Innovations in Business Models for Higher Education Institutions
The financial environment that Catholic colleges and universities face is extremely challenging and will continue to be so in the future. What forces are triggering the need to change traditional operating models? Hear from innovative leaders who have introduced creative programs at their institutions and improved their bottom line.
Drew Bogner, President, Molloy College
Rev. John P. Fitzgibbons, SJ, President, Regis University
Moderator: Sr. Christine De Vinne, OSU, President, Ursuline College
Sponsored by: Higher Learning Partners
Catholic Higher Education's Unique Value: Three Impressions
What is unique about Catholic colleges and universities that distinguishes our sector from other higher education institutions? In this session, we’ll hear from three important voices as they share what they believe is our greatest value.
Lynda Ellis, CEO & President, Capitol Concierge
Bob Welsh Stanley, Black & Decker VP, Breakthrough Innovation
Rev. Pierre Najem, President, Notre Dame University - Louaize
Moderator: Katherine Bergman, President, Saint Jerome’s University at Waterloo
Sponsored by: Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Real-World Solutions Sessions:
Making Difficult Business Decisions Without Abandoning Your Catholic Mission
Change is difficult. It is even more challenging when it puts the livelihood of valued employees potentially at risk in the name of “institutional efficiency.” How can Catholic higher education institutions achieve the increased efficiencies the current climate requires, while still adhering to our Christian values? This presentation will tell the story of how Madonna University confronted this challenge, contemplated various options, and executed the decision to outsource information technology (IT) services while maintaining the dignity and respect of the entire IT staff.
Michael A. Grandillo, President, Madonna University
Mike Glubke, President and CEO, Dynamic Campus
Sponsored by: Dynamic Campus
How to Secure Federal Grant Funding at a Small Catholic College
This session will focus on key issues related to securing grants, including specific federal grant opportunities for small Catholic colleges and universities, how to build a true grants culture among your faculty and staff, and recent positive trends in federal grant funding for small Catholic colleges and universities.
John McAllister, Managing Partner, McAllister & Quinn
Donna Carroll, President, Dominican University (IL)
Sponsored by: McAllister & Quinn
Should I Go, or Should I Stay?
This session is designed for sitting presidents who are faced with the question of whether to seek another presidency or commit to a longer tenure at a single institution. Presenters will provide perspectives on decisions they made as presidents and discuss trends in presidential searches, and a seasoned search consultant will offer insights on presidential searches with sitting presidents who are candidates. The session will allow for 15 minutes at the conclusion of presentation and discussion for private consultation with the presenters.
Rick Artman, President Emeritus, Viterbo University, and Senior Consultant, Academic Search Inc.
Sr. Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, President, Chestnut Hill College
Maya R. Kirkhope, Senior Consultant, Academic Search Inc.
Sponsored by: Academic Search Inc.
We Have a Marketing and Branding Problem, Not an Enrollment Problem
Presenters will share unvarnished insights in a case study format regarding how a strategic approach to integrated marketing communications and branding help achieve enrollment growth. This session will provide step-by-step strategic marketing communications ideas to help solve many of the core obstacles to enrollment growth. Presenters and participants will discuss how to budget for marketing and institutional branding and enrollment; develop and monitor valuable benchmarking research; establish a marketing and communications three-year plan; create enthusiasm and brand champions on campus; get comfortable with social media and the power of video; and deploy a refreshed enrollment-focused institutional brand and communications media strategy to your most valued target audiences.
Ed Sirianno, President, Creative Communication Associates
Sponsored by: Creative Communication Associates