New Presidents Program

Including Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

Saturday, January 3, 8:15 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Sunday, January 4, 7:15 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
 
CIC’s annual New Presidents Program, held immediately prior to the Presidents Institute, provides the “need to know” tools and the counsel that will keep a young presidency on a smooth course. This year’s program includes sessions on financial fundamentals, enrollment and marketing, board relations, advancement, and strategic and innovative presidential leadership among other key topics. The program also provides informal opportunities for discussions about institutional mission, culture, and work-life balance. The presenters are experienced presidents, many of whom are alumni of the program. Ample opportunities also are provided to meet and exchange ideas with others who are new to the office. A program for spouses and partners of recently appointed presidents runs concurrently.

Download the program brochure.
 

Saturday, January 3
 
7:45–11:30 a.m.
New Presidents Program Registration

Sessions for New Presidents

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast for New Presidents
A continental breakfast will be provided to New Presidents Program participants.
 
9:00–9:15 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Mary Pat Seurkamp, Senior Advisor and Director, CIC New Presidents Program, and President Emerita, Notre Dame of Maryland University
 
9:15–10:15 a.m.
Making Connections
L. Jay Lemons, President, Susquehanna University
 
10:15–10:30 a.m.
Break
 
10:30–11:30 a.m.
The Changed Environment for Presidential Leadership: Innovation and Beyond
Paul Hennigan, President, Point Park University
Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California
 
11:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
I Wish I Had Known What I Know Now
Mary-Beth Cooper, President, Springfield College (MA)
Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, President, Mills College
Arvid C. Johnson, President, University of St. Francis (IL)


Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

8:00–9:00 a.m.
Breakfast for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents
Breakfast will be provided to Program for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents participants.
 
9:00–9:15 a.m.
Welcome
Katherine M. Whatley, Vice President for Annual Programs, CIC
 
9:15–10:30 a.m.
Introductions: Making Connections
J. Laird Hanson, Presidential Spouse, Hamline University
Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
 
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Varied Roles of the Presidential Spouse or Partner: Different Paths to Success
J. Laird Hanson and Lynne C. Joyce


Luncheon for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

12:30–1:45 p.m.
Welcome: Scott D. Miller, President, Bethany College (WV), and
Chair, CIC New Presidents Program Advisory Committee
Speaker: Jennifer L. Braaten, President, Ferrum College


Sessions for New Presidents

2:00–3:15 p.m.
Financial Fundamentals and Strategies for the New President
Roger Drake, President, Central Methodist University
 
3:15–3:25 p.m.
Refreshment Break
 
3:25–4:25 p.m.
Enrollment, Marketing, and Today’s Students: Getting Them and Keeping Them
Roger N. Casey, President, McDaniel College
Elizabeth J. Stroble, President, Webster University
 
4:30–5:10 p.m.
Small Group Discussions with Presidential Facilitators


Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

2:00–3:15 p.m.
Small Group Discussions I: Current Issues and Challenges for Presidential Spouses and Partners
 
3:15–3:30 p.m.
Refreshment Break
 
3:30–5:00 p.m.
Small Group Discussions II: Current Issues and Challenges for Presidential Spouses and Partners


Reception and Dinner for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Reception and Dinner
Hosts: Carol A. Leary, President, Bay Path University, and J. Laird Hanson, Presidential Spouse, Hamline University
Remarks: Richard Ekman, President, CIC
 

Sunday, January 4

Sessions for New Presidents

7:00–8:00 a.m.
Breakfast for New Presidents
 
8:00–8:15 a.m.
Break
 
8:15–10:30 a.m.
Working with the Board—Basics and Beyond
Thomas F. Flynn, President, Alvernia University
Linda N. Hanson, President, Hamline University
Wendy B. Libby, President, Stetson University
Moderator: Douglas M. Orr, President Emeritus, Warren Wilson College


Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

7:00–8:15 a.m.
Breakfast for Presidential Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

8:15–10:30 a.m.
Finding Your Niche on Campus and in the Community
Lynne C. Joyce


Joint Sessions for New Presidents and Spouses and Partners

10:30–10:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break
 
10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
The President and Institutional Advancement
David C. Joyce, President, Brevard College
Lynne C. Joyce, Presidential Spouse, Brevard College
Beverly Daniel Tatum, President, Spelman College
Travis Tatum, Presidential Spouse, Spelman College
 
12:15–12:30 p.m.
Break
 
12:30–1:45 p.m.
Luncheon

1:45–2:00 p.m.
Break

2:00–2:45 p.m.
You Got the Job, Now What?
William T. Luckey, Jr., President, Lindsey Wilson College
2:45–2:55 p.m.
Break


Sessions for New Presidents

2:55–3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Questions
Mary Pat Seurkamp


Sessions for Spouses and Partners of New Presidents

2:55–3:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Questions
J. Laird Hanson and Lynne C. Joyce