Spotlight on Volunteers

Mike Ebbs

Michael Ebbs

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

Number of Years in Higher Education: 24

Involvement with SACUBO

I have attended SACUBO conferences for the past 15 years. Currently, I am Vice Chair of the Research Universities Constituent Committee. This is my third year on the committee.

An Interesting Fact

I run half marathons, and a I do long distance backpacking trips.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I wanted to get involved to help with the conference programming. The time commitment is manageable, and I expanded my professional network.


Randy Ellis

Randall Ellis

Chief Accounting Officer, Virginia Community College System

Number of Years in Higher Education: 17

Involvement with SACUBO

I was on the Research Universities Constituent Committee for four years while I was Controller at the University of Virginia. I have been on the Community Colleges Constituent Committee for two years. I have attended both the Annual Meetings and Fall Workshops for over eight years.

An Interesting Fact

I was a high school football coach for over 15 years!

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I wanted to increase the community college participation at SACUBO. I am also trying to get more participation from all Virginia schools.


Julie Parrish

Julie Parrish

Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration, Medical University of South Carolina

Number of Years in Higher Education: 10

Involvement with SACUBO

I have been attending SACUBO events for seven years. I am serving in my second year on the Research Universities Constituent Committee and on the Best Practices Committee.

An Interesting Fact

I enjoy working weddings and special events as a venue manager in Charleston, South Carolina.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I volunteered to get more involved and to create closer relationships with other colleagues. Getting involved gives you a different perspective and fosters collaboration with colleagues at other institutions.


Robert Watling

Robert Watling

Vice Provost for Academic Resources, University of North Texas

Number of Years in Higher Education: 18

Involvement with SACUBO

I have been attending SACUBO conference for about 10 years. I am currently on the Research Universities Constituent Committee. I spoke at the 2018 Fall Workshop on implementing shared services beyond the central campus.

An Interesting Fact

I am a six-time Boston marathon finisher.

Decision to Volunteer with SACUBO

I have valued the SACUBO experience since I started attending events about a decade ago, and I wanted to begin to give back to the organization. Volunteering is also a great way to network with folks at similar institutions.

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