The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is the regional association of collegiate business programs offered by colleges and universities in the southern US.



Welcome from the President

 It is my honor to serve as the President of the Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) for 2015. It is a wonderful organization that connects us to each other and to current best practices in business programs. We offer a collegial and relaxed conference setting so that we can spend time in informal discussions and interact as we learn. Last year our sessions focused on options for analytics, innovative practices, service learning, technology and new thoughts about tenure. This year we will meet in Asheville, North Carolina at the amazing Grove Park Inn (July 12 – 14) for our summer workshop and in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Marriott (November 8-10) for the Annual Meeting. Please join us and experience the SBAA.

We begin each meeting with a dinner, start each day with breakfast, include a luncheon and infuse a lot of great exchanges in between. There is almost always a golf outing arranged for the day before the conference begins and we also try to include a visit to industry when we are meeting in a city that fosters that. Over the past several years, the SBAA participants have toured and heard about the business aspects of the SuperDome, the race track in Charlotte, Boeing, The World of Coke and other venues.
My sincere thanks to the members, officers, board members and sponsors of our SBAA events. Please join us this year as we continue a tradition that stretches over fifty years of interactions about best practices for business programs. And, please let me know if you have questions, would like to sponsor an event or need more information about SBAA.


Faye W. Gilbert, PhD