Schedule

Tuesday, January 31

3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Registration Desk Open

Wednesday, February 1

7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK OPEN
7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE SET-UP
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
WELCOME & INTRODUCTION/OPENING SESSION


Shirley V. Hoogstra, President, Council for Christian Colleges & Universities
A Capella Performance: Luminos
David French, Columnist, The New York Times
James Kvaal, Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
John Pistole, President, Anderson University

12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
CAPITOL HILL VISITS
12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
SPECIAL PROGRAMMING FOR INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENTS & FRIENDS

*By invitation only

We invite our international presidents and friends to join us for a special luncheon and roundtable discussion related to issues that impact Christian higher education outside the U.S.

Special Guest: An expert on International Religious Freedom
*Closed to Media

2:30 - 5:00 PM
SPOUSE PROGRAM: MEET & GREET, DISCUSSION

Anne Snyder Brooks, author, speaker, editor of Comment Magazine will share her perspective about faith as it relates to being a public and private person

Facilitator: Barb Hoekstra, Professor of Education, Dordt University
*Closed to Media

5:30 - 6:15 PM
NEW PRESIDENTS RECEPTION

*By invitation only

Hosted by Shirley Hoogstra and CCCU Board Members

6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
WELCOME RECEPTION
6:45 PM - 9:00 PM
GALA AWARDS DINNER

Philanthropy Award: Rollie & Barb Anderson
Mark O. Hatfield Leadership Award & Address: David Brooks

Thursday, February 2

7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
REGISTRATION DESK AND INFORMATION DESK OPEN
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
7:30 AM - 8:15 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure and meet new friends, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time of fellowship.

8:15 AM - 9:00 AM
WORSHIP & DEVOTIONS

Worship: A Capella Performance: Luminos
Devotion: Keith Newman, President, Southern Nazarene University

9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
PLENARY SESSION 1: JUNETEENTH FAITH & FREEDOM

This session will share the behind-the-scenes story of the "Juneteenth: Faith & Freedom" documentary produced by Our Daily Bread.  The panel will discuss the challenges and strategy, while highlighting the history and importance of celebrating the holiday.

Lisa Fields, Founder & President, Jude 3 Project
Matt Lucas, President & CEO, Our Daily Bread Ministries
Rasool Berry, Pastor, The Bridge Church & Director of Partnerships & Content Development, Our Daily Bread Ministries

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
MORNING NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:25 AM
PLENARY SESSION 2: BRIDGING THE GAP: DIALOGUE ACROSS CAMPUS IN A TIME OF POLITICAL POLARIZATION

The Bridging the Gap program, promotes a cross-campus exchange between one or more schools, and is designed to combat the toxic polarization in our country, give students the skills they need to find common ground across deep divides, solve problems in their communities, thrive in the workplace of the future, and support students in their own character formation journey.

Brent Ellis, President, Spring Arbor University
Simon Greer, Founder, Bridging the Gap & Cambridge Heath Ventures

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
PLENARY SESSION 3: BIG ISSUES CONVERSATION

*For Presidents Only

This time will be a participatory small group session facilitated by King University President, Whit Whitaker. The goal is to facilitate transparent discussion about the issues facing Christian higher education today with a time for prayer together as Christ-centered leaders.

Facilitator: Whit Whitaker, President, King University

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
AWARD LUNCHEON

Young Alum Award: Wendy Gomez Matamoros, Dordt University, Executive Director, Tesoros de Dios
Champion of Vision Award: Darren Campbell, Founder & CEO - Slingshot and Campus

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
TICKETED OFF-SITE EVENTS

Enjoy everything Washington DC has to offer and join us for a series of scheduled tours and activities planned specially for you. Tickets are available on a first-come-first-served basis.  You may sign-up for these special tours at the CCCU Registration/Information Desk at check-in.  Tours include:

  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
  • Library of Congress
  • Capitol Building
  • Museum of the Bible
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
SPOUSE TEA

Presidential spouses are invited to attend a high tea at the St. Regis Hotel. Sign up will be available at the registration desk.

2:30 PM - 5:00 PM
PRISON INITIATIVE: ENROLLMENT GROWTH

This session will provide an overview of both the Calvin Prison Initiative and Alliance University's prison education program, and a general summary of higher education in prisons within the last two decades. Prison education leaders will present on the history of the Second Chance Pell Initiative, which provides need-based Pell Grants to incarcerated individuals, and its connection to the future of enrollment and higher education.

Presenters:
Jamila Wright, Assistant Dean, Fishkill Beacon Campus, Alliance University
Todd Cioffi, Director, Calvin Prison Initiative
Kary Bosma, Director of Operations, Calvin Prison Initiative

5:00 PM
OPEN EVENING/DINNER ON YOUR OWN

Discover local spots and explore new culinary flavors.  A list of local area restaurants will be available at the CCCU Registration/Information Desk that offer a range of dinner options, all within walking distance of the Westin Washington, DC Hotel.

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
WESLEYAN HOLINESS CONNECTION GATHERING

*By Invitation Only

Friday, February 3

Please note the following:

  • Hotel checkout is at 12:00 noon. Once you checkout, you may store your luggage at the bell stand until your departure.
  • Lunch will not be provided on Friday, February 3.
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK OPEN
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
EXHIBITOR SHOWCASE
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

Enjoy breakfast at your leisure and meet new friends, learn about a new product or service, and enjoy this time of fellowship.

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
WORSHIP & DEVOTION

Worship: A Capella Performance: Luminos
Devotion: David Wright, President Emeritus, Indiana Wesleyan University

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
PLENARY SESSION 1: THE INTEGRATION OF FAITH & LEARNING

The integration of faith and learning is a focus of many religious institutions of higher education. This session will examine the broad concept that encompasses the idea that the Christian worldview, faith, and practices of the student should be deeply connected within the learning experience.

Barb Bellefeuille, President, Bethel University (IN)
Phil Ryken, President, Wheaton College

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
PLENARY SESSION 2: UPDATE ON UKRAINE

Marlene Wall will share her unique perspective on the war in Ukraine, and the LCC International University’s role in caring for the student population, both Ukrainians and Russians, during these turbulent times.

Marlene Wall, President, LCC International University

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
MORNING NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
PRESIDENTS BUSINESS MEETING

*Closed to the media

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM
SPOUSE GATHERING & ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

What are the roles of a president’s spouse? How do you handle crisis- situations on your campus? How do you manage family and maintain a work/life balance? Let’s talk about it during this open discussion/Q&A session addressing these topics and more.

Facilitator: Jeanna Westmoreland, President Spouse, Samford University

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
PLENARY SESSION 3: SUPREME COURT ROUND-UP

This session will examine Supreme Court cases related to education that impact Christian higher education

Kermit Roosevelt III, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania

12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
PLENARY SESSION 4: MINISTERIAL EXCEPTION

This session will examine how the ministerial exception furthers the purposes of the First Amendment free exercise and establishment clauses relative to Christian higher education

Eric Baxter, Vice President & Senior Counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty
Greg Baylor, Senior Counsel, Alliance Defending Freedom
Joy Mosley, Associate Vice President for Strategic & Government Relations

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM
CLOSING REMARKS

Shirley V. Hoogstra