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Leveraging the Procurement Function as a Key Tool to Advance Mission and Goals - How Do We Get There?

On-Demand | Originally Aired on September 12, 2018

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Does your procurement department function as a strategic resource to the CBO? Does your team have the expertise necessary to advance institutional goals by leveraging business partnerships? Does your procurement department do more than say “no”, rehearse rules, and push paper through?
This webcast will cover some major core principles around people, processes, and technology that CBOs should consider as they evaluate and enable their procurement department. This team typically manages the second largest addressable spend in the enterprise; therefore, supporting and advancing this function will not only lead to cost savings, but can also lead to more revenue opportunities, a reduction in enterprise risk, and a happier campus constituency (which is more likely to engage procurement actively).

Attendees of this presentation will hear from a panel of experts about the latest challenges in higher education procurement, important considerations for making positive incremental change, and how the campus CPO, with CBO support, can drive important strategic initiatives on campus that go far beyond traditional “purchasing.”

Special note: All Attendees will be given a special offer related to NAEP and one attendee will be selected at random to receive a complimentary registration to NAEP professional development classes offered in 2019.

Meet the Presenters

  • Mary Dukakis, associate vice president, administration and strategic sourcing, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Nichol Luoma, associate vice president, chief sustainability operations officer and chief procurement officer, Arizona State University; president, National Association of Educational Procurement
  • Rosey Murton, CPPO, chief procurement officer, Florida State University; past president, National Association of Educational Procurement
  • Randy Roberson (moderator), director, strategic initiatives, NACUBO

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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:

  • Identify best practices in procurement, including support technology, analytics, strategic sourcing, risk mitigation in contracts, and partnering across your campus to advance your goals

  • Review the evolution of skillsets required of the chief procurement officer and his/her staff

  • Understand a basic framework for managing institutional partnerships and how to extract value from a supplier that is more than goods/services

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Business Officers
  • Vice Presidents of Finance
  • Comptrollers
  • Vice Presidents of Administration
  • Chief Procurement Officers
  • Finance Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers

CPE Information


Field of Study: Management Services (note: each person must register individually to earn CPEs)

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


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