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					So You Want to Be the
       Boss…
      CACUBO Annual Meeting
         October 8, 2007
Presenters

   Jerry Scoby, Vice President
   Alma College

   Debbie Durcan, Vice President
   University of Wisconsin System

   David Hilquest, President
   Community College Consulting
Successes Enjoyed

   Your credibility is worth more
    than gold
   Keep your president informed –
    no surprises
   Build a relationship with your
    president so you can offer
    critical feedback one on one
Successes Enjoyed (cont.)

   Deliver on time and within
    budget
   Give credit to your staff and take
    the blame on your shoulders
Successes Enjoyed

   Take pride in the growth of
    others
   Practice respectful debate
   Build relationships with your
    board
   Make policy decisions for the
    future
   Appreciate everyone’s
    contributions
Pitfalls to Avoid

   Don’t try to buy popularity
   Do the right things for the right
    reasons
   Don’t let short timelines result in
    errors in your financial data.
    Quality Control!
   Don’t have too many swords
    you are willing to die on
Pitfalls to Avoid

   Do not compromise your
    integrity or your reputation
   It may be easier to say yes
    when no is the right answer
   Haste makes waste - sloppy
    work reflects poorly on you and
    the university
   Boards and Presidents don’t like
    to be surprised
Lessons Learned

   Learn to say “yes”
   Under promise and over deliver
   Give your staff permission to make
    mistakes
   Communicate, communicate,
    communicate…
   Maintain your sense of humor and
    be able to laugh at yourself
   It’s all about people
   Seek more responsibility
Lessons Learned

   Your time is not your own
   The Board needs a lot of care
    and feeding
   Work should be fun and
    enjoyable – this is where you
    really live
   Nurture your relationships (over,
    under, sideways, down)
   Be politic not political
How to Get There

   You will need an MBA, CPA, or
    MTC
   Be patient with your current
    college or university or move on
    to another institution
   Keep that “Can Do” spirit
   Give it the time and high energy
    it takes
How to Get There (cont.)

   Consistently commit yourself to
    quality, high service, and
    exceeding expectations
   Be aware that your competition
    is increasingly from the private
    sector
   Service should count, too—get
    off campus and serve in
    leadership roles
How to Get There

   Demonstrate leadership – get
    involved
   Do more – broaden your experience
   Emulate those you respect and want
    to be like
   Play the part
   Move up and/or move out
   Be persistent
Questions???

  How can we help you?
Contact Us
   Jerry Scoby
   scoby@alma.edu
   989-463-7143

   Debbie Durcan
   ddurcan@uwsa.edu
   608-262-1311

   David Hilquest
   dhilquis@oakton.edu
   847-823-2214
Thank You

				
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