Chase Loper

Director Shared Services Duquesne University

Chase Loper currently serves as the Director of Shared Services at Duquesne University located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

In this role he is responsible for providing financial oversight and management for both the Computing and Technology Services (CTS) department and Facilities Management department. 

 

Since joining the University in 2012 as an intern within the Finance and Business division, Chase has also served as a budget analyst for the Facilities Management department. In that role he was responsible for all financial transactions, budgeting, forecasting, and capital planning efforts.

 

Chase is active on campus serving on numerous University committees focusing on areas like diversity and inclusion, staff advisory, and United Way.  He also serves as treasurer on the SHYNE Awards Foundation Advisory Board - a community foundation that showcases students within the Greater Pittsburgh area excelling in the classroom and having a positive impact in their community.

 

Chase holds a bachelor’s of science in accounting and minors in both finance and leadership from California University of Pennsylvania (CalU).  He received a master’s in business administration from CalU as well. He is currently working towards an Ed.D in Educational Leadership, focusing on the impact of Lean practices within Higher Ed as a means to control the rising costs of Higher Education.

 

Chase is a husband and father of a four legged child. Despite being raised in West Chester, Pennsylvania (outside of Philadelphia), and currently residing in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, he’s still not an Eagles or Steelers fans. Go Pack Go! 

Main Conference Day One, Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

12:15 PM PANEL DISCUSSION: NAVIGATING THE NEW REALITY OF UNCERTAINTY AND CHANGE

The global health crisis of 2020 upended the normal operational practices for shared services organizations—challenging the long held “orthodoxies” and forcing many to pivot to a new way of working---not only to survive during the pandemic but thrive in the post–COVID-19 world. In this session, we will discuss, the impact of the pandemic on Higher Education Shared Services Organizations and what the change has meant for the industry and how they were able to pivot over the last 6 months. Discussion will include:

§ The challenges and new opportunities as a result of the pandemic

§ The impact on newly established shared services organizations

§ Building more resilient operating models including virtual/remote shared services

§ Leveraging Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and robust business continuity planning

Main Conference Day Two, Thursday, October 15, 2020

Thursday, October 15th, 2020

2:15 PM CLOSING PANEL: LOOKING OVER THE HORIZON--WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF WORK LOOK LIKE?

Never before, has diversity, equality and inclusion been more important to an organization’s culture. As higher education shared services organizations continue to change and grow—ensuring a more diverse and inclusive team is imperative for an equitable future. In this session, we will discuss:

 Hiring practices to eliminate biases

 Building out your team to be ensure diversity

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Chase Loper.

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