Campus CFO

Sylvie Hangen Quinnipiac U's New Dir. of Financial Aid

Sylvie T. Hangen has been appointed the first director of financial aid of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University (Conn).

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Why Higher Ed Needs Scenarios

From sources of funding to student engagement models, from the use of mobile technology to social media, multiple disruptive forces create surprises for administrators, frustrations for academics and bewilderment for students. Uncertainty threatens to incapacitate institutions as they choose for change to be thrust upon them, or attempt to avoid or ignore the strategic importance of the changes taking place around them.

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Dennis Murphy Appointed Higher Ed Board Chief of Staff

Philip Austin, interim president of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, has named Dennis Murphy, deputy labor commissioner, as his chief of staff.

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College Board Publications Report Average Net Price Increase at Public and Private Four-year Institutions

The 2012 "Trends in College Pricing" and "Trends in Student Aid" reports provide comprehensive analysis on trends of several measures of the cost of college and financial aid.

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Despite Financial Worries, Optimism Wins Out

More than eight in 10 administrators surveyed—mainly controllers/budget officers and CFOs—say they’re very or somewhat concerned about their institutions’ ability to fund future capital investments.

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Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration

Valparaiso University (Ind.) seeks nominations and applications for the position of Senior VP for Finance and Administration.

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Finding Budget Dollars for Tech Projects

Typically, enterprisewide IT projects are funded through a central operating budget and approval process, while smaller projects may depend on the resourcefulness of the department head or even a professor to get done. For those projects that may not qualify for central budget approval, Texas Tech University offers a great example of how higher ed institutions can creatively get their projects funded. 

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A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid

This book, You're the Director: A Guide to Leadership in Student Financial Aid, released in July, is an anthology, written by financial aid professionals for financial aid professionals. It's packed with guidance on leadership concepts, long-term planning, change management, budgeting, and so much more.

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NACUBO Student Financial Services Benchmarking Study

The Student Financial Services (SFS) Benchmarking Initiative, sponsored by Tuition Management Systems, examines student financial services operations at a variety of institutions, including unpaid balances, accounts in collections, payment channels, refund payment methods, third-party billing, staff positions and training hours, and financial services operating budget per FTE student.

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