Additional Features

The Presidents Institute offers a range of additional program features.
 

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions

Sunday, January 5,
7:15–8:15 a.m.
 
Cost, Value, and Prestige: Will Families Continue to Pay the Price of College?
Discuss findings from a recent national survey of more than 2,000 parents engaged in their children’s college searches. Ask questions about the mindset of parents and their concerns about costs, financing, and other important factors considered during the college selection process.
 
Pamela Kiecker Royall, Head of Research, Royall & Company
 
Endowment Management Best Practices
Talk with two TIAA-CREF endowment specialists about endowment fundraising, working with the trustee investment committee, and the pros and cons of partnering with endowment management consultants versus fully outsourced solutions.
 
Kevin J. O’Leary, Managing Director, Individual Advisory Services and Trust Company, Fiduciary Services Business, TIAA-CREF
Douglas A. Rothermich, Vice President, Wealth Planning Strategies, TIAA-CREF

Lessons from Thriving Colleges: An Update
Findings of a long-term research project reported in a new book, Surviving to Thriving: A Planning Framework for Leaders of Private Colleges and Universities, suggest that thriving colleges balance strategic issues including courageous and collaborative leadership, student learning and success, and transformative environments. Participants will discuss lessons learned about creating and sustaining momentum toward specific institutional goals.

Tiffany McKillip Franks, President, Averett University
Thomas J. Gavic, President, Credo
Joretta S. Nelson, Vice President/Owner, Credo

Meet an Associated Press Higher Education Reporter
A journalist with the world’s oldest and largest newsgathering organization, The Associated Press (AP), will respond to story ideas from presidents about campus trends and news of interest and will discuss how he determines which higher education stories to cover. He also will answer questions about the AP and the latest technological changes to its news, video, and photography content distribution.

Alan Scher Zagier, National Higher Education Reporter, The Associated Press

Say Yes to Education: Pushing for High School and College Completion
Learn about a national, nonprofit organization that helps students in low-income, predominantly minority school districts apply to and prepare for college, pay for it, and graduate. The organization also has partnered with more than 50 private colleges and universities to arrange tuition assistance for its neediest students through the Say Yes Higher Education Compact.

Jacques Steinberg, Senior Vice President, Higher Education and Communications, Say Yes to Education
 

Monday, January 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
High School Students’ Perception of Financial Aid
Discuss results of the 2014 Rising Seniors’ Perceptions of Financial Aid Survey, based on responses from approximately 15,000 rising high school seniors. Ask questions about students’ views about college costs, financial aid, eligibility for scholarships, and the role of parents in the decision-making process.

Raquel Bermejo, Director of Research and Reporting, Enrollment Management, RuffaloCODY

Holy Alliances: Partnerships with Theological Seminaries
Economic and missional considerations are giving rise to new partnerships between independent colleges and schools of theology. Discuss with colleagues the possibilities and potential challenges of alliances with seminaries.

Chris Kimball, President, California Lutheran University

Leadership Development: Programs for Preparing Talented Administrators
In partnership with the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI), CIC offers several 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 and discuss strategies for leadership development.

Laurie M. Joyner, President, Wittenberg University
Thomas R. Kepple, Jr., President, American Academic Leadership Institute, and President Emeritus, Juniata College
 
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 discuss the benefits of NetVUE programs and services.

Shirley J. Roels, Senior Advisor, NetVUE, CIC

What College Trustees Need to Know
The authors of What College Trustees Need To Know will discuss strategies that presidents can employ to get the best help and advice from their trustees. Discussion topics include how to help the board understand the fundamentals of college management as distinct from other managerial worlds.

Bryan E. Carlson, President, Registry for College and University Presidents
George J. Matthews, Chancellor, Registry for College and University Presidents
Norman R. Smith, President, Dowling College
 
Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All
Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discuss how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions with a high percentage of low-income students, thereby contributing to national goals.
 
Gloria Nemerowicz, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition, and Former President, Pine Manor College
 

Individual Consultations
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. (Tom) Ingram, Senior Advisor for President-Board Relations, CIC and Former President, Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
 
CIC Key Indicators Tool and Financial Indicators Tool Benchmarking Reports
Michael Williams, President, The Austen Group
 
Endowment Management
Michael Collins, Director, Endowment and Foundation Services, TIAA-CREF Trust Company
 
Executive Counseling and Strategic Thinking
Ann J. Duffield, Founding Principal, Ann Duffield and Colleagues LLC
Lorna Duphiney Edmundson, Senior Consultant, Ann Duffield and Colleagues LLC

Interim Executive Placement
Bryan E. Carlson, President, Registry for College and University Presidents

Presidential Compensation and Benefits
Frank A. Casagrande, President, Casagrande Consulting
 
Presidential Contracts and Compensation
Raymond D. Cotton, Partner, Mintz Levin Law Firm
 
Retirement Planning and Wealth Management
TIAA-CREF Counselors


Additional Associated Group Meetings

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


Sunday, January 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m.

New American Colleges and Universities
Convener: Mark A. Heckler, President, Valparaiso University

Nonmember Presidents and Presidents Attending the Institute for the First Time
Convener: Chris Kimball, President, California Lutheran University, and Chair, CIC Board of Directors
 
Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges
Convener: Gordon R. Brollier, President
 
Project Pericles Presidents
Co-Conveners: Bobby Fong, President, Ursinus College, and Jan R. Liss, Executive Director
 
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: Rolf Wegenke, President


Sunday, January 5, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
 
Presidential Focus Group—Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education
(By invitation only)
Convener: Judith T. Phair, Senior Advisor, Public Relations, CIC
 
Foundation for Independent Higher Education State Executives Lunch
Convener: A. Hope Williams, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Lunch and Board Meeting for Women’s College Coalition
Convener: Marilyn Hammond, Interim President


Sunday, January 5, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Presidential Charrette: Developing Strategies to Make the Case for the Power of Liberal Arts Education
(By invitation only)
Co-conveners: Alison Byerly, President, Lafayette College, and S. Georgia Nugent, Senior Fellow, CIC, and President Emerita, Kenyon College


Sunday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Annual Members Meeting for Women’s College Coalition
Convener: Marilyn Hammond, Interim President
 
Dinner for Kansas Independent College Association and Fund
Convener: Matthew E. Lindsey, President


Monday, January 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m.

Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Convener: Margaret Carney, OSF, President, St. Bonaventure University

Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Pennsylvania
Convener: Don L. Francis, President

Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Convener: Gary S. Cox, President

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Convener: James Barnes III, President, Bethel University (MN)

Lutheran Educational Conference of North America
Convener: William E. Hamm, President
 
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Co-Conveners: Ted Brown, President, Martin Methodist College, and Jim Carr, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
 
Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants
Co-Conveners: B. David Rowe, President, Centenary College of Louisiana, and Jodi Rowe, Presidential Spouse, Centenary College of Louisiana
 
Presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Convener: Billy C. Hawkins, President, Talladega College
 
Presidents of International Colleges and Universities
Convener: David G. Horner, President, American College of Greece
 

Monday, January 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Presidential Focus Group—Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education
(By invitation only)
Convener: Judith T. Phair, Senior Advisor, Public Relations, CIC

Independent Colleges of Indiana
Convener: Richard L. Ludwick, President and CEO
 
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: A. Hope Williams, President


Monday, January 6, 2:00–3:30 p.m.

Presidential Focus Group: President Obama’s Plan for Value and Affordability
(By invitation only)
Convener: Molly Corbett Broad, President, American Council on Education
 

Tuesday, January 7, Noon–8:30 p.m.

CIC Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Seminar
Convener: William V. Frame, Senior Advisor, Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program, CIC


Tuesday, January 7, Noon–5:00 p.m.
 
Antioch University Leadership Council
Convener: Felice Nudelman, Chancellor, Antioch University


Wednesday, January 8, 7:30 a.m.–Noon
 
CIC Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Seminar
Convener: William V. Frame, Senior Advisor, Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program, CIC


Wednesday, January 8, 8:00 a.m.–Noon

Antioch University Leadership Council
Convener: Felice Nudelman, Chancellor, Antioch University


Other Events

Saturday, January 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Welcoming Dinner
(Cosponsored by Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and AGB Search)

Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner provides an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.
 

Saturday, January 4, 8:15–9:00 p.m.
Reception for Sponsors

All sponsors of the Presidents Institute are welcome.
Host: CIC Board of Directors
 

Sunday, January 5, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
All-Institute Reception
(Cosponsored by Gonser Gerber LLP and Yaffe & Company, Inc.)

This is an opportunity—between afternoon excursions and workshops and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. Presidents, spouses, guests, sponsors, and all other Institute participants are welcome.


Monday, January 6, 6:00–9:00 p.m.
Awards Reception and Banquet*
(Reception sponsored by National Management Resources Corporation)
(Banquet sponsored by Sodexo)

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
(Sponsored by Jenzabar)
Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson

CIC Award for Philanthropy
Joan and Macon Brock

Special Award for Leadership Development
Ann Die Hasselmo
*Please note that the Awards Reception and Banquet are included with Presidents Institute registration. Participants who would like to include special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, or other friends—are asked to inquire at the CIC Registration Desk about the purchase of tickets.


Tuesday, 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
Nominations Committee Report
Treasurer’s Report
Membership Report
Special Reports:
Update on CIC’s “Securing America’s Future: The Power of Liberal Arts Education” Campaign
S. Georgia Nugent, Senior Fellow, CIC, and Former Chair, CIC Board of Directors
 
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update
David L. Warren, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities