REAL-WORLD SOLUTIONS SESSIONS
Managing Up: Presidential Strategies for Engaging the Board when Exploring New Markets
Many institutions are seeking to shore up their financial footing via market expansion. This requires alignment around mission, vision, and resources, as well as board-level support. What does the board need to know? What is their role in this process? How can Presidents make the case to expand into new markets? What strategies exist to overcome board-level reluctance? This session will explore these questions and attendees with receive a framework for how to adapt strategies, tips on developing a shared understanding, and strategies for defining your challenges within the context, mission, and resources available.
James F. Conneely, Ph.D., Vice President of Student Affairs, University of North Georgia
Chris Moloney, Ph.D., Senior Director, AGB Consulting
A Pathway Towards Fair Faculty Compensation
Today more than ever, institutions of higher education (IHEs) must be good stewards of their limited resources. At the same time, IHEs must be able to recruit, reward and retain mission-focused high-performing faculty. This is especially challenging given current inflationary pressures and the limited ability to move average net cost per student. This session will share the case studies of work done with Siena College and University of San Diego in creating stakeholder owned solutions that included balancing available resources with internal equity and external competitiveness while provide not less than just wages.
Gail F. Baker, Senior Vice President and Provost, University of San Diego
Frank A. Casagrande, President, Casagrande Consulting
Margaret E. Madden, Provost and Senior Vice President, Siena College
Leading a Successful Campaign though Challenges and Uncertainty
A campaign can be a transformational tool that brings a community together to mobilize your purpose and mission, secures and reaffirms goodwill, enhances your institution’s fundraising long term, and makes an extraordinary impact for those you serve. We will discuss key aspects of smart planning and the roles that the president, board member, and leadership staff can play in executing a successful campaign, especially through challenging economic times. The current uncertainty should not stop you from pursuing an engaging and well thought out campaign – in fact, it may be the right time for your institution to launch into campaign mode!
Erin Phillips, Senior Consultant, Gonser Gerber
A New Model for Revitalizing Campuses & Advancing Climate Goals
Is your campus aging, while facing increasing demands for modernization from students, faculty, and staff? Do you have limited capital funding opportunities and capacity to address your modernization and deferred maintenance needs? Does your Facilities Staff have the bandwidth and technical expertise to plan, develop, and implement needed complex projects fast enough? Are you facing growing internal and external pressure to advance Climate Goals and Reporting? You are not alone! Join a conversation with Redaptive to discuss a new model for revitalizing your campus sustainably, quickly and without debt.
Nick Waugh, Sr Director, Redaptive
Harnessing Strategic Partnerships to Unlock Institutional Performance, Resiliency, and Focus
In the wake of the pandemic and an incredibly competitive hiring environment, higher education institutions are increasingly considering outsourcing many of their business functions, from IT to Financial Aid to Registrar to HR.
This session will discuss how third-party partnerships can unlock the full potential of institutions and allow them to focus on what they do best.
Monsignor James P. Shea, President, University of Mary
Mike Glubke, co-CEO and co-founder of Dynamic Campus