Additional Program Features

The Presidents Institute offers a range of additional program features.

Breakfast Roundtable Discussions
Tuesday, January 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
(Sponsored by The Learning House, Inc.)

American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC)
The ACUPCC is helping more than 700 colleges and universities transform the ways they address climate change both locally and globally through direct campus action and the curriculum. Building on this success, the Presidents’ Steering Committee recently announced expanded and diversified ways for campuses to participate.
Richard J. Cook, Chair, Board of Directors, Second Nature, and President Emeritus, Allegheny College
Beyond the Presidential Honeymoon: Defining Your Agenda
By the end of the second year, a president has secured the leadership team and identified the real movers and shakers of campus politics. Expectations are rising for the president to shape a leadership agenda and move the institution forward. Table discussion will address such questions as: What should I be doing now? What expectations should I have of myself? Can I get there from here?
Sherilyn R. Emberton, President, Huntington University
Developing Interfaith Cooperation on Campus
An increasing number of colleges and universities are considering how to respond to the expanding religious diversity on campus and the continuing prominence of religious tensions in American politics and global affairs. Conveners will share practical strategies for connecting interfaith cooperation with the college’s mission and strategy. Presidents who are new to or seasoned in interfaith initiatives are invited to participate in the discussion.
Eboo Patel, Founder and President, Interfaith Youth Core
Brendan Randall, Director of Campus Engagement, Interfaith Youth Core
Finding Interim Candidates for Senior Leadership Positions
The use of outside interim senior administrators has become more common as a foundation for the transformation of colleges and universities. Discussions will address how presidents can use interims, not as placeholders but as agents of change responsible for the achievement of specific strategic objectives.
Bryan E. Carlson, President, Registry for College and University Presidents
Carl J. Strikwerda, President, Elizabethtown College
Three Enrollment Trends You Should Pay Attention to—and Three You Can Ignore
In a rapidly changing enrollment management environment the ability to separate the major trends from the noise is critical to presidential leadership and the institution’s success. Participants will discuss how to increase the yield of students they most desire on campus, the keys to recruiting underrepresented students, and the two most important influencers in students’ lives, as well as the myth of student interest areas. Discussions also will explore the good, the bad, and the ugly of social media and what to do about students who ignore efforts to engage them.
Christopher Marett, President, Royall & Company
Yes We Must Coalition: College Success for All
Independent colleges strive to increase the degree attainment of students from low-income backgrounds. Discussions will examine how the Yes We Must Coalition is supporting independent institutions that enroll 50 percent or more Pell-eligible undergraduates to increase graduation rates and to advocate for low-income students and the institutions that serve them.
Gloria Nemerowicz, Founder and President, Yes We Must Coalition, and former President, Pine Manor College

Wednesday, January 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
(Sponsored by Registry for College and University Presidents)

Communicating Effectively with Inside Higher Ed
An editor of Inside Higher Ed will discuss how the online publication determines which issues to cover, the best ways to reach reporters, news items of interest from small and mid-sized colleges and universities, and story ideas from campus leaders.
Scott Jaschik, Editor and Co-Founder, Inside Higher Ed
Is Computer Science a Liberal Art?
The discipline of computing has developed rapidly since the early 1950s and now includes many sub-disciplines, ranging from the most theoretical, computer science, to the most applied, information systems and technology. Should computer science—not engineering or technology—be part of the liberal arts general education curriculum? Presidents will discuss pros and cons of including computational thinking across the curriculum as well as stand-alone computing fundamentals courses.
Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera, President, Keuka College
Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
NetVUE is a nationwide network of more than 190 colleges and universities administered by CIC with generous support from Lilly Endowment Inc. to foster the intellectual and theological exploration of vocation among college students. Learn about CIC’s network and discuss the benefits of participation in NetVUE programs and services.
Shirley J. Roels, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC
Proposed Rules for Overtime Pay
Proposed federal regulations for overtime pay have the potential to affect many campus employees. What do presidents need to know about reviewing campus employee positions and estimating the effects of these proposed rules on future budgets?
Jim Newberry, Attorney and Member, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
The President and the Provost: A Strategic Partnership
A detailed profile of the successful president-provost partnership emerged from interviews with more than 100 presidents and provosts over a three-year period. Presenters will discuss wise approaches for presidents to define and develop the portfolio of primary responsibilities for their chief academic officer.
James L. Martin, Professor of English and former Provost, Mount Ida College, and co-author of The Provost’s Handbook: The Role of the Chief Academic Officer
Helen J. Streubert, President, College of Saint Elizabeth, and former Vice President for Academic Affairs, Our Lady of the Lake University (TX)
Understanding Board Culture
A new initiative aims to provide presidents and governing boards with a research-based understanding of the board’s culture and how that culture affects governance. Presenters will describe the project and instrument used and offer an opportunity to participate in the pilot phase of the project.
Peter D. Eckel, Senior Fellow and Director of Leadership Programs, Alliance for Higher Education and Democracy, University of Pennsylvania
Cathy A. Trower, President, Trower & Trower, Inc.

Other Events

Monday, January 4, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Welcoming Dinner
(Cosponsored by Johnson, Grossnickle and Associates and Savant Learning Systems)

Following the keynote address, a combination reception and buffet dinner will provide an inviting setting to greet old friends and meet new ones.
Tuesday, January 5, 5:00–6:30 p.m.
All-Institute Reception
This is an opportunity—between afternoon workshops and excursions and dinner—to connect informally with colleagues. All Institute participants are welcome.

Wednesday, January 6, 6:00–7:00 p.m.
Awards Reception*
(Cosponsored by National Management Resources Corporation and Yaffe & Company, Inc.)

Wednesday, January 6, 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Awards Banquet*
(Sponsored by Sodexo)

CIC will honor leading educators and friends of private higher education at the annual Awards Reception and Banquet.
Award for Philanthropy (Individual)
O. Jay and Patricia Tomson

Award for Philanthropy (Organization)
The Corella and Bertram F. Bonner Foundation

Allen P. Splete Award for Outstanding Service
(Sponsored by Jenzabar)
W. Robert Connor

*Please note: Presidents may invite special guests—such as trustees, donors, alumni, or other friends—to the Awards Reception and Banquet. Banquet charges for presidents and presidential spouses and partners who register for the Presidents Institute are included in the Institute registration fee. Separate charges for the Banquet are incurred only for Banquet guests. The cost is $150 per guest, with a maximum of four guests.

Thursday, January 7, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
CIC Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting is open to all CIC member presidents. Breakfast is provided for all participants.
Chair’s Report and Remarks
President’s Report and Remarks
Nominations Committee Report
Treasurer’s Report
Secretary and Membership Committee Report
Special Reports:
CIC’s Project on the Future of Independent Higher Education Update
Chris Kimball, Chair, CIC Board of Directors, and President, California Lutheran University

Report on Programmatic Priorities for CIC State Fund Members
A. Hope Williams, Member, CIC Board of Directors, and President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities

Federal Legislative and Regulatory Update
David L. Warren, President, National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Presidents will have the opportunity to schedule individual appointments with selected experts. Sign-up lists will be provided 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, Austen Group, a Division of Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Financial and Retirement Planning for Presidents, Spouses, and Partners
TIAA-CREF Wealth Management Advisors
Interim Executive Placement
Bryan E. Carlson, President, Registry for College and University Presidents
Leadership Issues
Susan Resneck Pierce, President Emerita, University of Puget Sound

Presidential Compensation and Benefits
Frank A. Casagrande, President, Casagrande Consulting
Alexander C. Yaffe, President and CEO, Yaffe & Company, Inc.
Presidential Contracts
Raymond D. Cotton, Partner, Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC

Meetings of Affiliated Groups and Other Organizations
Monday, January 4, 7:30–11:00 a.m.
Association of Colleges of Sisters of St. Joseph Board of Directors
Convener: Ann McElaney-Johnson, President, Mount Saint Mary’s University
Monday, January 4, 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Council of Colleges and Universities of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Convener: Kenneth R. Garren, President, Lynchburg College

Tuesday, January 5, 7:15–8:15 a.m.
Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities
Convener: Michael Galligan-Stierle, President
Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
Convener: Shirley V. Hoogstra, President
Lutheran Educational Conference of North America Board of Directors
Convener: Paul C. Pribbenow, President, Augsburg College
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Conveners: Jim Carr, President, NAIA, and John C. Reynders, President, Morningside College
New American Colleges and Universities
Convener: Thomas A. Kazee, President, University of Evansville
Nonmember Presidents and Member 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
Conveners: Jan R. Liss, Executive Director, and Lyle D. Roelofs, President, Berea College

Tuesday, January 5, 1:00–2:00 p.m.
Executive Officers of CIC State Fund Members
Convener: A. Hope Williams, President, North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Women’s College Coalition Board of Directors and Luncheon
Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

Tuesday, January 5, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Lower Cost Models for Independent Colleges
(by invitation only)
Convener: Michael B. Alexander, President, Lasell College

Tuesday, January 5, 3:00–5:00 p.m.
Presidents of American Baptist Church Colleges and Universities
Conveners: Mark Benedetto, President, University of Sioux Falls, and Peter H. Armacost, President Emeritus, Forman Christian College (Pakistan)

Tuesday, January 5, 4:00–5:00 p.m.
Reception for Network for Vocation in Undergraduate Education (NetVUE)
Conveners: Harold V. Hartley III, Senior Vice President, CIC, and Shirley J. Roels, Senior Advisor and Director of NetVUE, CIC

Tuesday, January 5, 6:30 p.m.
Kansas Independent College Association and Fund Dinner
Convener: Matthew E. Lindsey, President

Women's College Coalition Dinner
Convener: Michele Ozumba, President

Wednesday, January 6, 7:15–8:15 a.m.

Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities
Convener: Gary S. Cox, President
Online Consortium of Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: Adam Samhouri, Director of Operations, New Ventures of Regis University
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
Presidents of Very Small Colleges and Universities (Under 600 FTE)
Convener: Susan E. Henking, President, Shimer College
Presidential Vocation and Institutional Mission Program Past Participants
Convener: Frederik Ohles, President, Nebraska Wesleyan University, and Senior Advisor, CIC
Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: Rolf Wegenke, President

Wednesday, January 6, 1:00–2:00 p.m.

Associated Colleges of Illinois
Convener: Mick Weltman, Executive Director
Independent Colleges of Indiana
Convener: Richard L. Ludwick, President and CEO
National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church
Convener: Melanie B. Overton, Assistant General Secretary, Division of Higher Education, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities
Convener: A. Hope Williams, President

Wednesday, January 6, 2:30–5:00 p.m.

Council for Christian Colleges & Universities Membership Task Force
(by invitation only)
Convener: Shirley V. Hoogstra, President

Wednesday, January 6, 4:00–5:00 p.m.

Association of Presbyterian Colleges and Universities
Convener: Jeffrey E. Arnold, Executive Director

Thursday, January 7, Noon–8:00 p.m.
American Academic Leadership Institute and Academic Search, Inc. Boards of Directors
Convener: Thomas R. Kepple, Jr., President

Thursday, January 7, 2:00 p.m.–Saturday, January 9, noon
Adventist Association of Colleges and Universities
Convener: Gordon Bietz, President, Southern Adventist University