• 2015 AASCU Annual Meeting

    Sunday, October 25 – Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    JW Marriott 
    Austin, Texas
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    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 Charlotte
    Chair, Spouse/Partner Planning Committee

    Spouse/Partner Program Highlights

    Don BetzPresident-to-Presidents Lecture 
    Donald Betz
    President, University of Central Oklahoma

    Collette YoungPre-Meeting Workshop: Maneuvering your Role as an Executive Spouse 
    Colette Young
    President, ExecuMate, LLC

    Sonia Garza-MonarchiSupporting and Building an International Business Relationship 
    Sonia Garza-Monarchi
    President, Garza Protocol Associates, LLC.


    Saturday, October 24

    5:30 p.m.  
    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.
    Sponsored Receptions  

    7:30 p.m.
    Dinner for Former Presidents, Chancellors, Spouses, Partners, and Guests 

    7:30 p.m.
    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.
    Concurrent Sessions 

    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.
    Buffet Breakfast 

    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

    President-to-Presidents Lecture
    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.
    Sponsored Receptions

    6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Closing Dinner