Re-imagining Finance and Operations Strategy

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Re-imagining Finance and Operations Strategy

A Virtual Working Group for CBOs

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COVID-19 has exacerbated existential threats to higher ed institutions’ financial viability—including affordability pressures, enrollment volatility, state funding volatility, and value concerns. As a result, business leaders acknowledge the urgency to expedite transformative changes to their institutions’ core operations and strategy. They need to activate plans to slow operating cost growth, align revenue strategy with new market realities, and build an operating infrastructure that is resilient to future threats.

EAB recently surveyed higher education business leaders to learn what types of transformative changes they’re considering in response to accelerating financial pressures. In these working sessions, we’ll share the results of this survey and facilitate conversation around the most promising and novel changes under review. Leaders will learn what strategies their peers are considering and hear EAB’s take on how those strategies align with industry trends. They will also have the opportunity to share peer tactics for combating barriers to strategic change on campus, including driving urgency among other leaders, engaging stakeholders in plans, and creating capacity for longer-term visioning amid the current crisis.

Each session will be focused on a different industry segment: large research universities, public comprehensive universities, regional private institutions, and selective liberal arts colleges. The sessions will be interactive, with EAB facilitating discussion among participants.


Use the drop down in the banner above to register for one of our sessions. Sessions are best suited for the CBO or their VP-level proxy. Registration for each session is limited to one leader per institution.

  • Thursday, September 24
    3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Eastern Time
  • Friday, September 25
    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Eastern Time
  • Tuesday, October 13
    14:00 – 15:00
    British Summer Time
    16:00 – 17:00
    Eastern European Summer Time

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