Campus CFOs speak out on their expanding roles

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In the life of an institution, the chief financial officer helps drive the big narrative, but also digs down into the day-to-day. A CFO is strategist and analyst, decision-maker and inspirer, and protector and possibility-seeker all in one.

We connected with four CFOs from institutions public and private, large and small, to talk about the shifting opportunities and expectations of their positions. Read on to hear from Nim Chinniah, executive vice president for administration and chief financial officer at the University of Chicago; Jamie Moffitt, vice president for finance and administration and CFO at the University of Oregon; Glenn Carter, associate vice president for financial administration at Walla Walla University in Washington state; and James Mello, assistant provost for academic administration, budget and planning at the University of Hartford.