Raymond D. Cotton to Speak at CIC 40th Annual Institute for Chief Academic Officers

11.01.2012 - Washington, DC

Raymond D. Cotton, Vice President of Higher Education of ML Strategies, LLC and a Member of Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., will be speaking at the Council of Independents Colleges’ (CIC) 40th Annual Institute for Chief Academic Officers. The conference is being held in San Antonio, Texas, November 3-6.

Mr. Cotton will be speaking at the conference on November 5.  The topic of his session is:  “Negotiating Your First Presidential Contract.”

The 2012 CIC Institute for Chief Academic Officers will focus on the core responsibilities of the chief academic officer and the importance of strong academic leadership in today’s changing higher education environment.

Mr. Cotton represents higher education and other non-profit executives and boards of trustees. His clients include colleges, universities, associations, and other non-profits. He has represented over 300 university boards of trustees, college presidents, and other non-profit executives during his more than 25 years in practice. He frequently counsels both boards of trustees and presidents on such matters as contracts, executive compensation, performance evaluation, goal-setting, current and deferred compensation, Intermediate Sanctions, Sarbanes-Oxley, and best practices for managing non-profit institutions. 

Mr. Cotton is a frequent speaker on the programs of higher education associations. He is also a regular contributor to the Chronicle of Higher Education.  He was listed in the 2012 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business for Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation in Washington, DC.  Mr. Cotton was also named to the 2013 list of Best Lawyers in America for Education Law.

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