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Trustee Orientation and Training

Innovative Governance: Positioning Tennessee Higher Education for the Future

FedEx Institute of Technology
365 Innovation Drive
Memphis, TN 38152-3115

1:00 p.m. New Trustee Orientation FedEx Institute (FIT)/
Video Conference Center
4:00 p.m. Welcome
Sharpening FOCUS
FIT The Zone David Rudd, President, UM
Mike Krause, Executive Director, THEC
4:30 p.m. Panel: Learning and Wisdom
of Sophomore Trustees
FIT The Zone Moderator: Mike Krause
David Golden, Trustee, ETSU
Tom Jones, Trustee, TTU
Emily Reynolds, Vice-Chair/Regent, TBR
5:30 p.m. Reception
TN Pacesetting Program Posters
FIT Lobby David Rudd, President, UM
David North, Chair/Trustee, UM
6:30 p.m. Dinner
KEYNOTE: The Role of Postsecondary
Education in the 21st Century
Holiday Inn Ballroom David Rudd, President, UM
Michael Crow, President,
Arizona State University
7:00 a.m. Breakfast/Pacesetters Posters FIT Lobby TN Pacesetting Program Posters
  Session I: Quality & Relevance
  A: What is a quality institution
and how do we know if we have one? 
Methodist Theatre Tami Eggleston,
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness,
McKendree University
  B: Serving the students we have,
reaching the students we need
Fishbowl Keith Carver, Chancellor, UTM
Tracy Hall, President, SWCC
  C: Flipping the script: Engaging external partners
in academic program development
Classroom Mark Byrnes, Provost, MTSU
Jerold Hale, Provost, UTC
  Board Chairs and Presidents:
Leading when bad things happen
(FIT)/Video Conference Center Charles Bantz,
Chancellor Emeritus,IUPUI
9:00 a.m. Session II: Fiduciary Responsibility
  A: Business models for student success Methodist Theatre Rick Staisloff,
Senior Partner, rpk GROUP
  B: University Finance & Strategy Fishbowl BJ King, CFO, ETSU
Raaj Kurapati, CFO, UM
  C: Aligning Mission, Strategy,
and Execution
Classroom Charles Bantz,
Chancellor Emeritus, IUPUI
10:00 a.m. Session III. 21st Century Governance
  A: Prepare and Repair:
Risk and Compliance
Methodist Theatre Janice Abraham,
President & CEO, United Educators
  B: Presidential Selection,
Assessment, & Partnership
Fishbowl Bob Smith,
Senior Associate for Executive Leadership
and Talent Development, UT
  C: Tracking Progress, Making Change  Classroom Brandon Johnson, VP Enrollment Management, TTU
Mike Hoff, Chief Planning Officer, ETSU
Bridgette Decent, Director, Institutional Research, UM
Russ Deaton, Executive Vice Chancellor for Policy & Strategy, TBR
11:00 a.m. TN Policy and Priorities The Zone Governor Bill Lee
Mike Krause, Executive Director, THEC
12:00 noon Adjourn/Box Lunches
12:00 until Breakout space will be available for boards who wish to continue professional development and planning. 

Holiday Inn – University of Memphis
3700 Central Avenue
Memphis, Tennessee 38111

Reservations: or 901-678-8200

Please coordinate travel and accommodations in accordance with your board policy. A room block will be held using code TNT until June 24. The discounted rate of $119.00 per room per night plus taxes will be valid for 3 days pre and post conference.

Holiday Inn - University of Memphis

340 Innovation Drive
Memphis, Tennessee 38152
(directly across from the FedEx Institute)

Please communicate any dietary or special needs when confirming your attendance.

RSVP: or 901.678.2793