General Information

CBMI is designed to give participants the opportunity to:

  • Discuss the latest issues and topics in higher education
  • Learn how other institutions deal with administrative problems
  • Develop professional relationships with colleagues at other institutions
  • Study administrative issues specific to higher education
  • Prepare for a promotion
  • Gain a broader perspective of higher education business administration.

To provide this broad perspective, each course you take may not be specifically related to your field.

Who Should Attend?
Administrators and personnel in higher education who have interest or responsibilities in any of the following areas:

  • Academic Departments
  • Accounting or Finance
  • Auxiliary Services
  • Budget or Planning
  • Development
  • Institutional Management
  • Personnel
  • Physical Plant
  • Purchasing
  • Safety and Security
  • tudent Personnel


CBMI faculty includes presidents, vice presidents or vice chancellors and other key faculty and administrators of prominent colleges and universities across the nation. Corporate executives also make up the CBMI faculty. The distinguished instructors are practicing administrators and leaders in their fields. They are actively involved with professional associations such as SACUBO, NACUBO, NASPA, APPA, CUPA, NACUA, NACAS, ACUHO and URMIA. The faculty receives feedback through participant evaluations which enable them to improve their instruction each year.

SACUBO Scholarships
The Southern Association of College and University Business Officers (SACUBO) provides 12 scholarships of $1000 each to personnel of SACUBO member institutions. The scholarships are awarded annually for one year of study, but applicants may re-apply for additional years. SACUBO registration fees will be paid first out of the award amount. The residual will be paid to the institution after the end of CBMI. Please allow four to six weeks after the closing of the conference for the check to arrive. Applications must be submitted electronically no later than May 15, 2017. Applicants will be notified no later than June 15th, 2017. Apply here.

Facility Map

CBMI will be held on the University of Kentucky campus in the White Hall Classroom Building. To view an interactive campus map click here.  To view the program maps click here.

Special Needs Services
Participants needing assistance due to a physical disability should note their need on their registration under "special needs" and contact us via e-mail.

CBMI participants are encouraged to wear casual attire to all class sessions. Wear your school colors and show your school spirit at Sunday’s registration and welcome buffet. The Monday evening dance should be "business casual" and the Thursday evening banquet should be "business dressy." The classrooms can sometimes be quite cool; we strongly recommend that you bring a sweater or light jacket. We also recommend comfortable walking shoes during the class day. Furthermore, it is advised to bring a travel umbrella.

Lexington is situated at the intersection of two major interstates; I-75 north/south and I-64 east/west. Lexington is easily accessible by car or plane and is within 600 miles of 75% of the U.S. population. Although the Lexington Blue Grass Airport is served by many airlines, the Cincinnati International Airport is approximately 80 miles north on I-75 and the Louisville International Airport is approximately 80 miles west on I-64.

Airport Transportation
Transportation from Bluegrass Airport to the hotels is as followed:

  • Hyatt: Call the hotel main line (859-253-1234) and confirm that you have arrived. The shuttle will usually be there within 15 minutes, and it’s complimentary!

  • Hilton - Lexington Downtown: Use the courtesy phone located at baggage claim upon arrival (859-231-9000). The shuttle will arrive soon thereafter! Remember there will be several hundred participants traveling on Sunday. Please be patient.

Conference Transportation
Transportation will be provided by CBMI from both conference hotels to and from CBMI classes on campus. The transportation schedule is available here and will also be available at each hotel front desk, at on-site registration and in your packet.

Parking on Campus
Participant parking is located in Parking Structure #5.  The charge to park in Parking Structure #5 is $2 per hour, with a maximum per day charge of $16. You will not be able to purchase parking passes from CBMI. Pay directly in the parking structure via machines on the 1st and 3rd floors, which accept cash and credit/debit cards.


Group Photo
A group photo of all first-year participants and a group photo of all returning participants will be taken on Monday, just prior to lunch. The Photo will be taken behind Memorial Hall. Each participant will receive a copy of the photo at no charge. Since the photo will be taken outdoors, it is encouraged that all participants wear casual attire.

Computer and Email Access
If you are staying at the Hyatt or Hilton, internet access is included with your reservation. On campus, complimentary, limited guest internet access is available. You will need to connect to the network name “ukyedu” from your device. Some features may be limited while utilizing this complimentary connection. For more information, visit this page.

The Southern Association of College and University Business Officers was founded in 1928 to inform higher education institutions in the southern region of the United States of issues that affect higher education. The purpose of the association is to foster, develop, and promote improved principles and efficient practices in the business and financial management of colleges and universities.

SACUBO is one of four regional associations that constitute the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO). NACUBO is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and represents the needs of higher education, as well as acting as a clearing house for information and professional development. The other three regional associations are CACUBO, EACUBO, and WACUBO.

The University of Kentucky
Founded in 1865 as a land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky is the premier research institution in the Commonwealth. Located in the heart of the beautiful Kentucky bluegrass region, the 716-acre UK campus serves approximately 31,000 students. Offering more than 200 majors in 18 academic or professional colleges, UK is one of only a few universities in the country with a teaching and research campus and a medical center. With virtual classrooms, distance learning, and a library which serves citizens throughout the state, UK is ranked among the top universities for innovations in technology. To discover more about Kentucky's flagship institution, visit

Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington and the University of Kentucky present a magnificent venue for a conference. Known as the "Horse Capital of the World," Lexington is well recognized for its picturesque horse farms. The city is located in the heart of the world-famous bluegrass region of the United States. Lexington is home to such world renowned attractions as the Kentucky Horse Park, the world’s first park devoted to the horse; the famous Keeneland Race Course; The Red Mile Harness Track; and many of the world’s most famous private horse farms situated on hundreds of miles of rolling bluegrass hills. With a population of 311,000, the Lexington metropolis area offers the cultural advantages of a large city with easy access to these beautiful surroundings. The downtown area has shops, museums, parks and restaurants to entertain visitors. Enjoy the best of both worlds in Lexington, a lively, hospitable city located at the center of Kentucky’s spectacular horse country. To discover more about Lexington, visit