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

Fall Workshop

October 29 - 31, 2017

Hyatt Regency, Savannah, GA

Business of the University Conference

November 08 - 10, 2017

Hotel Sorella CityCentre, Houston, 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!

2017 Business of the University


The 2017 Business of the University conference will be held on November 8-10 at the Hotel Sorella CityCentre in Houston, TX. Join your colleagues to learn what higher education business professionals across the nation are doing to address challenges faced by minority-serving institutions. Participants can earn up to 13 CPE credits.

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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


The SACUBO benchmarking program is a customized, on-demand peer benchmarking service. It provides for data collection, analysis and reporting all in one place. Benchmarking allows you to identify resource investment (or reduction) opportunities, performance measures for divisions within your institution, and provides an overall view of best practice improvement areas. Users can create customized peer groups for comparison.

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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.