• AASCU Summer Council of Presidents

    Insight + Innovation = Transformation
    July 11 – 14, 2015
    Denver, Colorado

    Spouse/Partner Tentative Program

    Friday, July 10

    Noon – 1:30 p.m. 
    Spouse/Partner Planning Committee Meeting

    Chair: Lisa Lewis Dubois, Presidential Spouse, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Coordinator: Judy Ingle, Spouse/Partner Program Planning & Outreach, AASCU

    1:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 
    First-Year Spouse/Partner Subcommittee (by invitation)

    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Pre-meeting Workshop - Finding Your Way as the Spouse/Partner of a University President
    You are in the very public position of spouse/partner of an experienced or newly appointed university president or chancellor. You may feel overwhelmed, have questions, need some advice or realize how exposed you are in this fishbowl. Each of us handles the stress of being in the spotlight differently, and we can learn coping strategies from each other.

    Join your colleagues to share and hear how others manage and adapt to the demands of university life in the role of a presidential spouse/partner.

    Some of the questions this session will address include:      

    • How do you view your role on campus or in the community? How do others view your role?
    • How do you create new or maintain established relationships?  
    • How do you respond to criticism of you, the president/chancellor, or your institution without becoming outwardly defensive or annoyed?
    • How do you handle conversations that are inappropriate or offensive?

    Whether this is your first experience as a presidential spouse or you have been in the role for years, this session is for you. This is your chance to ask, listen, learn, share, and laugh!

    Presider: Elizabeth Ross, Presidential Spouse, Central Michigan University

    Ruth Jordan, Presidential Spouse, Metropolitan State University - Denver 
    Tom Cheng, Presidential Spouse, Northern Arizona University 
    Kathy Killebrew, Presidential Spouse, Texas A&M University, Corpus-Christi

    5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
    Reception for Pre-meeting Program Participants (Presidents and Spouses)

    6:30 p.m. Dinner
    AASCU Board of Directors and Committee on Professional Development Dinner (by invitation)

    Saturday, July 11

    9:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
    Pre-Meeting Seminar: Crisis Communication

    Noon – 4:00 p.m.
    Summer Council Networking Lounge

    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    New Member Presidents and Spouses Welcome Lunch:  Reflections on the First Year
    All presidents and chancellors, spouses and partners, appointed since July 2013 are invited to attend.

    1:45 p.m. – 3: 15 p.m.
    Author Presentation – Health and Wellness
    Presider: Becky Driscoll, Presidential Spouse, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

    Health and Wellness Presenter: Margit Henderson, Ph.D, Author of Optimistic Aging: from Midlife to the Good Life- An Action Plan

    Author of Optimistic Aging:  from Midlife to the Good Life – An Action Plan, a research based publication that Dr, Henderson hopes will “inspire investment in your physical, mental, emotional, and social health.”

    Dr. Henderson’s book will be available for purchase in Cottonwood A immediately following the presentation.

    3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
    Spouse/Partner Hospitality Hour

    4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m .
    Opening General Session

    5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
    Welcome Reception and Dinner Buffet

    Sunday, July 12

    7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    LGBTQ Presidents/Spouses/Partners Breakfast Meeting

    7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Breakfast Discussions and Focus Groups for Presidents, Chancellors, Spouses and Partners

    8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
    Keynote Address: Insight + Innovation = Transformation

    10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    General Session: Insight – Presidential Leadership – Emerging Technologies

    11:30 a.m. – Board buses for Denver Art Museum (Advance sign-up required)

    Noon – 3:00 p.m.
    Lunch and Facilitated Roundtable Discussions
    Presidential Leadership – Campus Climate and Safety

    2:15 p.m.  
    Behind the Scenes Access Textile Talk – (Advance sign-up required) 
    Gather in Lobby of Ponti Hall 

    2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
    Behind the Scenes Access Textile Talk – (limited availability)
    The Spouse/Partner Program is proud to sponsor a behind-the-scenes tour limited to 20 guests at the Denver Art Museum from 2:30-3:30.

    This event is available for the first 20 spouses, partners, presidents, and chancellors who sign up by June 29.  

    Please email Judy Ingle at inglej@aascu.org by the June 29 deadline and include a cell phone number. 

    3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – Self-Guided Museum Tours
    Free time to explore the Denver Art Museum

    3:30 p.m.
    Buses continuously loop from the Museum to the hotel

    4:30 p.m.
    Last bus departs Museum

    5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
    Hospitality on the Pool Terrace

    Dinner on an individual basis

    Monday, July 13

    7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
    Breakfast for Presidents and Spouses

    7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. 
    Male Spouse/Partner Breakfast Meeting
    Negotiating the Role of a Male Spouse/Partner 

    Facilitator:  Ken Schallenkamp, Presidential Spouse and Associate Professor,  Black Hills State University, (S.D.)

    7:45 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
    Spouse/Partner Nominating Committee (by invitation)

    Arthur Dozier, Presidential Spouse, Savannah State University (Ga.)
    Judy Ingle, Coordinator, Spouse/Partner Program Planning and Outreach, AASCU

    9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    General Session – Leading Innovation

    10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
    General Session – Transformation in Higher Education

    Noon – 1:30 p.m.
    Spouse/Partner Healthy Lunch Program
    Our lifestyles today are very busy. We have family, campus, sports, leisure, social and community commitments to fit into limited time.We know that we, and our families, need to eat healthy meals, but what does that mean exactly? What are the best balance and sources of protein, carbs, and fats? And how can we provide healthy meals that are also relatively simple and quick to prepare?
    Join colleagues for a healthy lunch prepared by a Four Seasons Chef who will share tools and quick tips for preparing healthy meals.

    Presider: Lisa Lewis Dubois, Presidential Spouse, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Presenter: Executive Chef, Four Seasons Denver

    Noon – 5:00 p.m.
    Summer Council Networking Lounge

    1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 
    Thought Leader Workshop: Financial Planning for All Career Phases

    5:00 p.m. – 8 00 p.m. 
    Farewell Reception and Dinner 

    Tuesday, July 14

    7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
    AASCU Innovations Exchange Forum and Breakfast