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Mintz Levin’s Raymond D. Cotton to Present at Annual Meeting of Public University Leadership

11.08.2011 - 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 speak on November 14 at the annual meeting of the Association of Public Land-grant Universities (APLU), a non-profit association of public research universities, land-grant institutions, and state university systems with member campuses in all 50 states. The association’s annual meeting is being held November 13-15 in San Francisco.

APLU, the nation’s oldest higher education association, includes 217 members, consisting of state universities, land-grant universities, state-university systems and related organizations. APLU institutions enroll more than 3.5 million undergraduate students and 1.1 million graduate students, employ more than 645,000 faculty members, and conduct nearly two-thirds of all federally-funded academic research, totaling more than $34 billion annually.

Mr. Cotton’s presentation will focus on the spouse’s unique role in the presidency; his/her duties and function; and the current marketplace for compensation, benefits, or assistance he/she may receive. He will discuss the responsibilities associated with being the president’s spouse and the various ways universities recognize and compensate spouses for their work.

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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