Presidents Governance Academy

January 4, 2023

Generously supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations

Please note: Pre-registration is required for these programs. Inquire at the CIC Registration Desk.

Thomas L. Hellie, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and President Emeritus, Linfield University
Michele D. Perkins, Senior Advisor and Co-Director, Presidents Governance Academy, CIC; and Chancellor, New England College

7:30–8:15 a.m.


8:30–9:30 a.m.

Shared Governance and Institutional Culture (specifically with the faculty)

  • To what extent can or does shared governance continue at
  • independent colleges today?
  • Discuss the difference between faculty governance and institutional governance
  • How can faculty governance help or hinder the change agenda?

9:30–10:45 a.m.

Governance, Culture, and Change—Institution Wide

  • How do shared governance models align with institutional
  • culture and history?
  • If the institutional culture is change-resistant and risk-averse,
  • how can a president change the culture?
  • How can a president work to align disparate viewpoints?

10:45–11:00 a.m.

Refreshment Break

11:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Governance, Culture, and Change (continued)

  • Differentiating issues that are the prerogative of the board
  • rather than other constituencies in a time of change
  • Constructing a board agenda that allows trustees to consider
  • major goals, strategic questions, and generative dialogue to advance the change agenda

12:15–2:00 p.m.

Lunch and Discussion

2:00 p.m.

Presidents Governance Academy Concludes