President's Message

Susan Maddux

Thank you for your continued support of our association during particularly difficult times on our campuses. SACUBO remains focused on providing our members with the professional education and networking opportunities to address new and unusual circumstances. In an effort to meet the evolving needs of our members, we have implemented some changes and new programs.

Fall Workshop – Same Dates/Virtual Format – Due to health concerns, the decision was made to host our Fall Workshop on a virtual platform. The dates for the Workshop will be the same, November 2–3. Over the two days, a general session, accounting track, and concurrent sessions will be offered to provide attendees the opportunity to earn up to 10 CPE hours. We are excited to host nationally recognized researcher and best-selling author Michelle Gielan who will share her research-based positive communication strategies to fuel optimism and resilience. All Workshop sessions will be focused on providing attendees with information and techniques that can be used to meet the challenges facing higher education today.

The SACUBO Board recognizes many colleges and universities are confronting financial challenges. It is hoped the reduced registration price for this Fall Workshop will allow more members to attend and stay abreast of information to support their work and careers.

New Monthly Programs – Lunch & Learn and Conversations – We have created two new monthly educational programs that allow us to stay engaged with our members and business partners. On the second Wednesday of the month, join other members and one of our business partners for a Lunch and Learn session. These educational sessions provide an opportunity for attendees to earn CPE. SACUBO Conversations, informal guided discussions via video conference, are hosted on the fourth Tuesday of the month. In addition to a group discussion, Conversations feature breakout rooms to allow participants to exchange ideas in a small group setting. Members are encouraged to participate in these new programs during this time when we are not able to offer in-person meetings and programs.

Although many things have changed in the past six months, SACUBO’s commitment to our mission to educate and support our members remains firm. Information on future events, including the Women’s Leadership Forum and Annual Meeting, will be shared as decisions are made. We appreciate the commitment of our volunteers and members which is critical to our success. I look forward to seeing you – even if it must be in a virtual format for now. Thank you for all you do, and stay safe!

With regards,

Susan Maddux

SACUBO President

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