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Leadership programs: Cultivate your skills as the role of the chief business officer expands. 

CBO Speaks podcast series: Hear from experienced CBOs about their roles and career paths.

Resources for new business officers: Learn to navigate the unique culture of higher education.

Economic Models Project: Begin the journey toward a more secure financial foundation.

CBO-CAO Collaboration Opportunity Cycle: Explore the model, which results in a truly collaborative relationship producing action to propel the institution forward.

Business Officer Leadership in Transition series: Examine the when, why, and how of mentoring, succession planning, and retirement.

Leading in Tough Times Workbook Case Studies for Higher Education Leaders: Learn from financial, cultural, and ethical issues that have occurred on many campuses.

Finding the Right Prescription for Higher Education's Ills: Can Health Care Provide Answers?
: Explore how to initiate change at the campus level via lessons from the health care industry.

The Strategic Attitude: Integrating Strategic Planning Into Daily University Worklife: Gain tips on integrating planning and decision making.


2016 National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers: Review the demographic characteristics, job duties, and career transitions of CBOs.


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Senior Director, Leadership Development



13 Exceptional Business and Finance Leaders Selected for NACUBO Fellows Program

May 5, 2021

“Over the last year, the COVID-19 pandemic’s stressors on higher education underscored the importance of strategic, nimble, and confident chief business officers who can navigate unforeseen challenges while helping their institutions continue to serve students and successfully meet their missions,” said NACUBO President and CEO Susan Whealler Johnston. “We welcome this diverse group of new Fellows and look forward to helping them grow as the next generation of leaders.”

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  • April 29, 2021

    NACUBO Fellows Program Alumni Reach Chief Business Officer Positions

    Since the program launched in 2016, many alumni have already advanced in their careers.

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  • January 8, 2021

    With Deepened Resolve, NACUBO Looks to Effect Change in 2021

    The siege at the U.S. Capitol on January 6 has deepened NACUBO’s resolve as a higher education advocate in Washington, DC, and strengthened our professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, writes Liz Clark, vice president for policy and research.

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Press Release

  • June 30, 2021

    NACUBO President Testifies to Congress on Value of Higher Education

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  • June 23, 2021

    NACUBO Selects Business Officers for First-Annual Emerging Leaders Program

    The new leadership development program sought candidates from diverse backgrounds

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  • May 26, 2021

    NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study

    The annual NACUBO Tuition Discounting Study (TDS) measures the institutional tuition discount rates and other indicators of institutional grant awards to first-time, full-time first year undergraduates and all undergraduates who attend private, nonprofit (independent) colleges and universities.

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Upcoming Programs

  • July 27, 2021

    NACUBO 2021 Annual Meeting

    July 27–30, 2021

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  • July 27, 2021

    NACUBO 2021 Annual Meeting: Tuesday Pass

    July 27, 2021 | 11am-5:45pm ET

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