Sunday Morning Learning Opps

Are You Getting Full Value from Your Procurement Office?

  • Sunday, July 22
  • 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 1, 102AB
  • MS


Sandy Hicks

Associate Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer

University of Colorado

Denver, Colorado

Nichol Luoma

Associate Vice President of University Business Services

Arizona State University

Tempe, Arizona

Rosey Murton

Chief Procurement Officer

Florida State University

Tallahassee, Florida


Over the last five years, Arizona State University, University of Colorado, and Florida State University have overhauled their procurement offices to become a strategic function of the Chief Business Officer and a partner to campus departments. Automating the transactional portions of the procure-to-pay process has expanded the scope of influence and associated benefit beyond just buying and paying for goods and services. The CPOs of these institutions will detail the structural and philosophical changes that enabled success and contributed to their missions of access, research, and innovation.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess the maturity of a procurement organization.
  • Describe a future state of a procurement organization.
  • Develop a road map for incremental improvement.