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2016 National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business OfficersThe 2016 National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers is a triennial report that tracks changes in the demographic characteristics, job duties, and plans for career transitions and retirements of business office chief executives at colleges and universities in 2010, 2013, and 2016. The 2016 study also provides a first-ever look at CBOs’ salary levels and succession planning activities.

The report will explain who higher education chief business and financial officers are, how they got to where they are, what they do every day to make their jobs and their institutions better, and what they hope to do in the future. These results should lead to a greater understanding among college and university presidents and other higher education leaders of the unique skills and abilities business office executives bring to their institutions as well as provide additional information to others aspiring to enter this rewarding profession.

The 2016 project was funded in part by a generous contribution from TIAA, which has been a valued and trusted partner for many years and continues to support the professional development needs of NACUBO and its member institutions.

In addition to the NACUBO research team, this work also benefited greatly from a project advisory panel including:

  • Corey Bradford, Sr.,Prairie View A&M University;
  • Ruth Constantine, formerly of Smith College;
  • F. Joseph Mazur III, College of Central Florida;
  • Dawn Rhodes, chief business and finance officer/vice president, University of Maryland Baltimore;
  • Cynthia Teniente-Matson, president, Texas A&M University–San Antonio; and
  • Michael Unebasami, University of Hawaii Community Colleges

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