Chapter 5: Evolving Role of the CBO

2017 Peer Discussion after NACUBO

Designing the Liberal Arts Institution of the Future

More than half of the new business officers that were at NACUBO came from outside higher education. Are the current leaders in higher ed equiped to lead through this period of change? This topic was explored in the newly released 2017 Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Business Officers and at the 2017 Peer Discussion Event after NACUBO, hosted by First American Education.

Moderated by Doug Lederman, editor and co-founder of Inside Higher Ed, the event featured a panel of three innovative Presidents that explored this topic and others, taking business officers out of the weeds to talk at a higher-level about the state of higher education. Click on the video highlights to see more from the event.

View more video highlights from the event:


Chapter 1:
Disruptive Predictions


Chapter 2:
Financial Transformation


Chapter 3:
An Era of Evidence


Chapter 4:
A Shifting Business Model


"The more ways we look at this from different angles and get people's perspective other than those who have spent their entire lives doing what we've spent our entire lives doing, I think that's probably good."

Dr. Mark McCoy, President
DePauw University

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