This year, two individuals received the Rising Star Award, which recognizes outstanding professionals with high potential to succeed as executives and business officers in higher education.
Lisa A. Frace - Arizona State University
Lisa A. Frace, the associate vice president for planning and budget and chief budgeting officer at Arizona State University, has led her office for 12 years and has been a key leader on major strategic projects including the acquisition of the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Sara F. Thorndike - University of North Carolina, Wilmington
Sara F. Thorndike, associate vice chancellor for finance and controller at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, joined the institution in 2014 and has already redesigned the annual budget process and established a financial analytics department, among other initiatives.
Jeffrey M. Ratje - University of Arizona
Jennifer Chambers - Portland State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Melody S. Bianchetto - The University of Virginia
Jean Vock - University of Arizona, Eller College of Management
Danillo Castillo - Florida International University
Tom Richards - University of Missouri System
MaryKaye Bailey - College of Southern Nevada
Lynn Rehn - University of Maryland, Balitmore County
Mark McGurk - University of Arizona
Russ Hannah - Arkansas State University
James Matteo - University of Virginia