Governance Institute

July 22 - 26, 2022
This conference begins after the conclusion of the New Presidents Institute.


July 22: Arrival & Dinner 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

23rd-25th: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

26th: Departure Day

The partnership between presidents and their board of trustees is more critical than ever in this turbulent moment in higher education. The CCCU is offering a high-level Governance Institute to prepare you and your board chair for this fast-paced and ever-changing context for Christian higher education. The program will include guest experts on legal affairs, board governance, and leadership, as well as senior academic leaders. There will be times for exploring the implications of the material both within your own institutional team and with peers from other institutions.

The Governance Institute will be held at the beautiful Westin Carlsbad Resort in Carlsbad, CA. We hope you’ll consider joining us.


Friday, July 22 – The Why

The Call of Christian higher education in our 21st Century World. Featuring Dr. Amos Yong,  Dean of the School of Mission and Theology, and Professor of Theology and Mission at Fuller Seminary.

Saturday, July 23 – The What

The challenges and opportunities of following our call in today’s cultural, political, legal, and theological context. Speakers include R. Craig Wood, Retired Partner at McGuire Woods and Board Chair of Covenant College, Phil Ryken, President of Wheaton College, Shirley Mullen, President Emerita of Houghton College, and Joy Mosley, Senior Director of Government Relations at the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities.

Sunday, July 24 – The Who

Preparing as presidents and board chairs to be leaders for today’s fast-paced, multi-faceted, and crisis-prone world of higher education. Featuring Tim Dalrymple, President and CEO at Christianity Today. These sessions will include time for Sabbath inspiration and reflection as well as reviewing case studies of campus issues.

Monday, July 25 – The How

Recruiting, equipping, training, and evaluating a board of trustees prepared to partner in the governance of today’s missional and economic challenges.  Featuring Steve Moore, CEO of M.J. Murdock Charitable Trust and Andrew Westmoreland, President Emeritus of Samford University.


Tim Dalrymple

Steve Moore

Shirley Mullen

Phil Ryken

Andy Westmoreland

Craig Wood

Amos Yong

Registration, Hotel, & Travel Information

July 22: Arrival & Dinner 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

24th/25th: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.

26th – Departure Day

Governance Institute Registration Fees

$1,500 for Presidents

$1,500 for Board Chairs

$200 for Spouses

Spouses are invited to attend the dinners on Friday, July 22, and Monday, July 25 at a fee of $200 per person. Sessions are for presidents and their board chairs.

Cancellation Policy

You may cancel your registration at any time prior to the start of the program. If you must cancel, please email Refunds for cancellations received prior to Wednesday, June 22, 2022 will be issued minus a $150 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after Wednesday, June 22, 2022. Substitutions will be honored at any time. No-shows are not refundable.


The Carlsbad, CA area is served by the San Diego International Airport located approximately 33 miles south of the Westin Carlsbad Resort.

Travel time to the Westin Carlsbad Resort is approximately one hour at a cost of $60 – $100 one-way by Uber/Lyft or taxi. Attendees will be responsible for the cost of their ground transportation to the resort and the cost of their return trip to the San Diego International Airport.


The Westin Carlsbad Resort
5480 Grand Pacific Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Group Rate

$299 USD, per night plus applicable taxes currently at 25%. (Run of House Room)

$399 USD, per night plus applicable taxes currently at 25%. (Executive Suite)

Hotel Parking

Self-parking is available for $24 per day.

Valet parking is available for $35 per day.

Hotel Reservations

To make your hotel reservations by phone, please call 833-489-4455 and reference the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities. To make reservations online, please click here. 

The cut-off date to reserve your hotel room at the discounted group rate is June 22, 2022. Room reservation requests after this date may be subject to hotel availability at the standard rate. Because of limited availability, we advise making your reservation as soon as possible.

The Westin Carlsbad typically charges a resort fee of $25 per accommodation, per day; however, that fee has been waived for all CCCU guests and will not appear on your final hotel bill. 

You are not required to register for the Institute prior to reserving your room at the resort, but we will be cross-checking the hotel rooming list against registered attendees. Room reservations could be subject to cancellation if you are not registered for the meeting by June 22, 2022. We would truly appreciate your support by booking within the CCCU block at the hotel so that we can fulfill our obligation to our hotel partner.

Dress Code

Attire for the meeting is resort casual.


The average weather in Carlsbad in July is a high temperature of 76 and a low of 66 degrees. San Diego in July has a humidity of 82 percent in the morning on average and 64 percent by the early afternoon. While the humidity can be high in July, the temperature isn’t typically hot enough to make it uncomfortable.

COVID-19 Protocols

Testing/Vaccination Policy

The CCCU is constantly monitoring CDC guidelines. We are living in a new reality, and we think we can navigate that reality together.

Currently, the CCCU is requesting that attendees at the Institute be fully vaccinated or have a negative COVID test 1-3 business days prior to arrival. This policy is subject to change. An individual can be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completion of a COVID-19 vaccination series (after the second dose of a 2-dose series, or after one dose of a single-dose vaccine).