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September 2014

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.

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.

Vocation: Collaboration
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.

Business Intel
A roundup of short news articles and useful resources for business officers

Vantage Point
Spotlight on an institution in one of the constituent groups: small institutions, community colleges, comprehensive/doctoral institutions, or research universities

Federal File
Coverage of legislation and regulatory activity that affects higher education

Back Story
Profiles of individuals in roles that support the work of the chief business officer—and who represent the majority of the Business Officer reading audience

Bonus Online Content

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.


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