This compilation case study outlines specific actions University of Kentucky, Tufts University, Quinnipiac University, University of Vermont, University of New England, and Stanford University are taking to overcome new challenges caused by the changing business environment in higher education.

Executives at these institutions are fostering the construction of a more contemporary finance function. The stories describe how they are using collaboration, their expanded role, integrated and data-informed planning, accountability, education, and technology to better understand and support institutional goals.