Call for Proposals for the 2021 Best Practices


College and university business officers wishing to compete in the 2021 "Best Practices" Award Program may submit a proposal by December 16, 2020.

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 2021 competition will select up to five finalists to display their "best practice" at the SACUBO Annual Meeting April 18-20, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. The institution with the overall "best practice" will receive an honorarium of $1,500. Runners-up will receive $750.

The University of Texas at San Antonio’s telecommuting model was selected as the 2020 Grand Finalist.

The following institutions were the four 2020 finalists:

  1. Emory University – The Single Use Account Program (SUA) – Win-Win for all
  2. University of Georgia – Running an Effective Fire Extinguisher Maintenance Program at UGA
  3. University of Texas Medical Branch – Better Balance Sheet Account Reconciliations at Lower Cost and Lower Risk
  4. University of Texas at San Antonio – Can Higher Education Work from Home? UTSA’s Path to Large-Scale Business Office Telecommuting

Guidelines for Final Submission

To be considered for the 2021 Best Practices Award, each finalist must submit a proposal providing detail of his or her best practice.

Each proposal must be submitted via email using the Best Practices Proposal form to SACUBO 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