September 2014 / Vol. 48, No. 2
Readying Your Replacement
Although you can never guarantee your position to a would-be successor, take steps now to give handpicked internal candidates a fair shot at the coveted chief business officer spot—at your institution or another. Full Story »
A Time of Reevaluation
Along with plans to revisit Statement No. 34’s financial reporting guidelines, David A. Vaudt, the new chair of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), envisions the chance to clarify issues that are significant to several specific stakeholder groups.
The Upside of Strategic Discipline
To thrive in challenging times, a small, private liberal arts college needs the right leadership, ready to make well-reasoned decisions at key moments.
Ronald L. Rhames, NACUBO’s board chair for 2014–15, has been a lifelong proponent of partnering with peers, academic staff, and the private sector. Believing his collaborative style has had much to do with a successful career in higher education administration, he plans to team up with board members and NACUBO staff in advancing the association’s strategic plan, while continuing to serve the membership’s needs.
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CBO Skills Across the Board
Higher education challenges have heightened the profile of the chief business officer—and broadened presidents’ and governing boards’ expectations of the top financial position.