Whether this is your first experience as a presidential spouse or you have been in the role for years, this session is for you. This is your chance to ask, listen, learn, share, and laugh!
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening General Session The Collective Impact Model: Achieving Large-Scale Change through Collaboration
Support provided by Aramark
Remarks: Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Presiding: Steve M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo), and Chair, AASCU Board of Directors
Speaker Introduction: Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair-Elect, AASCU Board of Directors
Presenter: Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York System
AASCU Excellence and Innovation Awards
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored Receptions Featuring Hors d’oeuvres and Signature Beverages
Dinner on an Individual Basis
Former Presidents, Chancellors, Spouses and Guests Dinner (ticketed $70 per person & cash bar)
Toro Toro Restaurant - InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza
Affinity Group Breakfast Meetings
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In this
session, Putnam shares evidence of a growing opportunity gap and its implications for public higher education and public policy.
Presenter: Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Presiding: Rudy Crew, President, City University of New York, Medgar Evers College
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Diversity in Public Higher Education: Engagement on Uncommon Ground: Learning at the Intersections
College campuses are one of the most multicultural spaces in American society today. Zip codes, cultures, religions, classes, races, genders, political positions co-exist in the intimacy of a classroom, the familiarity of a student organization, the physicality of a sports team, and the living space of a dorm. Moreover, those who work and study on campuses bring the world in with them, with all its painful and often unacknowledged histories, its differential memories, its unequal opportunities, and its unresolved oppositional stances. In the midst of all this, students are finding their voices, organizing, and demonstrating a refreshing if challenging activism. Rather than finding common ground, however, people on campus and in their nearby communities more often find themselves sharing uncommon ground.
This session is designed to explore what the role of the college president should be in the swirling clashes at the intersections. What does it actually mean and demand to create more inclusive and equitable campuses? How can presidents foster a climate of engagement, listening, and learning across these uncommon differences both before a crisis occurs as well as during and after it has passed?
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Spouse/Partner Planning Committee
Chair: Becky Driscoll, Presidential Spouse, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Coordinator: Cyndie Shepard, Spouse/Partner Planning and Outreach, AASCU
12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
American Academic Leadership Institute Luncheon
Supported by the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) in collaboration with Academic Search, Inc.
Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
Presenter: Lt. General Steven L. Kwast, Commander, and President, Air University
Presiding: Jack Hawkins, Chancellor, Troy University, (Ala.)
Presentation of the Secretary of the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award to Muriel A. Howard, President, AASCU
2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Spouse/Partner Program: Crucial Conversations
Presenter: Tim Switalski, Director of Leadership Development, SUNY Buffalo State
3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
General Session: Leveraging Scarce Resources through Strategic Public-Private Partnerships
While public-private partnerships (commonly called P3 activity) are relatively well understood as a way to finance student housing developments and sports stadiums, collaborative projects between corporate partners and state colleges and universities are also increasingly being used to enhance academic programs, increase revenue and meet workforce needs through projects such as hotels, research incubators, technology development sites and energy projects.
This spotlight session features examples of different models of P3 activity on AASCU campuses with a focus on what are some of the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with public-private partnerships. Participants will leave with a better understanding of the pros and cons of using a P3 model; the key political and academic considerations in the decision-making process; how to bring community stakeholders together to move a P3 project forward; and what the research says about the strategic importance of partnerships.
Presiding: George Ross, President, Central Michigan University
Panelists:Steve Kreidler, V. P. for Administration and Finance, Metropolitan State University
George P. LaRosa, Senior VP and CFO, SUNY Farmingdale
5:30 – 6:45 p.m.
Sponsored Receptions - featuring Hors d’oeuvres and Signature Beverages
Dinner on an individual basis