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Ace Annual Meeting

American Council on Education


Date: March 12, 2016 - March 15, 2016

Time: 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: 780 Mission Street, 94103 San Francisco, CA

Join ACE2016 in San Francisco to keep up with trends in higher education leadership, learn practical strategies to deal with day-to-day challenges on your campus, and network with colleagues. ACE2016 is the country’s premier higher education event, bringing together nearly 2,000 higher education leaders to network with one another and hear from thought leaders and news-makers discussing the most pressing issues of the day.


Negotiating the Final Presidential Contract
Open to Presidents/Chancellors Only

A president’s final contract may be the most important one in her career because it not only affects her compensation and benefits for her final term as president, but also affects her retirement years and family needs.  This session will cover a wide range of issues, including, base salary, deferred compensation, length of the final contract, insurances (health, life, long term care, etc.), presidential evaluation, housing, vacation pay, sabbaticals, possible post presidency employment by the university, spousal compensation and benefits, and other related issues.  Well known and highly experienced  higher education lawyer Ray Cotton will lead the discussion and share his experiences with the attendees.  He requests that you please feel free to bring your questions with you!


Presidential Transition: Legal and Financial Considerations
Open to All

As a president contemplates moving from one institution to another or from being an active president to entering the next phase of her life, there are a multitude of legal and financial matters to take into consideration.  Beginning with her current employment agreement, she must understand her termination or transition notice requirements, deferred compensation plan changes, insurance continuity procedures, and the public implications of her transition.  This session will provide invaluable insight into the complexity of these issues. Highly experienced and noted higher education lawyer Ray Cotton will lead the discussion.  Questions are welcomed and invited!


  • Raymond Cotton, Member, Employment, Labor & Benefits Practice, Mintz Levin 

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