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Charles Tegen Chosen to Lead NACUBO Board in 2012–13

Charles TegenCharles A. Tegen, comptroller at Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, becomes the 2012–13 chair of the NACUBO Board of Directors on August 1. He succeeds Ruth H. Constantine, vice president for finance and administration at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

Since joining Clemson University in 1979 as internal auditor, Tegen has served in various roles in the area of finance. His current responsibilities include university accounting, financial reporting, accounting for related organizations, cash and treasury services, student financial services, and taxes.

Tegen has focused on improving processes and financial reporting to assist decision makers in aligning resources with Clemson's strategic direction. These efforts included helping the institution comply with accounting and reporting standards, and providing pertinent information on strategic planning, budgets, financial management, and reporting.

Tegen has been actively involved in both NACUBO and SACUBO; he has served on the NACUBO board since 2008 and as SACUBO board president from 2009 to 2010. Among his work with NACUBO he has served on the NACUBO Accounting Principles Council from 1998 to 2003, and as council chair in 2002; on the Ad Hoc Cost of College Advisory Committee, 1997 to 2001; on the Higher Education Accounting Forum Program Committee from 2003 to 2012, and as program chair in 2007 and 2008.

An advocate and supporter of professional development programs for both NACUBO and SACUBO, he has made more than 50 presentations since 1997. In 2004, he received NACUBO's Daniel D. Robinson Award, which recognizes excellence and leadership in college and university accounting and reporting.

Tegen currently serves as the higher education representative for the Governmental Accounting Standards Advisory Council. He also is treasurer of the Clemson University Research Foundation and is an active volunteer in his community.

The NACUBO vice chair for 2012–13 is Mary Herrin, vice president for administration and finance, Wichita State University, Kansas. Gregg Goldman, senior associate dean, finance and administration, and chief financial officer, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, will serve as secretary.

Others joining the board effective August 1 include: from EACUBO, J. Michael Gower, vice president, business affairs, and chief financial officer, Yeshiva University, New York, New York; from WACUBO, Paul E. Jenny, vice provost, planning and budgeting, University of Washington, Seattle; from CACUBO, Mark Lee, executive dean, South Dakota Public Universities and Research Center, Sioux Falls; from SACUBO, Darrell R. Morrison, vice chancellor for finance, University of Arkansas-Fort Smith; and at-large, Horace Mitchell, president, California State University-Bakersfield.

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Hrabowski to Speak at Primary Representatives' Breakfast

Freeman HrabowskiFreeman A. Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), will speak on Monday, July 30, at the NACUBO Primary Representatives' Breakfast, an invitation-only event at the NACUBO 2012 Annual Meeting.

Hrabowski, who has served as UMBC president since 1992, was named in April by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world. In 2009, Time named him one of America's 10 best college presidents, and in 2011, U.S. News & World Report ranked UMBC the No. 1 "Up-and-Coming" national university and fourth nationally for "Best Undergraduate Teaching."

Hrabowski's research and publications focus on science and math education, with special emphasis on minority participation and performance. He and UMBC were recently featured on CBS's 60 Minutes, attracting national attention for achievements involving innovation and inclusive excellence. He serves as a consultant to the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academies, and universities and school systems nationally.

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Personal Growth Opportunities at Annual Meeting

NACUBO 2012 Annual Meeting attendees will have numerous opportunities for personal and professional development at the event. These include consultations with TIAA-CREF wealth management advisers, and career counseling sessions with representatives from search firms.

Attendees can schedule confidential appointments with advisers from TIAA-CREF, a leading financial services organization, to discuss personal finance matters and retirement savings options. If attendees are looking for advice on making their next career move or hiring new employees, they can sign up for confidential, 30-minute appointments with representatives from AGB Search, Brill Neumann, SJG-The Spelman & Johnson Group, and Witt/Kieffer. Representatives will discuss ways to establish a network, prepare for an interview, and conduct a search on campus.

Registered attendees will receive more information about these services in an e-mail.

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