Washington Update: Insights and Outlook for Fall 2023
Recorded On: 09/21/2023
As part of its ongoing efforts to provide business officers with up-to-the-minute perspectives on the political climate and potential budgetary, tax, and regulatory changes, NACUBO is continuing its popular webinar series with this free, 30-minute overview of what’s happening in Washington. Experts will dive deep into the present political landscape of Washington and share insights that will empower your strategic planning and ensure you're well prepared for the shifts that await on the legislative and administrative fronts.
As Congress returns to session, NACUBO is here to provide you with a preview of what lies ahead:
- Get an early grasp on the pressing matters Congress will be tackling first. Hear the latest appropriations discussions and gain a clear perspective on the legislative roadblocks that lie ahead.
- Discover the potential tax-related developments that could shape the upcoming months. Our experts will shed light on key tax items that may emerge on the legislative horizon.
- While congressional action remains pivotal, we anticipate a flurry of activity from the Administration. Stay informed as we uncover the upcoming rulemaking efforts from the Department of Education, explore the expected FLSA proposal, and highlight other administrative actions that could impact higher education institutions.
Vice President, Policy and Research
Liz LaPolt Clark is vice president for policy and research at NACUBO and a member of the NACUBO executive leadership group. She has been widely quoted in the press and is a sought-after speaker on how Washington politics and federal policies impact higher education. Clark got her start on Capitol Hill opening Cornell University's first Washington, DC-based federal relations office. Also in her career, she has led federal affairs for the State University of New York (SUNY) System and for Oregon State University. At NACUBO, she heads the team responsible for analysis of federal regulatory and legislative actions, research, and communications.
Director, Student Financial Services and Educational Programs
Bryan Dickson is the director of student financial services and educational programs for NACUBO. As part of NACUBO’s leadership development team, he is responsible for supporting the advancement of an array of member programs and services, including educational programming for new chief business officers.
In addition, he is a staff liaison to NACUBO’s Student Financial Services Council, working on behalf of the NACUBO membership to assist bursars and student accounts staff on a national level through advocacy with federal agencies and members of Congress. Prior to joining NACUBO in 2007, Dickson was a member of the legal and compliance practice at CEB, Inc., a best practice insight and technology company in Washington, DC. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
Ashley N. Jackson
Director, Government Affairs
Ashley N. Jackson, director of government affairs for NACUBO, leads advocacy efforts on Capitol Hill on issues affecting business officers such as higher education reauthorization, tax and accounting policy, and annual appropriations. Prior to joining NACUBO, from 2015 to 2022, Jackson worked with the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) to secure $3 million for the asphalt airfield pavement research program as part of the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization. She focused on surface transportation and aviation authorizations, annual appropriations bills, highway funding, and asphalt research as NAPA's point person on Capitol Hill. In addition to managing the NAPA Political Action Committee, Jackson led the planning and execution of the annual Transportation Construction Coalition Legislative Fly-In, which brought more than 500 highway contractors to Washington each spring to discuss issues affecting highway and airport infrastructure funding with lawmakers.