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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


Cornell Hosts Annual Administrative Management Institute

School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, May 3, 2016

College and university administrators, business managers, directors, and department heads from the eastern U.S. and beyond will visit Ithaca this summer for the twenty-fourth Administrative Management Institute (AMI), an intensive week-long seminar cosponsored by Cornell University and the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO).

One of the country’s top professional development opportunities in higher education, AMI will take place on the Cornell campus from August 8 to 12, 2016. Featuring presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and case studies, it is designed to help talented professionals enhance their effectiveness, excel within their institutions, and explore timely topics with a university-wide focus.

Sessions will focus on risk management, negotiation, IT security, sponsored programs compliance, decision making, and employment law. Carleton College vice president and treasurer Fred Rogers, who was instrumental in creating and giving shape to the Administrative Management Institute, will reflect on changes he’s seen in academic administration in his keynote, “Higher Education Business Officers Adapt to Changing Times.” The Cornell Interactive Theatre Ensemble (CITE) will also return to dramatize challenging workplace scenarios.

Other presenters include:

  • Denise Clark, associate vice president for research administration in the Division of Research at the University of Maryland, College Park;
  • Keith McIntosh, associate vice president for information technology services and chief information officer at Ithaca College;
  • George Myers, senior partner and consultant with The Effectiveness Institute;
  • Mark Perry, audit director in the University Audit Office at Cornell;
  • Stephen Sauer, assistant professor of organizational studies at Clarkson University’s School of Business;
  • Paul Streeter, vice president for budget and planning at Cornell;
  • Brenda Tappan, risk management consultant with United Educators;
  • Howard Teibel, president of Teibel, Inc.; and
  • Jane Youngers, assistant vice president for research administration programs at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.

"AMI is a program that is perfect for everyone, from younger professionals to seasoned administrators," wrote former participant Linn Deavers, associate dean and chief operating officer at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. "The content addresses topics that are current and of interest to all, and the sessions are lively and interactive. If you have an opportunity to participate in AMI, you should jump at the chance!"

Rich Kelley, a budget and fiscal officer at Tufts University, concurred. "AMI represents a unique opportunity to experience diverse training, including dozens of 'Aha' moments in a beautiful setting and with great people. I learned about negotiating techniques, leadership qualities, employment law challenges, and strategies for promoting fiduciary responsibilities on my campus. Perhaps most importantly, I made dozens of professional connections and even a few solid new friends."

The early-registration program charge is $1,895 until June 8, 2016; after that date, the program charge is $2,018. For online registration and information about sessions, schedule, presenters, and more, visit, or contact the Administrative Management Institute at the Office of Professional Studies, Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions (607.255.7259,