“Back office” to “key spokesperson” “Numbers only” to “overall strategy” “Solitary administrator” to “collaborative leader” “Revenue and expense manager” to “entrepreneur and cost cutter”
In tune with the academic side Aware of legal and regulatory issues Attentive to data and information technology Focused on human resources and talent management Mindful of external politics Well-versed in facilities and construction Committed to teach and explain financial information to key constituents
No significant changes in past 3 years. Slight uptick in 2013 in the number of CBOs who were responsible for auxiliary services.
A Composite CAO: 57 years old Has worked for 1 president Years of administrative experience: 12 Years of primarily teaching/research: 12 Internal hire. Most often a college dean. Source: ACE CAO Census
4.0 Median years of service before departing (Mean is 5.0) Source: ACE CAO Census
Equally likely to retire, assume a presidency, or return to the faculty. (12% serve as a CAO elsewhere) 73% are #2 at their institution 56% Male, down from 60% in 2010. 86% White, 4% African Am., 4% Hispanic, 3% Asian Am., 2% Multi., 1% Native Am. 5% identify as LGBTQ Source: ACE CAO Census
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