Exploring Campus Economics: What's My Role?

Exploring Campus Economics: What's My Role

Integrating priorities, people, and financial impacts in institutional decision-making

Speaker: Jacalyn A Askin, PhD, Senior Fellow, Finance and Campus Management, National Association of College and University Business Officers

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM at DeSales University

Registration is available on the LVAIC website.

Event Details: Logistics, Preparation, and Directions


This event is scheduled to take place from 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM. The outline of the event is as follows:

  • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM: Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 9:15 AM – 10:15 AM: Campus Economics 101 (Pre-Keynote Workshop)
  • 10:30 AM - 12:10 PM: Decision Making: Voices & Tradeoffs with NACUBO Economic Models Project (Keynote)
  • 12:15 PM - 1:15 PM: Lunch with Afternoon Workshop Participants
  • 1:15 PM - 4:15 PM: Workshop: What’s My Role? with NACUBO Case Studies (Afternoon Workshop)


DeSales University is located at 2755 Station Avenue, Center Valley, PA 18034. The workshops and keynote are taking place in the DeSales University Center. View the campus map here.

Meet the Speaker

Jacalyn A Askin, PhD, National Association of College and University Business Officers

Jacalyn Askin, Senior Fellow for Finance and Campus Management at NACUBO, leads the association’s Economic Models Project for which she has authored two white papers, led numerous presentations and workshops and developed the “NACUBO Economic Models Journey” website. Jackie holds a doctorate in higher education finance from the University of Arizona. She is a graduate of Lehigh University with a bachelor’s degree in English and psychology, of Georgia Tech where she earned an MS in industrial management, and the University of Iowa where she received an MA in accounting. She was named Financial Executive of the Year in 2001 by the Institute of Management Accountants Southwest Region, and NACUBO’s “Rising Star” in 2003.

Jackie has spent 35 years in education administration and finance in research universities, community colleges, and K–12 systems. Her responsibilities included planning and budgeting, accounting and financial analysis, procurement, risk and contracts management, facilities construction and maintenance, human resources, public safety and emergency planning, marketing, lobbying and elections oversight, grants and auxiliary enterprises, information technology, program and partnership development, and institutional research. Prior to joining NACUBO in 2015, Jackie served as vice president of administrative services at Chandler-Gilbert Community College, Chandler, Ariz. In previous positions she served as vice president at Paradise Valley Community College, Assistant Dean for Finance Business for ASU’s College of Nursing and Healthcare Innovation, and Interim Dean of Continuing Education and Academic Outreach at the University of Arizona.