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January 3, 2007

Birmingham-Southern president to co-lead crises session at CIC presidents' institute

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern President Dr. David Pollick will co-lead a session entitled “Preparing for and Reacting to Crises” at the upcoming Presidents' Institute of the Council of Independent Colleges Jan. 4-7 in Tucson, Ariz.

Leading with Pollick is Dr. Trudie Kibbe Reed, president of Bethune-Cookman College, and Dr. Joan Hinde Stewart, president of Hamilton College.  The subject of their crises session is “How should presidents prepare for and react to crises precipitated by circumstances as varied as natural disasters, reprehensible student actions, or controversial speakers?”

The Council of Independent Colleges is an association of independent colleges and universities working together to support college and university leadership, advance institutional excellence, and enhance private higher education's contributions to society.  CIC is the major national service organization for all small and mid-sized independent, liberal arts colleges and universities in the United States.  The association, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006, has grown to 570 independent schools, including liberal arts, comprehensive, four-year, two-year, and international institutions.

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