Lourdes University

Bob Rood, Ph.D, CPA, CMA

I have been affiliated with ABACC for most of my last seventeen years in higher education and consider this group to be one of the best resources for business administrators in the field.

ABACC has an extremely active listserv and is a ready source of support to new and veteran business officers. ABACC consistently has put together an annual conference that offers both CPE and opportunities for the development of rich, enduring friendships.

Bruce Hoeker is always working to find low-cost and no-cost professional development opportunities and the organization has connections with great business partners, including CREDO, CFO Colleague, BKD, Capin-Crouse, and many other respected leaders in the higher education world.

ABACC is strongly committed to supporting Christian college administrators, in particular. As a Catholic institution in the Franciscan tradition, Lourdes has been warmly welcomed as a member of ABACC. A group such as ABACC affirms our call to Christian unity and the universality of the Christian church as envisioned by the early church fathers. The faith aspect is a bonus!

I encourage you to contact Bruce Hoeker directly and consider attending an ABACC training event or the upcoming conference. It will be time well spent!

Bob Rood, Ph.D, CPA, CMA
Vice President Finance and Administration
Lourdes University