Meeting the Needs of Independent Colleges: National and Regional, Private and Public Perspectives Share Share this page on Twitter Share this page on Facebook Share this page on LinkedIn Print this page Email this page Page ContentOpen only to CIC Institutional Member presidents and foundation leaders. Registration is required. This meeting provides an occasion for CIC college and university presidents from across the nation to engage in candid conversation with senior foundation officers. In 2014 the Conversation will include six distinct sessions, with generous amounts of time for discussion during each session as well as informal networking opportunities between sessions. In our experience, the presidents of colleges and universities are better equipped to guide both academic affairs and development offices in making thoughtful approaches to foundations when they think about the hard issues well before a particular grant idea surfaces. This annual discussion is CIC's contribution to nurturing those habits of thought at the leadership level.