Call for Proposals for the 2020 Best Practices


College and university business officers wishing to compete in the 2020 "Best Practices" Award Program may submit a proposal by November 15.

Best Practices Award Program

The Best Practices Award Program showcases the best of college and university business officers' efforts in creating better, more efficient, and customer friendly business practices. Past submissions have showcased a wide variety of unique programs improving the operations of the college campus.

The 2020 competition will select up to five finalists to showcase their "best practice" at the SACUBO Annual Meeting May 3-5, in San Antonio, Texas. The institution with the overall "best practice" will receive an honorarium of $1,500. Runners-up will receive $750.

The following institutions were the three 2019 finalists and presented their “Best Practices” in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, at SACUBO's 2019 Annual Meeting:

  1. Kentucky Community and Technical College System – Implementing Payroll Shared Services
  2. Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology – Using Data Analytics to Find Ways to Refocus the Budget
  3. Sam Houston State University – Efficiently Managing University Financial Assets: An Overview of Design, Implementation and Results

Guidelines for Final Submission

In order to be considered for the 2020 Best Practices Award, each finalist must submit a proposal providing detail of his or her best practice.

Each proposal must be submitted via electronic mail using the Best Practices Proposal form to Ronda Reece, Best Practices Coordinator, at

The primary contact for the proposal must be a SACUBO member institution of higher education. Up to three additional contacts can be submitted with the proposal.

Download Proposal Form