Tuesday Afternoon Learning Opps

Driving Change Across the University, from the Business Officer’s Seat

  • Tuesday, August 01
  • 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 103C
  • BMO


Megan Cluver



Chicago, Illinois

Diane Goddard

VP for Administration and Finance

The University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Dottie Hauver

Vice President for Administration and Finance

College of the Holy Cross

Worcester, Massachusetts

Stacy Pearson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington


A panel of university leaders, all of whom have helped their institutions navigate change, will discuss how to build internal alliances within the cabinet, across the administrative leadership, and with the faculty to achieve large-scale transformation. Specifically, they will explain how they gathered the input needed to set strategy and goals, selected and developed a team to execute the transformation, and managed the execution to realize the outcomes. This session on collaborating across the enterprise will include an interactive question-and-answer period with the audience.

Learning Objectives

  • Appreciate the value and necessity of building a broad coalition to enact transformational change within your institution.
  • Consider the mix of individuals you may need in your coalition to enact change and how to recruit them to your vision.
  • Learn from practical examples how to leverage individuals across the institution to overcome barriers and obstacles to change.