Alcorn's CFO Roberts appointed to serve on councils of AGB, NACUBO
Alcorn’s CFO Roberts appointed to serve on councils of AGB, NACUBO
Dr. Betty J. Roberts, senior vice president for Administration and CFO, recently accepted an invitation from the Association for Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and the National Association for College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) to serve on an Advisory Council project “Looking Under the Hood – Metrics to Improve Decision Making About Institutional Financial Aid,” funded by the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.
The Advisory Council’s role during the over two-year project will be to develop and define a new set of metrics regarding the funding and distribution of institutionally provided grant financial aid to undergraduate students.
Roberts will also serve a three-year term on NACUBO’s Small Institution Council working to define priorities for small institutions. Her career in higher education administration spans more than 35 years and she is elated to have been selected to work on important issues for higher education on the national stage.
“The leadership experiences gained from working in very different types of higher education institutions over the years have given me key insights about the issues confronting higher education,” Roberts said. “My experiences in the large, research universities give me a clearer understanding of the struggles of the small school, and what business officers who manage these types of institutions need to consider as options and as resource requirements for addressing aging infrastructures, rising costs for services, wages, dwindling state funds, and other pertinent issues.”
The Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) is the only national association that serves the interests and needs of academic governing boards, boards of institutionally related foundations, and campus CEOs and other senior-level campus administrators on issues related to higher education governance and leadership. Its mission is to strengthen, protect, and advocate on behalf of citizen trusteeship that supports and advances higher education.
The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) is a membership organization representing more than 2,500 colleges, universities, and higher education service providers across the country and around the world. NACUBO was formed on June 23, 1962, making 2012 NACUBO’s 50th anniversary year!
NACUBO specifically represents chief business and financial officers through advocacy efforts, community service, and professional development activities. The association’s mission is to advance the economic viability and business practices of higher education institutions in fulfillment of their academic missions.