President's Message

On behalf of the SACUBO Board, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year. I hope this holiday season has been a restful one spent with family and friends. As we look toward all that 2024 will bring, I would like to provide an update on some upcoming SACUBO events. 

Our 9th Annual Women’s Leadership Forum will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, from February 7-9. This year’s theme is Dare to Be Different. Registration is open, and the conference hotel will be the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel. Thanks to our great sponsors and dedicated team, this two-day forum is designed to provide current and future women leaders in higher education with high-level executive coaching sessions, interactive group discussions, and networking opportunities. 

From April 14-16, we will host our 2024 Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky at the Galt House Hotel. We encourage you to register as soon as possible to ensure you have a seat. Our Professional Development and Constituent Committees are putting together an outstanding program for you titled Be Bold!

As part of the 2024 Annual Meeting, we are currently accepting appplications for scholarships. Five scholarships of $1,000 each are available to employees of SACUBO member colleges and universities. The deadline for applications is February 9. Applicants will be notified of their status no later than February 23. Submit the General Scholarship Application online now. 

In addition, SACUBO will award the 2024 Distinguished Service Award to a deserving member at the Annual Meeting. The Distinguished Service Award is given annually to recognize an individual in the SACUBO region for his or her distinguished service to higher education in the field of business and financial management. Nominations for the Distinguished Service Award will open later this month.

The 2024 College Business Management Institute (CBMI) will be held in Lexington, Kentucky, from July 21–26. Co-sponsored by SACUBO and the University of Kentucky, CBMI offers an intensive course of study in business and financial management for administrators of colleges and universities. Ranging from entry-level to advanced, approximately 50 courses will be taught during CBMI 2024 by distinguished faculty who are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields. Registration will open in April.

Last but certainly not least, planning has begun for our 2024 Fall Workshop which will be October 30 – November 1 in Austin, Texas, at the JW Marriott Austin. More information on registration will be available soon.

Already, 2024 is gearing up to be another great year filled with impactful programming, and we sincerely hope you are able to attend some (or all) of our events this year. 

Again, best wishes to you and yours in the New Year.

Noel Sloan
SACUBO President

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