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In the October  issue of Business Officer magazine, discover what college and university leaders are discussing today. With more than 25,000 decision-makers in a $400 billion higher education market Business Officer magazine remains a required read for business and finance leaders in higher education.

2016 NACUBO Annual Meeting coverage. Highlights from the Montréal meeting feature keynote presentations by author, researcher, and adviser Sir Kenneth Robinson and economist Mark Zandi; insight from other speakers; and descriptions of an array of sessions and events organized around the theme of "Les Fondations for the Future." Watch for new components in this year's coverage: "Member on the Street" interviews, and photos of the first-ever NACUBO Fellows, as they begin an intensive one-year course in professional development and networking.

Diversity and Inclusion in Higher Education Institutions. Based on a general session at the 2016 NACUBO Annual Meeting in Montréal, CBOs find out how higher education institutions can better embrace the diversity and inclusion dialog on their campuses. In a panel discussion led by author and award-winning journalist Ray Suarez, attendees gained insight from Bryan Stevenson, author of Just Mercy and founder of the Equal Justice Initiative; and Johnnetta Cole, distinguished educator, cultural anthropologist, and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.

The Value of Higher Education to Communities. In the third article of this series, Business Officer explores the benefits and support that higher education institutions provide to their respective communities and local/regional economies. Case studies of five institutions illustrate the ways in which particular college and university campuses enrich their surrounding areas in enumerable ways-from collaborative infrastructure upgrades, to workforce development, to educating a more-informed citizenry. The first two articles in the series, "The Value of a Lifetime," and "Individual Impact" are available at

A Roadmap to Strategic Budgeting. Effective budgeting often requires a culture shift before the process can really begin. An industry expert and several colleges and universities offer insights into the actions needed to develop user-centric budgeting models that improve communication, transparency, and ownership of the process and its results. Read about Northwood University's engagement of more than 100 budget managers in the budget process; William James College's focus on financial forecasting, and The College of New Jersey's improved communication that paved the way to a better budgeting process.

NACUBO Innovation Award case studies. Member institutions demonstrated creativity in initiatives that garnered this year's Innovation Awards. This article focuses on a zero waste initiative at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia; and Emory University's WaterHub.

The final deadline to reserve your advertising space in the October issue is Friday, September 9, as long as space remains available. Materials are due no later than September 16. You can find our 2016 Marketing kit.


Latosha McNeal
Manager, Business Development