The Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) is a non-profit, volunteer-led organization that specializes in professional development in higher education to advance the missions of academic institutions.


Our Aim: Professional Development in Higher Education

Since 1909, CACUBO has worked to improve business and financial management in higher education, and to promote the profession’s ethics and standards. Today, as a trusted resource for higher education professionals, we continue to offer innovative and relevant development opportunities for business and financial management staff at all levels of colleges and universities.

Professional development in higher education takes many forms. We’re dedicated to helping our members advance their institutions and their careers by providing opportunities to cultivate valuable relationships and peer networks, and sharing resources and training that’s right for you. With CACUBO, college and university business officers at all levels can grow their professional networks, access relevant resources and best practices to apply at their institution, earn CPE credits, and discuss matters affecting our industry.

Leading institutions rely on CACUBO for career-long professional development in higher education, because our programming is built on quality, affordability and industry expertise. We are committed to advancing professionals in higher education by equipping our members with information and tools that are relevant – and widely applicable – to the challenges facing academia.

Goals & Objectives

Our commitment to professional development in higher education includes offering affordable, high-quality events, meaningful networking opportunities and relevant resources for colleges and universities across the central region.

Provide professional development opportunities and leadership training for all levels of staff in business and financial management.
Provide actionable information and resources on matters affecting the financial welfare of institutions of higher education.
Maintain a growing membership that is representative of all constituent institutions and business/finance professionals within the region.
Maintain a committee structure that will provide continuity of leadership and volunteer opportunities, and efficient delivery of professional development programming.
Manage the affairs of CACUBO in a fiscally responsible manner that will ensure the perpetuation of the Association. CACUBO recognizes the benefits of cultural diversity in the workplace and encourages and promotes diverse and multi-cultural participation.

NACUBO & Regional Partners

CACUBO was the first regional association of business officers established in the United States. Since its founding in 1909, CACUBO has grown to more than 600 member institutions/organizations from 28 participating states, including more than 550 higher education institutions, 50 corporations and 10 other organizations.

CACUBO is one of four regional associations and represents the central region. The other regional organizations include EACUBO (Eastern), SACUBO (Southern) and WACUBO (Western). Each region has representation on the board of directors for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), which was founded in 1962.