Spotlight on Volunteers

Amy Douglas

Amy Douglas

Controller, Auburn University

Number of Years in Higher Education: 19

Involvement with SACUBO

I have been attending SACUBO workshops and conferences for 19 years. I am currently on the Research Universities Constituent Committee. I was a member of the Audit Committee in the mid-2000s, and I have assisted with a drive-in workshop.

An Interesting Fact

I tap dance.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I wanted to become more involved in SACUBO. I wanted to increase my contacts (through networking) and develop better relationships with business officers from other institutions.


Mike Ebbs

Michael Ebbs

Associate Vice Chancellor, Finance, University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center

Number of Years in Higher Education: 22

Involvement with SACUBO

I have attended SACUBO conference the past 3 to 4 years. I serve on the Research Universities Constituent Committee.

An Interesting Fact

I like to run in half marathons and backpacking.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I like the part of putting together the conferences and helping build the program. The time commitment in very manageable!


Susan Kirkland

Susan Kirkland

AVP for Business and Finance, Elon University

Number of Years in Higher Education: 16

Involvement with SACUBO

I have attended conferences since 2013. I am on the Comprehensive and Doctoral Institutions Constituent Committee, and my school has submitted Best Practice proposals.

An Interesting Fact

I grew up on a farm.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I decided to volunteer after talking with the PD Committee Co-Chair and hear about her experiences. This is a great way to meet colleagues.


Chris Leach

Chris Leach

Associate VP for Financial Services and Controller, Texas A&M-San Antonio

Number of Years in Higher Education: 16

Involvement with SACUBO

This is my first involvement with SACUBO after 15 years in the CACUBO region. I attended the 2018 Annual Meeting, as well as the 2010 NGCBO program. A&M – San Antonio is a small institution, so I am serving on the Small Institutions Constituent Committee.

An Interesting Fact

I am a big baseball fan, and I invented two advanced metrics for Division I college baseball.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I moved into the SACUBO region. I had been involved with NACUBO and CACUBO for years, and I wanted to continue serving the higher ed industry. I would stress both the educational and networking aspects of volunteering – it’s not just the accounting stuff.

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