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Each year, we recognize individual and institutional excellence and achievement in higher education business and finance with NACUBO Awards.

The program was established to identify and encourage individual and institutional excellence in college and university business and financial management, promote active participation in NACUBO’s programs and services, identify individual and institutional role models, and contribute to a positive perception of the business officer profession.

 Photo: Alice Turbiville, Assistant Vice President for Finance and Controller, Swarthmore College, accepts a NACUBO Excellence in Sustainability Award in 2019

NACUBO is currently accepting nominations for three awards: the Distinguished Business Officer Award, the Service to NACUBO Award, and the Excellence in Sustainability Award. These awards, which recognize excellence in individual and institutional achievements, will be presented during the NACUBO 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting. You can learn more about each award and download the nomination form below.

Download Nomination Form


The deadline for nominations is Wednesday, April 7. Please send your completed nomination form, or any questions about these awards, to Neil Gavigan at

Past Recipients

Individual Awards

Institutional Awards



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