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Council of Independent Colleges President’s Institute Awards Banquet

The partners of Hyatt-Fennell, Marylouise Fennell and Cheryl Hyatt, spend time at the Council of Independent Colleges President’s Institute Awards Banquet with clients (L to R), Scott Miller (Bethany College, WV), Br. Norman Hipps (St. Vincent College, PA), David Armstrong (Thomas More College, KY), and CIC Chief of Staff Christoph Kunkel.

2015 Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Cheryl A. Hyatt, Partner, presented at the 2015 Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) Presidents Institute in January in San Diego, California. Cheryl’s panel presentation was entitled “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Senior Leadership Searches”. Along with Cheryl Hyatt, the other panelists were (from right to left) R. Stanton Hales, Senior Consultant, Academic Search, Inc., Cheryl Hyatt, Katherine Haley, Principal, Witt/Kieffer and the moderator for the panel Scott D. Miller, President, Bethany College (WV).

The First Year of Your First Presidency Is Your Make-or-Break Time

Thus far, you’ve completed the first three months of your first presidency at an institution of higher learning. You’ve acclimated, begun engaging your constituencies, and started forming town-gown relationships. You’ve started to settle in to your new role and to define your presidency. During this time, you’ve spent most of your time and energies on day-to-day operations. The work you’ve started during this time doesn’t end there, but will continue. It pays to think of these first three months as a prelude to your action plan for the rest of the year. Your constituencies on campus will expect you to initiate changes. It will be incumbent on you to make changes to demonstrate the positive i

Dr. Marylouise Fennell, RSM, Co-Edits National Book on Leadership Series Explores Higher Education’s

NEWS RELEASE - For the ninth year, Dr. Marylouise Fennell of Hyatt-Fennell Executive Search will head Presidential Perspectives, a national thought leadership series for college and university presidents. Dr. Fennell and her long-time consulting and publishing colleague Dr. Scott D. Miller, President of Bethany College, serve as executive editors of Presidential Perspectives, according to a release by Philadelphia-based Aramark Higher Education, publisher of the series. Dr. Fennell, is also senior counsel for the Council of Independent Colleges and past president of Carlow University. Written by college and university presidents, the 2014-15 series of chapters focuses on “Inspirational Inn

As a New College or University President, Make Sure to Be There for Your Constituencies - By Cheryl

Congratulations. A university or college has hired you as president. This is your first higher-education presidency, and they expect you “yesterday”. Consider following this road map as you think about where to start first during your initial three months on campus. Take a grand tour of the campus. Make this one of the first items after you arrive on campus. This tour will help you establish your sense of physical context--where your office is located and the office of the individuals you’ll soon begin working with, auditoriums, class rooms, and the like. Doing so will allay any confusion about getting around and where you need to head for various functions on campus. Arrange for a listeni

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