SACUBO Distinguished Service Award

SACUBO is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Distinguished Service Award. This award is given annually to recognize an individual in the SACUBO region for his or her distinguished service to higher education in the field of business and financial management. The recipient of this year's award will be recognized at the 2024 Annual Meeting to be held on April 14–16, 2024 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

Please complete the nomination form by February 12, 2024 for consideration.

Awards will be made at the selection committee's discretion and with the approval of the SACUBO Board of Directors. It is not required that the award be given annually.

Complete Nomination Form

The deadline to complete the nomination form is February 12, 2024.


 Guidelines and Eligibility

▪ Nominees must be contributing members of our professional community and must be, or have been, directly associated with managing resources in higher education.

▪ Nominees must show mature and effective professional skills, leadership ability, and vision.

▪ Nominees may not be currently serving on the SACUBO Board, staff, or Distinguished Service Committee.

Awards will be made at the selection committee's discretion and with the approval of the SACUBO Board of Directors. It is not required that the award be given annually.


2023 Recipient

Patrick Wamsley
Medical University of South Carolina

Patrick Wamsley is the recipient of the 2023 Distinguished Service Award. Patrick has served the Medical College of South Carolina, SACUBO and NACUBO with honor for many years. He has served in various positions on the SACUBO Board, including as SACUBO President in 2017–2018. Other positions included At Large Board Member (representing research universities), Sponsorship Coordinator, and Chair of the Research Universities Constituent Committee. He also served on the NACUBO Board from 2016 through 2019.

Patrick has spent the majority of his 40+ year career in public higher education institutions and academic medical centers. He worked as a Systems and Procedures Analyst at the Georgia Institute of Technology before becoming the Vice President for Fiscal Affairs at Middle Georgia College. He has been the Chief Financial Officer at the Medical University of South Carolina since 2001.

Patrick is viewed in higher education as a CFO that all the other CFOs look to and seek advice from. He always has a smile on his face and is willing to help where he is needed.

Previous Recipients