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UMBC CBO Lynne Schaefer Found Big Rewards in Higher Ed Finance … in a Hat!

As it turns out, fortuitous accidents can kickstart incredibly rewarding careers. From her work in public service, University of Maryland Baltimore County Vice President for Finance and Administration Lynne Schaefer picked her field of study out of a hat. On the show today, Schaefer shares the story of her discovery of higher education and the rewards that have come with it personally and professionally. Her most significant key learnings today are all around the people.

Building trust in her team as a finance leader through transparency and clear communication leads to great camaraderie in future projects, and directly impacts her success in working across departments and leaders, shared governance, and board leadership.

This week on CBO Speaks, Schaefer offers insights for leaders, mentors, mentees, and anyone looking to build a career that mixes the art and science of communication, leadership, and finance!

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