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Public-Private Partnerships and the Elusive “Off-Credit Treatment”

Adventures in partnership opportunities

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In today’s environment, the available spectrum of “partnership” opportunities for capital investment being marketed to colleges and universities continues to expand. Developers and institutions have become more creative in structuring transactions to achieve specific strategic goals. Each institution has different goals and strategies that help frame a capital investment decision. This webcast will explore the range of partnership opportunities available and the various trade-offs for the different options. The panelists, which include a university treasurer, a financial advisor, and a rating agency analyst, will discuss the variety of alternative capital investment strategies and provide specific examples used by colleges and universities.

Meet the Presenters

  • Roger Goodman, partner, Yuba Group LLC
  • Susan Fitzgerald, associate managing director, Moody’s Investors Service
  • Harper Watters, associate vice president and university treasurer, Cornell University
  • Bob Shea, senior fellow, finance and campus management, NACUBO and former vice president for business affairs (CFO), Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI)

Leadership Webcast

What You Will Learn

NACUBO’s professional development programs are designed to deliver the skills, concepts, and best practices for success to individuals in the business of higher education. After participating in this program, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different third-party development and financing structures available to institutions.
  • Explain the key risks and rewards of the various financing options.

  • Begin to evaluate whether a third party development structure makes sense for your institution.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Business Officers
  • Chief Finance Officers

  • Vice Presidents of Finance

  • Controllers

  • Accountants

CPE Information

There are no CPEs offered for this event.

NACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website

Registration Rates

Registration assistance: 800.462.4916 or

Cancellation Policies

Member Standard Ends January 1, 2222


Non-Member Standard Ends January 1, 2222