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Elevating Resource Allocation and Management at the University of Nevada, Reno

July 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT

JULY 16 | 2:00 P.M.–3:00 P.M. ET

The higher education industry is going through unprecedented challenges with uncertainty and disruptions to its business model, and institutions need to have better data, systems, and processes to support agile planning and improve data-driven decision-making. The University of Nevada, Reno embarked on its Connected Planning journey to overhaul the university’s existing budget process to improve resource allocation, increase stakeholder engagement, and enhance administrative efficiency. Join this webinar to learn how your university can elevate its resource allocation and management process.

Experts from University of Nevada, Reno and truED Consulting will share:

  • How to leverage technology to optimize resource allocation and provide more timely, useful budget information to the university community and its constituents.
  • Best practices with budget development, allocation, and monitoring.
  • University of Nevada, Reno’s transformation journey to Connected Planning in the cloud.

Register for the webinar

Featured Speakers:


Cody Grigg

Manager, Decision Support of Planning, Budget, & Analysis

University of Nevada, Reno

Cody is the Manager of Decision Support at the University of Nevada, Reno, with an emphasis in Business Intelligence, SQL, Data Modeling and Integrations. Cody’s team provides business intelligence and analytics to University leadership to support a culture of data-driven decision making.

Shawn Norman

Associate Vice President of Planning, Budget, & Analysis

University of Nevada, Reno

Shawn is the Associate Vice President of Planning, Budget & Analysis. In Shawn’s capacity as AVP of PBA, he oversees the development, allocation and monitoring of the institution’s budgets, data collection and analysis of student enrollment, decision support analysis, and coordinates the uses of space for the university.

Brian Mehr, FP&A

Director, Anaplan Higher Education

truED Consulting

Brian is a Director at truED Consulting and focuses his time on providing solution implementation and best practices advisory to higher education institutions. Brian has worked with numerous institutions, from community colleges to large public and private institutions. Prior to truED, Brian was the AVP of Financial Planning and Analysis at Southern New Hampshire University, where Brian led the end to end implementation of Anaplan for the University-wide budgeting and planning processes.

Wayland Ng, CFA

Director, Anaplan Higher Education

truED Consulting

Wayland is the founder of truED Consulting and focuses his time on providing advisory and solution implementation services to clients. Previously, Wayland spent 11 years as a Director of Higher Education Enterprise Solutions and Analytics at Huron Consulting Group where he focused on the implementation of financial planning, budgeting, and forecasting solutions for higher education institutions. Wayland has completed engagements at over 30 institutions.

Steve Lott

Higher Education Industry Lead


Steve has been helping organizations improve their planning and budgeting processes for over 25 years. For the past ten years, he has focused on education and government with a particular emphasis on higher education. Two and a half years ago, Steve and his team saw and acted upon the unique potential of how Anaplan might help institutions in this long-underserved market, and better understand and respond to the ever-increasing challenges they face.


July 16
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
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