President's Message

Russ Hannah

Greetings from SACUBO. As I write this in mid-March 2020, our institutions and business officers, along with our country and the entire world, are grappling with the public health, economic, and societal challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. The work of our institutions has been dramatically impacted as have our professional and, in some aspects, personal lives. The strain has been extensive on our institutions, systems, and individuals, including students and their families, faculty, administrators, and staff.

And yet, I am encouraged and inspired by the responsiveness and resiliency I have observed. Across our nation, institutions have acted with creativity, innovation, and compassion to not only continue to deliver valuable instruction, but, provide needed student support and administrative services. Higher education has responded to this crisis with strength and resolve.

SACUBO, NACUBO, and the other regional associations continue to support our institutions and business officers in these efforts. Our work and planning have also been deeply affected by this situation, and we regret the need to cancel our Annual Meeting. We are exploring opportunities for a virtual conference and will provide additional information and updates as they become available. In the meantime, I wish your institutions and you the very best during this difficult time. Please call on SACUBO if there is anything we can do to assist you.

Russ Hannah

SACUBO President