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For the first time this year, select NACUBO Awards were announced during conferences and forums in front of the recipients’ peers. Congratulations to the first awardees of 2018:

  • Rodney H. Adams Endowment Management Award: Sally Staley, who recently retired after 15 years at Case Western Reserve University (OH), received this award at the 2018 Endowment and Debt Management Forum in February. Staley served as Case Western’s chief investment officer, overseeing an in-house investment staff of six, managing $1.8 billion of globally diversified endowment and trust assets, $150 million of deferred benefit pension assets, and $1.7 billion in deferred compensation retirement plans. Staley also was chair of the Endowment and Debt Management Forum planning committee from 2015–16.

  • Student Financial Services Award: David Glezerman, Temple University’s (PA) assistant vice president and bursar, is the inaugural recipient of this award and was honored during the 2018 NACUBO Student Financial Services Conference in March. Glezerman has overseen a number of student-focused evolutions in Temple’s bursar office, including a call center, a student debt letter, and the iGrad platform, which offers information on financial wellness and affordability. Glezerman is also the founding chair of NACUBO’s Student Financial Services Council.

  • Daniel D. Robinson Accounting Award: Joan Hagen, associate vice president and university controller at Indiana University, received this award at the 2018 Higher Education Accounting Forum in April. In her 20 years at Indiana University, Hagen’s accomplishments include implementing and streamlining accounting and reporting processes, leading budget and finance initiatives, and overseeing the annual financial statement audits. Hagen has also served as a volunteer in numerous capacities, including on NACUBO’s Tax Council and Accounting Principles work group.

 Stay tuned this summer, as recipients of the remaining NACUBO Awards will be honored during the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA.


Amy Hemphill

Senior Director, Member Services


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