March 2014 / Vol. 47, No. 8
Riding a Rising Tide
A banner year for the markets resulted in a wave of good news for most endowments. The 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments reports on the investment strategies that contributed to robust returns—and the role endowments may play in helping alleviate future fiscal pressures. Full Story »
All Debt on Deck
The lingering recession and an ebb-and-flow market continue to influence college and university debt policies—including shifting to future users the burden of paying for capital facilities. An industry expert and several chief business officers explain the benefits of an overall capital plan to keep finances afloat.
Coming to Terms
With limited public funds available for higher education, it’s imperative that chief business officers and state budget officials employ a common terminology that describes revenue and cost metrics.
With Clarity for All
Use a process of leadership, alignment, and interactive communication to ensure that senior colleagues understand the financial implications of institutional priorities—and the decisions required to stay clear on a shared strategy.
As the brand-new president of the American University in Cairo when revolution erupted in early 2011, Lisa Anderson reflects on lessons learned during turmoil.