In the current economic slowdown, colleges and universities are feeling the financial squeeze. Whether the beneficiary of public funding, private research grants, an established endowment, or a combination thereof, educational institutions are increasingly focused on fiscal responsibility and operational effectiveness.
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Grant Thornton's OnCourse newsletter provides business and financial insights for trustees and higher education administrators. As the keeper of a higher education institution’s financial health, today’s CFO responsibilities include risk and IT management. Read the latest OnCourse, written by Larry Ladd, director in Grant Thornton's National Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices, for 15 effective leadership tips and more.
Grant Thornton's OnCourse newsletter provides business and financial insights for trustees and higher education administrators. Recent reports of colleges and universities misrepresenting important information about their institutions have been all over the news - raising questions about what isn’t being reported.. The trustees and senior officials involved in these incidents risk not only their personal reputation, but that of the institutions they serve. Larry Ladd, director in Grant Thornton's National Not-for-Profit and Higher Education practices, provides recommendations for your institution to mitigate identified risks.