Future Business Officers Program

Building Beneficial Relationships in Higher Education

  • Saturday, July 13
  • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
  • JW Marriott
  • Lone Star BC


Corey Bradford

Senior Vice President for Business Affairs

Prairie View A&M University

Prairie View, Texas

Melissa Hopp

Vice President of Administrative Services

Community College of Baltimore County

Baltimore, Maryland

Ed Kania

Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer

Rollins College

Winter Park, Florida

Maryann Terrana

Director, Member Engagement


Washington, District of Columbia


Colleges and universities are complex organizations with operational and governance structures that do not easily adapt to change. Successful business officers understand the importance of building relationships, especially with colleagues who have academic and governance functions. Explore how, working together with other institutional leaders, business officers facilitate transparency, ensure business decisions are grounded in sound analysis, and help institutions excel.