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NACUBO offers relevant and timely programming, publications, and other resources specific to business officers and staff at small colleges, universities, and independent schools. Nearly 1,000 member institutions fall into this category for institutions with 4,000 or less full-time equivalent enrollment.


NACUBO Podcasts: CBO Speaks

Listen to interviews with seasoned chief business officers:

Archibald E. Asawa, Vice President, Finance and Administration and CFO, Soka University
Robert (Danny) Flanigan, Vice President, Business, Financial Affairs and Treasurer, Spelman College
Brontè Burleigh-Jones, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Dickinson College
Barbie Jefferson
, Chief Financial Officer, Wofford College
Edward A. Kania, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Davidson College
Susan Maddux, Vice President for Administration and Finance, Presbyterian College
Mary Lou Merkt, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Furman University
Betty J. Roberts, Vice President, Finance and Administration, The College of New Rochelle
Julee Sherman, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Central Methodist University


RFP Library Available

A Request for Proposals (RFP) Library is available on the SACUBO website.


Leading large IT projects the small-college way

Download this free hour-long EDUCAUSE Live! presentation to explore the unique IT challenges and opportunities facing small institutions.


CFO Perspectives

Author Michael J. Lochhead offers colleagues a case study exploring decisions regarding resource allocation, strategic planning and leadership in The Faith-Based Institution: A Case Study.

Dr. Thomas R. Kepple Jr. examines the opportunities and challenges the CFO at a small institution might face in The Small Private College. Readers will gain a sneak peak at the relationships and critical focus areas that are not traditionally part of the CFO's position at a larger institution.




Maryann Terrana

Director, Member Engagement


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