Program

 
February 6-9, 2022
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Health & Safety Protocols
NAICU is committed to protecting the health and safety of all who participate in our 2022 Annual Meeting taking place in Washington, D.C.  To that end, NAICU will require all attendees and speakers to provide proof of vaccination in order to attend the meeting. More...
 

 

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Sunday, February 6

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Registration

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Noon - 3:00 p.m.

NAICU Medical Office

Noon - 6:00 p.m.

Work Colleges Consortium

CLOSED SESSION FOR CONSORTIUM MEMBERS ONLY

2:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Pre-Conference Summit: Advocating With Purpose 

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OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Annapolis Group Board Meeting

CLOSED MEETING FOR BOARD MEMBERS ONLY

6:00 p.m.

Opening Reception

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Annapolis Group Dinner

CLOSED EVENT OPEN TO GROUP MEMBERS ONLY

 

Monday, February 7

7:00 - 8:30 a.m.

NAICUSE Breakfast Buffet

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUUTIVES AND STAFF MEMBERS

7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Registration

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7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

NAICUSE Executive Committee

CLOSED SESSION FOR COMMITTEE MEMBERS ONLY  

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NAICU Medical Office

8:30 a.m. - Noon

NAICUSE Meeting

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND STAFF MEMBERS

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

Coffee Break

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9:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Pre-Conference Summit: Advocating With Purpose

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OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

 
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Monday Luncheon & Lecture: 

Leading Transformational Change with Graduate and Online Enrollment and Revenue Growth

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

As the graduate and online markets evolve, campuses face new challenges and complexities. How do campuses establish new programs? What are ideal onboarding processes for integrating new technologies? How can ROI from marketing and admissions investments be documented? In this session, RNL will lead a discussion of the latest research, strategies, and technology to power enterprise enrollment growth and shape the student lifecycle.
SPEAKERS:
Susan C. Aldridge, Ph.D., Senior Executive Higher Education Consultant
Scott Jeffe, Vice President, Research (Graduate and Online), RNL
Charles Ramos, Vice President, (Graduate and Online Enrollment Management), RNL

 

 

NAICUSE Luncheon

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVES AND STAFF MEMBERS

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

NAICUSE Staff Meeting

CLOSED SESSION FOR STATE EXECUTIVE STAFF MEMBERS

1:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Coffee Break

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Sponsored by TNG logo
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Convening of the 2022 Annual Meeting & Advocacy Day

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Opening of the 2022 meeting, including welcome messages from the NAICU Board Chair and the NAICU President.
SPEAKERS:
Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D., President, University of Puget Sound (WA), and 2021-22 Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., President, NAICU
2:15 – 3:00 p.m.

The 50-Year Journey to Define a Great Society 

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Since the Great Depression, the United States has debated the appropriate balance between individual freedoms and the desire to protect the common good. No two periods have been centered more on this question than the 1960s and our current times. More than 50 years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson developed the framework and marshalled congressional support for a series of policy changes that became known as the “Great Society.” We are facing equally turbulent times now – economically, socially, culturally, and politically – and all amplified by the pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

How do policymakers, industry leaders, and others now come together with purpose in such a divided nation with so much is at stake? Michael Beschloss, world-renowned historian and expert on LBJ and the Great Society, will sit down with NAICU President Barbara K. Mistick for a one-on-one conversation to discuss this national journey and the lessons that can be learned from the past to ensure we once again overcome the challenges facing our great nation. 
SPEAKERS:
Michael Beschloss, Presidential Historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour Contributor, New York Times Columnist, and #1 Best-Selling Author
Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., President, NAICU
3:45 – 4:30 pm.

Pell Grants: Past Successes, Future Challenges

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Two of our nation’s most highly regarded higher education researchers will explore the effects the Pell Grants have had on higher education as well as the program’s future challenges. 

MODERATOR:
Paulette R. Dillard, Ph.D., President, Shaw University (NC)
PANELISTS:
David H. Feldman, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, College of William & Mary (VA)  
Donald E. Heller, Ed.D., Vice President of Operations and Professor of Education, University of San Francisco (CA) 
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Plenary Session III

A View from a Washington Observer

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Nathan Gonzales offers some of the most detailed electoral forecasting in the business. His analysis of the current political environment is based on personal interviews with nearly all the candidates and includes poll numbers, economic data, historical information, trends, demographics, and interviews. Gonzales has appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press and NBC Nightly News, C-SPAN’s Washington Journal, NPR’s All Things Considered, Fox News Channel, and MSNBC, and has been quoted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. His work has also appeared on FiveThirtyEight.com, NBCLatino.com, and in Campaigns & Elections magazine.
MODERATOR:
Constance "Connie" Ledoux Book, Ph.D., President, Elon University (NC)
SPEAKER;
Nathan L. Gonzales, Editor and Publisher, Inside Elections with Nathan Gonzales, and Elections Analyst, CQ Roll Call. 
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

 


Reception & Dinner: Celebrating 50 Years of the Pell Grant Program 

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

SPEAKERS:
Clay Pell, IV, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard Reserve
Ambassador Susan E. Rice, Daughter of the late Lois Dickson Rice

Suzanne M. Rivera, Ph.D., President, Macalester College (MN)
Michelle Vasquez, Student at Trinity Washington University (DC)
 
9:15 - 9:30 p.m.

Dessert Bar

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Join us for dessert accompanied by the Howard University Jazz Ensemble.
Thank you to our Pell event sponsors:
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Tuesday, February 8

7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Registration

Sponsored by Stevens Strategy Logo

7:30 - 8:30 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES  

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

NAICU Medical Office

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

New Member Breakfast

BY INVITATION

8:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Short Course Sessions 

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

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Structuring Contract Renewals to Encourage Long-Term Retention and Strategic Alignment

Retaining effective leadership has never been more paramount.  Thus, its imperative that the same effort and care that would be applied to a new leadership arrangement also be applied, perhaps ever more so to a current proven incumbent entering a contract renewal process that incorporates the universities' evolving priorities and goals along with it.  In this session, leading executive compensation expert and Pearl Meyer managing director, Alexander Yaffe, will discuss how he worked with Stephen DiSalvo, President, Endicott College, to establish a strong competitive foundation to recognize value, encourage long-term retention, and enhance the contract renewal process.
SPEAKERS:
Steven R.  DiSalvo, Ph.D. President, Endicott College, (MA) 
Alexander C. Yaffe, Managing Director, Pearl Meyer

The 2021 Undergraduate Inquiry Response Project & What It Means for Your Enrollment

If you are concerned about enrollment in 2022, you are not alone. The recipe for total enrollment varies by school, but all involve communicating with prospective students. At this session, we will share data from our inquiry response research that included more than 400 schools from across the country. The research looked at how schools communicate with a student from first inquiry, including navigating a college website, how quickly schools respond, how personalized the response is, and how many channels are used to engage prospects. Most importantly, we will discuss why this matters and all the ingredients necessary for a successful total enrollment strategy.
SPEAKER:
Suzanne Sharp, Ed.D., Executive Director, Enrollment Management, Liaison
Ellucian.com logo Cybersecurity: Stories of Protecting Higher Education (What you don’t know can hurt you!) 
Cybersecurity attacks and ransomware incidents are on the rise in higher education, with the FBI recently warning colleges and universities to take steps to protect one of their most important assets: data. Learn about concrete steps institutions can take to protect their data, including training and awareness, critical business processes, and recovery plans. Consider the president’s role in planning and execution, especially in response to ransomware attacks and security breaches.
SPEAKER:
Josh Sosnin, Vice President & CISO, Ellucian
Women Leading Transformation
Boards recognize that incremental improvement will not overcome the enrollment, technological and workforce trends that are disrupting most independent colleges. Increasingly trustees are turning to leaders with fresh approaches who assess opportunity quickly, build trust authentically and set direction decisively. Join us to learn how these three presidents are facing current challenges head-on while designing new models for independent higher education.
HOST: 
David Rowe, Ph.D.,
Practice Leader for Private Higher Education and Foundations, AGB Consulting
SPEAKER:
Julia Jasken, Ph.D., President, McDaniel College (MD)
L. Song Richardson, J.D., President, Colorado College
Jamel Santa Cruze Wright, Ph.D.President, Eureka College (IL)
 


ADVOCACY DAY

9:00 - 9:45 a.m.

Plenary Session I

A View from the Administration: The Biden Higher Education Agenda 

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

The Biden Administration's highest-ranking policy maker for postsecondary education will provide an overview of the Administration’s priorities.  
MODERATOR:
Reynold Verret, Ph.D., President, Xavier University of Louisiana

SPEAKER:
Hon. James Kvaal, Under Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education 

9:45 - 10:15 a.m.

Presentation of the 2022 Henry Paley Memorial Award

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

PRESENTERS:
Nancy H. Blattner, Ph.D., President, Fontbonne University (MO)
Roger D. Drake, Ed.D., President, Central Methodist University (MO)
HONOREE:
Hon. Roy Blunt (R-MO), Member, U.S, Senate
10:15 - 11:00 a.m.

Advocacy Day Issue Overview and Soapbox Orientation

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

To prepare NAICU members for Advocacy Day visits to Capitol Hill, this session will focus on the key issues college presidents should raise, and how, in their meetings with their legislators.

SPEAKERS:
Sarah A. Flanagan, Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development, NAICU
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

NAICU Board of Directors Meeting

BOARD MEMBERS ONLY

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Advocacy Day Visits to Capitol Hill

1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Hill Visit Debrief Center

Pop-up Sessions

1:15 p.m. - Developments in the Courts
2:00 p.m. - The New Earmarks
3:15 p.m. - Veteran's Education Benefits & Institutional Compliance

5:00 - 6:30 p.m.

Sixth Annual Congressional
Independent Colleges Caucus Reception

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

You are cordially invited to attend a reception for the Congressional Independent Colleges Caucus (CICC).  The Caucus is focused on celebrating the contributions independent colleges and universities make to the educational, intellectual, economic, social and cultural life of our nation.
LOCATION: 

Top of the Hill Banquet & Conference Center
Reserve Officers Association of the United States Building
First Street and Constitution Avenue, NE, Washington, DC

WEDNESday, February 9

7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

NAICU Medical Office

7:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Registration

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8:00 - 9:00 a.m.

Annual Meeting Breakfast
Restorative Justice and the Role of Faith

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Among the handful of issues with bi-partisan support during the recent past, has been an increased interest in prison reform, including the positive role higher education can play in turning lives around. The effort has led to a reversal of the ban on Pell Grants for the incarcerated. Faith-based groups, both conservative and liberal, played an essential role in this policy turnaround. Join us for an inspirational talk on the belief in the human spirit by a central figure in this effort.
MODERATOR:
Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, C.M., Ed.D., President, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities (DC)

SPEAKER:
Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C., President, Holy Cross College (IN)

9:15 - 10:15 a.m.

The Arc of Progress: Title IX at 50

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

In 2022, Title IX – the groundbreaking federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in education – will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Over the decades, Title IX has greatly transformed the educational landscape for female and male students alike, wielding a significant impact on college athletics, campus sexual assault, and other gender equity issues at institutions of higher education nationwide. Join our panel of distinguished experts in a discussion examining the past, present, and future of Title IX.  

MODERATOR: 

Mark Cavanaugh, Executive Director, Independent Higher Education in Colorado

PANELISTS:  
Art Coleman, Managing Partner and Co-Founder, Education Counsel
Kimberly Hewitt, J.D., Vice President for Institutional Equity and Chief Diversity Officer, Duke University (NC)
Susan Ware, Independent Scholar

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.

Effects of the Pandemic on College Student Mental Health  

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

College presidents are deeply concerned about what they view as a second pandemic of mental health issues among their students during the COVID pandemic.  Explore the research being done around the mental health effects of the pandemic on young people and hear a discussion of the future implications for colleges and universities. 

MODERATOR:
Mary Dana Hinton, Ph.D., President, Hollins University (VA)

SPEAKER: 

Sarah Ketchen Lipson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Law Policy and Management, Boston University School of Public Health 

11:15 - 11:45 a.m.

NAICU Annual Business Meeting

OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED ANNUAL MEETING ATTENDEES

Agenda includes: Approval of the proposed 2022-23 Estimated Revenues from Membership Dues and Budget.
SPEAKERS: 
Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D., President, University of Puget Sound (WA), and 2021-2022 Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
Marjorie Hass, Ph.D., President, Council on Independent Colleges
Eric Spina, Ph.D., President, University of Dayton (OH), and Vice Chair, NAICU Board of Directors
Barbara K. Mistick, D.M., President, NAICU

11:45 a.m.

Adjournment


SAVE THE DATE
2023 Annual Meeting - February 5-8, 2023

Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington, DC

 

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