2022 Summer Council of Presidents

SCP 2022 Registration Open

Saturday, July 9, 2022 to Monday, July 11, 2022
Hilton Portland Downtown | Portland, Oregon

Join us for the annual Summer Council of Presidents—open to presidents/chancellors, spouses/partners, and former presidents and chancellors. Cabinet members and those unable to join us can access recordings of general sessions on demand.

About the Conference

Summer Council has long been an AASCU tradition where campus leaders come together to reflect, connect, strengthen the community, share successes and challenges, and focus on personal and professional development.

As we gather this year, we will acknowledge the extreme fatigue and challenges of 2020 and 2021 and reflect on the lessons learned. We will focus on the new chapters of navigating the pandemic, racial injustice, divisiveness, and constant uncertainty and explore the leadership demands of this tumultuous time.

Learning, networking, and reflecting have been designed to occur on multiple levels, including:

  • Inspiring general sessions focused on social justice and equity, skill-building, courageous leadership, and updates from the Hill
  • Engaging case studies for participants to reflect, network, share best practices, and connect with thought leaders
  • Robust roundtables focused on leadership and reflecting on the presidency and the past year
  • Informative conversations focused on the various aspects of personal health and wellness
  • Several opportunities to connect with colleagues and explore the beauty of Portland and the surrounding area

General sessions will be recorded and available on demand for registered participants after the event.


Program and Sponsorship:
Kathleen Scott, Vice President, Leadership Development and Partnerships

Hotel and Logistics:
Danita Young, Assistant Vice President, Meetings and Conferences

Felicia Durham, Registrar

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2022 Summer Council Schedule  

→ 2022 Summer Council of Presidents
Schedule at a Glance


TIAA wealth management consultants will be available for private consultations Saturday, July 9–Monday, July 11. If you are interested in meeting with an advisor, you may sign up onsite Saturday, July 9–Monday, July 11, between the hours of 12–5 p.m. at the TIAA Private Consultations table near the AASCU Registration Desk.

On-Site Appointments Are Available:

  • Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12–4 p.m. (The last appointment begins at 3 p.m.)
  • Sunday, July 10, 2022, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (The last appointment begins at 3:30 p.m.)
  • Monday, July 11, 2022, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (The last appointment begins at 3:30 p.m.)

Yoga on Abigails Terrace at the Duniway located directly across from the Hilton

  • Sunday, July 10 at 7 am
  • Monday, July 11 at 7 am

Morning walk or run along the Williamette river

  • From the Hilton, it is a short 0.3 mile/7-minute walk to get to the Salmon Street Springs starting point shown on the map available here.

Bike rides around Portland via BikeTown ride share

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Early Bird
April 4–May 31

After May 31

Member President/Chancellor $950 $1,050
Retired President/Chancellor $550 $650
AASCU Consultants $550 $650
Member Spouse/Partner (current or retired) $500 $600 
Non-Member President/Chancellor $1,500 $1,600
On-Demand* (AASCU Member) $200 $200
On-Demand* (Non-Member) $400 $400
Sponsor $500 $650

*Cabinet members from AASCU institutions can register for on demand access at the fee of $200 per participant. The on-demand option allows attendees to access AASCU’s Summer Council of Presidents general session recordings following the meeting. Recordings will be posted 7–10 days following the meeting.

Registration for in-person participants includes:

  • All general sessions and concurrent sessions
  • Meal functions (reception on Saturday evening; breakfast and lunch on Sunday; breakfast and lunch and evening reception on Monday)
  • Access to recordings of designated sessions

Registration separate from meeting.

More Info & Registration

Optional Activities

  • City tour (visit Portland’s world-famous Rose Garden and Japanese Garden)
  • Wine tour
  • Columbia River Gorge/Multnomah Falls

Cabinet members can register for access to on-demand recordings. Recordings will be available following the meeting.

All changes and cancellations must be in writing. Refunds will only be available for in-person registrations.

All refunds will be issued within 21 days of the receipt of the refund request. When writing to cancel or submit a refund request, please email Felicia Durham an include in the subject line “SCP22 Cancelation” and indicate to whom and where the refund should be issued.

A written cancellation must be received at AASCU by 5 p.m. (ET), Friday, June 10, 2022, to receive a full refund of the in-person registration fee.

Cancellations received later than 5 p.m. (ET) on Friday, June 10, 2022, through Friday, June 24, 2022, by 5 p.m. (ET) will incur a 25% cancellation fee. Cancellations received after 5 p.m. (ET) on June 24, 2022, and no-shows are not eligible for refunds.

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Hilton Portland DowntownHilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-226-1611
What to Expect During Your Stay

The hotel is located in downtown Portland, one block from Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and two blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square. Pioneer Place MAX Station is a short walk away for light rail links and the hotel is surrounded by popular Portland restaurants. Enjoy locally sourced produce in the hotel restaurant and Portland Coffee Roasters drinks at the hotel café. Pets are welcome.

Valet parking with in/out privileges is available at $55 per night. The hotel is unable to accept oversized vehicles.

Reserve online

or reserve a room by calling the hotel directly at 503-226-1611.

Reservations should be confirmed prior to the June 27 cutoff. Reservation requests after Monday, June 27, 2022, will be accepted on a space-available basis.

Sleeping Room Options at meeting room rate of $209

  • King Bed
  • 2 Double Beds

All rooms are subject to an occupancy tax of 13%, plus 3% Tourism Improvement District assessment.

Cancellation Policy

Should you need to cancel your reservation, notice must be given to the hotel at least 72 hours in advance of your actual arrival date and a valid cancellation number must be issued. Cancellations made within 72 hours of arrival will result in a cancellation charge of one-night stay or forfeit of the deposit and tax as a cancellation penalty.

Group rates will be honored three days before group arrival and three days after group departure based on availability. So, we encourage you to book early.


Guest accommodations will be available at 4 p.m. on arrival day and reserved until 11 a.m. on departure day. Note: all requests for early check-in are REQUESTS and may or may not be accommodated.

Any attendee wishing special consideration for late check-out should inquire at the front desk on the day of departure or at time of reservation.


Help Keep Meeting Costs Down
When booking in the AASCU block, you provide us with a history that is a valuable tool when it comes to negotiating rates with new hotels for future events. Stay where the other attedees stay and don’t miss out on the valuable networking opportunities in the hotel lobby, restaurant, and bar.

When booking at another hotel or through a third party, we have no way to assist should you encounter a problem.

All attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend an AASCU meeting. Upload proof of vaccine status via the Spartan Medical Vaccine Verification and Tracking App. Visit the Spartan Medical webpage for additional information and resources.

Masks are no longer required but are recommended and participants are welcome to wear masks according to their level of comfort.

COVID Event Safety and Responsibility Plan of Action for COVID Incident Management for Attendees, Staff, Sponsors and Vendors

Before leaving home  

  • Stay home if you feel unwell.  
  • Stay home if you are knowingly exposed to COVID-19, develop symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive within 14 days prior to the event.

Onsite during the event

Follow guidance from local health authority for everyday preventative actions to help prevent the spread of the virus including:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol 
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands 
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing. Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipes.
  • Masks are no longer required but are recommended and participants are welcome to wear masks according to their level of comfort.
  • Adhere to physical distance protocols put in place by the association, the venue or local health authorities.
  • If, at any time, during the conference you feel unwell, learn that you have been exposed to COVID-19 at or less than 14 days prior to the event, develop symptoms of COVID-19, or test positive for COVID-19, do not attend the meals or gatherings. Please remain in your hotel room, or at home, and seek medical care
  • Self-administered rapid antigen tests will be available at the meeting registration table.  If you test positive, please notify AASCU staff by emailing Danita Young. Danita can also help if you need assistance seeking medical care or extended hotel accommodations.

After the event 

Based on current contact tracing advice, if you learn that you have been exposed to COVID-19 at the event, were exposed less than 14 days prior to the event, or develop symptoms of COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19 up to 14 days after returning home, please notify Danita Young.

All meetings and conferences sponsored by AASCU are inclusive and accessible to all individuals, including individuals with disabilities. Please request accessibility services when you register and contact Jennifer Rothschild if you need auxiliary aids or services.

PHOTOGRAPHY NOTICE: By participating in a AASCU conference, you are automatically authorizing AASCU and its employees and Communications department to use your name, photograph, voice, or another likeness for purposes related to the mission of AASCU, including but not limited to publicity, marketing, websites, social media vehicles, and any other AASCU-related electronic forms or media, for the promotion of AASCU and its various programs.

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    • $2:50 per ticket via Portland Light Rail waiting right outside Baggage Claim 1
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