2016 AASCU Annual Meeting

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Sunday, October 30, 2016 to Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Intercontinental Miami • Miami, Florida

AASCU’s Annual Meeting provides the opportunity for presidents and chancellors to examine critical national issues and the leadership required to help our students succeed and our institutions thrive.

About the Conference

Exploring timely topics, AASCU’s Annual Meeting is your definitive resource to address the issues facing your campus, provide leadership to meet those challenges, and learn what is working on campuses across the nation.

Invitation from the Chair of AASCU’s Board of Directors

Stephen Jordan 2A New Leadership Landscape: Competitive, Innovative, Adaptive

The historic sweet spot for AASCU institutions has been meeting the needs of those students who represent the changing American demographic, closing the achievement gap, serving community needs, and providing a high quality education that blends theory and practice.  

But times have changed. Today’s state college and university leaders are presented with competitive challenges and changing variables that are rapidly transforming the environment in which they must lead. 

Competition from on-line providers, both for profit and not for profit are putting pressure on enrollment strategies. Accountability pressures, particularly around persistence and graduation metrics have become a part of governing board, state and federal initiatives.  State revenues appropriated to higher education have not rebounded, putting greater pressure on institutions to find new sources of revenue. Research universities are beginning to claim much of the same ground previously dominated by AASCU institutions.  And 60 percent of AASCU president and chancellors have held their positions less than five years, many having come through the academic ranks with no experience addressing these issues. 

The fate of state colleges and universities rests on how effectively presidents and chancellors can anticipate trends, adapt to change, define innovative strategies, and demonstrate purposeful leadership. Success will increasingly be defined by new thinking, guided by new opportunities, and executed using new practices. 

AASCU’s Annual Meeting will provide participants the opportunity to engage with topical experts and colleagues in exploring how to be effective in the new leadership landscape. 

Stephen M. Jordan
President, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Chair, AASCU 2016 Board of Directors

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Annual Meeting 2016 - Program CoverAgenda for Presidents and Chancellors

Download Presidents and Chancellors Final Program (pdf)

Additional programs are designed to meet the unique requirements of spouses, partners and guests.
Click here to view the Spouse/Partner Program Schedule

Saturday, October 29

6:00 p.m.
2016 Board of Directors Dinner -– Tamarina Restaurant & Bar- 600 Brickell Avenue | Miami, FL 33131
Gather in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. (invitation only)

Sunday, October 30

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m.
Breakfast for Executive Committee of the 2016 AASCU Board of Directors

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.
Executive Committee of the 2016 AASCU Board of Directors

Chair: Steve M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.), and Chair, AASCU Board of Directors  

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
National Association of Systems Heads Board of Directors Meeting and Annual Meeting 

8:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
2016 AASCU Board of Directors Meeting (7:30 a.m. breakfast precedes 8:45 a.m. meeting)

Chair: Steve M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.), and Chair, AASCU Board of Directors  

10:30 a.m. – 11: 45 a.m.
New Presidents Academy Class of 2016 Reunion

Convener: Andrew Leavitt, President, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh 

12 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
Presidents and chancellors who were appointed since July 1, 2015 and their spouse, partner or guest are encouraged to attend.

Presiding: Scott Olson, President, Winona State University, (Minn.) and Chair, Committee on Professional Development
Remarks:  Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities
Cyndie Shepard, Spouse/Partner Planning and Outreach Coordinator
12 Noon - 1:15 p.m.
Opportunities for All (working lunch)

12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
Committee on Sustainable Development (working lunch)

Chair: John M. Anderson, President, Millersville University of Pennsylvania

12 Noon - 1:00 p.m.
MLI Executive Steering Committee (working lunch)

Chair: Mickey Burnim, President, Bowie State University (Md.)

1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
MLI Business Meeting

Presiding:  Mary Sias, Director, Millennium Leadership Initiative (MLI) and Assistant to the President, AASCU

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Pre-Annual Meeting Seminar (AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development)
Building and Rebuilding the Senior Team: Over and Over

This workshop will focus on the key elements of team development so vital to the success of a president/chancellor’s strategic vision.  Lencioni’s “Case for Organizational Health” will frame the discussion and will provide strategies for building a cohesive leadership team through steps to help establish trust, resolve conflict, establish accountability norms, along with commitments to agreed upon goals. Participants will bring to the workshop strategic and tactical issues for their institution’s future as well as the major issues facing the development of a collaborative senior leadership team.
This session is designed as a peer-to-peer learning activity for Presidents.
Presenters: Jolene Koester, president emerita, California State University, Northridge and senior associate, AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development
Patricia Cormier, president emerita, Longwood University (VA) and executive director, AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development
John Welty, president emeritus, California State University, Fresno, and associate, AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development 

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Council of State Representatives
AASCU’s Council of State Representatives reviews, discusses, and endorses—for the full membership’s consideration—the 2017 AASCU Public Policy Agenda, which identifies the association’s federal and state higher education policy priorities for the year ahead.  This discussion centers on AASCU’s core policy priorities for the upcoming Higher Education Reauthorization Act. The meeting includes an update by AASCU staff on the federal budget situation, federal and state legislative activity, and other fiscal and economic dynamics affecting public postsecondary financing.  (Presidents/Chancellors not serving on the Council of State Representatives are welcome to observe the work of the Council.)

Chair: Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair-Elect, AASCU Board of Directors   

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TIAA Private Consultations (Last appointment begin at 3:00 p.m.)

4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Opening General Session: The Collective Impact Model: Achieving Large-Scale Change through Collaboration
Support provided by Aramark 
The profound challenges facing state colleges and universities and their communities also represent an opportunity for presidential leadership.  Collective impact, defined as “the commitment of a group of important actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem” provides a framework for university leaders to drive social change through collaboration.  This session lays out the theory and standards of practice related to collective impact and offers examples of successful implementation.  Participants will leave with key strategies and the “how to” of collective impact as an approach for solving problems that directly impact campus and community.

Welcome: Muriel A. Howard, President, American Association of State Colleges and Universities  
Presiding: Steve M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo), and Chair, AASCU Board of Directors   

Introduction: Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair-Elect, AASCU Board of Directors
Presenter: Nancy Zimpher, Chancellor, State University of New York System

AASCU Excellence and Innovation Awards Presentation and Video
•  Christa McAuliffe Excellence in Teacher Education Award
     o  Ball State University, (IN)
•  International Education Award
     o  California State University, Fullerton
     o  The University of Guam
• Leadership Development and Diversity Award
     o  Buffalo State College, State University of New York
     o  Morehead State University, (KY)
•  Regional and Economic Development Award
     o  Farmingdale State College, (NY)
     o  Metropolitan State University of Denver
•  Student Success and College Completion Award
     o  University of Northern Iowa
•  Sustainability and Sustainable Development Award
     o  California State University, Northridge
     o  Stockton University, (NJ)

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.    
Sponsored Receptions Featuring Hors d’oeuvres and Signature Beverages
•  Educational Testing Service (ETS)
•  EAB | Royall & Company  

7:30 p.m. 
Dinner on an Individual Basis

7:30 p.m.
Dutch Treat Dinner for Presidents and Chancellors Traveling Solo
Epic Hotel - Area 31 Restaurant - 270 Biscayne Blvd. Way Miami, FL 33131 (advance sign up required)

7:30 p.m.
Former Presidents, Chancellors, Spouses and Guests Dinner (ticketed $70 per person & cash bar)
Toro Toro Restaurant - InterContinental Miami, 100 Chopin Plaza

Monday, October 31

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Affinity Group Breakfast Meetings
  • African-American Presidents and Chancellors
  • Asian-American and Pacific Islander Presidents
  • Hispanic and Latino Presidents and Chancellors
  • LGBTQ Presidents, Chancellors and Spouse/Partners   
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.                         
Breakfast for Presidents/Chancellors and Spouses/Partners

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. 
AASCU System Heads Breakfast Meeting

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TIAA Private Consultations(Last appointment at 4:00 p.m.)

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
General Session: Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis
Americans have always believed in equality of opportunity, the idea that all kids, regardless of their family background, should have a decent chance to improve their lot in life. Now, this central tenet of the American dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In this session, Putnam shares evidence of a growing opportunity gap and its implications for public higher education and public policy.

Presenter: Robert Putnam, Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University
Presiding: Rudy Crew, President, City University of New York, Medgar Evers College 

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
General Session: Beyond Diversity in Public Higher Education:  Uprooting Racism, Privilege and Inequity
Tim Wise examines the ways in which American politics and culture serve to rationalize inequalities on the basis of class and race. Wise suggests that we can only begin to move toward authentic social and economic equity by acknowledging the way racial identity continues to shape our experiences and perceptions (consciously and unconsciously) today.

Kim Hunter Reed shares observations about the challenges institutions face in dealing with issues of race, policing and student activism, and shares strategies for achieving positive outcomes. The session includes an interactive exercise designed to help participants better understand the president’s role in building relationships, trust and understanding with campus constituencies and developing appropriate responses to unrest.

Presiding:  J. Keith Motley, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Boston
Speakers: Tim Wise, Writer and Activist
Kim Hunter Reed, Deputy Under Secretary of Education

11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Teacher Preparation at AASCU Institutions: Pressing Issues, Emerging Innovations, and Implications for Leaders
In June of this year AASCU convened a task force chaired by Virginia Horvath (SUNY Fredonia) that surveyed presidents and provosts of member institutions and, separately, deans of education at public colleges and universities. Members of the Task Force will discuss what the survey results indicate about the state of teacher education at AASCU institutions, including the most pressing issues, emerging innovations and the important role of presidents and provosts in the current policy environment. 

Moderators:  Jolanda M. Westerhof, Associate Vice President and Director of Teacher Education, AASCU

Presenters: Barmak Nassirian, Director of Federal Relations and Policy Analysis, AASCU
Richard A. Caulfield, Chancellor, University of Alaska Southeast
Jane Gates, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Elizabeth R. Hinde, Dean and Professor, School of Education, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Katy Heyning, Dean, College of Education and Professional Studies University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

The Next Frontier: Harmonizing Recruitment and Retention Efforts to Improve Outcomes
Getting students to campus, and keeping them there, has become considerably more challenging for higher education leaders as enrollment patterns and student demographics shift, and yet has never been more important. In this session, we invite you to join us for a presidential discussion about ways to improve outcomes and bolster revenue streams by harmonizing enrollment and retention efforts.

You will learn about EAB’s new First Year Persistence Initiative, which is a multi-dimensional analytics project designed to uncover new insights about student success by exploring more than 10 years of longitudinal data. Early results from the project’s pilot indicate that pre-college engagement is a strong but unleveraged predictor of retention. Session participants will gain insight into specific data that is predictive of success, actionable ideas for how to capitalize on these insights, as well as a preview into the future vision for the project.

Specifically, this session will showcase how progressive institutions are:
•  Unlocking the power of lifecycle analytics to understand which student actions are most closely linked to persistence
•  Deploying innovative, data-enabled communication practices for improved outcomes
•  Breaking down siloed organizational structures to align recruitment and retention efforts

Presenters: Vicki Golich, Provost and Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs, Metropolitan State University of Denver
Tom Taylor, Senior Consultant and Principal, EAB | Royall & Company

Federal Policy, Accreditation and Institutional Autonomy
Since the late 19th century, regional accreditation has been the system by which colleges and universities, and their funders ensure that institutions meet quality standards. This system of peer review has come under increased scrutiny and criticism recently due to several high profile cases in the for-profit higher education market where the quality of “accredited” institutions was legitimately questioned. Recent policy discussions in Washington have raised questions about whether the peer-review system really works to ensure institutional effectiveness and academic quality.

The goal of this session is to increase awareness about what’s at stake in the policy arena and to discuss how AASCU presidents can be leaders in framing federal policy discussions on the issues related to accreditation, accountability and institutional autonomy.  Featuring AASCU presidents serving in leadership roles within regional accrediting bodies, participants will get first-hand information on how regional accreditors are working to preserve a system that continues to serve higher education well.  By reflecting on the important stewardship role of presidents in the accreditation process and the legitimate interests of others in making sure the process serves its intended purposes, this session serves to advance understanding and influence policy around an important topic.

Moderator: George Pruitt, President, Thomas Edison State University and Chair, Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Panelists: James Guadino, President, Central Washington University and Board Chair, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
Patricia Maguire Meservey, President, Salem State University and Chair, New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Jan Friis, VP for Government Affairs, Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)

How Students and Non-completers will Shape Higher Ed’s Future
USA Funds and Gallup are collaborating to launch the first-of-its-kind research platform to capture the consumer voice in education – the Gallup-USA Funds Daily Education Index. Insights from the index will provide a voice to education consumers by measuring the opinions, experiences and expectations of prospective, current and former students. This session will provide an overview of the index and share a sneak peek of early findings. Panelists will discuss how institutions can use the data to drive innovation and student success.

Moderator: Carol D’Amico, Executive Vice President, National Engagement & Philanthropy, USA Funds
Panelists: Brandon Busteed, Executive Director, Education & Workforce, Gallup
Chuck Ambrose, President, University of Central Missouri
David Wilson, President, Morgan State University

12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
American Academic Leadership Institute Luncheon
Supported by the American Academic Leadership Institute (AALI) in collaboration with Academic Search, Inc.

Developing the Next Generation of Leaders
Presiding: Jack Hawkins, Chancellor, Troy University, (Ala.)
Presenter: Lt. General Steven L. Kwast, Commander and President, Air University
Presentation of the Secretary of the Air Force Distinguished Public Service Award 

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Committee Meetings

  • Economic and Workforce Development
      Chair: Bonita C. Jacobs, President, University of North Georgia

  • International Education
      Chair:  Sue Henderson, President, New Jersey City University

  • Policies and Purposes    
      Chair: Eduardo M. Ochoa, President, California State University, Monterey Bay

  • Professional Development
      Chair: Scott Olson, Winona State University, (Minn.)

  • Teacher Education
      Chair: Virginia (Ginny) Horvath, State University of New York, Fredonia

  • Student Success
      Chair: James A. Anderson, Fayetteville State University, North Carolina

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
New Presidents Academy 2016 Faculty Meeting

Facilitator:  Jolene Koester, Coordinator

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Investment Committee

Presiding: George E. Ross, President, Central Michigan University

2:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
AASCU-Penson Institutional Strategy and Focus Meeting (by invitation)

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  

4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
General Session: Leveraging Scarce Resources through Strategic Public-Private Partnerships
While public-private partnerships (commonly called P3 activity) are relatively well understood as a way to finance student housing developments and sports stadiums, collaborative projects between corporate partners and state colleges and universities are also increasingly being used to enhance academic programs, increase revenue and meet workforce needs through projects such as hotels, research incubators, technology development sites and energy projects.  

This spotlight session features examples of different models of P3 activity on AASCU campuses with a focus on what are some of the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with public-private partnerships.  Participants will leave with a better understanding of the pros and cons of using a P3 model; the key political and academic considerations in the decision-making process; how to bring community stakeholders together to move a P3 project forward; and what the research says about the strategic importance of partnerships.  

Presiding: George Ross, President, Central Michigan University
Panelists: Steve Kreidler, V. P. for Administration and Finance, Metropolitan State University
John S. Nader, President, Farmingdale State College – SUNY
Harvey Kesselman, President, Stockton University (NJ)

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.  
Sponsored Receptions Featuring Hors d' oeuvres and Signature Beverages
•  The Registry for College and University Presidents
•  Ruffalo Noel Levitz
•  TIAA  

7:00 p.m.  
Dinner on an individual basis

Tuesday, November 1

7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast Meetingsworking breakfast meetings
•  Women Presidents and Chancellors Breakfast
•  International Association of University Presidents Breakfast
•  Rural Coalition

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast for Presidents/Chancellors and Spouses/Partners

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Breakfast with Allan and Bobbie Ostar, founding President and Presidential Spouse of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU)
An opportunity to hear first-hand how AASCU got its start as an association and how its founding president, Allan Ostar, helped to shape important higher education policy discussions in Washington.

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TIAA Private Consultations
Last appointment begins at 3 p.m.

8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Council of Presidents/Membership Business Session/Election of Officers 

Presiding: Stephen M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo.) and Chair, 2016 AASCU Board of Directors 

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

General Session: The Three Box Solution
How do you meet the performance requirements of the current business model while dramatically reinventing it? How do you foresee a change in your current model before a crisis forces you to abandon it? One of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation, Vijay Govindarajan, shares a framework for balancing the imperatives of the present with the demands of the future.

Presiding: Sue Henderson, New Jersey City University, (N.J.)
Presenter: Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business  

10:45 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions

Measuring Student Engagement Online: A Case Study in What Google Analytics Doesn't Know

Marketing has one central goal:  to provide deeply relevant information at the exact moment when the consumer is most ready to be influenced.  While the internet has completely altered the way students engage with brands, many colleges still rely on traditional marketing metrics to inform them as to when to reach out to students.  Using individual online behavior data we will show how and when students are most engaged with your brand throughout the Student Decision Journey. This case study will show you how to know when students are most engaged with your college’s brand.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding how to effectively communicate with your prospects by providing access to student's real time behavioral data on your website.
  • Providing a vision of the future of recruitment methods by leveraging big data and advanced analytics.
  • Breaking the myths about how students are engaging with colleges and universities. An institution can begin to capitalize on the natural inbound interest students are demonstrating right now on its website.

  Presenters: William Pierce, Director of Undergraduate Admission, The University of Toledo
  Anne Freihofer, Enrollment Solutions Consultant, Capture Higher Ed

The Strategic Enrollment Planning Imperative
Public college presidents are currently dealing with the most turbulent environment in decades. Fueled by the ongoing economic malaise, challenging demographics, rapid technological change, and increased scrutiny of the postsecondary enterprise by both government and the larger public, colleges face increased pressure to attract, retain, and graduate students in greater numbers than ever before. This session will explore the major environmental trends that are challenging public higher education and suggest how institutions can develop data-informed strategic enrollment planning systems to respond to the challenges and align the institution’s mission, vision, and values with shifting market needs and expectations.  The session will also include a brief case study from Northwest Missouri State University who recently engaged in a comprehensive strategic enrollment planning process.

Presenters: John Jasinski, President, Northwest Missouri State University
Kevin Crockett, President, Enrollment Management, Ruffalo Noel Levitz

Fundraising and Endowment Success in Today’s Environment
Presidents are invited to join peers and experts in the field for a conversation about building a strong foundation for fundraising success and effective endowment management practices to support their institutions’ mission. Economic fluctuations, demographic shifts, and donors’ changing views of charitable giving all have an impact on institutional fundraising and effective endowment management. This session will examine:

•  Donor and giving trends
•  Emerging practices in fundraising
•  Ensuring endowment alignment with the institutional mission
•  Board engagement for success

Presenters: Philip L. Dubois, Chancellor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Christopher S. Carabell, Head of Business Development, Covariance Capital Management, Inc. (A TIAA company)
C. Alan Korthals, Chief Client Relationship Officer, Kaspick & Company (A member of the TIAA group of companies)

What Higher Education Leaders Need to Know to Lead in an Age of Analytics
This session will provide presidents with insights on current and emerging best practices in data analytics and their implications for the future.  These new practices promise to dramatically improve our capacity to impact student success across the entire spectrum of the student life cycle, and in all aspects of the student experience.  Hear from a campus leader who has led an effort to improve student outcomes through the use of improved analytics. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn strategies for developing a campus call to action to advance the use of analytics on their campus.

The session will cover:
•  Understanding the role data analytics play in improving institutional effectiveness and student success
•  Reviewing policies, practices and tools that support student success
•  Developing a call to action for leaders interested in utilizing data analytics to improve student success at their institution
Presenters:  Colleen Carmean, Assistant Chancellor, Academic Affairs, University of Washington Tacoma
Linda L. Baer, Senior Fellow, Civitas Learning

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Distinguished Alumnus Award and President-to-Presidents Luncheon
Distinguished Alumnus Award Presentation

Introduction: James B. Borsig, President, Mississippi University for Women
Distinguished Alumna: Doris Taylor, Director, Regenerative Medicine Research, Texas Heart Institute, St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital, Houston, TX

President-to-Presidents Lecture Luncheon
Introduction: Jerry B. Farley, President, Washburn, (Ks.)
Speaker: Mickey L. Burnim, President, Bowie State University, (Md.)

2:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
General Session: Athletics and Sexual Assault: Education, Prevention, Response and Remediation
This session focuses on the particular questions presidents and chancellors should be asking to ensure that their institution’s sexual misconduct prevention, education, resolution and remediation efforts effectively address the unique issues that may arise in the area of intercollegiate athletics.  The speaker will share the diverse ways colleges and universities are educating athletics staff and student-athletes, and will challenge each participant to think about how their school might respond to a high-profile case on campus in a serious, timely and sensitive manner. Using examples drawn from recent cases, the speaker will provide lessons from the field to help presidents anticipate some of the most challenging scenarios and explore fair and legal responses, consistent with core values and federal law.

Presiding: Judy A. Bense, President, University of West Florida
Presenter: Janet Judge, President, Sports Law Associates LLC

3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Closing General Session 
Leadership from the Board Room to the Oval Office
Drawing on his years studying leadership at the Harvard Business School and as a presidential historian, Beschloss, picks the most brilliant successes and the most lethal mistakes made in business and politics and shows what they can teach leaders in higher education.

Presiding:  Mildred Garcia, President, California State University, Fullerton
Presenter: Michael Beschloss, Historian and Political Commentator  

4:45 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Special Recognition and Transfer of the Gavel Ceremony      

Presiding:  Steve M. Jordan, President, Metropolitan State University of Denver (Colo), and Chair, AASCU Board of Directors 

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Closing Reception

Wednesday, November 2

7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
2017 AASCU Board of Directors Organizational Meeting

Chair: Deborah F. Stanley, President, State University of New York College at Oswego and Chair-Elect, AASCU Board of Directors

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development Board Meeting

Convener: Patricia Cormier, Executive Director and Senior Associate, AASCU-Penson Center for Professional Development and President Emerita, Longwood University (Va.)

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Networking Breakfast and Legislative Update
AASCU Government Relations staff provided briefings on legislative and policy issues over breakfast. 

Fees top

Registrant Type   Registration Fee
Presidents/Chancellors        $900
Spouses/Partners/Guest   $275
Affiliate Members*   $275
Spouses/Partners of
Affiliate Members
Former Presidents Dinner   $70

An individual who previously held an AASCU member institution presidency and whose dues are current.


Meeting Registration Change/Cancellation/Refund Policy:
To receive a full refund of the registration fee, written cancellation must be received at AASCU by 5 p.m. Eastern Time,Friday, October 14. Cancellations received after October 14 will incur cancellation fees: Member President/Chancellor incur a $150 cancellation fee. Spouse/Partner and Affiliate Member incur a $50 cancellation fee.

Due to pre-program preparations, cancellations received after 5 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, including no-shows,* are not eligible for refunds (including optional meals.) Failure to reconcile Annual Meeting final invoices precludes members from registering for future meetings. All refunds will be issued via check from the AASCU office within 45 days of the close of the meetng, unless the registration was paid by credit card online. When writing to cancel, please indicate to whom and where the refund check should be issued.

*No-show is a registrant who does not attend the meeting and has not canceled in writing. No-shows are responsible for all registered meeting charges.

Registration Information top

Register and pay online
(Available to AASCU members or anyone who has attended the Annual Meeting in the past). All Current Presidents/Chancellors and Affiliate Members should use this option. 

Reminder: Spouses and Partners attending the meeting must also register. Register one individual at a time. Contact Leslie Heath if you have any questions

Accommodations top

InterContinental Miami
100 Chopin Plaza, Miami, FL  33131

The InterContinental Miami is set on the shore of Biscayne Bay in the heart of downtown Miami’s financial and business district. It is in an evolving arts, culture, culinary and entertainment destination with nearby American Airlines Arena, the Adrienne Arsht Center for Performing Arts, the Perez Art Museum and Miami Science Museum.

The InterContinental Miami is 8 miles (approximately 18 minutes transfer from Miami International Airport (MIA) or 25 miles from Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL).

Reserve well before Tuesday, October 4, 2016 when rooms are released.  Once AASCU’s rooms are filled, alternatives, including overflow rooms, will be listed on AASCU’s website.

Room Rates

Rooms are $260 for single or double occupancy, plus +13% tax.
Call 1-800-327-3005 and reference AASCU’s Annual Meeting 
Click here to reserve online 

You can make reservations online if your stay is in the October 28 to November 2 window of the room block.
If you wish to book before or after AASCU’s room block, wish to upgrade your room type at a higher rate, or if your online reservation fails (rooms may be sold out on one of your preferred nights), please call hotel reservations directly for assistance 305.577.1000 and ask for “In-House Reservations.”
A first night deposit is required to confirm a reservation. Reservations must be cancelled 72 hour prior to arrival to avoid loss of first night’s deposit.

Indicate any disability-related requirements or special preferences when making your reservation. The InterContinental Miami reservations department will work to accommodate your requests.

The InterContinental Miami reports that it is NOT located in the zone affected by the Zika virus.  However, guests are encouraged to follow all recommended precautions when outdoors.

Please visit the following site for more information: CDC Travel Advisory 

Airport Travel

Miami International Airport (MIA)
Estimated taxi cost: $25
Estimated time by taxi: 15 minutes

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL)
Estimated taxi cost: $75
Estimated time by taxi: 35 minutes
Palm Beach Airport
Estimated taxi cost: Over $100
Estimated time by taxi: 1 hour 30 minutes – 70 miles. 

SuperShuttle Discount

The discount is 10% one way and 20% on a roundtrip reservation.  
Coupon Code: R7BXL
For questions on SuperShuttle, contact:
Mardochee Jean-Paul
Quality Assurance Manager/Sales Manager
Phone: (305)871-2000 ext. 2295
Email: Concierge2@miamisupershuttle.com

Hertz Rental Car

Call Hertz Meeting Sales Desk at 1-800-654-2240 and use the Hertz CV#011B0074 when making reservations. Discounted rates are from October 29 through November 2, 2016, subject to car availability. Reservations can also be made online using www.hertz.com

At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will apply.

Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended, blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies).  Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply.  Vehicles can be returned to most Hertz locations within Florida. 

Parking at hotel

Parking Spaces/375 Spaces
Valet parking is available
Daily valet parking fee: $42
$35 daily overnight valet parking fee plus sales Taxes. Daytime valet parking fee is $11 for the first hour and $5 each additional hour. Comp. charging for electronic vehicles is also available but standard valet rates do apply.





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