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Delaware Valley Higher Education: The Impact of the Pandemic and On What the Future Holds

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Pandemic-induced cash flow and liquidity challenges impacted most higher education institutions, regardless of size. The good news is that tuition payments had come in before the start of the pandemic lockdown. However, schools had room-and -board refunds, lost ancillary revenues, and increased costs of converting to remote learning.

Please join us for the second in a series of webinars focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the area's non-profit institutions. In this program, we have assembled a round table of local leaders in higher education. They will share their thoughts on how the disruption has changed their institutions. They will also lay out their vision for higher education post-pandemic.

Kari Fazio

Chief Financial and Chief Administrative Officer

Bryn Mawr College

Kari Fazio joined Bryn Mawr College as Chief Financial Officer in October, 2014. In the CFO role, she is responsible for the accounting, investment, debt and budgeting functions at the College, a small, elite liberal arts institution of approximately 1,700 undergraduate and graduate students located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Effective June, 2016, Kari's portfolio expanded to include administrative functions such as facilities management, dining services, human resources, insurance, campus safety, post office and the bookstore among others. Kari came to BMC by way of Lafayette College in Easton, PA where she was the Associate Vice President for Finance and Business Operations. 

Prior to Lafayette, Kari worked in the public finance investment banking groups at Wells Fargo and PNC Bank, in small business development for the Peace Corps and in the Office of Budget and Program Evaluation for the City of Philadelphia.  She earned her M.P.A. from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and her bachelor's degree from Georgetown University.

Ken Kaiser

Chief Financial Officer

Temple University

Ken Kaiser became vice president, CFO and treasurer in December 2013. Since 2007, he has served as the senior associate vice president for Finance and Administration responsible for several areas including: Budget, Human Resources, Bursar, Risk Management, Treasury and Investments. In addition to these responsibilities, he also oversees Controller operations (general accounting, accounts payable and the finance competency center), Digital Document Services, the OWLcard (Diamond Dollars) and Finance Continuity Planning.

During Ken's first tenure at Temple University, which lasted 15 years from 1991 to 2005, he held a variety of positions including senior budget analyst, director of finance and operations for the Ambler Campus, university privacy officer and director of administration and finance for Institutional Advancement.

Ken left Temple University in 2005 to become the CFO and vice president of administration and finance for Montgomery County Community College. After two and a half years at MCCC, Ken returned to Temple.

Ken holds a bachelor's degree and MBA in Finance, as well as a Master of Management Information Systems and E-Business, all from Temple University.

George Tsetsekos, PhD

Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus, Drexel University.

Dr. George Tsetsekos is the Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus at LeBow's College of Business at Drexel University. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the College achieved important quality milestones including recognition by BusinessWeek, Financial Times, and U.S. News & World Report. During his deanship, LeBow commenced an ambitious capital campaign program that allowed for the completion of two business school buildings, naming several new centers of excellence and establishing new endowed professorships. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel's Vice President (1997-2001) responsible for university-wide academic functions and contributed in implementing the acquisition of MCP Hahnemann University that transformed Drexel University to a national comprehensive institution with the addition of Medical, Public Health and Nursing academic areas.

Dr. Tsetsekos' extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, and international finance. He has published his research in many journals including The Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Banking & Finance, The Journal of Portfolio Management and Journal of International Business Studies. He is the author of books on finance and international capital markets and has served on editorial boards for several academic journals.

His academic work has been complemented with advisory and consulting assignments in many organizations and Universities in the US and abroad including The World Bank, The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Bear Stearns, FannieMae, Calamos Investments and Thomas Jefferson University. In addition, Dr. Tsetsekos has served on the Advisory Boards of private and non-for profit organizations.

Dr. Tsetsekos lectures frequently on international economic/finance topics, teaches MBA courses on strategy and global finance and serves as faculty advisor to the Private Equity and Venture Capital Student Club at Drexel University. He holds a BSc in Electrical and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Athens, Greece, an MBA from Wright State University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Tennessee.

Registration is free of charge.

Thank you to our sponsor of the webinar series:
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5/26/2021 2:30 PM

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5/26/2021 3:30 PM

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Delaware Valley Higher Education: The Impact of the Pandemic and On What the Future Holds


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