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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 individuals who aspire to advance their career towards the top financial role at an institution of higher education. This is a year-long formal leadership development program that embodies EACUBO’s mission and core values - and it’s working! Many program participants have advanced to  leadership positions within higher education.

Goals of the Mentoring Program

  • Serve as a key succession-planning tool aimed at expanding the pool of future business officers from diverse backgrounds and to equip future business officers to serve and lead more diverse organizations.
  • Capitalize on skills and experience of senior members.

How the Mentoring Program Works

  • The 2022 Mentoring Program is open. Download the 2022 mentee participation application, submit it along with your resume/curriculum vitae, and a letter of recommendation by February 21, 2022. 
  • 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-)