Welcome to the NACU Learning Community for CFOs!

Chair: Karen Davis, Vice President for Administration and Finance, California Lutheran University

Group email address: cfos@nacu.edu

You can use this group email address to reach out to others in the CFO Learning Community when you have a question or want to know what your peers are doing.

If you would like a copy of the group directory, please email Michelle Apuzzio. She can also add additional people in your department to the group email distribution.

The CFO learning community is one of our longest standing groups with virtual discussions once or twice a year and collaboration on research such as our long-running net tuition revenue study.

NACU Programs


NACU conducts a variety of studies to allow its campuses to compare themselves against their peers. These include a benchmarking dashboard using IPEDS data, an enrollment benchmarking dashboard, grant-funded research, and ‘quick studies’ that respond to your immediate needs and questions. Reach out to Sean Creighton or Michelle Apuzzio with questions or ideas for collaborative studies.

In addition, NACU has worked with Applied Policy Research (APR) to conduct a net tuition revenue study for more than a decade. A solicitation for campus data usually goes out in December of each year, and results are discussed in the winter.

Student Programs

NACU offers student-focused programs — study abroad, student exchange, and an agreement with the Washington Internship Institute.

The NACU Student Exchange, also known as domestic study away, allows students from one NACU campus to study at another NACU campus. The student pays his/her regular tuition to his/her home campus so that the financial aid package remains intact. The student pays room and board (if applicable), as well as additional program fees, to the host campus.

The host institution bills the student’s home campus for the tuition portion of the exchange. Each year, the program tuition is based on the lowest net tuition as determined by the APR net tuition revenue study. For the 2020-21 academic year, the home campus will reimburse the host campus $5,445.00 in tuition costs. 

To help campuses fill spots that might otherwise go unused, NACU also helps promote short- and long-term study abroad programs.

NACU also has an agreement with the Washington Internship Institute that allows its campuses to receive a 10 percent discount on program costs for their students.

Expert Webinars

We engage in professional development by leveraging expertise within and outside of NACU. For our webinars, we feature industry leaders on a variety of topics. NACU webinars are open to all administrators, faculty, and staff on campuses.

NACU Institute

The NACU Institute provides a unique opportunity for professional development, discussion of issues common to our members, and networking. The institute is a catalyst for campus teams to work collaboratively on institutional strategy and improving educational outcomes.