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Mintz Levin’s Raymond D. Cotton to Present at Council of Independent Colleges 2012 Presidents Institute

01.04.2012 - 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 2012 annual Presidents Institute held by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC). The meeting is being held January 4-7 in Marco Island, Florida.

Mr. Cotton’s presentation “Contracts for Presidential Spouses/Partners,” will focus on the role of the spouse/partner, the nature of spousal/partner contracts, the pros and cons of having a job description and how to negotiate the terms of a contract. Mr. Cotton’s presentation will occur on Friday, January 6.

Also on January 6, Mr. Cotton will be speaking at the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) president’s breakfast. He will speak to that group on presidential contracts, benefits, and compensation.

The CIC’s annual Presidents Institute is the largest annual meeting of college and university presidents in the country, bringing together the chief executives of independent colleges and universities to explore practical approaches to the major issues faced by campus leaders. The theme of this year’s Institute is "Champions of the Liberal Arts: Presidential Leadership in Independent Higher Education."

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 250 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.

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