Campus CFO

From SRI to ESG: Changing the world of responsible investing

This white paper explains why it's important for institutional governing boards and committees to integrate environmental, social, and governance factors into their investment process.

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Tech firms strike partnership with universities to bolster financial planning

To combat the short supply of qualified next-generation advisors, a group of technology firms has formed a partnership called FAStech to give participating universities free access to eight top software technologies that advisors use.

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Sagging state funding jacks up college tuition

The start of a new school year is punctuated by what's become a new financial norm for public universities: massive cuts in state funding that lead to rising tuition, cuts in enrollment, sporadic class schedules, and staff layoffs.

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Converse College is slashing its tuition by 43 percent

Converse College in Spartansburg, S.C., is the latest school to wield the hatchet. The women's college, which is celebrating its 125th birthday, is cutting its tuition next year by 43 percent. Tuition at the performing and liberal arts college will drop from $29,124 to $16,500, while room and board will cost $9,500.

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Rasmussen College names Brent Dobsch CFO

Rasmussen College, which has 24 campuses in six states and is also online, has appointed Brent Dobsch as its new chief financial officer. Dobsch will oversee all aspects of finance and accounting, including strategy, management, and reporting.

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U.S. unemployment under 7%? These CFOs think so

U.S. CFOs think domestic employment will increase enough to reduce the unemployment rate to less than 7 percent within a year, according to the latest quarterly survey of CFOs conducted by Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.

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Former Menlo College CFO accuses school of racism, retaliation

A former Menlo College chief financial officer has sued the Atherton, Calif., college, contending he lost his job there because of race discrimination, retaliation, and unfair business practices.

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Saint Joseph’s College welcomes new CFO and vice president

Saint Joseph’s College, of Standish, Maine, has announced the selection of Yvonne Berry as the college’s new chief financial officer and vice president. Joining the college from the University of New Hampshire School of Law, Berry has more than 20 years experience in higher education.

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Higher ed endowments are headed for a shakeout, analysts warn

Facing skeptical customers, declining enrollment, an antiquated financial model that is hemorrhaging money, and new kinds of low-cost competition, some U.S. universities and colleges may be going the way of the music and journalism industries.

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Why the government must play an active role in higher ed finance

College is expensive, and the government’s attempts to help make college more affordable for students has likely driven up prices even more. But there is a solution: Rather than remove itself from higher education, as many libertarian economists have suggested, we actually need—and want—the government to play a larger and more prominent role.

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