2016 Presidents Governance Academy

January 3–4, 2016 · Loews Miami Beach Hotel · Miami Beach, Florida

In recent years, the circumstances under which private colleges and universities operate have caused unusual pressures on both presidents and trustees as they seek to balance short-term needs with long-term strategic judgments. The strains on presidents and governing boards sometimes have been severe, often resulting in adverse consequences for the colleges they serve and the president’s tenure. The roots of these problems frequently have been traceable to certain characteristics of a college’s governance system.

To help presidents address more effectively today’s challenges and strengthen the governance of their institutions, CIC is pleased to offer the Presidents Governance Academy. It is a two-day intensive and highly participatory workshop limited to 25 presidents. Richard T. (Tom) Ingram, CIC senior advisor for president-board relations and former president of the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, and Richard J. Cook, president emeritus of Allegheny College, will lead the program. CIC held two offerings of the Academy in 2015. The third Academy will be offered January 3–4, 2016, immediately preceding the 2016 Presidents Institute, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Florida.

Open to experienced CIC member presidents, the Presidents Governance Academy will build on the discussion of governance issues addressed in CIC’s annual New Presidents Program and Presidents Institute sessions. This program will be most valuable for both those who have already participated in CIC’s New Presidents Program and those who are at least a few years into their presidencies but have not taken advantage of that opportunity. The program is less likely to be appropriate for brand-new presidents.