Patric Wamsley

President's Message


It is my pleasure, as SACUBO President, to welcome you to the new SACUBO website! Our Communications and Marketing Committee, led by Brenna Dixon (Oklahoma State University), has created a new and improved look for our website, including a new SACUBO logo.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Leadership Forum

February 21 - 23, 2018

Embassy Suites Riverwalk Downtown, San Antonio, TX

Annual Meeting

May 06 - 08, 2018

Omni Hotel, Ft. Worth, TX

NACUBO Rising Star Award Recipient


A Rising Star Award was presented to Sara Thorndike at the 2017 NACUBO Annual Meeting. Sara is the associate vice chancellor for finance and controller at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. An integral leader at UNCW, she was commended for her ability to focus on the details and filter the information needed by executive leadership for decision making and for being innovative, dedicated, forward-thinking, collaborative, and caring. Congratulations Sara!

Seeking New Staff or New Job Opportunities? SACUBO Can Help!


Whether you are adding staff to your department or considering a career move, SACUBO’s Resource Center can be a helpful tool. Member institutions are encouraged to utilize the job posting form to advertise open administrative and professional positions on the SACUBO website at no charge. The current job openings page is available to everyone regardless of membership and includes positions available throughout the Southern region.

Current Job Openings

Benefits of SACUBO Membership

  • Relevant, quality education for all levels of staff.
  • Networking opportunities.
  • Resources to address emerging issues related to higher education.
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Benchmarking Program - Now Accepting 2017 Data

The benchmarking program is a customized, on-demand peer benchmarking service. It provides for data collection, analysis and reporting – all in one place. Users can identify resource investment (or reduction) opportunities, performance measures for divisions, and an overall view of best practice improvement areas. In addition, users can create customized peer groups for comparison. SACUBO has partnered with the Central Association of College and University Business Officers (CACUBO) for collection of data beginning with June 30, 2017 fiscal year reporting.

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Mary Lou Merkt - 2017-2018 NACUBO Chair

Mary Lou Merkt

Congratulations to Mary Lou Merkt – 2017-2018 Chair of the NACUBO Board of Directors. Mary Lou is the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Furman University in Greenville, SC. She served SACUBO in various capacities before going through the presidential rotation and serving as the 2014-2015 SACUBO President. While on the NACUBO Board, Mary Lou has served as Secretary and Vice Chair, chaired a committee to promote the value of higher education, and served on the Strategic Planning Committee and the Executive Governance Committee.