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A Letter From the WACUBO President

A Letter From the Incoming WACUBO President

Call for Speaker Proposals: WACUBO 2022

The Virtual Campus: BMI Recap

Upcoming Workshop – Shared Services

Scholarship Opportunities Available

Volunteer Spotlight: Linda Kosten

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A Letter from the WACUBO President

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Ruth Johnston
Strategic Chief Financial Officer
New Mexico State University

When I took over as WACUBO president in early May 2020, I would not have thought the world would still be dealing with the pandemic 18 months later. It’s been my honor to be president during this time, albeit quite different than expected.

WACUBO, as an organization, has fared very well. We pivoted quickly from offering in-person professional development to offering remote options, including 11 Happy Hours, two Business Management Institutes, the Business Partner Web Series, the Leadership Series, the Mentoring Program, our focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion; and our most incredible annual meeting yet with more than 3,500 signed up from over 100 institutions. You’ve told us you want to continue with online learning opportunities, though eager to return in person when the time is right...

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A Letter from the Incoming WACUBO President

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Brad Baca

Executive Vice President
Western Colorado University

Hello WACUBO colleagues!

It is an honor to serve you as president of this amazing, impactful organization. First off, I’d like to personally thank and recognize Ruth Johnston for the tremendous leadership she has provided. Not only did she assume the presidency on the front end of a pandemic, but she has served in this capacity for a year and a half, more than is traditionally the case. She has led with such grace and thoughtfulness, and has helped forge new, innovative thinking in how we deliver our mission. She has been a wonderful mentor of mine and I am grateful to have had the chance to work with her over the past few years. Thank you Ruth!

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Call for Speaker Proposals: WACUBO 2022 Annual Conference 
Proposals due TODAY!

The WACUBO 2022 Annual Conference, Reaching New Heights, is your chance to inspire your peers with your success stories, network with others, learn what's new, and share your Tales From the Front.

Submit a session proposal today and join us as a speaker at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs May 1–4, 2022. If your session is selected, you will receive up to two discounted registrations to attend the conference!

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The Virtual Campus: Business Management Institute

The BMI Virtual Campus Experience returned August 3–5, 2021 with 135 participants, 19 faculty, 37 courses, four connect sessions and two general sessions. Many thanks to all our highly-rated faculty members, our invaluable track class leaders, and sponsors, Gallagher and Aliiant!

Our participants—the BMIers—brought their enthusiasm and energy to each. Many thanks to them, too.

Please mark your calendars for the 2022 BMI, July 31–August 4. Stay tuned for details and announcements about special features for BMI’s 65th Anniversary celebration. See you on Campus!

Pam Hemann, CAE
Institute Director

Upcoming Workshop – Shared Services
November 16–17, 2021 | 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PT

Colleges and universities across the country are facing the daunting task of transitioning to a shared services model.

Join Megan Glide Villasenor and Jon Marchetta as they cover best practices developed over the past several years that address the challenge of designing, implementing, and sustaining a shared services center.

Through an interactive session, you will learn the key points about building a model that meets the needs of your campus, managing the migration from the old organization to the new, and embedding a culture of continuous change to reap the full benefits of your investment.

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Scholarship Opportunities Available for Professional Development

WACUBO offers professional development scholarships to individual employees of WACUBO member institutions. These scholarships will go toward all or a portion of the registration fees of an annual conference, professional development (PDC) workshops, or other  professional development programs hosted by WACUBO.

Scholarship Opportunities Available. Learn More!

Volunteer Spotlight – Linda Kosten

WACUBO volunteers are incredible individuals who work hard to support, guide, and help our organization achieve its goals and objectives. Learn more about the colleagues who make a difference within your association!

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