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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.

Research

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

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News

16 Exemplary Business Leaders Selected For NACUBO Fellows Program

March 2, 2020

The 2020-21 class includes a diverse group of future chief business and financial officers.


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  • February 7, 2020

    Craig Woody Receives the 2020 Rodney H. Adams Endowment Management Award

    Over his 35-year tenure at the University of Denver, Craig Woody made a tremendous impact on the institution and the business and financial officer profession. Woody, who retired in 2019, has received this NACUBO Award for a career’s worth of outstanding contributions.

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  • November 27, 2019

    Projecting College Closures Draws Scrutiny and Demands Self-Reflection

    NACUBO President and CEO Susan Whealler Johnston shares her deep concern with a recent attempt to predict colleges' demise and offers guidance for communicating your financial information.

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Press Release

  • May 28, 2020

    Ascendium Education Group Awards NACUBO Planning Grant to Advance Student Success Efforts

    To develop an infrastructure for a multi-institution, multi-initiative process focused on student success at colleges and universities, NACUBO has been awarded a $1.1 million planning grant from Ascendium Education Group.

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  • January 30, 2020

    U.S. Educational Endowments Report 5.3 Percent Average Return in FY19

    Nearly half of endowment withdrawals fund student financial aid

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Research

  • May 29, 2020

    Tuition Discounting Study Glossary

    Definition of key terms in the annual Tuition Discounting Study

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Upcoming Programs

  • June 11, 2020

    Unit-Level ROI: Increase the Impact of Strategic Resource Allocation

    June 11, 2020 | 1:00-2:15pm ET

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  • June 12, 2020

    Delivering Solutions in Reponse to the COVID-19 Crisis

    Fridays in June 2020 | 11-11:30am ET

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