Distinguished Service Award - Nomination Period is Open


The Distinguished Service 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 2020 award will be presented at the SACUBO Annual Meeting in San Antonio, TX.

Guidelines and Eligibility

  • Candidates must be contributing members of our professional community, and must be, or have been, directly associated with managing resources in higher education.
  • Candidates must show mature and effective professional skills, leadership ability, and vision.
  • Candidates may not be currently serving on the SACUBO Board, staff, or Distinguished Service Committee.
  • Anyone, within or outside of higher education, may submit nominations for the award.

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

The nomination period for the 2020 Distinguished Services Award is open.

Please complete and submit the nomination form by February 3. Questions can be emailed to info@sacubo.org.

Download Nomination Form

2019 Recipient

Kathy Funk-Baxter is the recipient of the 2019 Distinguished Service Award. Kathy is currently serving as the Special Assistant to the Provost at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Prior to this appointment, she served as UTSA’s Vice President for Business Affairs. In that role, she managed administration, budget and financial planning, business contracts, facilities, human resources, public safety, purchasing, real estate and business information services, with 31 departments within her division. She led three initiatives associated with the development of a new university budget strategy. Before coming to UTSA, Kathy spent 21 years in various financial roles at Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

In addition to her work experience, Kathy provided years of service to SACUBO. She served as a member of a Constituent Committee and the PD Committee, and she was the Chair of the Host Committee for the 2014 SACUBO Annual meeting in San Antonio.

Kathy Funk-Baxter

2019 Recipient

Kathy Funk-Baxter

University of Texas at San Antonio