democracy. We will explore an approach guided by the metaphor of a potluck, welcoming the diverse contributions of a varied community. The core principles of the potluck approach to diversity are simple to state but challenging to consistently implement: respect, relate, cooperate.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Donna M. Carroll</em></strong>, President Emerita, Dominican University (IL), and Senior Fellow, Interfaith Youth Core<br><strong><em>Eboo Patel</em></strong>, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core<br></blockquote><br><h3>Structuring Presidential Contract Renewals for Retention and Alignment</h3>Retaining effective presidential leadership has never been more paramount. We will discuss how the same effort and care that would be applied to a new presidential arrangement also should be applied to the contract renewal process for an incumbent.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Alexander C. Yaffe</em></strong>, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer<br></blockquote><br><h3>Tax Strategies for Financial Wellness</h3>How can a solid estate and tax plan significantly improve your overall financial well-being? We will discuss lifetime planning issues and estate planning techniques, including key ingredients to an effective estate plan, asset ownership and beneficiary designations, estate and income tax implications, and considerations of lifetime gifts to loved ones or charity.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Alicia K. Waltenberger</em></strong>, Senior Director, Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA<br></blockquote> <br><h3>Workforce of the Future: Strategies for Post-Pandemic Success</h3>This discussion will consider current workforce trends in higher education, including employee desire for increased work-from-home options, employee retention trends, associated impacts on employee absence rates, and revised perspectives on employee benefits. Participants also will discuss potential benefits that are emerging from these workforce trends, including improvements in employee satisfaction and retention, real estate savings, business process improvements, streamlined decision- making, and improved service delivery.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lee Smith</em></strong>, Higher Ed Consulting Senior Director, Huron<br><strong><em>Stephen Standifird</em></strong>, President, Bradley University</blockquote>
BreakfastBreakfast192<p>​<em>Sponsored by Pearl Meyer</em><br><br>Breakfast is provided for all participants.<br></p>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions138Concurrent Session<em>Co-sponsored by Blue Moon Consulting Group and Shorelight</em><br><br><h3>Alternatives to Merger: New Models for Sustainability and Growth </h3>Increasingly, independent colleges and universities are exploring new models of collaboration that build on complementary strengths of partner organizations while preserving institutional charters and identities to create opportunities for long-term sustainability and growth. These so-called “mutual growth federations” can include partnerships, consortial arrangements, affiliation agreements, or alliances. Such collaborations can provide a wide range of shared services that result in economies of scale; new academic courses and joint degree programs designed to increase overall enrollments; and new organizational structures designed to increase efficiency and improve the quality of services. Those who have ventured into such arrangements will describe the models adopted, the pros and cons of various approaches, and lessons learned (and still being learned) in the process.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Michelle E. Majewski</em></strong>, President, Marian University (WI)<br> <strong> <em>William C. Nelsen</em></strong>, Registry Alternative Futures Leader and Former Interim President, Episcopal Divinity School<br> <strong> <em>Christine Plunkett</em></strong>, President, Iowa Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Marcheta P. Evans</em></strong>, President, Bloomfield College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Bold Fundraising Goals and Strategies to Achieve Them </h3>Independent colleges and universities seem to be in campaign mode constantly these days. Yet a few institutions have made headlines with especially ambitious— even bold—fundraising goals. In a time of constrained resources when there is increased competition for philanthropic support, why does it make sense to set sights so high? What are the pros—and the cons—of bold goals? What pieces need to be in place to make these ambitious undertakings realistic? What is required for the president to lead a high-achieving campaign?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Mathew B. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Albion College<br> <strong> <em>Matthew A. Scogin</em></strong>, President, Hope College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Elizabeth L. Paul</em></strong>, President, Nazareth College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Sharing Online Courses to Increase Equity, Retention, and Revenue</h3>Practices that focus on student needs and flexible course options can greatly improve equity, retention, and revenue. In this session, two presidents will describe how using institutionally vetted online courses shared through the CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium can be an essential component of a comprehensive student support program to strengthen readiness and retention at all stages of a student’s undergraduate career. In addition, course sharing can expand the ability to meet students’ entire demand for summer courses. Learn how institutions have improved completion for students, especially for underserved students, doubled or even quadrupled summer revenue, and, at the same time, enhanced institutional oversight of academic quality.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Roslyn Clark Artis</em></strong>, President and CEO, Benedict College<br><strong><em>Thomas J. Botzman</em></strong>, President, University of Mount Union<br><strong><em>Robert Manzer</em></strong>, Chief Academic Officer and Co-Founder, Acadeum<br>Chair: <strong><em>Tony Floyd</em></strong>, President, Mars Hill University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>What’s New in Title IX: A President’s Guide to Ensuring Compliance and Avoiding Pitfalls </h3>Title IX regulations and enforcement are changing. Litigation is on the rise as are appeals of existing rulings. What do presidents need to know about the current state of Title IX regulations and advisable practices? What is the president’s role in ensuring compliance? How can a president assure fairness while avoiding common pitfalls in addressing sex discrimination in many forms—from inequities in intercollegiate athletics to sexual harassment and sexual assault?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Peter F. Lake</em></strong>, Professor of Law, Charles A. Dana Chair, and Director, Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University, and Senior Higher Education Attorney, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br>Chair: <strong><em>Bobbie Knight</em></strong>, President, Miles College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>JOINT SESSION: Living in the Sandwich Generation</h3>Presidential couples often find themselves caught in the middle between the needs of aging parents or elderly relatives and the needs of children or grandchildren. What campus or community resources can support the needs of younger or more senior dependents? How can presidential couples learn to balance family roles with campus expectations?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa R. Evans</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of the Incarnate Word <br> <strong> <em>Thomas M. Evans</em></strong>, President, University of the Incarnate Word <br> <strong> <em>Susan Johns</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ferrum College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Melissa vandenBerg</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Presbyterian College<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions27Concurrent Session<em>Sponsored by Partners Development</em><br><br><h3>Guiding Board Decision-Making in an Era of Constant Change</h3>The pandemic highlighted how many institutions’ traditional, consultative decision- making practices did not serve presidents’ need to make important decisions quickly. This has been particularly true in working with boards of trustees, which characteristically had met only three or four times a year, in-person, on a fixed schedule. What approaches—honed over the last two years—have proven effective in consulting with boards, especially when decisions need to be made remotely at a more rapid pace? Which changes in working with boards are likely to be temporary and which will continue? What will be the impact on the future of president-board relations?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Christopher L. Holoman</em></strong>, President, Centenary College of Louisiana<br><strong><em>Kathleen M. Murray</em></strong>, President, Whitman College<br><strong><em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, President, New England College, and Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Linfield University, and Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>New Standards for Fundraising Reporting: Why Presidents Need to Know </h3>In an era when educational institutions are increasingly under the microscope, it is vitally important to have unambiguous standards and guidelines for fundraising reporting. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) recently published revised Global Reporting Standards that take effect on July 1, 2022. Presidents need to be aware of these standards to inform strategic decisions and ensure their institutions are upholding transparent and ethical standards in this critical work. Presenters familiar with these new guidelines will provide clear guidance on what philanthropic campaigns should and should not count, ensuring equivalence when setting fundraising goals and comparing achievements with those of other institutions.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College<br> <strong> <em>Sue Cunningham</em></strong>, President and CEO, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)<br> <strong> <em>Matthew K. Eynon</em></strong>, Vice President for College Advancement, Franklin & Marshall College, and Co-Chair, CASE Reporting Standards and Management Guidelines Working Group<br>Chair: <strong><em>Jaffus Hardrick</em></strong>, President, Florida Memorial University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Preparing for the Coming Demographic Shift </h3>The coming decade promises profound demographic change, including significant nationwide reductions in the overall number of college-bound students and a marked shift toward first-generation, low-income, and other traditionally underrepresented populations. This session will offer a detailed examination of these phenomena and their implications for independent colleges and universities. Several presidents will describe their strategies to position their institutions for ongoing success in light of the coming demographic shift.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Marc M. Camille</em></strong>, President, Albertus Magnus College<br> <strong> <em>Marsha C. Kelliher</em></strong>, President, Simpson College (IA)<br><strong><em>Madeleine Rhyneer</em></strong>, Vice President of Consulting Services and Dean of Enrollment Management, EAB<br>Chair: <strong><em>Joseph Jones</em></strong>, President, Fresno Pacific University<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>JOINT SESSION: You and Your Partner: Thriving through the Pandemic and Beyond </h3>The job of running a college changed in many ways during the pandemic. How have those shifts provided an opportunity for presidents and their spouses or partners to re-evaluate work/life integration, adjust routines, and find new ways to stay in touch with close friends and family members? What promising discoveries emerged that presidential couples want to preserve? How does a healthy relationship for the presidential couple benefit the campus?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>F. Marvin Espy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mitchell College <br> <strong> <em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, President, Mitchell College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Susan Johns</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ferrum College<br></blockquote>
Dinner on Your OwnDinner on Your Own15Spouses and Partners
Boxed Lunches and NetworkingBoxed Lunches and Networking154<p>​<em>Sponsored by Derck & Edson, LLC</em><br><br>Boxed lunches are available for registered participants not participating in the Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome Luncheon. Socially distanced seating is available in the Banyan, Calusa, and Palms Ballrooms and outside on the Sunset Terrace. Find a comfortable space to eat on your own or with a colleague. Or, if you prefer, visit one of the hotel restaurants. If attending a Meeting of CIC State Council Member Organizations, be sure to pick up a boxed lunch before heading to the meeting room.<br></p>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions19<em>Sponsored by MARKETview Education Partners</em><br><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 socially distanced seating available in each room.<br><div><br></div><h3>Campus Ties to Slavery</h3>How are colleges and universities with ties to slavery reckoning with their past? Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and share thoughts and ideas about addressing campus ties to slavery. Potential topics of discussion include educating the board, addressing alumni concerns, and visual acknowledgments.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Elizabeth Davis</em></strong>, President, Furman University<br><strong><em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Charting a Course for Your Next Season</h3>How does a president help to prepare an institution for presidential succession? How do you finish well? How do you prepare yourself for life and work in your next season? Who can a president confide in as these questions are considered? Whether a president intends to retire or to pursue new opportunities, an institution’s health and a president’s future well-being depend upon thoughtful intention and careful planning.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br></blockquote> <h3>Community Engagement in Highly Partisan Times</h3>With the nation deeply divided over a range of social and political issues, how can independent colleges engage their communities in the exploration of these fractious topics and serve as venues for understanding and healing? What approaches can be effective in engaging substantial portions of the population that tend to dismiss such efforts?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Matthew P. vandenBerg</em></strong>, President, Presbyterian College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Engaging Alumni in Institutional DEI Work</h3>As colleges and universities develop comprehensive plans to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and antiracist goals, alumni of predominantly white institutions are not always actively involved in these efforts. Some may disengage from the institution due to memories of past injustices. Others may hold negative perceptions of institutional initiatives that support a more diverse student body. We will discuss efforts to deepen understanding of campus DEI goals and strategies for meaningful alumni engagement in the planning and implementation of initiatives.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Barbara K. Altmann</em></strong>, President, Franklin & Marshall College<br><div><strong><em>Kathleen E. Harring</em></strong>, President, Muhlenberg College</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Improving Student Success in Nontraditional Online Programs</h3>Many working adults who seek to advance their careers with additional education online face significant obstacles, including remedial preparation; limited access to technology; time and financial constraints; and being overwhelmed with the challenges of everyday life. We will discuss strategies to help nontraditional students overcome obstacles and be successful in online programs.<br><blockquote><div><strong><em>Karl W. Einolf</em></strong>, President, Indiana Institute of Technology</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Preparing the Right Aspirants for the Right Presidencies</h3>Learn how CIC’s Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission program, a yearlong seminar-based program supported by Lilly Endowment Inc., can help senior administrators who aspire to the presidency—and their spouses or partners—clarify their own sense of personal vocation in relationship to the missions of institutions they might one day lead as president. Discuss who on your senior team might be a suitable nominee.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Harry E. Dumay</em></strong>, President, Elms College<br><strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC, and President Emeritus, Nebraska Wesleyan University<br></blockquote> <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 relationship between presidents’ professional and personal lives. Guidance will be offered from other participating presidents.<br><blockquote><div><strong><em>Andrea E. Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>The Disappearing Male Student</h3>An alarming trend has been sweeping across our campuses from coast to coast. Where are all the male students? Why aren’t they enrolling at the same rates as other students? Why aren’t they staying enrolled? Why does this trend seem to be more prevalent among men of color? The implications of this startling trend are significant in ways that go far beyond the bottom line, impacting campus culture and our workforce. What can we do to identify the underlying causes and implement creative solutions that attract male students back to the classroom?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Dottie L. King</em></strong>, President, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College<br><div><strong><em>Richard L. Ludwick</em></strong>, President, University of St. Thomas-Houston</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>The Shifting Value of College: Addressing the Gap between Transformational and Transactional</h3>The perception of the value of a college education is becoming more and more transactional while many of our institutions are committed to a transformational model. How can presidents address the growing gap between what our colleges offer and how the public views us?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Larry Stimpert</em></strong>, President, Hampden-Sydney College<br><div><strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, President, Bluffton College</div></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Using Real Estate to Position for the Future</h3>Real estate may be one of the most important campus assets. How can the sale of land parcels facilitate reduction of debt, investment in facilities, and advantageous positioning for the future? The discussion will focus on issues encountered in these processes and considerations by the board.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Deanne H. D’Emilio</em></strong>, President, Gwynedd Mercy University</blockquote>
Boxed Lunches and NetworkingBoxed Lunches and Networking73<p><em>Sponsored by AE7 Architects & Planners</em><br><br>Palms Ballroom Foyers Boxed lunches are available for registered Institute participants. Socially distanced seating is available in the Banyan, Calusa, and Palms Ballrooms and outside on the Sunset Terrace. Find a comfortable space to eat on your own or with a colleague. Or, if you prefer, visit one of the hotel restaurants. If attending a meeting of one of the Affinity Groups, be sure to pick up a boxed lunch before heading to the meeting room.​</p>
Workshop: Becoming Antiracist Leaders of Antiracist Colleges and UniversitiesWorkshop: Becoming Antiracist Leaders of Antiracist Colleges and Universities164Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br><div><em>Sponsored by The Hill Group, Inc.</em></div><br>In this cultural moment of renewed focus on racism and social justice, presidents of independent colleges and universities have a particular opportunity—and perhaps obligation—to lead their institutions to become more inclusive, equitable, and actively engaged in overcoming racism. To be effective, campus initiatives need to address both individual mindsets, biases, and actions as well as systemic and structural policies and practices that threaten the equity of educational opportunity and fairness of our institutions. In addition, to be effective as leaders, presidents need to personally engage in the hard work of inclusive justice by committing to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of their lives. Presidents leading the workshop will offer insights from their own experiences as leaders who have wrestled with these challenging issues, describing lessons learned in the process, and inviting workshop participants to take steps forward in their own antiracist presidential leadership.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Krista L. Newkirk</em></strong>, President, University of Redlands<br></blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions12Concurrent Session<h3>Compelling Evidence Liberal Arts Leaders Need</h3>Demonstrating the value of liberal arts-based education is a continuing challenge in this skeptical era. New objective research not only documents its long-term impact on life success and meaning but provides presidents with fresh perspectives on how to more convincingly communicate its effectiveness and establish institutional plans and priorities to enhance its value. The study findings are based on interviews of 1,000 adult graduates of many types of institutions and offers compelling comparative evidence that a liberal arts education has a distinctly large and lasting impact on lifetime success, leadership, altruism, learning, and fulfillment.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Richard A. Detweiler</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Great Lakes Colleges Association, and author, <cite>The Evidence Liberal Arts Needs</cite> (November 2021)<br>Moderator: <strong> <em>Jorge G. Gonzalez</em></strong>, President, Kalamazoo College <br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Essential Metrics for Program Efficiency and Effectiveness—and How to Use Them </h3>Presidents need a clear understanding of which programs are cost effective and successful in order to make strategic decisions about academic offerings and deployment of personnel and resources. What metrics do presidents need to monitor? How can they use margin analysis and benchmarking tools to monitor program performance and inform planning and decision-making? How can presidents promote a culture of evidence-based decisions across the campus?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Bethami A. Dobkin</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (UT)<br><strong><em>Michael Le Roy</em></strong>, President, Calvin University<br><strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, Former President, The Austen Group, and Senior Consultant, RNL<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Herman J. Felton</em></strong>, President, Wiley College<br> </blockquote><div> <br> </div><h3>Legal Issues That Keep Presidents Up at Night </h3>Which legal issues worry presidents the most? What actions can presidents take to mitigate risks? Two experienced higher education attorneys will lead a discussion on pressing legal questions on such issues as employment law, academic freedom, student mental health, demands for—and opposition to—social justice, mandates imposed—or prohibited—by state and local governments, understanding and complying with new regulations arising from the current administration, and the threat of litigation on many fronts.<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>Leroy Staggers</em></strong>, President, Morris College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Mitigating Cybersecurity Risk: Prevention and Recovery </h3>Cybersecurity attacks and ransomware incidents are on the rise in higher education, with the FBI recently warning colleges and universities to take steps to protect one of their most important assets: data. Learn about concrete steps institutions can take to protect their data, including training and awareness, critical business processes, and recovery plans. Consider the president’s role in planning and execution, especially in response to ransomware attacks and security breaches.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Will Laney</em></strong>, Chief Information Security Officer, Ellucian<br><strong><em>Michael C. Maxey</em></strong>, President, Roanoke College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br>Chair: <strong> <em>Leocadia I. Zak</em></strong>, President, Agnes Scott College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Shaping the Story: What Gets Covered and Why</h3>Join a conversation with three experienced journalists who cover higher education about the stories they explore and the topics and sources they highlight. Panelists will share insights into how they developed the stories they have most recently covered and will anticipate the emerging stories that might shape their work in the coming year. Ample time for questions and comments will allow presidents to discuss what higher education journalists get right—and what they sometimes miss.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>David Jesse</em></strong>, Higher Education Reporter, <cite>Detroit Free Press</cite><br><strong><em>Alexander C. Kafka</em></strong>, Senior Editor, <cite>Chronicle of Higher Education</cite><br><strong><em>Jamal Watson</em></strong>, Executive Editor, <cite>Diverse: Issues in Higher Education</cite><br>Moderator: <strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)1<div> <em>Sponsored by Ellucian</em></div><div> <br> </div> <strong>7:30–8:45 a.m. </strong> <h3>New Presidents Program Registration</h3> <br> <strong>7:45–8:30 a.m.</strong> <h3>BREAKFAST FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00–10:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Making Connections</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>10:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> <strong>10:15–11:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul Hennigan</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Point Park University<br><strong><em>Martin Roth</em></strong>, President, University of Charleston<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>11:15 a.m.–12:20 p.m.</strong> <h4>Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Julee Gard</em></strong>, Vice President for Administration and Finance, University of St. Francis (IL)<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>8:45–9:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Welcoming Remarks</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, Academic Programs, CIC<br>Session Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Retired Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<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>10:15–11:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Transitioning with Resilience</h4> <br> <strong>11:45 a.m.–12:20 p.m.</strong> <h4>Hot Topics in Higher Education </h4> <br> <strong>12:30–1:45 p.m.</strong> <h3>JOINT LUNCHEON FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS </h3><blockquote><h4>Welcome</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL), and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br></blockquote><h4>Remarks: Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment for All</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University<br></blockquote></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>2:00–2:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Engaged and Inclusive Environment: Q&A and Discussion</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:30–3:45 p.m.</strong> <h4>Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Jeff Abernathy</em></strong>, President, Alma College<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:45–4:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> <strong>4:15–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Hilary L. Link</em></strong>, President, Allegheny College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>2:00–2:30 p.m.</strong> <h4>Building Relationships: Keys to Becoming a Stronger Partner</h4><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>2:30–3:45 p.m.</strong> <h4>Building Trusting Relationships on Campus and in the Communit </h4><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong></blockquote> <br> <strong>3:45–4:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> <strong>4:15–5:00 p.m.</strong> <h4>Open Mic—Questions and Comments</h4><blockquote>Facilitator: <strong> <em>Katherine M. Whatley</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>6:30–7:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>RECEPTION FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3> <br> <strong>7:00–8:30 p.m.</strong> <h3>DINNER FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University, and <strong><em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania<br>Remarks: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, Council of Independent Colleges</blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)29<h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>7:00–7:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:00–9:00 a.m </strong> <h4>The President and Institutional Advancement</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Carmen Twillie Ambar</em></strong>, President, Oberlin College<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote>    <br><strong>9:00–10:15 a.m.</strong> <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> <strong>10:15–10:45 a.m.</strong>    <h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> <strong>10:45 a.m.–Noon</strong> <h4>Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University<br><strong><em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br><strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL)<br>Moderator: <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3><blockquote>Facilitators: <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <strong>7:15–8:00 a.m.</strong> <h4>Breakfast</h4> <br> <strong>8:15–9:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Building Resiliency</h4> <br> <strong>9:15–10:15 a.m.</strong> <h4>Making the Role Work for You</h4> <br> <strong>10:15–10:45 a.m.</strong> <h4>Refreshment Break</h4> <br> <strong>10:45 a.m.–Noon</strong> <h4>Making the Role Work for You (continued)</h4> <br> <strong>12:15–2:00 p.m.</strong> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">JOINT LUNCHEON FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS</h3><blockquote><h4>You Got the Job, Now What?</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Logan C. Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College<br></blockquote></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSION FOR NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Closing Remarks, Questions, Initial Evaluation, and Next Steps</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong><br></blockquote> <br> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3B">SESSION FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS</h3> <br> <strong>2:15–3:15 p.m.</strong> <h4>Reflecting on the Program for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents: Closing Remarks, Questions, Initial Evaluation, and Next Steps</h4><blockquote> <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong> and <strong> <em>J. Lawrence Smith</em></strong></blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups15<strong>6:15 p.m.</strong><h3>Women’s College Coalition Presidents</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, Chair, Women’s College Coalition Board, and President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)<br></blockquote><br><strong>7:00 p.m.</strong><h3>The Annapolis Group Board of Directors</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Sonya Stephens</em></strong>, Chair, Annapolis Group, and President, Mount Holyoke College</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups73<h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Director of Higher Education, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists, and retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Shirley A. Mullen</em></strong>, President Emerita, Houghton College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs and the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC, and <strong><em>William J. (Bill) Spiker</em></strong>, President, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Great Lakes Colleges Association</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael A. McDonald</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities (NAAMSCU)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>John L. Comerford</em></strong>, President, Otterbein University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, President, Wilberforce University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Celeste M. Schenck</em></strong>, President, American University of Paris</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups13<strong></strong><strong>3:45–4:45 p.m.</strong> <h3>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants</h3><span><span> <blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Frederik Ohles</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, CIC, and President Emeritus, Nebraska Wesleyan University</blockquote></span></span><br><strong>3:45–5:15 p.m.</strong> <h3>New American College and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Sean Creighton</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>4:00–5:30 p.m. </strong> <h3>Reunion Meetings and Reception for 2021 New Presidents Program Participants Including Spouses and Partners</h3><blockquote> <strong>4:00–5:00 p.m.</strong><h4>New Presidents Program Participants</h4><span>Participants in the virtual 2021 New Presidents Program are invited to greet each other in person and share stories of the last year.<br><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University, and <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University</blockquote></span><span><span><strong>4:00–5:00 p.m.</strong><h4>Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program Participants<br></h4></span></span>Participants in the virtual 2021 Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program are invited to greet each other in person and share stories of the last year.<span><span><br><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, retired Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, and <strong><em>L. Lawrence Smith</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, York College of Pennsylvania</blockquote></span></span><strong>5:00–5:30 p.m.</strong><br> <h4>Joint Reception</h4>Participants in the virtual 2021 New Presidents Program, including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents, are invited to greet each other in person.<br><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>Colette Pierce Burnette</em></strong>, President and CEO, Huston-Tillotson University, and <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></blockquote> <br> <strong></strong> <strong>4:30–5:30 p.m.</strong><br> <h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong> <em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC, and <strong> <em>Harold V. Hartley III</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC<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>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, Chair, NAIA Council of Presidents, and President, Jarvis Christian College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Katherine Bergeron</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Board of Directors, and President, Connecticut College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Project Pericles Presidents</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles; and <strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College, and Chair, Project Pericles Presidents’ Council</blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners12Spouses and Partners<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br><h3>Pursuing Purpose: Defining Your Career as Presidential Spouse</h3>Have you ever been asked, “What do you do as the ‘spouse’ of the president?” Have you ever asked yourself, “What <em>did</em> I accomplish today that was meaningful to me?” Have you ever thought, “How can I contribute to our institution with the limited time I have available?” These are all questions that have been discussed by many spouses and partners of university presidents. The “career” of presidential spouse or partner rarely comes with a job description or clear training. In this conversation we will explore ways to define individual passions, find connection between the mission of the institution and the things that motivate you, and discover how each partner or spouse can uniquely craft a role that is both meaningful and purposeful.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Alan Cottrell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Cayce L. McCormick</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Schreiner University<br><strong><em>L. Kay Webb</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of Pikeville<br>Chair: <strong><em>Prema Samhat</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Wofford College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Re-engaging Your Role with Energy: Coming Back from COVID-19</h3>Many of the typical activities of a presidential spouse or partner were suspended, altered, or shifted during 2020 and the spring of 2021. In the last six months some activities have gradually resumed, but with major differences. How can presidential spouses and partners re-engage with the campus and off-campus communities in ways that are energizing but still safe?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Denise McGregor Armbrister</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Johnson C. Smith University<br><strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Hiram College<br><strong><em>Roger Fell</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, The University of Findlay<br>Chair: <strong><em>Laurie Roelofs</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Berea College<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners138Spouses and Partners<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br><h3>Campus Initiatives Begun by Presidential Spouses and Partners</h3>Presidential spouses have a distinctive view into an institution. They can be in a position to identify needs on a campus that are not being fully met. What is the role of the presidential spouse in identifying needs and creating programs? What are the<br>types of programs that are welcomed and successful? How do you navigate moving a concept from idea to reality? Come participate in a candid conversation with spouses and partners who have begun programs on campus.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Mary Domes</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Neumann University<br><strong><em>Nancy L. Grandillo</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Madonna University<br><strong><em>Vivian Lee Standifird</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Bradley University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Thomas O’Grady</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Saint Mary’s College (IN)<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>JOINT SESSION: Living in the Sandwich Generation</h3>Presidential couples often find themselves caught in the middle between the needs of aging parents or elderly relatives and the needs of children or grandchildren. What campus or community resources can support the needs of younger or more senior dependents? How can presidential couples learn to balance family roles with campus expectations?<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Lisa R. Evans</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, University of the Incarnate Word<br><strong><em>Thomas M. Evans</em></strong>, President, University of the Incarnate Word<br><strong><em>Susan Johns</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ferrum College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Melissa vandenBerg</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Presbyterian College<br></blockquote>
Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersSessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners27Spouses and Partners<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><br><h3>Nurturing New and Old Rituals on Campus</h3>A wise presidential spouse once said that if you hold an event twice on campus it becomes a tradition. Rituals often are a way for the campus to celebrate past history and look forward to future accomplishments. But sometimes the rituals impede campus progress. How can presidential spouses and partners respect but support modernization of campus traditions and encourage the development of new rituals?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Anne McKee Craft</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Concordia College (MN)<br><strong><em>Kathy Creed</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Campbell University<br><strong><em>Jesse Huxman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Eastern Mennonite University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Joseph Franks</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Averett University<br></blockquote><br> <h3>JOINT SESSION: You and Your Partner: Thriving through the Pandemic and Beyond </h3>The job of running a college changed in many ways during the pandemic. How have those shifts provided an opportunity for presidents and their spouses or partners to re-evaluate work/life integration, adjust routines, and find new ways to stay in touch with close friends and family members? What promising discoveries emerged that presidential couples want to preserve? How does a healthy relationship for the presidential couple benefit the campus?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, St. Norbert College<br><strong><em>F. Marvin Espy</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mitchell College <br> <strong> <em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, President, Mitchell College<br>Chair: <strong><em>Susan Johns</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Ferrum College<br></blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups140<h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Kathy B. Richardson</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (PA)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Climate Leadership Network</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Timothy L. Carter</em></strong>, President, Second Nature, and <strong><em>David L. Finegold</em></strong>, President, Chatham University<br></blockquote><br><h3>National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Fayneese S. Miller</em></strong>, Chair, NCAA Division III Presidents Council, and President, Hamline University</blockquote>
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations154<h3>Associated Colleges of Illinois</h3><blockquote> Convener: <strong><em>S. Georgia Nugent</em></strong>, President, Illinois Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><br> <h3>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote> Convener: <strong><em>OJ Oleka</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><h3>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Treva 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>Independent Colleges of Indiana</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>David W. Wantz</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer<br></blockquote><br><h3>Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Kenya L. Messer</em></strong>, President and CEO<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>William J. (Bill) Spiker</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><h3>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Daniel W. Johnson</em></strong>, President, Wisconsin Lutheran College</blockquote>
CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26<p>CIC encourages all member presidents to participate in the Annual Business Meeting.<br><br>Please note that breakfast will not be provided.<br></p><ul><li>Chair’s Report<br><br></li><li>President’s Report<br><br></li><li>Special Report: Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update<br><strong><em>Barbara K. Mistick</em></strong>, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities<br><br></li><li>Treasurer’s Report<br><br></li><li>Approval of 2022–2023 Dues<br><br></li><li>Recognition of Retiring Members of the Board of Directors<br><br></li><li>Introduction of Newly Elected Board Members<br><br></li><li>Announcements<br><br></li><li>Other Business<br><br></li><li>Adjournment</li></ul><p></p>
Workshop: Design for Equity in Higher Education: An Adapted Design Thinking Model for PresidentsWorkshop: Design for Equity in Higher Education: An Adapted Design Thinking Model for Presidents164Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br><div><em>Sponsored by AGB Search, LLC</em></div><br>Independent colleges face numerous challenges—changing student demographics, gaps in student success, technology integration, financial constraints, and reckoning with inequity and injustice—that call on presidents to lead change in organizational policies and practices for the enterprise to be successful. This workshop will introduce the Design for Equity in Higher Education (DEHE) model, which adapts design thinking for use in higher education to facilitate equity-minded change. This adaptation addresses issues of identity, power, and values and incorporates an understanding of the organizational context and competing interests of key stakeholders. The DEHE framework will be discussed in detail, and institutional case studies will provide examples of the successes and challenges faced by campus design teams, including from the perspective of a college president who has engaged design thinking for the past several years. Participants will then collaborate on a design for equity activity, getting hands-on practice using DEHE to design innovative and equity-building solutions.<br><blockquote><strong><em>KC Culver</em></strong>, Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California<br><strong><em>Jordan Harper</em></strong>, Research Assistant, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California<br><strong><em>Kevin M. Ross</em></strong>, President, Lynn University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Anne M. Prisco</em></strong>, President, Holy Family University<br></blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy1<p>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 President, New England College<br><br></p><p></p><span><strong>7:30–9:00 a.m.<br></strong><h3>Registration</h3><br><strong>7:45–9:00 a.m.</strong><h3>Breakfast</h3><br><strong>9:15–10:15 a.m.</strong><h3>Welcome and Introductions</h3><ul><li>Mission and goals of Academy</li><li>Ground rules</li><li>Results of survey and interviews</li><li>What are the main issues and challenges that presidents face today in the context of governance, particularly president/board relations?<br></li></ul><br><strong>10:15–10:45 a.m.</strong><h3>Nonprofit Boards–Definitions</h3><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><ul><li>Relationship with Chair</li><li>Relationship with other trustees</li><ul><li>Senior staff and other trustees<br></li></ul></ul></ul><br><strong>10:45–11:00 a.m.</strong><h3>Break</h3><br><strong>11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.</strong><h3>Board Practices and Culture</h3><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>Trustee interactions with other trustees and with other constituencies<br></li></ul><br><strong>12:30–1:30 p.m.</strong><h3>Lunch </h3><br><strong>1:30–2:15 p.m.</strong><h3>Board Bylaws</h3><ul><li>Requirements and best practices</li><li>Common or possible pitfalls</li><li>Standing committees</li><li>Ad hoc committees</li><li>Bylaws review and revision<br></li></ul><br><strong>2:15–3:30 p.m.</strong><h3>Board Composition, Cultivation, Professional Development, Evaluation</h3><ul><li>Size, diversity, backgrounds, and experience</li><li>Does the new environment of higher education alter the characteristics a president and board seek in new trustees?</li><li>Faculty and/or student trustees</li><li>Identifying and recruiting new trustees – role play</li><li>Term limits, attendance requirements, giving requirements</li><li>Trustee orientation</li><li>Trustee evaluation</li><li>Board self-evaluation</li><li>Presidential evaluation<br></li></ul><br><strong>3:30–3:45 p.m.</strong><h3>Break</h3><br><strong>3:45–4:30 p.m.</strong><h3>Nuts and Bolts</h3><ul><li>Length of meetings</li><li>Meeting locations</li><li>Trustee retreats<br></li><li>Virtual meetings</li><li>Paperless boards</li><li>Impact of social media<br></li></ul><span aria-hidden="true"></span><strong>4:30–5:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Wrap Up and Takeaways<span aria-hidden="true"></span></h3><br><strong>6:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Dinner</h3>Spouses and partners are invited. Please stop by the CIC Registration Desk to purchase a guest ticket.<br></span>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2 <span> <span>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 President, New England College</span></span><br><div><br></div><div></div><div><strong>8:00–9:00 a.m.</strong><h3>Breakfast</h3></div><div><br></div><div><strong>9:00–9:45 a.m.</strong><h3>Shared Governance and Institutional Culture (specifically with the faculty)</h3><ul><li>To what extent can or does shared governance continue at independent colleges today? </li><li>Discuss difference between faculty governance and institutional governance</li><li>How can faculty governance help or hinder the change agenda?</li></ul><br><strong>9:45–10:45 a.m.</strong><h3>Governance and Change—Institution Wide<br></h3><ul><li>How do shared governance models align with institutional culture and history?</li><li>If the institutional culture is change-resistant and risk-averse, how can a president change the culture?</li><li>How can a president work to align disparate viewpoints?<br></li></ul><br><strong>10:45–11:00 a.m.</strong><h3>Break</h3><br><strong>11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.</strong><h3>Governance and Change (continued)</h3><ul><li>Differentiating issues that are the prerogative of the board rather than other constituencies in a time of change</li><li>Constructing a board agenda that allows trustees to consider major goals, strategic questions, and generative dialogue to advance the change agenda</li></ul><br><strong>12:15–2:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Lunch and Discussion</h3></div>
Workshop: No Margin, No Mission: Presidential Strategies for Performance and Financial HealthWorkshop: No Margin, No Mission: Presidential Strategies for Performance and Financial Health164Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for all optional workshops, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br><div><em>Sponsored by Westfall Gold</em></div><br>A study conducted by the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) with support from the TIAA Institute identified a common set of strategies leading to financial sustainability of independent colleges and universities. The path to strong financial health was found to be connected to a relentless command-and-control approach to fiscal and budget management that ensures institutions trim unnecessary expenses while investing in revenue-producing programs that align with mission and market demand. Workshop participants will be introduced to the benchmark dashboards and metrics, ROI formula developed, and higher-level leadership qualities and strategies found in the research. In addition, small group discussions will address specific findings in the study, including performance-based and data-informed metrics to create efficiencies; culture of performance on campus (which doesn’t happen overnight); unpopular decisions by the president; and market-driven program expansion. This will be a highly interactive session and will include room for ample Q&A with participants.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Sean Creighton</em></strong>, President, New American Colleges and Universities<br><strong><em>Daniel G. Lugo</em></strong>, President, Queens University of Charlotte<br><strong><em>Fayneese S. Miller</em></strong>, President, Hamline University<br><strong><em>Scott D. Miller</em></strong>, President, Virginia Wesleyan University<br>Chair: <strong><em>Weymouth Spence</em></strong>, President, Washington Adventist University<br></blockquote>
Executive Officers of CIC State Council Members MeetingExecutive Officers of CIC State Council Members Meeting73<p>​<span><span>Conveners: <strong><em>Carol M. Schuler</em></strong>, Vice President for State Council Programs and the Online Course Sharing Consortium, CIC and <strong><em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President, Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</span></span></p>
CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Members MeetingCIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Members Meeting154<p>(By invitation only)</p>
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting169 <strong>​7:30–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Executive Committee Breakfast Meeting</h3> <br> <strong></strong><strong>7:30–8:45 a.m.</strong> <h3>Breakfast For All Board Members</h3> <br> <strong>9:00–11:25 a.m.</strong> <h3>Strategic Planning Workshop</h3> <br> <strong>11:30 a.m.–12:25 p.m.</strong> <h3>Lunch For All Board Members</h3> <br> <strong>12:30–1:55 p.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Committee Meetings</h3><blockquote><h4> Membership and Public Information Committees</h4><h4>Programs and Resource Development Committees<br></h4></blockquote><br><strong>2:00–3:00 p.m.</strong> <h3>Board of Directors Meeting<br></h3>
Welcome, Panel Discussion, and Luncheon for Presidential Spouses and PartnersWelcome, Panel Discussion, and Luncheon for Presidential Spouses and Partners9Spouses and Partners<em>Sponsored by TIAA<br></em><br><h3>Maximizing the President and Spouse Role in Fundraising</h3>This session will explore the unique way the president and spouse or partner can work strategically with the vice president for development or advancement to enhance fundraising efforts on campus. Drawing on decades of experience from multiple institutions, the presenters will share different approaches to consider when planning effective strategies for the participation of the president and spouse or partner in fundraising, from donor cultivation to the ask. What major steps should you consider as you prepare to meet with your next major donor?<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Victoria Dowling</em></strong> is vice president for institutional advancement at Carroll University in Wisconsin, where she has served since 2020. Previously, Dowling was senior vice president at McKendree University and vice president for development, alumni, and parent relations at Gettysburg College. She also has served in various other advancement roles at Pomona College, Occidental College, and California Lutheran University. During her<br>37-year career she has planned, managed, or participated in six major fundraising campaigns and worked with seven presidents and their spouses or partners.<br> <br><strong><em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong> became the first female president of Carroll University in Wisconsin in 2017. She previously served as president of St. Catharine College, where she also was provost. Earlier, she was vice president for academic affairs at William Peace University. Gnadinger started her academic career at Bellarmine University as professor of education and went on to serve as dean of the school of education and assistant vice president for academic affairs. She serves as a member of the Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities board of directors.<br><br><strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong> is presidential spouse at Carroll University in Wisconsin, where he has been since 2017; he also serves in the school of business as director for the Analytics and Business Intelligence Consortium and as an instructor. Previously, he was presidential spouse at St. Catharine College. Gnadinger held several positions at Johnson Controls, Inc., including director of engineered solutions and director of global enterprise application solutions. He is the chair of the CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners<br>Task Force.<br></blockquote>
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p><em>Co-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. Eat safely outdoors with colleagues or take your meal to go.<br><br><em>Please note: Dinner tickets for adult guests and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p>
Networking Sessions and Reception for Presidential Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions and Reception for Presidential Spouses and Partners136Spouses and Partners<em>Sponsored by TIAA</em><br><div><br></div><div><strong>1:15–2:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>Lessons Learned from Hosting a U.S. Presidential Visit</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Constance Currier Holoman</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana<br><strong><em>Carole Campbell Williams</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Joseph University</blockquote></div><div><br></div><div><strong>2:15–3:00 p.m.</strong></div><div><h3>What I Wish I Had Known My First Year</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Kelly T. Knapp</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Washington & Jefferson College<br><strong><em>Suzie Martin Gonzalez</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Kalamazoo College<br></blockquote><br></div><strong>3:00–3:45 p.m.</strong> <h3>Reception</h3>
A Conversation with the New President of CICA Conversation with the New President of CIC11Marjorie HassPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<p><em>Sponsored by Credo</em><br><br>Join a conversation with Marjorie Hass, the new president of CIC. Hear her vision for CIC and her aspirations for independent higher education. Share your own insights about the most pressing issues member institutions and their leaders face and discuss how CIC programming might respond to those needs.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College<br></p>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p><em>Sponsored by EAB and Gonser Gerber LLP</em><br><br>This is an opportunity—between afternoon meetings and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. Enjoy drinks and refreshments safely outdoors with colleagues or take them to go.<br></p>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups142<strong></strong><strong>Noon–5:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Associated Colleges of the South</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Stephanie Fabritius</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><strong>4:30–6:00 p.m.</strong><h3>American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) Finance Committee Meeting</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, AALI<br></blockquote><br><strong>6:00 p.m.</strong><h3>American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Board of Directors Dinner</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute, and <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President and Senior Consultant, Academic Search</blockquote>
A Celebration of Independent Higher EducationA Celebration of Independent Higher Education160Spouses and Partners<p><em>Co-sponsored by National Management Resources Corporation and Sodexo</em><br><br>Join your colleagues and friends for a special celebration of independent higher education for an outdoor gathering that will include opportunities to connect with one another, celebrate our many contributions to the sector, and honor a leading educator and several friends of independent higher education. Dinner and drinks will be served and entertainment will be provided in a safe, outdoor location.<br><br><em>Please note: Celebration dinner tickets for adult guests and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the CIC Registration Desk.</em><br></p>
Welcome and Keynote Address: The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America TodayWelcome and Keynote Address: The Half-Life of Freedom: Race and Justice in America Today4Jelani CobbPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<div></div><h3>WELCOME AND INSTITUTE OVERVIEW</h3><blockquote><strong><em>Katherine Bergeron</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Board of Directors, and President, Connecticut College<br><strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br><strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br></blockquote><br><em></em><br><h3>Keynote Address</h3><br><span><span><em>Sponsored by Encoura</em></span></span><br><br>Faced with ongoing calls for racial justice; protests against police brutality; persistent inequality in employment, housing, and education; and institutional reckoning with racism and the legacies of slavery, presidents of independent colleges and universities must lead with moral courage, sensitivity, and understanding. Despite our “independence,” private colleges are not immune from the pressures and threats of the culture wars: We too confront questions about teaching critical race theory; efforts to rename colleges, buildings, and programs; and invitations to controversial campus speakers. The Institute’s keynote address will provide reflections on and analyses of the complex dynamics of race and racism in America and their impact on higher education. Distinguished professor and award-winning journalist Jelani Cobb has been described as combining the “rigor and depth of a professional historian with the alertness of a reporter, the liberal passion of an engaged public intellectual, and the literary flair of a fine writer.” He will inspire presidents to work, tirelessly, toward achieving an ongoing dream of equity and genuine democracy. Cobb will explain how the levers of justice are in our hands and can be used to motivate campus and civil authorities to take greater strides toward racial justice and equality. And he will remind us that the only obstacle holding us back is the comforting illusion that we’ve already achieved our goals.<br><br>Chair: <strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidential Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting165<p>Convener: <strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)​</p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidential Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting166<p>​Convener: <strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Chair, CIC Presidents Institute Spouses and Partners Task Force, and Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)</p>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups168<h3>​Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups169<strong>​7:30 a.m.–3:00 p.m.</strong><br>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America<br> <blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote> <br> <strong>9:00 a.m.–Noon</strong> <h3>Mennonite Higher Education Association</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Susan Schultz Huxman</em></strong>, President, Eastern Mennonite University<br></blockquote><br><strong>10:15 a.m.–1:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Network</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Mark N. Wilhelm</em></strong>, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America<br></blockquote><br><strong>Noon–3:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Director for Higher Education, North American Division of Seventh-Day Adventists, and retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups170<strong>​7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong><h3>American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Board of Directors Meeting</h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Linda M. Bleicken</em></strong>, President, American Academic Leadership Institute, and <strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President and Senior Consultant, Academic Search<br></blockquote><br><strong>7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.</strong><h3>Associated Colleges of the South</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Stephanie Fabritius</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups171<h3>Associated Colleges of the South</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Stephanie Fabritius</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Registration for New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program) and Presidents Governance Academy ParticipantsRegistration for New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program) and Presidents Governance Academy Participants172<p>​Please note: Pre-registration is required for these programs. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.</p>
CIC Medical Office Open HoursCIC Medical Office Open Hours174<p>​A medical provider is available for basic medical needs and can administer COVID-19 rapid tests. Participants may walk-in during office hours. Please call (954) 470-9732 with questions or to schedule an appointment. See Guidebook for information about after-hours medical providers in the area and other COVID-19 testing resources.</p>
Institute RegistrationInstitute Registration175<p>​Sign up for Individual Consultations, Workshops, and other events<br>with space limitations.<br></p>
Individual ConsultationsIndividual Consultations176Presidents have opportunities to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Individual consultants’ schedules vary. Please sign up in advance at the CIC Registration Desk.<br><br> <h3>CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports</h3><blockquote> <strong><em>Michael Williams</em></strong>, former President, The Austen Group, and Senior Consultant, RNL<br></blockquote><br><h3>Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners</h3><blockquote><strong><em>TIAA Wealth Management Advisor</em></strong></blockquote>
Connect with Institute SponsorsConnect with Institute Sponsors176<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>
Reception for SponsorsReception for Sponsors177CIC greatly values its partnerships with sponsoring companies and organizations that serve independent colleges and universities. As an expression of gratitude for their generous support, all sponsors of the Institute are invited to gather for celebration and conversation. Drinks and dessert will be available.<br><blockquote>Host: <strong><em>CIC Board of Directors</em></strong></blockquote>

 

 

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

Thursday, January 6, 2:30–4:30 p.m.


Becoming Antiracist Leaders of Antiracist Colleges and Universities

Sponsored by The Hill Group, Inc.
In this cultural moment of renewed focus on racism and social justice, presidents of independent colleges and universities have a particular opportunity—and perhaps obligation—to lead their institutions to become more inclusive, equitable, and actively engaged in overcoming racism. To be effective, campus initiatives need to address both individual mindsets, biases, and actions as well as systemic and structural policies and practices that threaten the equity of educational opportunity and fairness of our institutions. In addition, to be effective as leaders, presidents need to personally engage in the hard work of inclusive justice by committing to making unbiased choices and being antiracist in all aspects of their lives. Presidents leading the workshop will offer insights from their own experiences as leaders who have wrestled with these challenging issues, describing lessons learned in the process, and inviting workshop participants to take steps forward in their own antiracist presidential leadership.
Mary Dana Hinton, President, Hollins University
Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg University
Chair: Krista L. Newkirk, President, University of Redlands

Design for Equity in Higher Education: An Adapted Design Thinking Model for Presidents

Sponsored by AGB Search, LLC
Independent colleges face numerous challenges—changing student demographics, gaps in student success, technology integration, financial constraints, and reckoning with inequity and injustice—that call on presidents to lead change in organizational policies and practices for the enterprise to be successful. This workshop will introduce the Design for Equity in Higher Education (DEHE) model, which adapts design thinking for use in higher education to facilitate equity-minded change. This adaptation addresses issues of identity, power, and values and incorporates an understanding of the organizational context and competing interests of key stakeholders. The DEHE framework will be discussed in detail, and institutional case studies will provide examples of the successes and challenges faced by campus design teams, including from the perspective of a college president who has engaged design thinking for the past several years. Participants will then collaborate on a design for equity activity, getting hands-on practice using DEHE to design innovative and equity-building solutions.
KC Culver, Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Jordan Harper, Research Assistant, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California
Kevin M. Ross, President, Lynn University
Chair: Anne M. Prisco, President, Holy Family University

No Margin, No Mission: Presidential Strategies for Performance and Financial Health

Sponsored by Westfall Gold
A study conducted by the New American Colleges and Universities (NACU) with support from the TIAA Institute identified a common set of strategies leading to financial sustainability of independent colleges and universities. The path to strong financial health was found to be connected to a relentless command-and-control approach to fiscal and budget management that ensures institutions trim unnecessary expenses while investing in revenue-producing programs that align with mission and market demand. Workshop participants will be introduced to the benchmark dashboards and metrics, ROI formula developed, and higher-level leadership qualities and strategies found in the research. In addition, small group discussions will address specific findings in the study, including performance-based and data-informed metrics to create efficiencies; culture of performance on campus (which doesn’t happen overnight); unpopular decisions by the president; and market-driven program expansion. This will be a highly interactive session and will include room for ample Q&A with participants.
Sean Creighton, President, New American Colleges and Universities
Daniel G. Lugo, President, Queens University of Charlotte
Fayneese S. Miller, President, Hamline University
Scott D. Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University
Chair: Weymouth Spence, President, Washington Adventist University

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:
$299 single/double per night

Deadline for CIC Rate:
Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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, a health club and fitness center, and on-site massage therapy. Institute registration and hotel reservations at CIC’s discounted rate of $179 per night, a remarkable value for central San Francisco, will open in mid-August.
 

Sponsors

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

 Patron