President's Message

Patric Wamsley

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. We’re proud of it and hope you’ll like it!

Allow me to tell you what we’ve been up to:

Our Professional Development Committee, Co-chaired by Amy Blackwell (Furman) and Debra Ross (U. Kentucky), working with our four Constituent Committees has been busy creating a full slate of exceptional professional development sessions for the upcoming year.

The 2017 Fall Workshop will be held October 29-31 at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Savannah, GA. Russ Hannah (Arkansas State – SACUBO 2nd VP) is working on a program that includes Accounting Tracks (Basic and Advanced topics) along with a full slate of topical general and concurrent sessions. This is a great way to receive lots of inexpensive CPE credits as the year end approaches.

SACUBO’s 2018 Annual Meeting is heading west to the luxurious Omni Hotel in Fort Worth, TX. On May 6-8, 2018 we will offer more than 30 concurrent sessions covering many timely and useful topics for our institutions. Attending the annual meeting is a great way to network with your peers from all over the south, and to catch up on the latest higher education trends and topics. Wilma Phillips (Faulkner University – SACUBO 1st VP) and Bob Brown (University of North Texas – Host Committee Chair) will be incorporating several noteworthy and interesting general session speakers to round out the experience.

For the past two years we’ve had great success with our Women’s Leadership Workshops, and we have no intention of slowing down! Look for Susan Maddux (Presbyterian College – SACUBO 3rd VP and Workshop Chair) to provide more information regarding next year’s Workshop soon!

And finally, the 2017 College Business Management Institute (CBMI) will be held July 23-28 on the campus of the University of Kentucky. SACUBO and CBMI have a close and long-standing partnership, with Debra Ross (U. Kentucky – CBMI Representative) coordinating our efforts. This is a great way to gain insight into business and financial management issues while accruing valuable CPE credits.

As you can see, it takes a dedicated team of SACUBO volunteers to pull this off. I can promise you that each of them has already been working hard to prepare for these conferences. I hope you can join us for one or more of these great sessions!


Patrick Wamsley

SACUBO President