Phillip A. Ray
Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Office of the Chancellor
Texas A&M University System
Main Day 1, Thursday, April 25, 2019
Thursday, April 25th, 2019
A sustainable business model is vital to the health of our higher education academic programs. However, recent surveys indicate that the vast majority of campus CFOs lack confidence in the viability of their institution’s financial model. In this session, you’ll hear how The Texas A&M University System implemented innovative solutions to create a sustainable business model that over the past six years has delivered a plethora of benefits including millions of dollars in savings, revived student programs, improved quality of service, and unprecedented career growth opportunities for employees. The A&M University System’s Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs will guide the audience step-by-step through the process, from the initial decision through a variety of obstacles and milestones to the current successful state of operations. You
will gain insights into:
∙∙ Weighing the cost of proactive change vs. the cost of delayed of change.
∙∙ Building a sustainable and guaranteed facilities budget that is focused long term vs. year to year.
∙∙ Creating innovative solutions for good stewardship and reallocation of funds within your facilities department.