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The Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Council (CDIC) is a standing council appointed by the NACUBO President in consultation with the regional associations. The Council is established to ensure that issues of specific concern to comprehensive and doctoral colleges and universities are represented and addressed in the development of the association’s strategic plans and in the creation of programs, products, and services for its members. The Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Council serves as an advisory body to the President and staff by providing suggestions, feedback, and support for the association’s goals and activities as they pertain to the constituency.

Top Issues

  • Budget models for financial sustainability
  • Capital planning and deferred maintenance
  • Business metrics and dashboards to monitor and report operations
  • Executive strategic leadership-drawing together the CBO, CAO, CEO, and the board to get on the same page and in the same direction
  • Financial modeling based on strategic direction and new higher education business models

Council Members 2018-2019

Gavin Leach (Chair)
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Northern Michigan University

Debbie Adishian-Astone
Vice President for Administration and Associate Vice President for Auxiliary Services
California State University, Fresno

Susan Allen
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Georgia College

Michael Hager
Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations
University of Northern Iowa

Joyce Lopes
Vice President, Administration and Finance
Sonoma State University

Mitch Robinson
Vice President for Finance and Administration
Austin Peay State University

Susan A. Rosenthal
Vice President for Business & Finance
Barry University

Tokumbo Shobowale
Chief Operating Officer
The New School

Edward J. Steinmetz
Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration
The University of Scranton

Joanne Yestramski
Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance, Operations and Strategic Planning
University of Massachusetts Lowell


Maryann Terrana

Director, Member Engagement


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