Agenda from 2018 Annual Meeting
Stewart Hotel, New York City, NY
*All functions will be held in the Fitzgerald Ballroom except as noted below
Monday, November 5
- Noon-3:00 p.m.
ARU-HR Institute Board of Directors Meeting – Gillespie
- 4:30-5:00 p.m.
New Member Orientation – Wharton
For new members and first-time attendees
- 5:00-8:30 p.m.
Registration – Fitzgerald Foyer
- 5:30 p.m.
Opening Reception – Fitzgerald Ballroom
Sponsored by UnitedHealth Group/Optum Rx
- 6:15 p.m.
Welcome and Introductions
Kathryn Brown, Chair of the Board and Vice President of HR, University of Minnesota, and Laura Avakian, President of ARU-HR Institute
- 7:00 p.m.
- 8:00 p.m.
Session 1: Keynote – Academic Excellence in the Evolving Landscape for Research Universities
Introduction: Diane Tucker, Vice President, Human Resources, Boston University
Keynote Speaker: Robert A. Brown, President, Boston University
Tuesday, November 6
- 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Registration – Fitzgerald Foyer
- 7:30 a.m.
- 8:15 a.m.
Session 2: Founder’s Session
Remarks by Ken Hutchinson, Founder
The Challenge: Preserving Free Speech, Campus Safety and Institutional Values
Introduction and Panel Facilitator: Kathryn Brown, Chair of the Board
Panelists: Doug Peterson, General Counsel, University of Minnesota; Vincent Del Casino, Vice President of Academic Initiatives and Student Success, Geography and Development, University of Arizona; and Wendy White, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, University of Pennsylvania
- 10:00 a.m
- 10:30 a.m.
Session 3: Creating the Employee Experience to Address the Changing Higher Education Workforce
Presenters: Laurita Thomas, Associate Vice President for HR, University of Michigan, and Kelly Jones, Senior Vice President – National Higher Education Practice Leader, Sibson Consulting
Session 4: Lunch and Business Meeting
- 1:30 p.m.
Session 5: The CHRO Role in Managing Crises
Presenters: Susan Basso, Senior Vice President for Talent, Culture and HR, The Ohio State University; Sharon Butler, Associate Vice President – Human Resources, Michigan State University, and Dwaine Duckett, Vice President of HR and Benefits, University of California Office to the President
- 3:00 p.m.
- 3:30 p.m.
Session 6: Lightning Round: Tough Problems/Best Practices
Facilitator: Kyle Cavanaugh,Vice President of Administration, Duke University and Duke University Health System
- 5:00 p.m.
- 6:30 p.m.
Dinner at Aretsky’s Patroon Restaurant hosted by TIAA
Transportation to and from the restaurant will be provided
Wednesday, November 7
- 8:00 a.m.
- 8:30 a.m.
Session 7: HR Metrics and Analytics
Presenters: Linda Croll Howell, Director of HR Analytics, and Mary Opperman, Vice President of HR, both of Cornell University, and Cheryl Reardon, Associate Vice President and Chief HR Officer, University of Iowa
- 10:00 a.m.
Session 8: Sexual Harassment and Culture Change
Presenters: Julie McCallin, Vice President of HR, California Institute of Technology; Felicia Washington, Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement, University of North Carolina; and Andy Brantley, President and CEO, CUPA-HR
- 11:30 a.m.
Wrap-Up and Adjournment
Kathryn Brown, Board Chair, 2018
Julie McCallin, Board Chair, 2019
Laura Avakian, President