Call for Proposals for the 2021 Annual Meeting


The SACUBO Professional Development Committee invites you to submit a proposal for the SACUBO Annual Meeting to be held April 19 – 20, 2021.


Presenting at the meeting offers an opportunity to share effective strategies and showcase solutions to manage many of the challenges facing higher education today.

The meeting typically brings together more than 600 college and university business officers, including CFO's, Vice Presidents of Finance & Administration, AVP's of Finance, Controllers, Comptrollers, Accountants, Budget Directors, AVP's of Facilities, Auxiliary Directors and others.

Submissions with in-depth and practical treatments of topics relevant to higher education are welcome, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Data analytics, financial planning, dashboards, and Board reporting
  • Facility management – P3, space/land management, project management services
  • Budgeting and forecasting – managing cuts to operations, faculty, staff, salaries, and fringe
  • The paperless office – creating, routing, and signing electronic documents
  • New strategies for managing auxiliary operations
  • International operations – how to ensure compliance, safety, and effectiveness
  • Enrollment and retention management
  • Strategic challenges and changes impacting higher education
  • HR and the remote workforce – strategies to hire, engage, develop, recognize, and retain employees
  • Other hot topics in Higher Ed

Guidelines for Submission

  • Sessions are 50 minutes in length.
  • Accepted proposals will not be assigned a specific date and time until several weeks prior to the meeting. Presenters should be available to speak on any day of the meeting.
  • Proposals should include at least one presenter from a SACUBO member institution.
  • Speakers will be asked to complete a speaker agreement.
  • The proposal should be a brief one-paragraph summary of the presentation that will be used for the meeting program and should include two to three learning objectives.
  • Business partners should contact Darrell Duncan, Sponsorship Coordinator.
  • The deadline for submission is January 31, 2021. Topic selection will be completed by February 28, 2021, with formal notifications to follow.

For more information, contact a member of the Professional Development Committee:

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