Tuesday Morning Learning Opps

Enduring and Emerging Roles for the Chief Financial Officer

  • Tuesday, July 24
  • 08:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Long Beach Conv Center
  • Level 1, 102AB
  • PD

Speakers

Angela Blanton

Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, Pennslyvania

Gerald Hector

Vice President for Financial Affairs and University Treasurer

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York

Larry Ladd

Moderator

Director, National Higher Education Practice, Grant Thornton LLP

Boston, Massachusetts

Tim Walsh

Vice President for Finance

Duke University

Durham, North Carolina

Description

The role of the chief financial officer is changing rapidly. Those who perform in the CFO role, aspire to it, or work closely with the CFO must understand the position’s unique pressures and demands, which increasingly include non-financial responsibilities. Hear three university CFOs from diverse career paths talk about the enduring roles they play within their universities, and learn how business officers must balance and prepare for the emerging roles that are testing their skills and expanding their horizons.

Learning Objectives

  • Effectively respond to industry trends shaping the roles of business officers.
  • Acknowledge the skill sets required of business officers as the industry changes.
  • Specify areas for improvement in your own professional development.