Mentoring Program 2020-2021

The WACUBO Mentoring Program is a year-long program designed for aspiring chief business officers (CBOs) and aspiring chief financial officers (CFOs) whose next career step could be CBO or CFO of an institution of higher education. WACUBO intentionally targets this group because, when the next "higher up" is the college or university CFO or CBO, it can be challenging to find a mentor.

Mentees will be matched one-to-one with experienced, senior-level CBOs/CFOs who will serve as mentors.

The WACUBO Mentoring Program builds bench strength in those headed for CBO and CFO roles by supporting their professional development and through leveraging the expertise and talent of senior CBOs and CFOs in the region.

For the upcoming year’s program (May 2020 – April 2021), the program components and associated timelines are as follows:

  • Orientation workshop, in person: Sunday, April 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV, prior to the Annual Conference.
  • Monthly virtual one-on-one mentor/mentee meetings: May 2020-April 2021; timing to be arranged between the mentor and mentee.
  • Closing workshop, in person: Sunday, May 23, 2021 in Anchorage, AK, prior to Annual Conference.

Throughout the year-long WACUBO Mentoring Program, mentees will participate in regular mentoring sessions with a senior level mentor, and engage in meaningful dialogues on topics such as developing as a leader in higher education, navigating change and transitions, building key relationships, and personal branding.

If you are interested in applying for this program, please complete the Mentoring Program Application. Applications are due January 24, 2020.

For more information or if you are interested in serving as a mentor for this program, please contact WACUBO Mentoring Program Chair, Jennifer Williams.

Mentoring Program Application