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SACUBO College Business Management Institute Returns to Campus

CBMI offers an intensive course of study in business and fiscal management for college and university administrators.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 7, 2022) The University of Kentucky will host the annual College Business Management Institute (CBMI) from July 24 –28, 2022. Co-sponsored by the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO), this will be the 69th anniversary of the institute, which has been hosted at the University of Kentucky since its inception.  

CBMI offers an intensive course of study in business and fiscal management for college and university administrators. Participants can earn continuing professional credits (CPE) while attending courses taught by distinguished faculty and practicing leaders. Attendees will discuss the latest issues and topics, develop professional relationships, and gain a broader perspective of higher education business administration. 

“We are excited to partner with SACUBO and host CBMI in Lexington once again,” said Drew Ard, CBMI director and senior event management specialist in the Office of University Events. “This is the first in-person CBMI conference since 2019, following a virtual hiatus stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope to attract over 600 college business officers with a strong curriculum focused on budget processing, auxiliary services, accreditation, alternate revenue sources, and treasury management amongst many other topics.”   

There are no pre-requisites for enrolling in CBMI. The courses range from entry-level to advanced, and participants can earn up to 28 hours of CPE each year for three years to ultimately receive a certificate of completion. Participants attending from outside of Central Kentucky may take part in optional tours of a local horse farm, Buffalo Trace Distillery and the University of Kentucky campus.  

“SACUBO is the leading association for excellence in financial and administrative services in higher education,” said Andrew Smith, assistant vice president for Auxiliary Services. “Bringing CBMI to our campus offers a tremendous opportunity for professional development and encourages networking with our colleagues at peer institutions.” 

Registration for CBMI is now open. Participants who register in the treasury management track are eligible for a limited number of scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information regarding scholarships and registration, email