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NACUBO Fellows Program


The NACUBO Fellows Program is a one-year leadership development program designed to provide support, education, and learning opportunities to individuals who seek a chief business officer position for their next role. Through access to experienced chief business officers, presidents, provosts, NACUBO experts, and other higher education leaders, the Fellows Program will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of the complexities of the chief business officer role
  • Gain broad exposure to the field of higher education
  • Understand the key competencies that are required for high performance as a chief business officer
  • Enhance management, leadership, and communications skills
  • Learn how veteran chief business officers have addressed institutional and professional challenges
  • Build a network of colleagues who serve as a resource of support throughout the fellow's career

16 emerging higher education leaders were selected for 2017-18 NACUBO Fellows Program. Read the press release.

NACUBO welcomes the inaugural class of Fellows for 2016-17.

Read the Business Officer article, Off to an Invigorating Start.

Who Should Apply

Participation in the Fellows Program is limited to individuals from NACUBO member colleges and universities who seek a chief business officer position—reporting directly to a college or university president—as their next role. Applicants should be identified as exceptional in their current role and displaying high potential for advancement into a senior leadership position. Participants are expected to fully engage in all program components.

Estimated CPEs

Fellows may earn up to an estimated 75 CPE credits in categories including Business Management and Organization, Communications and Marketing, Personal Development, Finance, and Specialized Knowledge if they participate in all group live and internet based program


The program fee of $12,500 includes registration, hotel accommodations, and most meals at face-to-face meetings for the 2018-19 year. Course materials and distance learning support are also included.

Sponsoring colleges and universities are responsible for all travel expenses to and from meetings, as well as travel and lodging expenses associated with campus visits.

If selected for the NACUBO Fellows Program, a deposit of $3,125 is due by April 30, 2018, to secure participation in the program.

Application Process

The application process for the 2018-19 NACUBO Fellows Program has closed. Information about the application process for the 2019-20 NACUBO Fellows Program will be available in the fall of 2018.


Elizabeth LaRocca
Director, Member Engagement