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NACUBO 2020 New Business Officers (NBO) Virtual Program

Each Friday in August 2020 | See Schedule for Session Times


The New Business Officers (NBO) Virtual Program is designed to provide resources, information and guidance to those new to the Chief Business Officer role within a higher education setting. Attendance at the New Business Officers Program is limited to first-time chief business and financial officers who report directly to a president or chancellor and who have been in their current positions for less than three years.

The NBO Virtual Program will take place every Friday in August at 2 PM Eastern time. Each day will consist of two sessions, either 60 or 75 minutes in length with breaks in between.

Leadership and Management Webcast Workshop

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:

  • Develop a set of tools and strategies to navigate the complexities of the chief business officer role.  
  • Gain valuable insight on current topics and issues facing chief business officers working in higher education.
  • Understand the elements to develop relationships with key constituents on campus.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Vice President, Finance
  • Vice Presidents for Finance and/or Administration

Course Information

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Type: Group internet based training
  • Length: 11 sessions at 60 or 75 minutes each

Meet The Presenters

  • Rick Anderson, , University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • Laura Barnum, , State University of New York College at Buffalo
  • Leslie Brunelli, senior vice chancellor for finance and treasurer, University of Denver
  • Liz Clark, vice president, policy and research, NACUBO
  • Marcia Daniel, , Ellucian
  • Terri Dautcher, , NACUBO Consulting Service
  • Karen Davis, , California Lutheran University
  • Bryan Dickson, director, student financial services and educational programs, NACUBO
  • David English, , Denison University
  • Ketan Gandhi, , Sussex County Community College
  • J. Michael Gower, , Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus
  • Thomas Herbert, , Miami University
  • Kristen Hodge-Clark, , Georgetown University
  • Carol Kissal, , George Mason University
  • David Kostecki, , Hawaii Pacific University
  • Amy Kweskin, , Washington University in St. Louis
  • Elizabeth LaRocca, , NACUBO
  • Lander Medlin, , APPA-Leadership in Educational Facilities
  • Maeesha Merchant, senior vice president, finance and operations, California Institute of the Arts
  • Rose Pascarell, , George Mason University
  • Amir Rahnamay-Azar, , Syracuse University
  • Ronald Rhames, , Midlands Technical College
  • Dawn Rhodes, chief business and finance officer and vice president, University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Randy Roberson, , NACUBO
  • Gregory Sanial, , Grand Valley State University
  • Stephen Schafer, , Sarah Lawrence College
  • Tokumbo Shobowale, , The New School
  • Sara Thorndike, , East Carolina University
  • Lynn Valenter, , Washington State University
  • Rebecca Vazquez-Skillings, , Oberlin College
  • Jean Vock, , University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Matthew Ward, , California Lutheran University
  • Kathi Warren, , Rice University
  • Mitchell Wein, , Haverford College
  • Janet Wormack, , Houston Community College System

CPE Information

Estimated 10.5 CPE Credits

See Sesssion Descriptions for Fields of Study (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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