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February 2014

New Program for Aspiring CBOs

Prior to the start of its 2014 annual meeting, NACUBO will host a new one-day program designed for business office staff ready to gain the leadership skills and organizational perspectives necessary to become chief business officers. The program will be held Saturday, July 19, 2014, in Seattle.

Topics of the program include understanding the complex role and responsibilities of the CBO, building relationships in the higher education environment, and communicating more effectively. Participants will begin to develop a personal plan of action for a move to the next career level while earning CPEs.

Sessions offered will be:

For more details about the program, contact Randy Roberson, director, constituent programs, NACUBO. To register for the annual meeting or for more information, visit 

Webcast on the 2013 Endowment Study

Tune in to a webcast on February 18 to learn about the results of the 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments, and to hear about the challenges that investment experts and CBOs will likely encounter in the coming years.

Speakers will discuss how endowments performed in 2013, and changes in asset allocations during the year. Participants will gain an understanding of emerging trends and issues that may affect endowments in FY14 and beyond. Participants will gain an understanding about how they can position themselves to take advantage of opportunities.

Speakers include William Jarvis, managing director and head of research, Commonfund Institute; Kenneth Redd, director of research and policy analysis, NACUBO; Thomas Heck, chief investment officer, Ball State University Foundation; and Mark Hohmann, chief financial officer, Spalding University.

Special pricing is available to the participants of the 2013 Endowment Study. For more details, contact Kenneth Redd.

Energy Webcast Available 

NACUBO recently held a webcast on how Valencia College, Orlando, Florida, decreased its energy usage by half over the past five years by implementing a three-phase approach that employed strategic behavioral changes. The webcast is now available on demand for one year and is being offered at a special price. Member cost is $99; nonmember is $139.

For more information, visit or call 800.462.4916.  

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