“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 Jenni Sauer, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Delaware Valley University and EACUBO Mentoring Program Coordinator.
“Colleagues are a wonderful thing - but mentors, that’s where the real work gets done.” - Junot Diaz (1968-)