Campus CFO

What’s the best formula for a sustainable campus?

When it comes to getting a practice and culture of campus sustainability to thrive, administrators often question what works. Here are some lessons shared through the first-hand experiences of a sustainability coordinator and environmental educator.

Southern Illinois U receives $1.3M gift

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale is upping its commitment to providing an education to students with disabilities, thanks to a generous gift. SIU alumnus Jim Greenwood, who died in 2009, and his wife Martha, who died earlier this year, left the school $1.3 million to achieve that goal.

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Historically black colleges in financial fight for their future

Sidney Ribeau, president of Howard University, announced earlier this month he would step down amid mounting financial challenges that have plagued the institution many view as the Harvard of historically black colleges. The news has sent shock waves throughout the nation's 105 historically black colleges and universities, and concern over their future is at an all-time high.

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U.S. Bank finalizes $43M for project near Xavier University

U.S. Bank has completed a $43 million financing of a mixed-use development project called University Station near the Xavier University campus in Cincinnati. The first phase includes 176 student-housing units, 39,000 square feet of retail space, 46,000 square feet of office space, and more than 1,000 parking spots. 

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GW misrepresented admissions and financial aid policy for years

The George Washington University admitted publicly that it puts hundreds of undergraduate applicants on its waitlist each year because they cannot pay GW's tuition. Administrators now say the admissions process has always factored in financial need. But that contradicts messaging from the admissions and financial aid offices that have regularly attested that the university remained need-blind.

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University of California will spend $5M in financial aid for undocumented students

Undocumented immigrants admitted to the University of California will be eligible for $5 million in services, thanks to the latest in a series of moves to expand immigrant rights in the country's most populous state.

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University of Nevada, Reno launches financial literacy program

In an effort to boost students’ financial prowess, the University of Nevada, Reno has implemented a free online program called SALT. It was designed by American Student Assistance to make students and recent alumni more financially savvy.

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Implementation of Brown's plan hinges on financial uncertainties

Though President Christina Paxson’s strategic plan, “Building on Distinction: A New Plan for Brown,” has identified general objectives for university growth, formal plans for the allocation of university resources to accomplish these goals have yet to be formulated.

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University of Hawaii Foundation appoints CFO

Paul Kobayashi has joined the University of Hawaii Foundation’s senior leadership team as vice president for administration and chief financial officer. Kobayashi comes to the new role with an extensive background in corporate enterprise and higher education, and previous experience with the University of Hawaii System.

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University of Michigan to cut HR and financial services staff

The University of Michigan is centralizing its human resources and financial services in an effort to reduce costs and streamline certain functions by offering a Shared Services Center. When it's at full capacity in October 2014, the center will include 275 employees, doing the jobs of the roughly 325 people who currently tackle human resource and financial service functions throughout the school.

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