Future Business Officers Program

Conversations with Chief Business Officers

  • Saturday, July 29
  • 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hilton Minneapolis
  • Room: TBA


Melissa Beardmore

Vice President for Learning Resources Management

Anne Arundel Community College

Arnold, Maryland

Corey Bradford

Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, Texas

Aaron Howell

Vice President for Business & Finance/CFO

Averett University

Danville, Virginia

Arosha Jayawickrema

Vice President, Finance & Administration

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

Ed Kania

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Davidson College

Davidson, North Carolina

Robert Keasler

Vice President of Administration and Finance

Shenandoah University

Winchester, Virginia

Alonzetta Landrum-Sims

Dean of Finance and Administration

Enterprise State Community College

Enterprise, Alabama

Mary Lou Merkt

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

Stacy Pearson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Dawn Rhodes

Chief Business and Finance Officer and Vice President

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Claire Stinson

Vice President for Planning and Finance

Tennessee Tech University

Cookeville, Tennessee

Margaret Tungseth

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Hamline University

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Lynn Valenter

Vice Chancellor, Finance and Operations

Washington State University Vancouver

Vancouver, Washington


Working in small groups, hear seasoned chief business officers discuss their career paths, experiences, and challenges. Examine different styles and approaches to the CBO position. Use the opportunity to answer your questions about the roles and responsibilities of a CBO, and assess your personal aspiration for the position.