ERIC Number: ED280350
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Nov-6
Reference Count: 0
Management and the Chief Finance Officer in the Christian, Liberal Arts College.
Oosting, Kenneth W.
The role of the chief finance officer (CFO) in managing Christian, liberal arts colleges was studied at eight colleges with a reputation for being well managed. A profile of the eight CFOs includes these characteristics: they ranged in age from 40 to 61 with an average age of 51.5; they had been in this office an average of 11.5 years; and six of the eight had advanced degrees and all had at least the baccalaaureate degree. Based on interviews and data provided, six dimensions or themes were observed in the management style of the eight CFOs: (1) they enjoyed a strong relationship with the president; (2) they maintained strong relationships with the staff and delegated extensively to them; (3) they had positive relationships with other vice presidents and faculty; (4) they understood and supported the college, its religious values, and the office of the president; (5) they worked closer with the board and had more influence on them than did other vice presidents; and (6) they tended to be very confident yet conservative and nonassertive in approach. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Memphis, TN, November 1986).