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Four Auburn University employees have been selected as participants in the inaugural cohort of the National Association of College and University Business Officers’, or NACUBO, Emerging Leaders Program.

The four employees, who are among just 73 high-potential business officers nationwide selected among a large group of applicants, are as follows:

  • Adrienne Frank, assistant director of finance, Harbert College of Business

  • Amanda Malone, director, provost budget services

  • Simon Snyder, director, finance and administration, College of Sciences and Mathematics

  • Michelle Hancock, assistant controller

Representing Auburn, these employees will work with other business and finance professionals to enhance their personal leadership skills, examine the impact of the business office and cross-campus relationships and gain a better understanding of the present and future state of higher education.  

“Developing the next generation of leaders who are focused on sustainable business and finance practices is critical to the future of higher education,” said Kelli Shomaker, vice president for business and finance. “Programs like this one ensure that Auburn is helping to build a cohort of leaders able to make informed decisions and foster positive change for the coming decades.”

The new program reflects NACUBO’s organizational priority to strengthen and diversify the chief business officer pipeline.