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11 Future Higher Education Business Leaders Named NACUBO Fellows


(Washington, DC) – The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has selected 11 promising higher education business leaders for its next cohort of NACUBO Fellows.

The NACUBO Fellows Program is an intensive year of development for higher education professionals who aspire to be chief business officers in their next roles. NACUBO Fellows work together and with higher education presidents, provosts, and chief business officers (CBOs) to deepen their knowledge of business management, institutional communications, and the expanding role of the CBO on campus. They also evaluate and enhance their leadership skills as they learn the core competencies needed to succeed as CBOs.

NACUBO is pleased to welcome the following higher education professionals to the 2018-19 Fellows cohort:

  • Nancy Antunes, Bentley University, associate vice president for finance
  • Dedric Carter, Washington University in St. Louis, vice chancellor for operations and technology transfer and professor of engineering practice
  • Mary Deneen, Old Dominion University, assistant vice president for finance and university controller
  • David Franklin, University of the District of Columbia, deputy chief operating officer and managing director of finance
  • Ginny Gomez-Leon, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, associate vice president for budget and planning
  • Diana Heeren, Trinity University, associate vice president for finance
  • Kurt Kissinger, Pennsylvania State University, associate vice president for finance and business
  • F. Ward Logan, The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, controller and director of financial services
  • David Nakabayashi, Soka University of America, controller and assistant treasurer
  • Brandi Renton, University of North Texas, associate vice president for administrative services
  • Caroline Wilhelm, Loyola Marymount University, university treasurer

“The NACUBO Fellows Program is a unique opportunity to learn the complexities of the chief business officer role in a supportive and close-knit setting,” said Marta Perez Drake, senior vice president of education, development and membership at NACUBO. “We are thrilled to welcome another group of impressive, ambitious leaders and to help prepare them to lead colleges and universities with confidence and aplomb.”

The cohort will kick off its year in July before the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA. For more information on the NACUBO Fellows Program, contact Elizabeth LaRocca at Media inquiries can be directed to Katy McCreary at

NACUBO, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 1,900 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.


Katy McCreary

Director, Public Relations