Nov. 20, 2007
William Deeds, Morningside College’s vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, was a presenter at the Council of Independent Colleges’ 35th Annual Institute for Chief Academic Officers with a Special Invitation to Chief Financial Officers on Nov. 4 in Philadelphia, Pa.
Chief academic officers and chief financial officers from more than 280 small private colleges attended the conference.
Deeds led a presentation called “Prioritizing Academic Program Costs” with Ron Piper, vice president for finance at Eastern Mennonite University. Deeds and Piper were asked to present on this topic because Morningside recently went through a highly successful process of re-allocating resources among academic programs, and similar work at Eastern Mennonite University is just getting under way.
“Most small private colleges are heavily tuition dependent, and that makes the effective use of resources critically important,” Deeds said. “I think the talk was very well received. Indeed we have had calls asking to visit Morningside to talk further about this, and I have had one call to lead a similar workshop on another campus.”
Deeds holds a master’s degree and doctorate in experimental psychology from Kansas State University. He came to Morningside College in 2000 from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa., where he was most recently dean for academic affairs and professor of psychology.