Lumina Foundation's CFO on Integrated Planning and Higher Ed's Future
February 8, 2018 | Ivy Tech Community College | Indianapolis, IN
Note location & time: North Meridian Center, Room 438, 7:30am-9am
Brad Kelsheimer, Lumina Foundation's chief financial officer, will provide a higher education CFO’s perspective on integrated planning. Kelsheimer will share examples of how planning impacts donor relations, financial credibility, and project management. He will also discuss Lumina Foundation and share insights and opinions on the current (and future) state of higher education and how that might impact planning efforts going forward.
Kelsheimer has served in leadership roles in and around higher education for nearly two decades. He currently serves as the chief financial officer at Lumina Foundation, a $1+ billion foundation focused on improving the level of postsecondary attainment in the US. Prior to his role at Lumina, Kelsheimer served as the CFO and senior vice president for finance and administration at DePauw University and in financial and technology commercialization roles at Rose-Hulman Institution of Technology. While at Rose-Hulman, Kelsheimer obtained a certified technology park designation for Rose-Hulman and Terre Haute and provided the framework for the founding of the Terre Haute Innovation Alliance. At DePauw, Kelsheimer oversaw more than $100 million of construction on the university's campus and helped facilitate investments of nearly $20 million in downtown Greencastle revitalization.
Explain how integrated planning is viewed from a CFO perspective.
Discuss lessons learned in complex planning and construction processes.
Discuss challenges facing higher education today.
Discuss opportunities and the outlook for higher education in the future.