The Best Practices Program showcases the best of college and university business officers’ efforts in creating better, more efficient, and customer friendly business practices.  Past submissions have showcased a wide variety of unique programs improving the operations of the college campus. Browse current and previous years’ submissions in the Professional Development Resources section.

Congratulations to the 2017 Best Practice Award Winners!

First Place Awards:

Second & Third Place Awards:


College and university business officers, and their colleagues, who wish to compete in the 2018 competition must submit their Best Practice Proposal by May 1, 2018.

Consider sharing YOUR best practice by participating in the Best Practices Award Program in 2018. The guidelines and submission form can be accessed from the links below:

2018 Best Practices Submission Guidelines

2018 Best Practices Proposal Submission Form

The Best Practices Program will award $1,000 to each First Place in each category of (a) Research/Comprehensive/Doctoral Institutions, (b) Small Institutions, and (c) Community Colleges, so that all categories of institutions can be recognized for their best practices. Second and Third Place winners in each category will receive Honorable Mention.

First Place winners have the opportunity to showcase their “best practice” at the CACUBO Annual Meeting to be held September 30 – October 2, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, and will receive one waiver of registration.

Questions? Please contact Fran Willbrant, Coordinator, CACUBO Best Practices Award,