Additional Features

The Presidents Institute offers a range of additional program features.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Saturday, January 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
American Honors College Network
American Honors is a community college program for students who seek an honors education that helps them transition successfully to a four-year college or university. Learn how CIC colleges can be part of this new national network of community colleges and four-year transfer institutions to offer students more opportunities and create a more affordable learning experience.
  • David Feingold, Chief Academic Officer Elect, American Honors
Developing Partnerships in China
What opportunities exist for smaller private colleges to establish partnerships, workshops, and student and faculty exchanges in China? What do presidents need to know about these opportunities?
  • William J. Carroll, President, Benedictine University (IL)
Early College Model
The leaders of the Early College Strategy program at Bard College will discuss the possibilities for other institutions to replicate this unique program, which embeds a liberal arts college education within four-year public high schools, allowing students to earn college credits and an associate’s degree as well as a high school diploma, tuition free.
  • Clara Haskell Botstein, Director of Early College Strategy, Bard College
  • Stephen Tremaine, Vice President for Early College Policies and Programs, Bard College
How to Host a Presidential Debate
What is involved in hosting a presidential debate on campus? How does a college or university get selected? What are the costs and what are the benefits? A president who hosted a 2012 Presidential Debate will share insights from his recent experience.
  • Kevin M. Ross, President, Lynn University
Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
NetVUE seeks to deepen the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation by students and faculty and staff members at independent colleges and universities. Learn about CIC’s network and the benefits of NetVUE programs and services.
  • Shirley J. Roels, Senior Advisor, NetVUE, CIC
Opportunity to Develop a New Campus
A new planned community in metropolitan Sacramento, California, includes 223 acres to be donated to an independent college or university (or a consortium of institutions) to establish a new campus within the overall 2,668 acre development. Presidents can discuss this opportunity with the developer of the community and an expert on independent higher education in California.
  • Ron Alvarado, Partner and Chief Administrative Officer, SBM
  • Jonathan A. Brown, President Emeritus, Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Presidential Leadership in Natural Disasters
The presidency presents many challenges but perhaps none more unexpected than leading a college that has experienced a natural disaster. Discuss strategies and tips with a president who has had this unfortunate experience.
  • Richard B. Flynn, President, Springfield College (MA)
Technology Planning Guidance
What is the president’s role in planning and guiding the transformation of education through information technology? Discuss strategies, successes, and challenges in planning and use of technology to meet the demands of today’s students.
  • Mike L. Glubke, Founder, CEO, and President, Dynamic Campus
  • Richard Middaugh, Senior Vice President, Dynamic Campus
  • James Patrick Shea, President, University of Mary
  • Jon C. Strauss, President, Manhattanville College

Sunday, January 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
Communicating Effectively with Inside Higher Ed
An editor of Inside Higher Ed will discuss how the online publication determines which issues to cover, the best ways to reach reporters, news items of interest from small and mid-sized colleges and universities, and story ideas from campus leaders.
  • Doug Lederman, Editor, Inside Higher Ed
Community College Transfer Planning
Built on Bucknell’s successful Community College Transfer Initiative, the Edvance Foundation is developing a new effort to provide academic, financial, and personal counseling toward removal of barriers that can inhibit capable and ambitious students at two-year institutions from completing baccalaureate degrees.
  • Brian C. Mitchell, Director, Edvance Foundation, and Retired President,  Bucknell University
Leadership Development: Programs for Preparing Talented Administrators
In partnership with the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), CIC offers a series of leadership development programs to prepare promising administrators for progressive levels of responsibility—from department chairs, to mid-level administrators, to senior cabinet-level officials, to the next generation of college presidents. Learn about the distinctive design of these programs as well as their effectiveness and affordability.
  • Jeff Abernathy, President, Alma College
  • Ann Die Hasselmo, President, American Academic Leadership Institute and President Emerita, Hendrix College
New Developments in Parent and Student Communication Preferences
Findings from a recent survey of students and parents reveal dramatic changes in the ways they prefer to hear from and communicate with colleges that are recruiting them.
  • Pam Kiecker Royall, Head of Research, Royall & Company
Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program
Learn how this seminar-based program supported by Lilly Endowment Inc. can help presidents—and their spouses or partners—clarify their own sense of personal vocation in relationship to the missions of institutions they lead.
  • William V. Frame, Senior Advisor, CIC and President Emeritus, Augsburg College
Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All
Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Learn how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting these institutions and contributing to national goals.
  • Gloria Nemerowicz, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition and Former President, Pine Manor Collegee

Presidents will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Please sign up at the CIC Registration Desk during the Institute.
Board Relations
Richard T. Ingram, Senior Advisor, President-Board Relations, CIC and Former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Board Relations
Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports
Michael Williams, President, The Austen Group
Executive Counseling and Strategic Thinking
Ann J. Duffield, Founding Principal, Ann Duffield and Colleagues LLC
Individual and Institutional Leadership Issues
Ann Die Hasselmo, President, American Academic Leadership Institute
Interim Executive Placement
George J. Matthews, Chairman and CEO, Registry for College and University Presidents
Presidential Compensation and Benefits
Rian M. Yaffe, Chairman and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.
Presidential Contracts
Raymond D. Cotton, Partner, Mintz Levin Law Firm
Retirement Planning
TIAA-CREF Counselors

Additional Associated Group Meetings

Friday, January 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Convener: Scott D. Miller, President, Bethany College (WV)

Saturday, January 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Convener: Margaret Carney, OSF, President, St. Bonaventure University
Conference for Mercy Higher Education
Convener: Thomas J. Gamble, President, Mercyhurst University
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Convener: Edward O. Blews, Jr., President
Foundation for Independent Higher Education State Executives
Convener: A. Hope Williams, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Nonmember Presidents and Member Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time
Convener: S. Georgia Nugent, President, Kenyon College and Chair, CIC Board of Directors
Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities Presidents’ Focus Group (By invitation only)
Convener: Thomas R. Kennedy, Executive Director, New Ventures of Regis University
Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants
Conveners: B. David Rowe, President, Centenary College of Louisiana
Jodi Rowe, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana
Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors
Convener: Susan E. Lennon, President

Saturday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
Bonner Foundation Presidents
Convener: Robert Hackett, President, The Corella & Bertram F. Bonner Foundation, Inc.
Kansas Independent College Association and Fund
Convener: Matthew Lindsey, President
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
Convener: William E. Hamm, President
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church
Convener: Melanie B. Overton, Assistant General Secretary for Schools, Colleges, and Universities, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church
Women’s College Coalition Annual Meeting
Convener: Susan E. Lennon, President

Sunday, January 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Convener: Ted Brown, President, Martin Methodist College
Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Convener: Haywood L. Strickland, President, Wiley College
Presidents of International Colleges and Universities
Convener: David G. Horner, President, American College of Greece
Project Pericles Presidents Council
Conveners: Richard Guarasci, President, Wagner College, and Jan R. Liss, Executive Director, Project Pericles
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: Rolf Wegenke, President
Women’s College Coalition Members
Convener: Susan E. Lennon, President

Sunday, January 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Convener: Don L. Francis, President
EncoreU Focus Group (By invitation only)
Marc Freedman, CEO and Founder, Civic Ventures/
Judy Goggin, Vice President, Civic Ventures/
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Convener: Richard L. Ludwick, President and CEO
Midwest Alliance for Learning in the Liberal Arts
Convener: Jeff Abernathy, President, Alma College
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: A. Hope Williams, President
Sunday, January 6, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Women’s College Coalition Annual Meeting
Convener: Susan E. Lennon, President

Monday, January 7, 1:00–7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, January 8, 8:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
New American Colleges and Universities Board Meeting
Convener: Nancy Hensel, President

Other Events

Friday, January 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Welcoming Reception and Dinner
Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide an inviting setting in which to greet old friends and meet new ones.

Friday, January 4,
8:15–9:00 p.m.
Reception for Sponsors
All sponsors of the Presidents Institute are welcome.
Saturday, January 5, 4:30–5:00 p.m.
Roman Catholic Mass
The service is open to all.
Presiding: Bernard F. O’Connor, OSFS, President, DeSales University
Saturday, January 5, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
All-Institute Reception
Following an afternoon of workshops, excursions, or time on your own, all Institute participants—presidents, spouses, guests, and sponsors—are invited to gather for informal conversation and refreshments.
Sunday, January 6, 7:45–8:15 p.m.
Ecumenical Service of Worship
The service is open to all.
Presiding: Kenneth A. Smith, President, Geneva College
Sunday, January 6, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Awards Reception and Banquet*
CIC will honor leading educators and friends of private higher education at the annual Awards Reception and Banquet.
     Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service: Alexander W. Astin
     Award for Philanthropy (Individual): E. Ronald Salvitti
     Award for Philanthropy (Organization): Coca-Cola Company
*Please note that the Awards Reception and Banquet are open to all registered Presidents Institute participants. Participants who would like to include special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, and other friends—are asked to inquire at the CIC Registration Desk about the purchase of guest tickets.

Monday, January 7, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Annual Business Meeting
CIC’s Annual Business Meeting takes place at the Presidents Institute. Breakfast will be available in the meeting room.
Chair’s Report
President’s Report
Treasurer’s Report
Nominations Committee Chair’s Report
Membership Committee Chair’s Report
Special Reports:
“CIC Public Information Campaign for the Liberal Arts and Liberal Arts Colleges”
S. Georgia Nugent, Chair, CIC Board of Directors and President, Kenyon College

“Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update”
David L. Warren, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities