Monday Afternoon Learning Opps

Innovative Strategies for Tackling Campus Investment

  • Monday, July 23
  • 03:15 PM - 04:30 PM
  • Level 2
  • Grand Ballroom A
  • SK

Speakers

Susan Fitzgerald

Associate Managing Director

Moody's Investors Service

New York, New York

Diane Goddard

VP for Administration and Finance

The University of Kansas

Lawrence, Kansas

Harold Hewitt

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Chapman University

Orange, California

Peter Smailes

Interim Vice President Finance & Operation

The University of British Columbia

, British Columbia

Description

Universities are increasingly challenged to develop innovative solutions for a growing array of facilities investment needs. These include finding additional resources in a constrained revenue environment, prioritizing projects, addressing land use constraints, and, for public universities, managing the relationship with sponsoring governments. Three universities will share how they approached their unique problems and developed tailored solutions. The University of Kansas addressed a major utility plan and research and classroom facilities, along with new housing, parking, and student union. Chapman University tackled new housing while dealing with land use limitations and repurposing bond proceeds. The University of British Columbia offset provincial debt limitations by identifying new funds for capital investment.

Learning Objectives

  • Assess various solutions to an array of capital funding issues.
  • Develop strategies to build consensus among key constituencies.
  • Explore how to build flexibility and nimbleness into the capital strategy process when complex problems may require mid-course corrections.