The University of Cincinnati has a rich 200-year legacy of innovation and impact. The CBAAs are just one way our college honors those who embody UC’s strategic direction, Next Lives Here, while setting the stage for current and future students — the next generation of business leaders — to achieve success.
The CBAAs is the longest-standing event in our city that recognizes both professional achievement and service to community. The event itself has evolved quite a bit over the years, with different venues, different themes, different hosts.
Since 1985, we have honored more than 120 alumni, supporters, community partners and students.
Past award winners have come from blue chip companies, startups, government, and non-profits. They’ve been brand managers, accountants, real estate developers, investors, entrepreneurs. They’ve been from the C-suite and the “ones to watch” as they rose to prominence. They represent a wide range of backgrounds, professional experiences, challenges, passions. And they serve as inspiration for us and for generations to come.