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Shared & Business Services in Higher Education

Under pressure to be competitive in the marketplace, reduce cost, and increase productivity, many higher education institutions are in the process of implementing or expanding a shared services model. Adopting a shared services model delivers a host of benefits, from streamlined back-office operations, to lower operational costs, and increased transparency, accountability, and efficiency. These in turn bring positive financial and productivity rewards to the larger organization. Despite these clear benefits, implementing and (or) optimizing your SSO continues to be a challenge due to budgetary constraints, faculty resistance, high employee turnover, internal politics, stringent transparency requirements, and public and administrative scrutiny.

The 2019 Shared & Business Services in Higher Education conference brings together shared services leaders across all functions and maturity levels at institutions for higher learning. Over 3 days of presentations, panel discussions, workshops, and roundtables, these leaders will address the challenges and identify the opportunities for shared services, and provide perspective on the implementation and expansion solutions within the public sector. Attendees will come away equipped to help their institutions to become be more competitive in today’s highly challenging, cost-sensitive, process-efficiency-driven marketplace.

Whether you’re just starting out or taking your SSO to the next level, by attending this you will leave this uniquely valuable conference with tools and strategies and a wealth of real-world

2019 Speakers

Brenda Rebman, MBA, CHPR, CMC, CHE,

Chief Human Resources Officer, UC Davis, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor
UC Davis

Kelly Johnson

Director of Shared Services and Administration
University of Washington

Angie Loving

Associate HR Director
University of Kansas

Nancy Lewis

Executive Director, Sponsored Projects
University of California Irvine

Kari Campbell

Project Manager, HRTSM, Human Resources Division
Minnesota State University

Barb Biljan

System Director for HRIS and HR Shared Services, Human Resources Division
Minnesota State University

Lisa Sharpe

Project Director, Shared Services Operations, Office of the AVP for Finance
West Virginia University

Rosemary Madnick

Executive Director, Office of Grants and Contracts Administration
University of Alaska Fairbanks

Melissa Long Shuter

Executive Director, Business Operations
University of Louisville

Shelley Prosise

Director, ABC Shared Services
University of Washington, School of Medicine

Phillip A. Ray

Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs, Office of the Chancellor
Texas A&M University System

Whitney Pugh

Executive Director of Budget & Planning
Utah State University

Rodney Brunson

Director of Accounts Payable & Payment Services
Yale University

Betsy Curry


Top Benefits of Attending:


Learn how to develop, execute, and track a successful plan to start up, stabilize, enhance, and/or expand an efficient and cost-effective shared services model for your higher education system


Examine a variety of model structures, practice methods, technologies, and resources to jump start your proposed shared services programs, and/or enhance your existing shared services business


Explore a variety of shared services models---to ensure the best fit for your university’s core mission


Dig deep into topics vital to your continued success such as: Developments & Trends in Effective Buy-Ins; How to Develop a Shared Services Center on a Shoestring Budget; Executive Leadership Recruitment & Development; LEAN Six Sigma; Data Analytics to Drive Continual Process Improvement; Talent Management; and many more

Showcase Your Solution

Find out how the Shared Services in Higher Education series will provide you with the opportunity you need to meet prospects and grow your customer base.

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