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2017 Independent Colleges & Universities Advocacy Day

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 (All day)

Independent Colleges & Universities Advocacy Day - Agenda

Celebrating Higher Education Access

Higher Purpose. Greater Impact.


September 20, 2017

7:30am – 6:00pm


MICU member presidents, board members, students, faculty, other college representatives

Please read:

MICU prep materials sent via @MICU communication and direct email

Please bring:

Institution swag and other materials to share with legislators and staff


7:30am – 9am

Table display set-up at Capitol Building

Meet Colby at Capitol load dock - off of Ottawa on the north side of the Capitol Building 

7:45am – 8:45am

Introduction & Advocacy Training

Continental Breakfast

MICU Presidents, MICU Staff, Acuitas, Kelley Cawthorn

*Resch Strategies to do special training with students

Christman Building

208 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

9am – 3:00pm

Member Table Displays

At least one person attending each table at all times

Capitol Hallways & Rotunda

9am – 3:30pm

Meetings with Legislators

Teams of 3-4 provided schedules of meetings with legislators. All members will meet with college home representatives.

Capitol Offices, House Office Building, Senate Office Building

2pm – 2:30pm

Special Procolamation During Legislative Session

Attendees can observe legislative session from the Gallery and watch as Representative LaSata, Chair of Higher Education Appropriations Sub-committee announces the official Michigan Independent Colleges & Universities Week 2017

House Gallery, 3rd Floor

12:30 – 2:30pm

Strolling desserts at tables

Legislators, staff, etc. invited to visit college tables and enjoy dessert while talking with MICU members, students, and other college representatives.

Capitol Hallways & Rotunda

2pm – 4pm

Governor’s Independent Education Summit- for Presidents

MICU member presidents and guests to participate in intimiate conversation with Governor Snyder. Presidents meet at 208. N Capitol (same location as registration) to take coach bus to Governor's Residence for the meeting.

Governor’s Residence

3pm – 4pm

Table display tear-down

Capitol Hallways & Rotunda

4pm – 6:00pm

Closing Reception

All participants invited to celebrate the day and continue discussions with legislators, staff, and policymakers.

Kelley Cawthorne Offices

3rd Floor

208 N Capitol Ave, Lansing, MI 48933

Michigan Capitol
Michigan Capitol 48933 Lansing , MI