Driving Competitive Growth and Sustainable Advantages with Shared Services

April 20 - 23, 2020 | Seattle, WA

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! 

Pre-Conference Workshops, Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


Today, change is a constant, and the ability to manage change as part of your day-to-day operations is a crucial part of your SS implementation and optimization
process. Success depends on getting your C-Suite to buy in to your vision, and on developing an effective communication strategy that will get your message across
in a clear and concise way. During this workshop, practitioners will share the change management and engagement techniques they have used in order to drive new
behaviors that foster support from the entire organization.
Discussion includes:
∙∙ Developing and reviewing a detailed communication plan to ensure it is effective and meets the needs of stakeholders
∙∙ Aligning stakeholder vision to a common vision that will ensure change management buy-in
∙∙ Cultivating a culture of collaboration by creating common goals and mutual inter-dependence
∙∙ Developing strategies to create a clear and consistent multi-channel messaging to ensure changes are effectively communicated and understood

Main Day 2, Friday, April 26, 2019

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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

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