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Preliminary Program Available for the 2017 Administrators Conference

Thursday, January 12, 2017  
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10-11 March 2017
Hyatt Regency Reston, Virginia

Dear Department Chairs, Deans, Program Directors, Center Directors, Other University Administrators as well as those soon to assume such positions!

You're invited to attend. The preliminary program is now available.

The administrator’s conference is held every alternate year and attracts participation from Department Chairs, Deans, and other administrators in planning programs. It has become the primary forum for participants to exchange ideas that help to position their programs and departments in the strongest possible way and to set them up for continuing growth and success. Participants at past conferences have found the participation of Deans to be of enormous value and participating Deans have also found the opportunity to discuss issues and strategies with other Deans to be productive and useful. There is a special invitational Deans dinner to facilitate these discussions.

We very much hope that you will participate in the conference. The program for the two days includes discussions on relevant topics such as fundraising, positioning the program within the university, the particularities of programs in public affairs schools or schools of architecture, diversity in the student body and the faculty, international programs, hiring and promotion of faculty, and articulating a vision for the department or program.

Hotel reservations can be made now, conference registration with ACSP will open soon.

Please feel free to contact Niraj Verma, Chair of the Committee on the Academy via email, if you need more information.

With best regards,

Lois Takahashi
President, ACSP 2015-2017


Niraj Verma
Chair, ACSP Committee on the Academy


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