NEW YORK CITY: NOV 5 - 7, 2018



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  
  • 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
  • 7:00 p.m.
  • 8:00 p.m.
    Session 1: Keynote
    Introduction: Diane Tucker, Chief Human Resource Officer, 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: The New Employee Experience
    Presenters: Laurita Thomas, Associate Vice President for HR, University of Michigan, and Kelly Jones, Senior Vice President, Sibson Consulting
  • Noon
    Session 4: Lunch and Business Meeting
  • 1:30 p.m.
    Session 5: The CHRO Role in Managing Crises

    Presenters: Sharon Butler, Vice President of HR, Michigan State University, and Susan Basso, Vice President of HR, The Ohio State University
  • 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
  • 5:00 p.m.
  • 6:30 p.m.
    Session 7: Dinner hosted by TIAA (Location TBD)
    Transportation to and from the restaurant will be provided

Wednesday, November 7

  • 8:00 a.m.
  • 8:30 a.m.
    Session 8: 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 9: 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