Spring 2019 - Issue 7 TB Connects

What’s on Our Agenda

The presidents, provosts, and chief financial officers of TBC’s member institutions gathered earlier this spring for a thoughtful and thought-provoking conversation about the challenges and opportunities facing all of our institutions at this interesting and challenging time in the history of higher education. We were delighted to have had a panel discussion of Presidents Larry Bacow of Harvard, Robert Brown of Boston University, and Roger Brown of Berklee College of Music. The panel was moderated by Bridget Terry Long, Dean of the Faculty of Education and Saris Professor of Education and Economics at Harvard.

Among other topics, the group discussed bending the cost curve, changing demographics, responding to students’ expectations, restoring public trust in higher education and admissions, and the role of collaboration.

At the conclusion, we encouraged attendees to reflect on the conversations and provide any thoughts, comments, suggestions, and, importantly, any opportunities for TBC to further support the advancement of higher education. We are already developing a couple of follow up opportunities.

Based on the enthusiastic feedback we’ve received from attendees, we are considering making this forum an annual event. We’ll provide updates on this and other events in future issues.

Wishing you a happy spring,
Mac Hisey
Chair, The Boston Consortium for Higher Education
CFO, SVP of Administration and Finance, Berklee College of Music


Congratulations to the 15th class of Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows!

TB Connects

TBC’s Susan Vogt Leadership Fellows Program held its graduation ceremony on May 20 at Wellesley College. Congratulations to our graduates and program facilitators (L to R): Mark Braun, facilitator; Amanda Urias, Boston University; Emily Helter, Boston University; Adam Poluzzi, Boston College; Kay Gruder, facilitator; Susan Daganhardt, Wellesley College; Jessica Smith, The Boston Consortium; Sukeshi Shah, Harvard University; Tracy Gibbs, Berklee College of Music; Daniel Solworth, Boston University; Christine Lyalko, Bentley University; Jonathan Pearsall, Emerson College; Nicole Bolduc, Wellesley College; Joe McGonegal, MIT; Ryan Grant, College of the Holy Cross; Joe Raelin, facilitator. Not pictured: Susan Brisson, Olin College; Denice Koljonen, Boston College; Lisa Thoma, MIT


KPMG and TBC Higher Education Industry Share Forum

KPMG LLP and TBC are pleased to continue the tradition of providing a Higher Education Industry Share Forum this spring to TBC members and other local colleges and universities. This seminar will be presented by KPMG subject matter professionals and officials from area institutions and will provide an update on emerging industry accounting and auditing matters. Our hope is that the topics will be relevant to your institution and provide valuable insights. Topics will include an audit and accounting update, thinking about organizational integrity, and cybersecurity. Attendees will earn up to 4 CPE credits.

Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019
7:30 a.m.–8:30 a.m. – Registration + Networking Breakfast
8:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. – Program

Location: Wellesley College
Diana Chapman Walsh Alumnae Hall
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
Parking available in the Davis Parking Garage

Please click here to register