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July 2016
Creating an orientation session for parents may help students succeed while at community college. Learn how Rowan College is reorganizing their student orientation process. Learn more
The College of Southern Nevada recently completed a student led documentary "No Greater Odds". The film is generating a lot of buzz and will be shown at both the Republican and Democratic national conventions. The documentary is meant for private screenings and will take you on an emotional journey as five students tell their individual stories that are representative of so many students around the country. Learn more
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By Dr. Tangila Dove Happy Summer Everyone!!! San Antonio has been extremely hot and somewhat humid this year based on the excessive spring showers. I hope as everyone closes out FY16, you have enjoyed some vacation and family time to rest and gear up for the new academic year. I extend a huge thank you to Suzette Senn and the Annual Conference Committee for the intense and exciting energy that has been put into the 34th CCBO Annual International Conference, September 24 – 27, 2016, in Orlando, Florida. This year’s educational sessions span across various areas the business officer oversees daily.
By Kelsey Harmon Finn Is professional development important? The majority of people who are asked this question will answer yes, that the proper professional development is important. Over 10,000 diverse associations provide professional development to their members and, according to the department of education, 54% of adults with a bachelor’s degree or higher participate in formal learning activities every year. There is no doubt that professional development is of widely recognized importance amidst a wide breadth of industries. CCBO is no different. Our members know and value the importance of professional development and we rely on their commitment to help move the community college industry forward.
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By Joe Traino and T.J. Arowolo As technology continues to change and evolve, information security threats are growing ever more sophisticated. Gone are the days of hackers simply trying to gain notoriety by unleashing annoying viruses and spam. The complexity of today’s attacks is high, and the stakes are even higher—costing victims sensitive data, disrupted operations, hefty fines and restoration costs, tarnished reputations, and public embarrassment. Here are the top six security threats facing higher education today and what you can do to help protect your college from becoming a victim:
Annual Conference
The 2016 CCBO Annual International Conference is quickly approaching. As a community college business officer you work hard to improve strategic use of limited resources, succession planning, and campus services management. CCBO is the meeting place for community college professionals who work hard to ensure campus and student success. Register today and take advantage of the early bird rate and book your room at Disney's Contemporary Resort before space runs out! Learn more
The 2016 CCBO Annual International Conference educational session agenda has been posted. With over 25 sessions focused on IT, facility management, student support services, and budgeting & financial management there is education for everyone in the business office. Review our schedule today and start to plan your conference experience! Learn more
Leadership Academy

Join over thirty aspiring leaders and learn skills from current and past chief business officers throughout the Academy program. This one-year program spans two conferences, features nearly 35 hours of programming, and will focus on discussions and activities related to leadership skills and current community college issues. Review the 2016 Leadership Academy agenda and register today.

Year One: Learn what it means to be a leader, how data can drive decisions, team development, and risk management alongside a cohort of other aspiring business officers. Spend time getting to know your professional peers and learning the various intricacies of the business office and the unique challenges found across campuses. 

Year Two: Learn data driven leadership, efficient communication skills, and spend time developing your own personal career goals. Reconnect with participants from 2015 and meet more professional peers as you build relationships through learning and joint lunches. The cost of year two is included in the initial year one registration fee. Learn more

Did you know that all CCBO members are able to access past webinars at anytime and at no cost? View webinars going back to 2014 and learn from the comfort of your own desk. We are continually adding new webinars as they are presented, so continue to check back and see what's new! Learn more
Have you renewed your CCBO membership? Renew today to continue to receive free online education and access to over 1,000 community college business professionals. Contact with any questions!
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