Future Business Officers Program

Conversations with Chief Business Officers

  • Saturday, July 21
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency
  • Regency DEF


Corey Bradford

Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, Texas

Horace Chase

Vice President of Finance and Administrative Affairs

Jackson State Community College

Jackson, Tennessee

Robert Huth

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Stetson University

DeLand, Florida

Arosha Jayawickrema

Vice President, Finance and Administration

University of Hartford

West Hartford, Connecticut

Ed Kania

Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

Gaye Manning

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Southern Arkansas University Tech

Camden, Arkansas

Mary Lou Merkt

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

Sherri Newcomb

Senior VP and Chief Operating Officer

CUNY Queensborough Community College

Bayside, New York

Stacy Pearson

Vice President for Finance and Administration

Washington State University

Pullman, Washington

Dawn Rhodes

Chief Business & Finance Officer and Vice President

University of Maryland, Baltimore

Baltimore, Maryland

Claire Stinson

Vice President for Planning and Finance

Tennessee Tech University

Cookeville, Tennessee

Nicole Trufant

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

University of New England

Biddeford, Maine

Mitchell Wein

Senior Vice President for Administration & Finance, Treasurer

Haverford College

Haverford, Pennslyvania


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.