Spotlight on Volunteers

Dawn Gamadanis

Dawn Gamadanis

Assistant Dean for Administration and Finance, Georgia State University

Number of Years in Higher Education: 26

Involvement with SACUBO

I have attended a few conferences but just recently became more involved. I am in my second year on the Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Constituent Committee.

An Interesting Fact

I participated in the inaugural NACUBO Fellows Program in 2017.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I decided to become more involved after speaking with Patrick Wamsley (currently SACUBO Past President) at a conference and completing the NACUBO Program.


Laura Mancuso

Laura Mancuso

Executive Financial Director for Auxiliary Services, University of Kentucky

Number of Years in Higher Education: 4

Involvement with SACUBO

I have attended SACUBO events since 2015. I am serving on the Research Universities Constituent Committee.

An Interesting Fact

My co-workers have nicknamed me the “dream Killer” – but I much prefer the “realist”!

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I have volunteer-itis. Volunteering with SACUBO provides an opportunity to collaborate with peers from across the 14 states we serve. If you want good programming and meaningful conferences, you have to be willing to get involved.


Robert Watling

Robert Watling

Vice Provost for Academic Resources, University of North Texas

Number of Years in Higher Education: 17

Involvement with SACUBO

I have been attending SACUBO conferences and workshops for the past decade. I decided now was a good opportunity to give back to the professional by serving on the Research Universities Constituent Committee.

An Interesting Fact

I ran in the 2013 Boston Marathon and got married about 2 hours after the bombings just a few blocks from the finish line.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I got a lot of value from SACUBO workshops and decided to get involved to help support providing content. I am a new volunteer, and I would encourage others to do so if you feel SACUBO has been valuable to you.


Cathy Wood

Cathy Wood

Senior Vice President Financial Affairs/Chief Financial Officer, Florida Institute of Technology

Number of Years in Higher Education: 13

Involvement with SACUBO

I am fairly new to SACUBO. I was active in EACUBO and truly enjoyed the experience. I had been a speaker at EACUBO and involved with both NACUBO and EACUBO for 10 years. I am currently on the Research Universities Constituent Committee.

An Interesting Fact

I am a sports fanatic!

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

It is a great experience where you contribute but also learn. I want success for SACUBO and want to be part of a great organization.

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