Wilma Phillips

President's Message


On behalf of the SACUBO Board, I would like to wish you all the best in 2019. We want to say a special thank you to our members, volunteers, and business partners for your support during the past year, and we look forward to working with you during the coming year. We are proud to highlight our year in review and provide important information regarding upcoming events.

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Upcoming Events

Women's Leadership Forum

February 27 - March 01, 2019

Hyatt Place/Historic District, Charleston, SC

Annual Meeting

April 07 - 09, 2019

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL

Benchmarking Program – Open for Data Collection


The SACUBO benchmarking program is a customized, on-demand peer benchmarking service. It provides for data collection, analysis and reporting – all in one place. For the first time, all four regions (SACUBO, CACUBO, WACUBO, and EACUBO) will participate in the benchmarking program for the collection of data beginning with the June 30, 2018 fiscal year reporting.

Benchmarking Program

Annual Business Meeting - April 9


The Annual Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 9 between noon and 1:00 pm at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. Business items requiring approval in the Business Meeting include:

  • Election of Officers
  • Approval of the 2020 Budget

Collaborative Approaches to Transition – An Afternoon for Presidents, Governing Boards, and CBOs


In conjunction with the Annual Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, SACUBO will offer special presentations for higher ed Board Members, Presidents, and CBOs to attend together. The sessions will focus on working together to manage transitions and disruptions – whether planned or not.

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Distinguished Service Award – Nomination Period Now Open


The nomination period for the 2019 Distinguished Service Award is now open. This award is given to recognize an individual in the SACUBO region for distinguished service to higher education in the field of business and financial management. Mary Lou Merkt (Furman University, SC) was the recipient of the 2018 award. The 2019 award will be presented at the SACUBO Annual Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, FL. Learn more, review the guidelines, and submit a nomination form by February 1.

Guidelines and Form

Spotlight on Volunteers

Beth Carpenter

Community Colleges Constituent Committee.

Sara Thorndike

Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Constituent Committee.

Tracy Wagner

Small Institutions Constituent Committee.

Alan West

Research Universities Constituent Committee.