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“Mentoring is a brain to pick, an ear to listen, and a push in the right direction.” - John C. Crosby (1859-1943)

Since 2012, EACUBO’s Mentoring Program has paired experienced chief business officers with senior managers aspiring to CFO/CBO positions for a year-long formal leadership development program.

This program embodies EACUBO’s mission and core values - and it’s working! Many program participants have gone on to executive leadership positions within higher education.

Goals of the Mentoring Program

  • Serve as a key succession-planning tool aimed at ensuring higher education has the right kind and number of diverse financial and administrative leaders to achieve mission success.
  • Capitalize on skills and experience of senior members.

How the Mentoring Program Works

  • Applications for mentee participation are invited during late spring.
  • Submitted applications are reviewed, selections are made and invitations are sent to new mentees.
  • Mentors are recruited based on the positions, institution-types, locations and needs of the cohort of mentees.
  • Mentees and mentors meet at three in-person full group sessions, including during the EACUBO Annual Meetings (October) and Workshop (March).
  • Regular contact between mentee and mentor occurs including monthly phone calls and in-person meetings, if and as logistics allow.
  • Coordinators are available to assist anytime.

Interested in sharing your experience with a rising senior business officer? Or, are you interested in participating in this meaningful program? Contact Melody Bianchetto, Vice President for Finance, University of Virginia and Mentoring Program Coordinator.

“Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” - Junot Diaz (1968-)