January 29 - 31, 2020

Washington, D.C.


Join us for the 2020 Presidents Conference in Washington, DC as we tackle some of the most pressing trends & issues facing Christian higher education. Spend intentional, dedicated time with campus presidents from around the country to share expertise, strategies, and resources. Presidential spouses are welcome and encouraged to attend—there will be an optional offsite outing on Thursday and a special program on Friday morning specifically for spouses.


The Presidents Conference features a lineup of distinguished plenary speakers, additional speakers will be added as confirmed.

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney

President, The AND Campaign

Justin Giboney

Justin Giboney is an attorney and political strategist in Atlanta, GA. Mr. Giboney has managed successful campaigns for elected officials in the state and referendums relating to the city’s transportation and water infrastructure.

In 2012 and 2016, Georgia’s 5th congressional district elected him as a delegate for the Democratic National Convention and he served as the co-chair of Obama for America’s Gen44-Atlanta initiative. A former Vanderbilt University football player and law student, Justin served on the Urban League of Greater Atlanta Board of Directors. Additionally, Justin has participated in LEAD Atlanta, Outstanding Atlanta and the Georgia Bar Association’s Leadership Academy. He’s written op-eds for publications such as The Hill and Christianity Today.

Diane Jones Headshot

Diane Auer Jones

Principal Deputy Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education

Diane Auer Jones

Diane Auer Jones is the principal deputy under secretary, delegated the duties of the under secretary and assistant secretary for post-secondary education at the U.S. Department of Education. Jones spent the first 10 years of her career serving as a biology professor at the Community College of Baltimore County, and later working at Princeton University and Career Education Corporation. She also has an extensive background in science and education policy, having worked for the National Science Foundation, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science, and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. She served as the assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education during the George W. Bush administration. Prior to rejoining the Department of Education, she served as a senior policy advisor to the Secretary of Labor and focused on workforce development issues.

Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse

U.S. Senator, Nebraska

Ben Sasse

Ben Sasse is a fifth-generation Nebraskan with the honor of representing the Cornhusker state in the U.S. Senate, where he is a member of the intelligence, judiciary, and banking committees. Before being elected, Sasse spent five years as president of Midland University. The 130-year-old Lutheran college in Sasse’s hometown was on the verge of bankruptcy when he arrived, but became one of the nation's fastest-growing schools just three years later. He is the author of The Vanishing American Adult and Them: Why We Hate Each Other – and How to Heal. He holds degrees from Harvard University and Yale University. 

Registration & Pricing

Spouses of CCCU Presidents & Trustees

$ 650


  • Regular (8/12-1/1) $650
  • Late (after 1/2) $700

CCCU Presidents & Trustees

$ 850


  • Regular (8/12-1/1) $850
  • Late (after 1/2) $900


$ 950


  • Regular (8/12-1/1) $950
  • Late (after 1/2) $1,000

*Sponsors cannot register online. Please contact jmahurin@cccu.org to register.

Hotel & Travel

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