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CFO Perspectives

CFO Perspectives is a series of white papers written by authors with extensive experience in financial operations and offer insights that may prove especially helpful to new CFOs or board members, presidents, senior administrators, faculty, and staff. Each white paper, available free from NACUBO was released periodically during 2012, NACUBO's 50th anniversary year, and focused on the unique demands of a particular type of institution and how to manage strategy and business operations within that distinctive context. These resources are complimentary to NACUBO members.

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  1. The Large Public University
    $70.00

    By Kenneth A. Jessell, PhD.

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Jessell provides invaluable, first-hand insights into the highly visible position of the CFO at a large public university. He explains the pivotal role that CFO’s play and provides “rules of thumb” for colleagues to follow. Readers walkaway with tools, tips and resources to help them better understand the many processes, relationships and requirements CFOs at a large public institution face.

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  2. The For-Profit Institution
    $70.00

    By Robert DeColfmacker

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    DeColfmacker gives a straightforward look into the CFO’s role at a For-Profit Institution. Readers are immediately put at ease with his forthcoming tone, analysis, and resources. The tools provides (while specific to For-Profit institutions) will surely be invaluable to CFOs no matter the institution type. 

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  3. Online Education Programs
    $70.00

    By William J. Husson, Ph.D.

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Husson provides readers a close examination of the role of a CFO in the development of online educational programs. He explains that by playing an integral role in planning, financing, and budgeting for online programs, CFOs naturally understand the programs’ cost structure, cash requirements, and debt expectations.

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  4. The Private Commuter College
    $70.00

    By Thomas E. Rhine, CPA, CGMA

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Explore how to maintain financial stability and learn new tips to implement operating principles at a Private Commuter College. Rhine provides colleagues a deep-dive nto the issues a CFO faces at this rare institution type.

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  5. The Faith-Based Institution: A Case Study
    $70.00

    By Michael J. Lochhead

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Carefully outlined, Lochhead offers colleagues a case study exploring decisions regarding resource allocation, strategic planning and leadership. A typical institution simply uses its mission as a touchstone in those decisions, but as Lochhead explains, faith-based institutions must consider their religious, intellectual traditions and tenets as well.

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  6. The Financially Stressed Institution
    $70.00

    By Tyler A. Kelsch

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Thoughtfully presented, Kelsch provides colleagues tips and insights into managing a financially stressed institution. He emphasizes the importance of developing a comprehensive analysis which must include a realistic financial goal, rigorous plan of action, working with the chief academic officer and president and communicating the new direction consistently.

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  7. The Community College
    $70.00

    By Alison Baker

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Baker offers readers an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the higher degree of hands-on involvement that characterizes a chief financial officer (CFO) at a community college. Her astute outlook explores how the CFO must be adept at every facet of finance and administration, including risk management, emergency preparedness, and management of capital projects.

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  8. The Large, Private Teaching University
    $70.00

    By Brian G. Gutierrez

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Gutierrez provides a “deep-dive” into the opportunities and challenges a CFO at a large private institution might face. In addition to strategy development, he offers four unique attributes a CFO must recognize and the constraints these attributes may place on revenues and expenditures.

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  9. The Small Private College
    $70.00

    By Thomas R. Kepple, Jr., PhD

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    Non-Members: $70.00

    Kepple's insightful article examines the opportunities and challenges the CFO at a small institution might face. Readers will gain a sneak peek at the relationships and critical focus areas that are not traditionally part of the CFO's position at a larger institution.

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