Welcome to the NACU Learning Community for Presidents!

Chair: Troy Hammond, President, North Central College

Group email address: presidents@nacu.edu

You can use this group email address to reach out to presidents in NACU 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.

All presidents in NACU serve on our board of directors. (The chairs of our CFO, provost, and student affairs groups are also board members.) The board has a winter and a summer board meeting. A copy of our by-laws can be found here.

At each board meeting there is a roundtable discussion to allow the presidents to talk about issues that are on their minds. In addition, NACU schedules time for presidents to connect virtually to discuss particular topics.

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, 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.

NACU has worked with Applied Policy Research (APR) to conduct a net tuition revenue study annually for more than a decade. APR also administers an enrollment benchmarking dashboard for the benefit of our campuses.

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.

Peer External Review Program

NACU’s Peer External Program Review program connects you with faculty or an administrator at another NACU campus to provide an external review of a program, department, or college. By working with like-minded peers, both campuses benefit from this learning engagement.

Student Exchange

The NACU Student Exchange, also known as domestic study away, allows students from one NACU campus to study at another NACU campus. Some campuses offer specific programs known as Signature Experiences that take advantage of their locations or unique expertise. If you would like to offer a Signature Experience or want to learn more about about this program, contact Michelle Apuzzio.

Additional Student Programs

NACU can help promote your 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.