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11:00 AM - 11:30 AM (CT): Opening Address & Keynote

As the economy and business and consumer needs change, we see more and more how data and insights are critical to gaining an advantage and adapting to what lies ahead. Join Syntellis CEO Flint Brenton as he shares how Syntellis empowers higher education leaders with the insights needed to deliver measurable outcomes, plus details of our commitment to an exceptional customer experience.  


Flint Brenton, Chief Executive Officer, Syntellis


11:45 AM - 12:15 PM (CT): Innovating to Drive Higher Ed Outcomes & Success

Join Syntellis executives as they share details on the evolution of the Axiom Higher Education Suite and how the latest product and platform advancements will help support your institution through today's financial pressures. Learn how recent innovations like Axiom Strategic Financial Planning, Tuition Revenue Planning, and Visual Insights can help institutions make better decisions to serve students and their communities. You'll also learn more about Axiom 365 and how Syntellis is advancing product offerings to help colleges and universities continue their missions for years to come.


M.K. White, General Manager, Performance Management Solutions, Syntellis

Justin Martin, Senior Director, Product Management, Higher Education, Syntellis


12:30 PM - 1:20 PM (CT): Navigating Today's Tuition Revenue Challenges & the Role of Axiom

Current economic conditions make tuition planning increasingly complex, leaving colleges and universities to assess numerous factors — including enrollment trends — to set optimal rates while ensuring prices don't deter potential students. Panelists will share their insights on tuition revenue planning and how to navigate market challenges.


David Moore, Assistant Vice President and Chief Budget Officer, Rutgers University

Michelle Salo, Chief Operating Officer, Confederation College

Jerry Fernandez, Senior Software Implementation Consultant, Professional Services, Syntellis


1:30 PM - 2:20 PM (CT): Incorporating Long-term Planning into Your Financial Processes

Understanding the long-term financial impact of initiatives is a key step in the planning process. Making the best decision requires evaluation of internal and external factors followed by modeling and comparing multiple scenarios to identify the best path forward. In this session, Fairleigh Dickinson University will discuss how they leveraged long-term financial planning capabilities to evaluate factors, such as capital funding sources and cash flow impact, to determine go-forward plans.


Frank Barra, Associate Vice President for Finance, Fairleigh Dickinson University

Justin Martin, Senior Director, Product Management, Higher Education, Syntellis


2:30 PM - 3:20 PM (CT): Labor Planning Strategies for Today's Economy

Because labor accounts for as much as 75% of institutional costs, planning for this expenditure has always been a critical part of the budgeting process. But in today’s inflationary environment, it’s become even more important and complex. Colleges and universities face unprecedented competition for talent from other industries, which are often offering better wages and benefits to attract workers. In this session, panelists will provide insight on financial strategies that can help your institution better address labor concerns.


Kim Salisbury, Associate Vice President Budget and Planning, University of Idaho

LeeAnn Pasquini, Associate Vice President of Administration and Finance, University of Massachusetts

Andy Brantley, President and CEO, College and University Professional Association for Human Resources

Kevin Bresser, Vice President of Sales, Higher Education, Syntellis


3:30 PM - 4:20 PM (CT): Effective Reporting Practices: Delivering the Right Information to the Right People at the Right Time

Because data is often housed in disparate systems, financial reporting can be challenging for many institutions. Is the bulk of your time spent gathering and integrating data rather than analyzing it to provide insights needed to steer your institution in the right direction? In this session, you'll learn how the University of Vermont's comprehensive reporting processes provide pertinent information to stakeholders across the institution, giving them proper context to make key decisions.


Carrie Hopkins, Senior Budget Analyst, University of Vermont

Jen Mulvaney, Principal Solutions Engineer, Higher Education, Syntellis 



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