By Michael K. Townsley
This publication examines the financial and strategic resources that private colleges and universities must have in place to withstand the storm. Small college presidents, CFOs, planners, chief academic officers, and board members will find substantive guidance on analyzing financial condition, reshaping strategy, and implementing best practices.
Financial Downturn Toolkit and Resources - This page provides resources and tools, including Excel spreadsheets and various templates, to help colleges and universities reconsider what in many cases are long-held assumptions, to seek answers to questions that may not have been asked before, and to think about how these issues will shape their institutions in the months and years ahead.
Debt Financing & Management - Find resources on institutional debt policy and management, the bond issuance and rating processes, typical debt vehicles, and common measures of creditworthiness.
Treasury Management - Find resources on effective cash management--maximizing short-term investment income, minimizing expenses, and streamlining processes associated with cash flows in the most cost-effective manner.
Moody's Rating Roadmap (April 2009) - "U.S. Colleges and Universities Rating Roadmap: Focus on Special Risks During Recession & Credit Crisis." (Reprinted with permission from Moody's Investor Services, Inc.)