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(Washington, DC) – The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has selected 17 talented higher education finance professionals for the 2022 cohort of the prestigious NACUBO Fellows Program.

The immersive leadership development program prepares higher education professionals who are seeking a chief business officer (CBO) role for the complexities of the position. Over the next year, NACUBO Fellows will work with higher education presidents, provosts, CBOs, and other experts as they expand their management, communications, and leadership skills and strengthen the core competencies needed to succeed as senior leaders.

Members of the 2022-23 NACUBO Fellows Program cohort include–

  • Timothy Bessolo, University of Southern California, associate vice president for strategy and business operations
  • Oscar Cristancho, Valencia College assistant vice president, budget and analysis
  • Greg Deppong, Michigan State University, controller
  • Rick Graycarek, University of Louisville, vice president for budget and finance
  • Eric Hansen, San Diego State University, associate vice president, business operations
  • Rotesha Harris, Clark Atlanta University, associate vice president, internal audit and grants and contracts accounting
  • Tonya Jackson, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, assistant vice president for finance and university controller
  • Jason Knoch, Princeton University, assistant vice president for financial services
  • Angie Kraetsch, California Polytechnic State University, associate vice president for financial services
  • Travis Linneweber, DePauw University, associate vice president for finance and administration
  • Kristy Michel, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, assistant vice president and director of budget and resource analysis
  • Preethi Saint, The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, associate vice president for finance and business
  • Stephanie Scott, University of Texas at Arlington, associate vice president for business affairs and controller
  • Kurt Shepherd, Vanderbilt University, assistant vice chancellor for finance
  • Damien Sinnott, Washington State University-Tri Cities, interim vice chancellor for finance and administration
  • Jenna Stone, Lawrence University, associate vice president of finance
  • Jeff Wilhelmi, Dunwoody College of Technology, controller

As the role of the chief business officer continues to evolve and expand, NACUBO is dedicated to leadership development with a focus on financial sustainability, student success, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, among other priorities for higher education institutions,” said NACUBO President and CEO Susan Whealler Johnston. “We are so pleased to welcome the 2022 NACUBO Fellows and look forward to playing a part in helping them and their institutions succeed.”

The NACUBO Fellows Program launched in 2016. See the graduates who already have achieved their goal of becoming a CBO.

Founded in 1962, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO works to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions. For more information, visit


Katy McCreary

Director, Public Relations


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