Future Business Officers Program

The Evolution and Changing Role of the Chief Business Officer

  • Saturday, July 13
  • 08:15 AM - 10:00 AM
  • JW Marriott
  • Lone Star BC


Gregg Goldman

Vice Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Mary Lou Merkt

Vice President for Finance and Administration, retired

Furman University

Greenville, South Carolina

Randy Roberson

Director, Strategic Initiatives


Washington, District of Columbia

Cynthia Teniente-Matson


Texas A&M University-San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas


No longer a behind-the-scenes player but an integral member of the senior leadership circle, today’s business officer fulfills roles ranging from truth teller, exemplary manager, and guardian of resources to town crier, sheriff, and strategist. CBOs provide critical business, financial, and administrative leadership, as well as strategic guidance that enables institutions to realize their missions of teaching, research, and public service.