Sunday, October 25 – Tuesday, October 27, 2015
This year's program is filled with significant topics pertaining to the influential role of spouses/partners. Join colleagues for meaningful discussions and interactive sessions, and lend your voice to help elevate the national conversation in a safe, supportive and relaxing environment.
"We are pleased to feature two speakers whose presentations will stimulate thought-provoking and relevant conversations among spouses and partners and presidents and chancellors. We hope you take advantage of what these sessions have to offer and encourage your colleagues to do the same. We look forward to seeing you in Austin!"
Lisa Lewis Dubois, University of North Carolina at CharlotteChair, Spouse/Partner Planning Committee
Saturday, October 24
2015 Board of Directors Dinner (By Invitation)
Sunday, October 25
Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Networking Lunch for New Member Presidents and Chancellors and Spouses/Partners with Board of Directors and Committee on Professional Development
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Annual Meeting Seminar: Big Data (Sponsored by Civitas)
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Meeting Workshop: Finding Your Way as the Spouse/Partner of a University President
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening General Session: Inclusive Excellence
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
AASCU Excellence and Innovation Awards
6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Dinner for Former Presidents, Chancellors, Spouses, Partners, and Guests
Small Group Dinners
Dinner on an Individual Basis
Monday, October 26 7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Spouse/Partner Nominating Committee
7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Affinity Group Breakfast Meetings
LGBTQ Presidents, Chancellors, and Spouse/Partners
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
General Session: The New America Initiative
Speaker: Ron Brownstein, Political Director, Atlantic Media Company, Editorial Director and Columnist, National Journal, and Senior Political and Election Analyst for CNN.
9:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
General Session: Strategies for Student Success
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Spouse/Partner Planning Committee Meeting
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
American Academic Leadership Institute Luncheon
2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Maneuvering your Role as an Executive Spouse
Speaker: Colette Young, President, ExecuMate
4:00 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Coach Transfer to Texas State University, San Marcos
Special Evening of Celebration and Commemoration: Higher Education Act 50th Anniversary
Reception and Dinner
Coach transfer to JW Marriott Austin
Tuesday, October 27 7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Supporting and Building an International Business Relationship
Speaker: Sonia Garza-Monarchi, President, Garza Protocol Associates, LLC
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
General Session: The Honorable Joseph Garcia, Lieutenant Governor of Colorado
10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
President/Spouse Concurrent Session
12:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Luncheon Program: Presentation of 2015 Distinguished Alumnus Award
Recipient: Kathy Best, Editor, Seattle Times and graduate, University of Illinois at Springfield
Lecturer: Donald Betz, President, University of Central Oklahoma
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
General Session: Turnaround—Third World Lessons for First World Growth
Speaker: Peter Blair Henry, Dean of New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
General Session: Closing session headliner speaker to be announced.
5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.