Sunday Midday Learning Opps

Enhancing Competitive Position by Partnering with Other Universities

  • Sunday, July 14
  • 01:45 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Austin Conv Center
  • Level 1, Ballroom B
  • BMO


Gregory Anderson

Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Fort Worth, Texas

Bob Brown

Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

University of North Texas

Denton, Texas

Brian Gutierrez

Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administration

Texas Christian University

Fort Worth, Texas

Susan Shaffer

Vice President and Senior Credit Officer

Moody's Investors Service

New York, New York

Donald Weasenforth

Vice President/Provost

Collin College’s Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco

Frisco, Texas


This session will describe their new model programs that meet varying needs of students and employers. A strategic, collaborative partnership with another university in the same area enables an institution to leverage regional assets and achieve goals it could not accomplish on its own. In Texas, for example, the University of North Texas and Collin College are enhancing an existing partnership to develop programs that serve regional business needs and create smooth paths for transfer, while limiting competition for the same students. In addition, you’ll hear how the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center (UNTHSC) and Texas Christian University (TCU) are leveraging assets to start a new medical school—primarily using TCU faculty and UNTHSC facilities to minimize start-up costs—and reach mutually beneficial goals. </p><p>

Learning Objectives

  • Create programs that effectively leverage and enhance each partner’s assets without threatening either institution’s market position
  • Understand opportunities for working with external state and regional players to meet area needs and achieve mutual goals
  • Examine how communication among partners is key to success in a multi-institution collaboration