Campus CFO

Advocate for education remembered through endowment

The family of education advocate Margaret Robinson has created the Margaret Robinson Higher Education Fund, an endowment that will make it more affordable for high school students to take college-credit courses.

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Paying it forward on student debt

Next month, as many as a dozen legislatures could consider a new proposal to tackle the growing student-debt crisis. The plan, dubbed "Pay-it-Forward" by its creator, would allow students to enter college without having to pay tuition upfront: In exchange, they would agree to pay a small and set percentage of their income after college into a public fund allowing the next generation to do the same.

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Congress still has more to do to ease tuition and debt burdens

Although Congress congratulated itself for reaching a compromise on student loan interest rates before adjourning for its recess earlier this month, some Connecticut college students and educators said that lawmakers still have more to do when they return in the fall.

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UT Dallas appoints controller to oversee financial operations

UT Dallas has appointed Randy Rikel as associate vice president and controller, overseeing the financial operations of the university, including general accounting, payroll, student financial services, and financial reporting.

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An outsourced model overview for institutional investors

This Commonfund Institute white paper shows how the outsourced CIO (OCIO) model is growing and offering diverse opportunities, including helping nonprofit institutional investors tap into strategies only previously available to the largest endowments with large, dedicated management teams.

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Pa. Finance Committee seeks 3 percent tuition hike at state universities

Students at Pennsylvania's 14 state-owned universities are looking at a likely 3 percent increase in tuition for the coming school year to help close a $77 million shortfall in operating budgets.

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New overseers appointed at Boston University

Boston University’s Board of Trustees have appointed Ahmass L. Fakahany, David R. Jones, Ruth A. Moorman, and Kenneth P. Morrison as overseers. Current overseer Ryan Roth Gallo was elected overseer chair, making her an ex-officio trustee. The four alumni new to the post bring decades of expertise in business, finance, education, and law.

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Southern Vermont College hires new CFO

Claire Wurmfeld, who most recently served as associate vice president of financial planning at the Florida Institute of Technology and has two decades of experience, started as CFO of Southern Vermont College on July 8.

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Richard Mills appointed EVP and CFO at Dartmouth

Richard Mills, executive dean for administration at Harvard Medical School, was named Dartmouth’s new executive vice president and chief financial officer. He succeeds vice president for finance Mike Wagner, who served as interim chief financial officer after Steve Kadish moved to Northeastern University last year.

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National Student Aid Profile: Overview of 2013 Federal Programs

The number of students applying for federal financial assistance jumped 62 percent over five years, while the total amount of federal financial aid awarded to students under Title IV of the Higher Education Act also increased dramatically. Information about these vital programs can be found in NASFAA's recently updated National Student Aid Profile.

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