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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

2021-22 NACUBO Board of Directors' Term Begins

August 11, 2021

We are pleased to welcome the 2021-2022 NACUBO Board of Directors, chaired by Susan Scroggins, senior vice president for finance and treasurer, Valparaiso University.


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  • August 9, 2021

    NACUBO Releases the 2021 National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers

    The latest edition in a series of studies about chief business officers (CBOs) at U.S. higher education institutions is now available. The study, sponsored by TIAA, collected information on CBOs’ demographic characteristics, salary levels, job satisfaction, future career plans, and on-campus activities related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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  • May 5, 2021

    13 Exceptional Business and Finance Leaders Selected for NACUBO Fellows Program

    “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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Press Release

  • August 09, 2021

    National Profile of Higher Education Chief Business Officers Released

    Survey shows the CBO role is diversifying, with room for continued improvement

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  • July 27, 2021

    2021 NACUBO Awards Honor Excellence in Higher Education

    Six business officers and one university received the prestigious recognition

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Research

  • September 10, 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

  • September 29, 2021

    Strengthening the Business-IT Partnership in Higher Education

    September 29, 2021 | 1–1:45 pm ET

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  • March 25, 2021

    Growing Net Tuition Revenue

    September 30, 2021 | 2–2:30 pm ET

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