September 2020 - Virtual Colleges & Universities Event

Presentation File & Attendee List

Total Presentation File

Attendee List

Our Speakers

University of Maryland

Bill Olen - Executive Director of Planning & Construction 

Over thirty years of experience and documented success in facility planning, design, and construction management. 
Providing executive leadership to six units in the Department of Planning & Construction; which has a combined workforce of 120 professional employees.  
Director of the College Park Service Center which manages the design and construction of projects greater than one million dollars at seven of the eleven institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM).  
Chair of the university’s Architectural and Landscape Review Board (ALRB) which is comprised of industry professionals and university staff who review new projects or modifications to existing buildings at the flagship campus.  
The department’s current workload exceeds 2.8 billion dollars.

George Mason University

Carol Dillon Kissal - Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance

Carol Dillon Kissal was appointed Senior Vice President, Administration and Finance for George Mason University on March 1, 2019. In this role she provides financial and operational management for all Mason fiscal services; budget and planning; information technology; human resources and payroll; campus police; safety, emergency & enterprise risk management; auxiliary enterprises; and facilities management, planning, financing and construction. The Senior Vice President is an integral part of the university’s senior leadership team, and a trusted advisor to the Board of Visitors, president and provost.
Preceding George Mason, Mrs. Kissal served as the Vice-President of Finance/ Chief Financial Officer for Emory University where she led the financial operations of a $5.5 billion enterprise. The portfolio included responsibility for financial and accounting operations; treasury and debt portfolios; capital and corporate finance, financial reporting; grant and research sponsored programs; procurement and contracts management.
Prior to joining Emory in September 2014, Mrs. Kissal served as Deputy General Manager of Administration and Chief Financial Officer of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) for eight years. She was responsible for developing, managing and implementing a financial operating and capital plan totaling $2.6 billion annually.
Mrs. Kissal’s experience prior to WMATA includes leadership roles with the DC Department of Transportation, Amtrak and IBM. She received a nomination by President George W. Bush to be the Inspector General of the Small Business Administration.
She holds a Masters in Business Administration from Pace University. Mrs. Kissal currently serves as a Board Director for Dining for Women in Greenville, SC.  She is also a board member for The Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and a Strategic Advisor for the Junior Achievement Board in Atlanta, GA. She is married and has one daughter who recently graduated from Clemson University.


Virginia Tech

Robert Broyden - Associate Vice President for Capital Assets & Financial Management

Bob is a native of Roanoke, Virginia.  He earned a Bachelors Degree and Masters Degree from Virginia Tech and then worked in health care consulting and planning with Johnson and Johnson and with Gaston County, North Carolina prior to joining Virginia Tech in 1993.

His roles and responsibilities with the university have progressively developed over his 27-year tenture leading to his recent promotion to Associate Vice President for Capital Assets and Financial Management reporting to the Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  

His current role includes leadership and oversight for a wide variety of activities including: developing the university's Capital Outlay Plan; working with state policy makers for obtaining resources on behalf of the university's capital goals and objectives; developing creative financing solutions to advance the capital outlay program; debt capacity planning and allocation; continuous process improvement of finance and administrative processes through policy, training and advisory programs; business analysis and planning for university operations and initiatives; and organizational efficiency and effectiveness analytics and recommendations.