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Assistant Vice President for Finance and University Controller Mary Deneen Named NACUBO Fellow

The National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) has selected Mary Deneen, assistant vice president for finance and university controller for Old Dominion University, as one of 11 promising higher education business leaders for its next cohort of NACUBO Fellows.

The NACUBO Fellows Program is an intensive year of development for higher education professionals who aspire to be chief business officers in their next roles. NACUBO Fellows work together and with higher education presidents, provosts, and chief business officers (CBOs) to deepen their knowledge of business management, institutional communications, and the expanding role of the CBO on campus. They also evaluate and enhance their leadership skills as they learn the core competencies needed to succeed as CBOs.

"I'm excited about being a part of the 2018-19 NACUBO Fellows Program and am looking forward to developing relationships with my peers and with higher education leaders who are a part of the program," Deneen said. "This is a wonderful opportunity to gain insights into university business management, strategic planning and budgeting that I'll be able to bring back to my work here at Old Dominion."

The NACUBO Fellows Program is a unique opportunity to learn the complexities of the chief business officer role in a supportive and close-knit setting," said Marta Perez Drake, senior vice president of education, development and membership at NACUBO. "We are thrilled to welcome another group of impressive, ambitious leaders and to help prepare them to lead colleges and universities with confidence and aplomb."

Deneen began at ODU in 2013 after serving as senior director for accounting at Norfolk Public Schools and as the assistant controller at Norfolk State University.

Prior to her work in education, Deneen retired as a lieutenant commander after serving twenty years in the United States Navy.

NACUBO, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 1,900 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO works to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions.

The 2018-2019 cohort will kick off its year in July before the NACUBO 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA.

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