New Presidents Program

(Sponsored by Ellucian)

Friday, January 3, 8:30 a.m.–8:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 4, 7:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m.

Immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, CIC offers a program for recently appointed college and university presidents, typically in their first or second year. A program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently. The programs are led by experienced presidents and presidential spouses and afford opportunities to meet and share ideas with others who are new to the presidency and to the role of presidential spouse. Please pre-register for this program using the online registration form.

Download the program brochure.
 

Friday, January 3

8:00–11:30 a.m.
New Presidents Program Registration
 
8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Computer Kiosks
(Sponsored by The Learning House, Inc.)
Computer stations are available for participants to check email.

Program for New Presidents

8:30–9:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:15–9:25 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Mary Pat Seurkamp, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University

9:25–10:35 a.m.
Making Connections
L. Jay Lemons, President, Susquehanna University

10:45–11:45 a.m.
The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership
Thomas L. Hellie, President, Linfield College

1:45–3:00 p.m.
Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President
F. Robert Huth, Jr., Vice President for Business and Chief Financial Officer, Stetson University
Wendy B. Libby, President, Stetson University

3:00–4:00 p.m.
Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them in the Door
Roger N. Casey, President, McDaniel College
Sharon D. Herzberger, President, Whittier College
 
4:00–4:15 p.m.
Refreshment Break

4:15–5:15 p.m.
The Strategic and Entrepreneurial President—What Does This Mean?
Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University

5:15–5:45 p.m.
Small Group Discussions with Presidential Facilitators


Program for New Presidential Spouses and Partners

8:30–9:15 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

9:15–9:20 a.m.
Welcome
Katherine M. Whatley, Vice President for Annual Programs, CIC
 
9:20–10:30 a.m.
Introductions: Making Connections
J. Laird Hanson, Presidential Spouse, Hamline University
Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
 
10:45–11:45 a.m.
Varied Roles of the Presidential Spouse or Partner: Different Paths to Success
J. Laird Hanson
Lynne C. Joyce

2:00–5:00 p.m.
Group Discussions: Current Issues and Challenges for Presidential Spouses and Partners
Discussion topics will be determined with input from participants.
J. Laird Hanson
Lynne C. Joyce

3:15–3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break


Joint Sessions for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

Noon–1:30 p.m.
Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners
Welcome: Scott D. Miller, President, Bethany College (WV), and Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee
Speaker: Jennifer L. Braaten, President, Ferrum College

6:30–8:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners
Hosts: Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path College, and Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC
 

Saturday, January 4

Program for New Presidents

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast for New Presidents
 
8:00–9:45 a.m.
Working with the Board: Basics and Beyond
Thomas F. Flynn, President, Alvernia University
Linda N. Hanson, President, Hamline University
Moderator: Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College
 
12:30–1:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Questions
Mary Pat Seurkamp


Program for New Presidential Spouses and Partners

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast for New Presidential Spouses and Partners

8:00–9:45 a.m.
Finding Your Niche on Campus and in the Community
Lynne C. Joyce

12:30–1:15 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Questions
J. Laird Hanson
Lynne C. Joyce


Joint Sessions for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

9:45–10:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break

10:00–11:30 a.m.
The President and Institutional Advancement—What’s the Goal?
David C. Joyce, President, Brevard College
Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College

11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
You Got the Job, Now What?
William T. Luckey, Jr., President, Lindsey Wilson College

12:15–12:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Please pick up a boxed lunch and proceed to a session.