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Chief Academic Officer and Chief Business Officer Workshop

At no time has the relationship between the chief academic officer (CAO) and the chief business officer (CBO) mattered more to the effective leadership of colleges and universities.

Together,​ a CAO and CBO must develop a clear strategy and be effective in its execution. They must also seek ways to align budgets with strategic priorities and to fund innovations. To help better understand and support this important relationship, ACE and the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) bring together teams of CAOs and CBOs for an annual, 2-day workshop to address how to build effective partnerships.

Workshop Dates and Location:

August 3-4, 2015
Willard InterContinental Hotel
Washington, DC 

Who Should Attend:
  • Chief Academic Officers
  • Chief Business Officers
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Provosts

This program is designed to foster the relationship between the CAO and CBO and we encourage you to register together. Register both individuals from the same institution or organization and receive a team discount! Pay full price for one registrant and additional registrants from the same institution or organization will receive a $200 discount.

The workshop focuses on:
  • Exploring and strengthening the dynamics between CAOs and CBOs and their president.
  • Identifying strategies that build relationships and improve goal achievement within the institution.
  • Employing approaches that encourage strategic communication.
  • Developing a shared action agenda.
  • Recognizing and finding solutions to challenging problems CAOs and CBOs face individually and collectively.
Additional Information:

Questions? Contact us at or 202-939-9728.


 Sponsors and Supporters


ACE is grateful to these organizations for supporting the Chief Academic Officer-Chief Business Officer Workshop.

  • ELS
  • ELS

Program Staff

Jim Sirianni


Deborah Ingram Allen

Senior Program Manager

Debbie Knox

Senior Program Manager

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