Annual Conference: November 7-9, 2022


2019 Agenda

Park Lane Hotel, New York City, NY
*All functions will be held in Salons B-D unless noted otherwise

Monday, November 4

  • Noon-3:00 p.m.
    ARU-HR Institute Board of Directors Meeting – Salon A
  • 4:30-5:00 p.m.
    New Member Orientation – Salon B
    For new members and first-time attendees
  • 5:00-8:30 p.m.
    Registration – Ballroom Foyer
  • 5:30 p.m.
    Opening Reception
    Sponsored by UnitedHealth Group/Optum Rx  
  • 6:15 p.m.
    Welcome and Introductions
    Julia McCallin, Chair of the Board and Vice President of HR, California Institute of Technology
    Laura Avakian, President, ARU-HR Institute
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Session 1: Keynote – The Critical Role of Human Resources for the 21st Century University
    Introduction: Elyne Cole, Senior Associate Chancellor for Human Resources, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Keynote Speaker: Chancellor Robert Jones, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Tuesday, November 5

  • 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Registration – Ballroom Foyer
  • 7:30 a.m.
    Breakfast – Salon B, C, D
  • 8:15 a.m.
    Founder’s Session honoring Founder Ken Hutchinson
    Session 2: Becoming a World-Class CHRO

    Introduction: Ken Hutchinson, President Emeritus, ARU-HR Institute and Vice President Emeritus, University of Missouri System
    Panelists: Kevin Cox, Chief Human Resources Officer, GE; Steve Mizell, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Merck & Company and Elease Wright, former CHRO of Aetna
  • 10:00 a.m
  • 10:30 a.m.-Noon
    Session 3: Becoming a World-Class CHRO in Higher Ed
    John Whelan, Vice President, Human Resources, Indiana University
    Panelists: Tony Kinslow, Associate Vice President for Human Resources, University of Rochester; Kelley Stuck, Vice President and CHRO, University of Virginia, and Allison Vaillancourt, Vice President, Business Affairs and Human Resources, The University of Arizona; Other Panelists TBA
  • Noon
    Session 4: Lunch and Members-only Business Meeting
  • 1:30-3:00 p.m.
    Session 5: The Privilege of Leadership: The Courage to Care

    Introduction: Legail Chandler, Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University in St. Louis
    Presenter: Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO, Barry-Wehmiller
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • 3:30-5:00 p.m.
    Session 6: Lightning Round
    Kyle Cavanaugh, Vice President of Administration, Duke University and Duke University Health System
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Session 7: Dinner at Aretsky’s Patroon Restaurant hosted by TIAA
    Meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15 for transportation

Wednesday, November 6

  • 7:00 a.m.
  • 8:00-11:00 a.m.
    Session 8: Building From the HR Competency Study: Cultivating and Navigating Paradox in Modern HR
    Laurita Thomas, President, ARU-HR Institute
    Presenter: David Kryscynski, Professor and Researcher, Brigham Young University
  • 11:00 a.m.
    Close of 2019 ARU-HR Institute Meeting
    Julia McCallin, Board Chair 2019
    Allison Vaillancourt, Board Chair 2020
    Laura Avakian, Outgoing President
    Laurita Thomas, Incoming President