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Breakfast and Meetings of Affinity GroupsBreakfast and Meetings of Affinity Groups6<h3>National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Lester C. Newman</em></strong>, President, Jarvis Christian University, and Chair, NAIA Council of Presidents<br></blockquote><br><h3>Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Barbara A. Farley</em></strong>, President, Illinois College, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Elfred Anthony Pinkard</em></strong>, President, Wilberforce University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants </h3><blockquote>Conveners: <strong><em>Steven C. Bahls</em></strong>, President Emeritus, Augustana College, and Senior Advisor, CIC<br></blockquote><br> <h3>Presidents of International Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Amine Bensaid</em></strong>, President, Al Akhawayn University<br></blockquote><br><h3>Project Pericles Presidents</h3><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>Jan Risë Liss</em></strong>, Executive Director, Project Pericles<br><strong><em>Lyle D. Roelofs</em></strong>, President, Berea College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Women's College Coalition Board of Directors </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Ann McElaney-Johnson</em></strong>, Board Chair and President, Mount Saint Mary’s University (CA)</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions138Concurrent Session<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be updated.</em><br><div><br></div><h3>BY THE NUMBERS: USING BIG DATA TO BUILD AND SHAPE ENROLLMENT SUCCESS</h3>Big data can help build and shape enrollment and retention to secure long-term institutional sustainability and success at independent colleges and universities. The use of new technologies to analyze the massive amounts of data on campus in a comparative way can better serve a demographically shifting marketplace and allocate campus resources as wisely as possible. Join us to learn what big data tells us about the CIC sector and how institutions are leading the charge toward a smarter, more data-forward future.<br><blockquote><strong><em>James H. Day</em></strong>, Founding Principal, MARKETview Education Partners<br><strong><em>Mary Dana Hinton</em></strong>, President, Hollins University<br><strong><em>Rock Jones</em></strong>, President, Ohio Wesleyan University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>FINANCIALLY SUSTAINABLE STRATEGIES FOR SMALLER COLLEGES</h3>Among the many issues facing independent college and university presidents, financial sustainability is the most crucial to institutional survival and long-term health. Presidents of smaller colleges and universities that often do not have the revenue sources or endowment support of larger institutions are especially hard-pressed to endure enrollment and investment fluctuations. This session will feature different strategies that presidents are deploying at smaller institutions to pave financially sustainable paths for their futures. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Bryan F. Coker</em></strong>, President, Maryville College<br><strong><em>Roderick L. Smothers</em></strong>, President, Philander Smith College<br><strong><em>Jane M. Wood</em></strong>, President, Bluffton University<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>MAXIMIZING THE PRESIDENT-SPOUSE PARTNERSHIP IN FUNDRAISING</h3><em>Joint Session with Presidential Spouses and Partners</em><br>Fundraising is among the most important and daunting presidential tasks. It requires finesse, diplomacy, charm, patience, and persistence. This session will explore the unique way the president and spouse or partner can work strategically to enhance fundraising for the college or university. Drawing on their experiences, the presenters will share effective approaches to consider when planning for the participation of the president and spouse or partner as a fundraising team, from donor cultivation to the major ask.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>ORGANIZATIONAL MODELS TO BUILD EQUITABLE CAMPUSES</h3>College and university presidents are taking bold steps to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion on their campuses. While they often share similar goals regarding access and justice, the organizational models that they deploy to achieve those goals vary. In this session, college and university presidents will share their successes in developing institutional approaches to building equity on campus.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Ajay Nair</em></strong>, President, Arcadia University<br><strong><em>Lillian B. Schumacher</em></strong>, President, Tiffin University<br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong>, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Rhodes College<br></blockquote><div><br></div><h3>RED STATE, BLUE STATE: NAVIGATING BOARD RELATIONS IN POLITICALLY POLARIZED TIMES</h3>Every president must make decisions about maintaining fidelity to institutional mission and values in the face of cultural and political challenges from beyond campus. While we often focus on students, sometimes these challenges are introduced or given voice by board members. “Red state” and “blue state”  issues can become the source of agreement and disagreement between presidents and boards. How can presidents best navigate relations with trustees and other constituents in a politically polarized environment? Participants in this session will discuss how presidents can navigate board relations in politically polarized times.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Robin E. Baker</em></strong>, President, George Fox University<br><strong><em>Pamela J. Gunter-Smith</em></strong>, President, York College of Pennsylvania<br><strong><em>Richanne C. Mankey</em></strong>, President, Defiance College</blockquote>
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Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions19<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be updated.</em><br><br> <h3>APPLICATION FREE: NEW STRATEGIES FOR MAKING AND DIVERSIFYING YOUR CLASS</h3>Many colleges and universities around the country are beginning to forego traditional applications and adopting recruitment tools offered by companies such as Concourse and Sage Scholars to diversify their student bodies. Could recruiting and admitting students who have not submitted applications help your institution? This session will feature presidents who have adopted new application-free approaches to admissions to recruit classes that achieve their institutional goals. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Steven M. Corey</em></strong>, President, Olivet College<br><strong><em>John W. Wells</em></strong>, President, Emory & Henry College<br></blockquote><br> <h3>BOLD ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS</h3>Independent colleges and universities are taking bold actions to address the threats of the global climate crisis. How can presidents deploy their institutional resources to better deal with its implications? What role can technology play in addressing climate change? This session will offer insights into the future of climate change on campus and draw on the wisdom of those who are already dealing with the issue.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Bryan Alexander</em></strong>, Senior Scholar, Department of Learning and Design, Georgetown University and author of <cite>Universities on Fire</cite> (forthcoming)<br><strong><em>L. Song Richardson</em></strong>, President, Colorado College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>CREATING A WELLNESS CAMPUS: EFFECTIVE APPROACHES TO STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH</h3>Over half of college students today report their mental health as fair to poor, and some 75 percent report struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Struggles with mental health issues rank near the top of the factors affecting student persistence and retention. Many colleges and universities struggle to provide the wellness resources that students need. This session will focus on approaches to fostering wellness on campus, with special attention to student mental health. <br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Jody Horner</em></strong>, President, Midland University<br><strong><em>Nicholas Ladany</em></strong>, President, Oglethorpe University<br><strong><em>Emily Pettit</em></strong>, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The Virtual Care Group<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>FINDING RENEWAL OR NEW DIRECTION IN THE MID-CAREER PRESIDENCY</h3>Are you a mid-career president? Are you ready to seek renewal and be reenergized for another five to seven years? Or is it time to seek out another presidency? Panelists in this session will share insights on making mid-career decisions with thoughtful, reflective, practical discernment.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Sarah Bolton</em></strong>, President, Whitman College<br><strong><em>Andrea Chapdelaine</em></strong>, President, Hood College<br><strong><em>Logan Hampton</em></strong>, President, Lane College<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>LEGAL ISSUES THAT KEEP PRESIDENTS UP AT NIGHT</h3>The “Legal Issues that Keep Presidents Up at Night” session is back! Title IX changes, abortion restrictions, trigger laws, “divisive concepts,” and other issues have complicated life on campus over the past year. Join us as two higher ed attorneys provide some perspective on these pressing legal matters for college and university presidents.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Susan Llewellyn Deniker</em></strong>, Attorney and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC<br><strong><em>Jim Newberry</em></strong>, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC</blockquote>
Meetings of Affinity Groups and Informal Conversations with Boxed LunchesMeetings of Affinity Groups and Informal Conversations with Boxed Lunches73
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions164<p>​The 2023 Presidents Institute program will include many “roundtable discussion” sessions limited to a small number of presidents, to share insights into what works—and what doesn’t—in their own experience and circumstances. These highly interactive discussions, many led by presidents themselves, will give presidents the opportunity to meet peers who share similar professional interests and to benefit from lively and informal collegial exchange.</p><p class="ms-rteElement-ButtonRow1"> <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6994581/CIC-2023-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions" target="_blank">Propose a Discussion Session</a></p><p>To ensure discussion session topics reflect the interests of presidents, CIC invites presidents who are passionate about a topic or who have genuinely open questions about a fast-breaking campus development to offer to moderate a Roundtable Discussion session. To propose such a session, please provide a suggested title and description, along with the optional name of a colleague who might help lead the conversation with you, by <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6994581/CIC-2023-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions" target="_blank">completing this online form</a>.<br><br>Questions about Roundtable Discussions may be directed to Jeff Woods, CIC director of presidential engagement, at <a href="mailto:jwoods@cic.edu">jwoods@cic.edu</a>.</p>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)1<em></em><strong>Tuesday, January 3 • 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Wednesday, January 4 • 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><br>Since 1989, more than 1,000 new presidents have participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program, which focuses exclusively on issues relevant to independent college and university leaders, practical advice that can be readily implemented, and building community with campus CEOs who share similar circumstances. The NPP provides the need-to-know tools and wise counsel that keep a young presidency on a smooth course. The agenda focuses on the practical needs and resources to help participants avoid early pitfalls while capitalizing on the opportunities that the first year represents. Ample opportunities for informal conversations allow participants to get to know each other and the more seasoned presidents who serve as faculty.<br><br>The concurrent and, at times, joint Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program allows presidential couples to spend valuable time together to:<br> <ul><li> <em>enhance understanding</em> of the role,</li><li> <em>engage fellowship</em> among those new to the role, and</li><li> <em>equip participants</em> with tools for success.</li></ul>Participants in the spouses and partners program create networks of new colleagues, confidants, and friends who share an understanding of their unique role and who can provide mutual support as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of that new role. Experienced presidential spouses will provide an interactive, stimulating, informative, and entertaining program.<br><br><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=16f73877-6b23-4372-84ca-28979b493fa8&TermId=3c0c17ce-654b-4c0b-afbc-1197e80e7df1">View more information about the 2023 programs.</a><br><br>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $440 for presidents and $335 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Dawn Tullis, conference coordinator, at <a href="mailto:dtullis@cic.edu">dtullis@cic.edu</a> or (202) 466-7230.<br><br> <h3>AGENDA</h3> <br> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS</h4> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Welcoming Remarks</h5><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> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Making Connections</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College <br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Martin Roth</em></strong>, President, University of Charleston<br><strong><em>Lori E. Varlotta</em></strong>, President, California Lutheran University<br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">The President and Institutional Advancement</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Daniel G. Lugo</em></strong>, President, Queens University of Charlotte<br><strong><em>Timothy E. Trainor</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, Rhodes College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, President, Mitchell College<br><strong><em>Kathy Wilson Humphrey</em></strong>, President, Carlow University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies</h5><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><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Debbie Cottrell</em></strong>, President, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS </h4><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Luncheon</h5><blockquote>Welcome: <strong><em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL) and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Reception and Dinner</h5><blockquote>Hosts: <strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA) and <strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br>Remarks: <strong><em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">You Got the Job, Now What?</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS </h4> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Planning Team</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Currier Holoman</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, Presidential Spouses and Partners Program, CIC; and Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana <br><strong><em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Retired Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, Ripon College, and Union College (KY)<br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Philander Smith College<br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Session Topics</h5><blockquote>January 3: Exploration<br> <ul><li>Welcome and roadmap</li><li>Making connections</li><li>Called?/Called upon?/Put upon?</li><li>Finding your sweet spot as a presidential spouse/partner</li><li>On the spot survey</li></ul></blockquote>
New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)New Presidents Program (including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents)202<em></em><strong>Tuesday, January 3 • 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m.</strong><br><strong>Wednesday, January 4 • 7:00 a.m.–3:15 p.m.</strong><br><br>Since 1989, more than 1,000 new presidents have participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program, which focuses exclusively on issues relevant to independent college and university leaders, practical advice that can be readily implemented, and building community with campus CEOs who share similar circumstances. The NPP provides the need-to-know tools and wise counsel that keep a young presidency on a smooth course. The agenda focuses on the practical needs and resources to help participants avoid early pitfalls while capitalizing on the opportunities that the first year represents. Ample opportunities for informal conversations allow participants to get to know each other and the more seasoned presidents who serve as faculty.<br><br>The concurrent and, at times, joint Spouses and Partners of New Presidents Program allows presidential couples to spend valuable time together to:<br> <ul><li> <em>enhance understanding</em> of the role,</li><li> <em>engage fellowship</em> among those new to the role, and</li><li> <em>equip participants</em> with tools for success.</li></ul>Participants in the spouses and partners program create networks of new colleagues, confidants, and friends who share an understanding of their unique role and who can provide mutual support as they navigate the challenges and opportunities of that new role. Experienced presidential spouses will provide an interactive, stimulating, informative, and entertaining program.<br><br><a href="/_layouts/15/FIXUPREDIRECT.ASPX?WebId=8c30f580-60d3-4f8a-b075-8a20a7c4db97&TermSetId=16f73877-6b23-4372-84ca-28979b493fa8&TermId=3c0c17ce-654b-4c0b-afbc-1197e80e7df1">View more information about the 2023 programs.</a><br><br>The registration fees for the New Presidents Program are $440 for presidents and $335 for spouses and partners and include all meals and materials. Please pre-register for this program. To add this program to an already completed registration, please contact Dawn Tullis, conference coordinator, at <a href="mailto:dtullis@cic.edu">dtullis@cic.edu</a> or (202) 466-7230.<br><br> <h3>AGENDA</h3> <br> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS</h4> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Welcoming Remarks</h5><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> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Making Connections</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College <br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Innovative and Strategic Leadership for the Current Environment</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Martin Roth</em></strong>, President, University of Charleston<br><strong><em>Lori E. Varlotta</em></strong>, President, California Lutheran University<br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">The President and Institutional Advancement</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Paul C. Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Creating an Engaged and Inclusive Environment</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Daniel G. Lugo</em></strong>, President, Queens University of Charlotte<br><strong><em>Timothy E. Trainor</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br><strong><em>Sherry L. Turner</em></strong>, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Chief Diversity Officer, Rhodes College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Brian J. Bruess</em></strong>, President, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University<br><strong><em>Elizabeth J. Stroble</em></strong>, Chancellor, Webster University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Tracy Y. Espy</em></strong>, President, Mitchell College<br><strong><em>Kathy Wilson Humphrey</em></strong>, President, Carlow University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Financial Fundamentals, Benchmarking, and Strategies</h5><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><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Chris E. Domes</em></strong>, President, Neumann University<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Perspectives on Critical Leadership Issues</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Debbie Cottrell</em></strong>, President, Texas Lutheran University<br><strong><em>Nayef H. Samhat</em></strong>, President, Wofford College<br><strong><em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">JOINT SESSIONS FOR NEW PRESIDENTS AND SPOUSES AND PARTNERS </h4><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Luncheon</h5><blockquote>Welcome: <strong> <em>Arvid C. Johnson</em></strong>, President, University of St. Francis (IL) and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Reception and Dinner</h5><blockquote>Hosts: <strong> <em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA) and <strong> <em>Carmen J. Walters</em></strong>, President, Tougaloo College<br>Remarks: <strong> <em>Marjorie Hass</em></strong>, President, CIC<br></blockquote><div> <br> </div><h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">You Got the Job, Now What?</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Mary-Beth A. Cooper</em></strong>, President, Springfield College<br></blockquote> <br> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">SESSIONS FOR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS OF NEW PRESIDENTS </h4> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Planning Team</h5><blockquote> <strong> <em>Connie Currier Holoman</em></strong>, Senior Advisor, Presidential Spouses and Partners Program, CIC; and Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana <br> <strong> <em>Lynne C. Joyce</em></strong>, Retired Presidential Spouse, Brevard College, Ripon College, and Union College (KY)<br><strong><em>Randy Richardson</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Westminster College (PA)<br><strong><em>Katina Semien Smothers</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Philander Smith College<br></blockquote> <br> <h5 class="ms-rteElement-H5">Session Topics</h5><blockquote>January 4: Evolution<br> <ul><li>They said what?</li><li>Navigating change</li><li>Revolving roundtables</li><li>Making the role work for you: Plan for success</li><li>Open mic </li><li>Reflections on the program</li></ul></blockquote>
Breakfast and Meetings of Affinity GroupsBreakfast and Meetings of Affinity Groups16<h3>Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Dennis H. Holtschneider, CM</em></strong>, President <br></blockquote> <br><h3>Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Kathy B. Richardson</em></strong>, President, Westminster College (PA)<br></blockquote><br><h3>Council for Christian Colleges & Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Shirley V. Hoogstra</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><h3>North American Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities (NAAMSCU)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Roderick L. Smothers</em></strong>, President, Philander Smith College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Executive Officers of CIC State Councils </h3><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>Sherita C. Ashmon</em></strong>, Director of State Councils and Network Support, CIC<br><strong><em>Treva D. Haugaard</em></strong>, Executive Director, Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation (CINCF)</blockquote>
Concurrent SessionsConcurrent Sessions11Concurrent Session<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be updated.<br></em><br><h3>HOW TO MANAGE CHANGING WORKPLACE EXPECTATIONS OF FACULTY AND STAFF</h3>More and more, college and university employees are expressing feelings of being overworked, undervalued, and stressed. Employee recruitment and retention are significant challenges in higher education. How can presidents manage these challenges and respond to changing assumptions about the balance of work and life at their colleges and universities?<br><blockquote><strong><em>Natalie Harder</em></strong>, President, Coker University<br><strong><em>Anne Ollen</em></strong>, Managing Director, TIAA Institute<br><strong><em>Lynn Perry Wooten</em></strong>, President, Simmons University<br></blockquote><br><h3>INNOVATIVE MERGERS, COLLABORATIONS, AND PARTNERSHIPS</h3>Mergers, collaborations, and partnerships have garnered increasing interest among CIC presidents. How can collaborations facilitate administrative efficiencies through shared resources? What physical and programmatic conditions allow for meaningful partnerships? How can affiliation systems allow colleges and universities to retain their identities while allowing for growth and new initiatives? Presidents working together on different types of innovative arrangements that mutually benefit their campuses will offer insights. <br><blockquote><strong><em>John L. Comerford</em></strong>, President, Otterbein College<br><strong><em>Bassam M. Deeb</em></strong>, President, Trocaire College<br><strong><em>William R. Groves</em></strong>, President/Chancellor, Antioch University <br><strong><em>John Macintosh</em></strong>, Managing Partner, SeaChange Capital Partners<br><strong><em>Lori V. Quigley</em></strong>, Interim President, Medaille College<br></blockquote><br><h3>Lessons for Serving Hispanic Students</h3>The United States Hispanic population is increasing, outpacing overall population growth, and shifting away from states with historically large Hispanic populations.  The number of CIC members designated as HSIs (those where Hispanic students comprise at least 25 percent of the full-time equivalent student body) has grown to 58, with another 70 designated as “emerging.” This session will draw on the experience and expertise of presidents who have nurtured effective approaches for serving the academic and cultural needs of Hispanic students.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Montserrat Fuentes</em></strong>, President, St. Edward’s University<br><strong><em>Suzanne Rivera</em></strong>, President, Macalester College<br></blockquote><br><h3>THE ROLE OF THE PRESIDENT IN FOSTERING DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP</h3>Independent colleges and universities have a vital role to play in educating students to be engaged citizens and supporting democratic engagement in their communities. What is the role of presidential leadership in promoting civility, rationality, and responsibility to the public good in a time of polarization and hyper partisanship? Presidents with unique experiences in politics, the military, and the law will offer insights. <br><blockquote><strong><em>Robert W. Iuliano</em></strong>, President, Gettysburg College<br><strong><em>Stephanie Herseth Sandlin</em></strong>, President, Augustana University (SD)<br><strong><em>Timothy E. Trainor</em></strong>, President, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)</blockquote>
Roundtable DiscussionsRoundtable Discussions13<p>​The 2023 Presidents Institute program will include many “roundtable discussion” sessions limited to a small number of presidents, to share insights into what works—and what doesn’t—in their own experience and circumstances. These highly interactive discussions, many led by presidents themselves, will give presidents the opportunity to meet peers who share similar professional interests and to benefit from lively and informal collegial exchange.</p><p class="ms-rteElement-ButtonRow1"> <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6994581/CIC-2023-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions">Propose a Discussion Session</a></p><p>To ensure discussion session topics reflect the interests of presidents, CIC invites presidents who are passionate about a topic or who have genuinely open questions about a fast-breaking campus development to offer to moderate a Roundtable Discussion session. To propose such a session, please provide a suggested title and description, along with the optional name of a colleague who might help lead the conversation with you, by <a href="https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6994581/CIC-2023-Presidents-Institute-Discussion-Sessions" target="_blank">completing this online form</a>.<br><br>Questions about Roundtable Discussions may be directed to Jeff Woods, CIC director of presidential engagement, at <a href="mailto:jwoods@cic.edu">jwoods@cic.edu</a>.</p>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups15
Meetings of CIC State Council Member OrganizationsMeetings of CIC State Council Member Organizations73<h3>Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities</h3> <br> <h3>Council of Independent Nebraska Colleges Foundation</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Treva D. Haugaard</em></strong>, Executive Director<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Steven Johnson</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Independent Colleges of Indiana</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Kurt D. Dykstra</em></strong>, President and Chief Executive Officer<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Louisiana Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Eric A. Turner</em></strong>, President, and Chief Executive Officer<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>A. Hope Williams</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Bill Spiker</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote> <br> <h3>Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong> <em>Eric Fulcomer</em></strong>, President</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions12Spouses and Partners<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be updated.<br></em><br> <h3>WHAT KEEPS THEM AWAKE AT NIGHT: AN UPDATE ON HOT TOPICS IN HIGHER EDUCATION</h3>It can be challenging for spouses and partners to stay abreast of the important issues that consume the attention of presidents and campus leadership. A former college president who currently leads the CIC’s New Presidents Program will offer an overview of current pressing topics in higher education. Examples of issues that may be discussed are campus free speech, enrollment challenges, public perceptions of higher education, and institutional collaborations and mergers. There will be ample time allowed for questions and discussion, as well as advice to spouses and partners on how to keep informed.<br> <blockquote> <strong><em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions138Spouses and Partners<em>As additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be updated.</em><br><br><h3>HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH? LEARNING TO SAY NO</h3>This session, led by an experienced executive coach, will explore how spouses and partners set and communicate reasonable boundaries around their availability as an asset to the college or university. The presenter and participants will share strategies for responding to the myriad requests they receive and demands placed on their time.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Donna Brazil</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Mount St. Mary’s University (MD)<br></blockquote><br><h3>MAXIMIZING THE PRESIDENT-SPOUSE PARTNERSHIP IN FUNDRAISING</h3><em>Joint Session with Presidents</em><br>Fundraising is among the most important and daunting presidential tasks. It requires finesse, diplomacy, charm, patience, and persistence. This session will explore the unique way the president and spouse or partner can work strategically to enhance fundraising for the college or university. Drawing on their experiences, the presenters will share effective approaches to consider when planning for the participation of the president and spouse or partner as a fundraising team, from donor cultivation to the major ask.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Cindy Gnadinger</em></strong>, President, Carroll University (WI)<br><strong><em>John D. Gnadinger</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Carroll University (WI)<br></blockquote><br><h3>YOU’VE GOT TO ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE: SHARING OUR SUCCESSES </h3>This session will present success stories from presidential spouses and partners about programs, rituals, and initiatives that they have been involved with on their campuses. Presenters will discuss how these activities support their college or university mission, the practical aspects of planning and implementing the programs, what they learned in the process, and what they might do differently.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, and Chair, Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force</blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy1<em>Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations</em><br><br><strong>Tuesday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m. </strong> <br> <strong>Wednesday, January 4, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><br>Recent circumstances have created unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic priorities in the face of intense external challenges. These strains have sometimes resulted in adverse consequences for institutions—and for presidential tenures. The roots of those problems are often traceable to board culture, norms, and structure that are misaligned with the best governance principles, policies, and practices.<br><br>The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the tools and the mandate to advance efforts, alongside board leaders, to develop an effective governing board.<br><br>The Academy is an intensive and highly participatory program. To provide for candid exchange, participation is limited to 20 presidents. To jump-start thinking about the ideas discussed in the Academy, participants are provided in advance with set of readings and checklists that relate to the program and to institutional governance. Over two days, presidents will learn from the experienced Academy leaders about best practices in board governance, consider with other presidents case examples of governance challenges, discuss examples of board by-laws, and engage in meaningful dialogue about practical solutions for these issues. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>The board’s role in leading institutional change </li><li>Board committee structures </li><li>The board’s agenda for diversity, equity, and inclusion</li><li>Committee on trusteeship and executive committee roles and responsibilities</li><li>Board membership and recruitment</li><li>Term limits for trustees and officers </li><li>Performance reviews of both the president and the governing board</li><li>Strategies for trustee education and board development</li><li>Desirable and undesirable bylaws provisions</li><li>Alignment of faculty governance with board governance</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li><li>Effective board meetings and board retreats</li></ul>Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br> <blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President Emeritus, Linfield University <br> <strong> <em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and Chancellor, New England College</blockquote>
Presidents Governance AcademyPresidents Governance Academy2<em>Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations</em><br><br><strong>Tuesday, January 3, 7:45 a.m.–8:30 p.m. </strong> <br> <strong>Wednesday, January 4, 7:30 a.m.–2:00 p.m.</strong><br><br>Recent circumstances have created unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic priorities in the face of intense external challenges. These strains have sometimes resulted in adverse consequences for institutions—and for presidential tenures. The roots of those problems are often traceable to board culture, norms, and structure that are misaligned with the best governance principles, policies, and practices.<br><br>The Presidents Governance Academy is unique in its exclusive focus on the perspective of the independent college president. While it respects the distinction between the president’s and the board’s authority, the Academy starts with the premise that the president must have the tools and the mandate to advance efforts, alongside board leaders, to develop an effective governing board.<br><br>The Academy is an intensive and highly participatory program. To provide for candid exchange, participation is limited to 20 presidents. To jump-start thinking about the ideas discussed in the Academy, participants are provided in advance with set of readings and checklists that relate to the program and to institutional governance. Over two days, presidents will learn from the experienced Academy leaders about best practices in board governance, consider with other presidents case examples of governance challenges, discuss examples of board by-laws, and engage in meaningful dialogue about practical solutions for these issues. Finally, participants will have the opportunity to consult privately by phone with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br><br> <h3>Discussion Topics</h3><ul><li>The board’s role in leading institutional change </li><li>Board committee structures </li><li>The board’s agenda for diversity, equity, and inclusion</li><li>Committee on trusteeship and executive committee roles and responsibilities</li><li>Board membership and recruitment</li><li>Term limits for trustees and officers </li><li>Performance reviews of both the president and the governing board</li><li>Strategies for trustee education and board development</li><li>Desirable and undesirable bylaws provisions</li><li>Alignment of faculty governance with board governance</li><li>Trustee philanthropy</li><li>Effective board meetings and board retreats</li></ul>Thanks to the support of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the registration fee is only $575, which includes the program, all meals and refreshments, resource materials, and telephone consultations with the Academy’s leaders throughout the year.<br> <blockquote>Facilitators:<br><strong><em>Thomas L. Hellie</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and President Emeritus, Linfield University <br> <strong> <em>Michele D. Perkins</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Co-Director of the Presidents Governance Academy and Chancellor, New England College</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent SessionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Concurrent Sessions11Spouses and PartnersAs additional speakers and sessions are confirmed, information will be updated.<br><br><h3>WINNING THE MOMENT</h3>Presidential spouses and partners are called upon to interact with a wide variety of constituents with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions. This session will explore strategies for cultivating positive relationships with all institutional stakeholders. Particular attention will be given to dealing effectively and appropriately in difficult situations, especially involving individuals whose roles are significant to the institution, e.g., board members, donors, and others.<br><blockquote><strong><em>Lisa Baldwin</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Hiram College<br><strong><em>Joe Franks</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, Averett University</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Open MicPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Open Mic13Spouses and PartnersThis session offers an opportunity for presidential spouses and partners to raise questions and share ideas about any topics of interest and concern to them in an empathetic and confidential environment. The session will be moderated, and discussion will be encouraged.<br><blockquote>Moderator: <strong><em>Carol Bruess</em></strong>, Presidential Spouse, College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, and Chair, Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force</blockquote>
CIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Members MeetingCIC Online Course Sharing Consortium Members Meeting73Conveners:<br><strong><em>Jo Ellen Parker</em></strong>, Senior Vice President, CIC  <br><strong><em>Matt Trainum</em></strong>, Vice President for Networks and Strategic Partnerships, CIC
New Presidents Program Class of 2022 ReunionNew Presidents Program Class of 2022 Reunion13Convener: <strong> <em>Mary Pat Seurkamp</em></strong>, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable Discussions73Several roundtables will be designated in the dining area for informal conversation with other spouses and partners who share common interests or situations. Participants are welcome to move from table to table as they wish. Discussion topics include the following:<br><ul><li>Board Meetings: Entertaining Members and Spouses</li><li>Calendar Management, Including Controlling Your Private Life</li><li>Effective Strategies for Engaging Alumni</li><li>Managing the Presidential Residence</li><li>Preparing to Retire</li><li>Working with College Staff</li></ul>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and LuncheonPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Welcome, Address, and Luncheon153Spouses and Partners<p>The vision of the Presidential Spouses and Partners Program is for participants to:<br></p><ul><li>Enhance their understanding of the role of presidential spouse or partner;</li><li>Engage in fellowship with others serving in the same role; and</li><li>Equip spouses and partners with tools for success in the role.</li></ul><p>Developed with the advice of an advisory group of experienced presidential spouses and partners, the program runs concurrently with the program for presidents and provides opportunities for learning and sharing in a variety of interactive, informative, and entertaining formats.</p>
BreakfastBreakfast192
Welcoming DinnerWelcoming Dinner5Spouses and Partners<p>Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide registered Institute participants with an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.<br></p>
Networking Sessions for Presidential Spouses and PartnersNetworking Sessions for Presidential Spouses and Partners136Spouses and Partners
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups140<strong>8:00am–3:00pm</strong><h3>Lutheran Educational Conference of North America</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)<br></blockquote><br><strong>9:00am–Noon</strong><h3>Mennonite Higher Education Association</h3><br><strong>10:15am–1:00pm</strong><h3>Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA)</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Mark N. Wilhelm</em></strong>, Executive Director, Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities<br></blockquote><br><strong>Noon–3:00pm</strong><h3>Association of Adventist Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Gordon Bietz</em></strong>, Chief Executive Officer and Retired President, Southern Adventist University<br></blockquote><br><strong>2:00–4:00pm</strong><h3>Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Michael B. Alexander</em></strong>, President, Lasell College<br></blockquote><br><strong>2:00</strong><strong>–</strong><strong>4:00pm</strong><h3>New American Colleges and Universities</h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>Sean Creighton</em></strong>, President<br></blockquote><br><strong>2:00–4:00pm</strong><h3>Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All</h3><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>Natalie Harder</em></strong>, President, Coker University<br><strong><em>Susan Hasseler</em></strong>, President, Muskingum University<br><strong><em>Marcia Hawkins</em></strong>, President, Union College (KY) </blockquote>
All-Institute ReceptionAll-Institute Reception14Spouses and Partners<p>The All-Institute Reception is an inviting opportunity—between afternoon workshops and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants as well as family members and guests are welcome.<br></p>
WORKSHOP: Building Institutional Support: New Approaches to Cultivating Lead DonorsWORKSHOP: Building Institutional Support: New Approaches to Cultivating Lead Donors142Workshop<em>Please note that advance registration by presidents is required for this workshop, as space is limited. Presidential spouses and partners may register on a space-available basis. A workshop fee of $50 covers the program, materials, refreshments, and other workshop costs.</em><br><br>Presidential involvement in fundraising is crucial to the long-term viability of higher education institutions. The president must articulate a vision for the future of the institution with others to motivate and inspire them to support the vision through philanthropy. Lead and major gifts are the conduit to make a president’s vision for the future of the institution a reality. The president is in a unique position to leverage her/his role as the head of the institution and is ideally positioned to cultivate and solicit top donors. Painting the picture of the future requires a gift for storytelling to make donors share the dream and understand the transformative nature of their donations. Establishing donor trust that their investment will be used wisely and in a way that honors their philanthropic intent requires strong donor relationships with the institution and the president. Presidents must be visible in their support and involvement in making the vision a reality. Successful fundraising from lead donors also requires strategic management of key prospects who have the capacity to invest this level of giving. The chief advancement officer needs to work closely with the president to focus time on the most important donor calls and to plan solicitation strategies. <br> <br>This session will focus on:<br> <ul><li>Proven techniques for identifying and growing a cadre of supporters with the inclination and capacity to make transformational gifts, </li><li>Guidelines for determining which prospects should reside with the president for continued relationship building and cultivation to secure a gift,</li><li>Leadership’s role in providing resources and oversight to ensure advancement is adequately resourced to support donor cultivation at an appropriate level to achieve the institutional vision.</li></ul><blockquote> <strong> <em>Amy C. Novak</em></strong>, President, St. Ambrose University<br><strong><em>Paul Pribbenow</em></strong>, President, Augsburg University<br><strong><em>Angela White</em></strong>, Senior Consultant and CEO, Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates</blockquote>
A Celebration of Independent Higher EducationA Celebration of Independent Higher Education160Spouses and Partners<p>Join colleagues and friends for a special celebration of independent higher education that will include opportunities to connect with one another, celebrate the many contributions of the sector, and honor a leading educator and several friends of independent higher education. San Francisco’s Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA) is home to over 33,000 works of painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, design, and media arts. The collection is displayed in 170,000 square feet of exhibition space, making the museum one of the largest in the world for modern and contemporary art. During the celebration guests will have the opportunity to tour one of the museum’s permanent exhibitions. Dinner and drinks will be served.<br><br>SFMoMA is approximately a 15-minute walk from the hotel for those who prefer to walk. Transportation will be provided beginning at 6:15 p.m. from the hotel with return trips ending at 8:45 p.m. from the museum. <br> <br><em>Please note: A ticket for A Celebration of Independent Higher Education is included in Institute registration, but an advance reservation is required. Celebration dinner tickets for adult guests 21 years and older and unregistered spouses and partners may be purchased at the time of registration.</em><br></p>
Welcome and Keynote Address: The Presidential Challenge: Race, History, and the Urgency of Action NowWelcome and Keynote Address: The Presidential Challenge: Race, History, and the Urgency of Action Now4Eddie R. ColePlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<h3>THE PRESIDENTIAL CHALLENGE: RACE, HISTORY, AND THE URGENCY OF ACTION NOW</h3><p><br>In this keynote address, <strong><em>Eddie R. Cole</em></strong> will share the remarkable history of how college presidents helped shape the struggle for racial equality. College presidents have had tremendous power to usher racial change on their own campuses and in their broader communities and society at large. Their actions and words, as well as their inactions and silence, on issues of race drew plaudits and criticism from boards, faculty, students, alumni, and political leaders. For many presidents, these were among the most defining and difficult moral decisions of their careers. Cole will offer crucial historical perspectives for current college presidents who often must urgently act, not merely stay ahead of the evening news, but respond to incidents that go viral in minutes. He will demonstrate how true presidential knowledge is not just in the institution’s history, but it must also be the social history or people’s history of a campus. This can make a crucial difference in navigating current racial issues and other struggles. Join us for this opportunity for inspiration and discernment, as we reflect on how lessons from presidential leaders of the past can inform the future of independent higher education.<br></p>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidential Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting165
Presidential Spouses and Partners Task Force MeetingPresidential Spouses and Partners Task Force Meeting140
Plenary Session: Anticipating Workforce NeedsPlenary Session: Anticipating Workforce Needs157Katie Ferrick; Cinthia Lopez; Van Ton-QuinlivanPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<div><em></em>What will make a student employable in five years, ten years, or 20 years from now? A panel of Silicon Valley and Bay Area corporate leaders will lead an engaging discussion of workforce needs in the rapidly evolving high-tech, high-innovation economy. What are the corporate giants looking for when hiring new grads? What role do degrees, certificates, and other credentials play in hiring decisions? Is there still a role for the liberal arts in the preparation of the workforce of the future? How can tech firms and colleges work together to create an equitable, just, and inclusive workforce? This is a rare opportunity for presidents to hear directly from those who lead and think about workforce development strategies.<br></div>
Research Round Robin and Networking BreakResearch Round Robin and Networking Break189Selected research findings will be presented during an extended refreshment and networking break.
Networking Reception for Presidential Spouses and PartnersNetworking Reception for Presidential Spouses and Partners190Spouses and Partners
CIC Annual Business MeetingCIC Annual Business Meeting26CIC encourages all member presidents to participate in the Annual Business Meeting. Breakfast will be provided.
Closing Plenary Session: The Policy Agenda for Independent Higher EducationClosing Plenary Session: The Policy Agenda for Independent Higher Education27Barbara K. MistickPlenary Session;Spouses and PartnersThis year has been another active period for politics and higher education. The Biden administration is making its mark with proposed changes to Title IX, significant increases to the Pell Grant, a plethora of pending changes to student aid rules, new accountability proposals for colleges, and defenses to affirmative action challenges. State government incursions into matters such as tenure, academic freedom, and curriculum continue to influence national politics ahead of mid-term elections. The leader of the national association that advocates for federal policy affecting independent higher education will discuss the implications for the sector and the impact presidents and other higher education leaders can have on policy and legislative agendas.
Designing the Future: A Guide for Presidential LeadershipDesigning the Future: A Guide for Presidential Leadership152Dawan StanfordPlenary Session;Spouses and Partners<p><em>Lunch will be provided.</em><br><br>A highlight of the Institute, this event will give participants an opportunity to explore how design thinking might help their institutions adapt to their most vexing challenges. Design thinking is the discipline of finding problems worth solving and creating viable new offerings in response. Design thinking offers higher education leaders novel ways of asking pertinent questions, solving human problems, and creating viable new offerings. <strong><em>Dawan Stanford</em></strong> and his team of experts from <strong>Fluid Hive</strong> are experienced in applying the principles of design thinking to opportunities and challenges in higher education. They will guide presidents in identifying the questions most relevant to their campus communities and enterprise environments, whether they involve new business models, paths to equitable education, better ways of navigating digital transformation, or supporting democracy and citizenship. They will then help participants frame, explore, generate, prototype, and cultivate answers. A concurrent track will be provided for heads of sponsoring organizations, affiliated associations, and state councils. Presidents and supporters will not only take away a better and more nuanced understanding of the most important issues they face as leaders, but they will also take home an analytical process that can inspire meaningful solutions to whatever future challenges they face.<br><br>Want to know more? <a href="https://fluidhive.com/a-short-introduction-to-design-thinking-with-dawan-stanford-dt101-e32/" target="_blank">Listen to Dawan’s podcast.</a><br></p>
Presidential Forum on Campus Free ExpressionPresidential Forum on Campus Free Expression196Beck A. Taylor; Matthew P. vandenBerg; Lori S. White; Marjorie HassPlenary Session<p>​A panel of distinguished presidents of independent colleges and universities will lead a discussion about one of the most challenging issues of our time: free expression on campus. Should campuses allow all forms of expression? How do we balance expression with institutional missions and norms? What are the policies, how are they expressed, and who sets them? How do presidents navigate expression issues with boards, the media, alumni, and other stakeholders? Presidential perspectives on issues of academic freedom and free speech will be featured in a wide-ranging conversation 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, with particular attention to the president’s role.</p>
NetVUE ReceptionNetVUE Reception197<h3>Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE) Reception</h3><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>David S. Cunningham</em></strong>, Director of NetVUE, CIC<br><strong><em>Matt Trainum</em></strong>, Vice President for Networks and Strategic Partnerships, CIC</blockquote>
Apple Site VisitApple Site Visit198Representatives from Apple Education will lead an introductory conversation about leveraging technology as a tool for improving equity, affordability, and career readiness on campus. Participants will travel by bus to the Apple Park Visitors Center in Cupertino, an architectural expansion of the company’s private campus. During a building tour and experiential Today at Apple learning session, participants will see Apple technology in action and can network with representatives from Apple Education.<br> <blockquote> <strong> <em>Paul D’Ascoli</em></strong>, Market Segment Executive, Higher Education, Apple Education<br><strong><em>Matt Feeman</em></strong>, National Manager, Education, Apple Education<br></blockquote><blockquote> <em>Transportation to and from the site is provided, along with boxed lunches.</em><br><em>Fee: $75 per person</em></blockquote>
Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures Site VisitGlobal Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures Site Visit199<p>​Global Silicon Valley (GSV) Ventures is a venture fund investing in education and workforce skills technologies that are disrupting the $7 trillion education sector. They identify, advise, invest in, and accelerate the fastest growing, most dynamic companies in the world. Some investments include Coursera, Turnitin, Guild, MasterClass, Outlier.org, and more. The annual ASU+GSV Summit, now in its 14th year, celebrates innovations and innovators across the global “preK to Gray” learning and talent landscape and attracts over 5,500 live and 10,000 virtual attendees. This site visit will provide an overview of GSV Ventures investment strategy and insights into their view of the future of higher education.<br> </p><blockquote> <em>Transportation to the site is provided. Lunch and return transportation are on your own.</em><br><em>Fee: $50 per person</em><br></blockquote>
Preparing and Serving Meals for the HomelessPreparing and Serving Meals for the Homeless200<p>​<a href="https://www.glide.org/" target="_blank">GLIDE</a> is a nationally recognized center for social justice, serving the Tenderloin and San Francisco since 1963. GLIDE is dedicated to fighting systemic injustices, creating pathways out of poverty and crisis, and transforming lives and their mission is to create a radically inclusive, just, and loving community mobilized to alleviate suffering and break the cycles of poverty and marginalization. GLIDE’s Daily Free Meals program serves a diverse cross-section of homeless and insecurely housed individuals and families as well as low-income working people, and senior citizens and differently abled folks on small, fixed incomes.<br><br>Presidents Institute participants will have the opportunity to partner with GLIDE to help those in need. Serving a meal in the Daily Free Meals Program can be a transformative experience. The shift starts with clamshell prep at 10:30 a.m. and lunch is served to the community from noon to 1:00 p.m. Volunteers will assist with everything from plating food and sanitizing the workspace, to handing out boxed meals, silverware, and drinks. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and make some beautiful human connections! Volunteers will gather in the Hilton hotel lobby by 10:15 a.m. and leave for GLIDE’s office, which is a 2-minute walk away.</p>
Providing Support and Encouragement for the ElderlyProviding Support and Encouragement for the Elderly201<p>​<a href="http://littlebrotherssf.org/" target="_blank">Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly (LBFE)</a> is a national, nonprofit organization with locations across the United States, committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. LBFE was founded by Armand Marquiset, whose humanitarian work of preparing meals for the homeless was inspired by experience in his native France after World War II. LBFE serves people who are over 65 years of age or disabled through outreach, advocacy, and companionship and offers the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.<br><br>Presidents Institute participants can create and decorate homemade greeting cards or use store-bought cards to mail to older adults to brighten their day. These cards are sent out monthly as well as for major holidays. Cards can be decorated however you like, but LBFE asks volunteers to avoid religious themes and messages. They also ask volunteers to avoid mention of family and friends, as many older adults are without those in their lives. LBFE encourages volunteers to bring their own greeting cards if feasible; if not, LBFE will provide them.<br><br>This activity will be held in a meeting room at the Hilton hotel and will begin with a brief volunteer orientation with LBFE staff followed by preparing cards for those in need during the actual activity. With the cards made by the volunteers, the LBFE staff will be able to mail them out to their older adults, as well as include them in care packages.</p>
CIC Board of Directors MeetingCIC Board of Directors Meeting203
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups204<h3>​Lutheran Educational Conference of North America </h3><blockquote>Convener: <strong><em>William J. Craft</em></strong>, President, Concordia College (MN)</blockquote>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable Discussions205Spouses and PartnersSeveral roundtables will be designated in the breakfast area for informal conversation with other spouses and partners who share common interests or situations. Participants are welcome to move from table to table as they wish. Discussion topics include the following:<br><ul><li>Balancing an Outside Job with the Role of Spouse/Partner</li><li>Caring for Elderly Parents/Surviving the Sandwich Generation</li><li>Living and Working in a Small Town</li><li>Presidential Parenting: Children Living at Home</li></ul>
Presidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable DiscussionsPresidential Spouses and Partners Program Roundtable Discussions206Spouses and PartnersSeveral roundtables will be designated in the breakfast area for informal conversation with other spouses and partners who share common interests or situations. Participants are welcome to move from table to table as they wish. Discussion topics include the following:<br><ul><li>For Men Only</li><li>How to Stay Fresh in the Role After 5 or More Years</li><li>Long Distance Spouse/Partnering</li><li>Spouses and Partners with 1-4 Years in the Role </li><li>Reunion for spouses and partners of new presidents, class of 2022</li></ul>
Meetings of Affinity GroupsMeetings of Affinity Groups208<h3>American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search Board of Directors Meeting           </h3><blockquote>Conveners:<br><strong><em>Shawn M. Hartman</em></strong>, Chief Operating Officer, Academic Search<br><strong><em>L. Jay Lemons</em></strong>, President, Academic Search</blockquote>