Research Universities Senior Leadership Networking Lunch: Generating Resources in a Constrained Environment

  • Sunday, July 30
  • 12:00 PM - 01:45 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • MS


Edith Behr

Vice President-Senior Credit Officer & Manager

Moody's Investors Service

New York City, New York

Geoff Chatas

Senior Vice President for Business and Finance and Chief Financial Officer

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio


Competing demands call for innovative approaches to financing higher education, both in generating efficiencies and new resources to support access, affordability, and excellence. At this invitation-only networking event, senior business officers from research universities are encouraged to engage in executive-level discussions about reducing costs to students while growing the resources available for teaching, research, and learning. Case studies will be used to illustrate the various strategies employed and the lessons learned.

This event is by invitation only. No sponsors, exhibitors, vendors, or media representatives are permitted to attend.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify opportunities for innovative financial strategies.
  • Recognize key issues to address in implementing change.
  • Consider how financial and operational decisions will affect your institution’s credit.