Speaking of College

Dr. P. and guest Liz LaPolt Clark discuss how the various costs of operating a college and how a college pays its bills. During the break, Dr. P. describes her new solo book. The closing Ask Dr. P. segment features a question about how to make new friends.

Show Notes

As we continue to read about the rising cost for students to attend college, now is a good time to also discuss the various costs of operating a college. In this episode, Dr. P. talks with Liz LaPolt Clark about how money flows on a campus. The conversation covers specific sources of revenue, interesting types of expenses, and the many offices that are responsible for making sure a college's financial resources are managed well.

Liz is Vice President for Policy and Research at the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), a membership organization representing more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the country. Liz is a member of the NACUBO executive leadership group and heads the team responsible for analysis of federal regulatory and legislative actions, research, and communications at NACUBO. She has been widely quoted in the press and is a sought-after speaker on how Washington politics and federal policies impact higher education. 

Liz got her start on Capitol Hill in 1999, running Cornell University's first Washington, DC-based federal relations office, and in her career has led federal affairs for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and for Oregon State University. A native of Liberty, NY, Liz is a graduate of Binghamton University (SUNY) and received a Master’s degree from Cornell University. She currently lives in Fort Washington, Maryland.

During the break, Dr. P. describes her new book. The Ask Dr. P. segment features a question about how to make new friends.

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Liz's Bio

Resources Mentioned in This Episode
Dr. P.'s new book, You Are a Data Person: Strategies for Using Analytics on Campus

Got a question about college? Email Dr. P. at amelia@speakingofcollege.com  

What is Speaking of College?

Speaking of College is a show that answers common questions about college. The host, Amelia Parnell, has over 15 years of experience working with colleges and students. The episodes are a good fit for anyone who is curious about how college works and how to navigate the college environment.