NACU Summer Institute 2020

The New Leadership Imperative:
ROI Mindset for Mission and Financial Sustainability

June 5 – 6, 2020 | Washington DC | Hamilton Hotel 

Please note that we are in the process of rescheduling this event.

The demographic shifts impacting enrollment, increased competition for students, and aggressive tuition discounting require NACU institutions to continuously evolve in order to meet current challenges and create future opportunities. In partnership with the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the NACU Summer Institute will work with campus leadership on discussing strategies that have been or could be successfully implemented by institutions to grow or diversify revenue framed within return on investment thinking. Informed by NACUBO’s Economic Models Project, the Summer Institute will look at initiatives that are aligned with current trends in higher education and provide specific strategies that support mission and long-term financial sustainability.

In addition to the workshop content, there will be time for affinity group discussions on Friday afternoon as well as a NACU board meeting during lunch on Friday. 

The Summer Institute is designed for campus leadership: President, Provost, CFO, and Enrollment Management VP, and other leadership determined by the campus. It would also be appropriate for AVP level administrators in academics and finance, budget and planning officers, admissions directors, and academic deans. We encourage campuses to send teams of three to five people.

Click here to view the agenda.


This event is for NACU campuses only and is not open to the public.

Registration is $200 per person.

Click here for registration and hotel information.

For questions about registration, please contact Michelle Apuzzio at

NACU thanks its partner, the National Association of College and University Business Officers.



Please note that NACU will be unable to reimburse registrants for airfare and/or other travel costs if the event is cancelled.