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Ask, Learn, Grow: Charmel Maynard • Career Conversations • Episode 112

Ask, Learn, Grow: Charmel Maynard

Charmel Maynard, 2023 recipient of NACUBO’s Rodney H. Adams Endowment Award, took a leap of faith to leave banking behind and follow a mentor into university investments. In this episode, Charmel shares how he transitioned to higher education and offers advice on leadership, learning, and team building.

Key Points:

  • Believes in taking smart career risks and not fearing failure
  • Leads with a passion for accountability and ownership
  • Values open collaboration with university investment peers
  • Emphasizes the importance of asking questions
  • Manages by empowering team members’ passions
  • Creates diverse teams to encourage new perspectives
  • Honored for excellence in endowment management

Charmel Maynard has built an impressive career as a university investment leader at an institution that continues to reach key milestones. His story demonstrates the power of taking risks, embracing mentors, and always learning. Charmel encourages listeners to pursue their passions while building strong teams.


Insights and advice for business professionals new to higher education.

On Career Conversations, NACUBO’s Christine Simone sits down with higher education professionals to discuss their personal experiences, including successes and challenges of all kinds. They’ll offer career advice and insights as well as nuggets of wisdom for business professionals new to higher education.

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