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The Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO) strives to prepare and support financial and administrative leaders in their service as pivotal strategic partners, playing a key role in enabling their academic institutions to thrive.

EACUBO was founded in 1919 and had its first annual meeting in 1920 in Baltimore, Maryland.  EACUBO’s tradition and success has been founded on many decades of volunteers that have been anxious to support the values of higher education broadly, network with peers, mentor new business officers, advance knowledge and best practices across the industry and provide value-added, innovative thinking and leadership for their home institution.

Membership is open to any accredited, not-for-profit college or university, or other post-secondary institution as well as private sector firms interested in serving and supporting higher education institutions.

EACUBO has approximately 750 member institutions, more than 80% of which are non-profit, public and private colleges and universities.

With the numerous benefits available to EACUBO members, it is easy to understand why your institution or firm may already be a member. If not, we encourage you to join us!  Membership is processed through our national affiliate, NACUBO. For more information about membership, please contact Member Services, at (800) 462-4916.

The EACUBO region covers Maine to Virginia, and west to Ohio, along with eastern Canada, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, however, membership in EACUBO is not limited to institutions and firms in this region.

EACUBO offers activities designed to assist business officers at all levels within the institution. EACUBO activities and publications provide opportunities to learn new skills, to discuss emerging issues of importance to higher education, to focus on leadership and management topics, and to receive information on new products and services available to the higher education community. The meetings and workshops also provide opportunities to interact with colleagues, both professionally and socially, and to develop new relationships within and outside of higher education.

A member of NACUBO should apply for regional membership in order to become a member of EACUBO.  EACUBO, along with the other three regional associations in the US, founded NACUBO more than 50 years ago.  All members of NACUBO select a regional association to join and be a member.  As such, the relationship between NACUBO and EACUBO, and the other regions, is collaborative and supportive.

The EACUBO Annual Meeting is designed to focus strategically on several topics such as change management, innovation and risk taking. We explore new ideas, practical solutions, and new models for higher education.  There are five tracks of concurrent sessions and four general session speakers, typically.  The Annual Meeting usually runs for a few days and occurs in October.  Total registration at the Annual Meeting often runs from 650 to more than 800 attendees.  The Annual Meeting also features an exhibit hall and business partner sponsorship opportunities.    

The EACUBO Workshop is designed for a hands-on technical experience where current issues are analyzed, challenges tackled, and skills honed.  The workshop tends to occur in March and usually runs for 1-1/2 days, with a Next Generation Chief Business Officer day-long session prior to the start of the Workshop. There are usually four tracks of concurrent sessions and two general session speakers.  EACUBO Workshops average more than 400-plus attendees.

EACUBO is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.  Earn CPE credits as you attend sessions at the Annual Meeting and the Workshop.

To become a sponsor, contact EACUBO’s Business Partner Coordinator. Sponsorships are available at the platinum, gold, silver and bronze levels.  There are significant benefits associated with sponsorship, please review this link for more information.

EACUBO is an association created and dedicated to serve as an association “by and of its members”. As such, EACUBO is governed by 18 representatives from its member institutions, all of which serve as volunteers.  EACUBO’s long, successful history is founded on the role of the volunteer.

As background, the Board oversees four standing committees, including the Executive Committee, the Finance and Audit Committee, the Governance Committee, and the Program and Services Committee.  There are also specialized task forces that are created by the Board with a specific, charge, task and time-period.  Each of the Board committees, other than the Executive Committee, consists of both Board members and non-Board volunteers.  This is similar to the volunteers serving on the EACUBO task force.

If supporting your profession and networking with colleagues across the region sounds appealing to you, complete and submit the Volunteer Interest Form to EACUBO or contact EACUBO at 866-270-6479 or by email for more information.