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We offer senior leaders—business officers, presidents, and cabinet members or deans—with customized and confidential support to increase effectiveness and ability to achieve institutional goals. While many leaders manage to metrics, we can provide the external perspective to help you assess financial operations, analyze budgets and projection models, review operational areas, and evaluate needs.

A thought partner can guide your expertise while also providing a supportive sounding board for your new ideas or difficult decisions. Especially during COVID-19, NACUBO listens to business officers across the country, and our consultants can bring those experiences to you.


Areas of Focus

  • Change management
  • Succession planning
  • Executive coaching


Examples of Our Work

  • Advanced fiscal literacy for non-business officers
  • Implementation of new procedures and processes
  • Facilitating workshops focused on finance and operations


Our Experts


Case Example

The board of religious institution was having a significant meeting: the school needed to improve operating performance in the shorter term, with particular attention to academic personnel and strategy, administration, enrollment management, and online expansion. The trustees wanted to ensure that their discussions were productive, at the appropriate level, and, most importantly, aligned with the strategic plan.

NACUBO Consulting was brought in to facilitate these conversations, keeping the discussion focused on intermediate-term strategies that a) improved operating performance, b) accounted for current and predicted trends in higher education, and c) honored the school’s Christian character. With the help of the neutral NACUBO Consultant, each part of the meeting had a stated end-goal.

The consultant led trustees in a targeted and meaningful discussion that resulted in decisions being made on key issues, thereby giving the president and CFO the clear guidance needed to move forward. The board left the meeting with an active understanding of the issues and felt like their contributions were targeted and valuable.

Contact Consulting

Jim Hundrieser

Vice President, Consulting and Business Development

(202) 861-2539

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