(Sponsored by Dynamic Campus and Stevens Strategy, LLC)
APPLICATION FREE: NEW STRATEGIES FOR MAKING AND DIVERSIFYING YOUR CLASS
Many colleges and universities around the country are beginning to forego traditional applications and adopting recruitment tools offered by companies such as Concourse and Sage Scholars to diversify their student bodies. Could recruiting and admitting students who have not submitted applications help your institution? This session will feature presidents who have adopted new application-free approaches to admissions to recruit classes that achieve their institutional goals.
Fayneese Miller, President, Hamline University
John W. Wells, President, Emory & Henry College
Chair: Steven M. Corey, President, Olivet College
BOLD ACTIONS TO ADDRESS THE CLIMATE CRISIS
Independent colleges and universities are taking bold actions to address the threats of the global climate crisis. How can presidents deploy their institutional resources to better deal with its implications? What role can technology play in addressing climate change? This session will offer insights into the future of climate change on campus and draw on the wisdom of those who are already dealing with the issue.
Bryan Alexander, Senior Scholar, Department of Learning and Design, Georgetown University and author ofUniversities on Fire: Higher Education in the Climate Crisis
L. Song Richardson, President, Colorado College
Ralph Trecartin, President, Pacific Union College
Chair: Charlotte P. Morris, President, Tuskegee University
EFFECTIVE APPROACHES TO STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH
Over half of college students today report their mental health as fair to poor, and some 75 percent report struggling with anxiety and/or depression. Struggles with mental health issues rank near the top of the factors affecting student persistence and retention. Many colleges and universities struggle to provide the wellness resources that students need. This session will focus on approaches to fostering wellness on campus, with special attention to student mental health.
Jody Horner, President, Midland University
Nicholas Ladany, President, Oglethorpe University
Emily Pettit, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, The Virtual Care Group
Chair: Clarence D. Armbrister, President, Johnson C. Smith University
FINDING RENEWAL OR NEW DIRECTION IN THE MID-CAREER PRESIDENCY
Are you a mid-career president? Are you ready to seek renewal and be reenergized for another five to seven years? Or is it time to seek another presidency? Panelists in this session will share insights on making mid-career decisions with thoughtful, reflective, practical discernment.
Sarah Bolton, President, Whitman College
Andrea E. Chapdelaine, President, Hood College
Logan C. Hampton, President, Lane College
Chair: James P. Lentini, President, Molloy College
LEGAL ISSUES THAT KEEP PRESIDENTS UP AT NIGHT
The “Legal Issues that Keep Presidents Up at Night” session is back! Title IX changes, abortion restrictions, trigger laws, “divisive concepts,” and other issues have complicated life on campus over the past year. Join us as two higher education attorneys provide some perspective on these and other pressing legal matters for college and university presidents.
Susan Llewellyn Deniker, Attorney and Labor and Employment Department Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Jim Newberry, Attorney and Higher Education Practice Team Chair, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
Chair: A. Zachary Faison, President, Edward Waters University