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Our members truly value their membership in the SBAA.

Here are a few words from some of our member Deans.

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

A Message From the President

Mary Gowan

Mary Gowan

Dear SBAA Colleagues,

This year has been unprecedented for all of us. We have learned that universities can pivot quickly and that faculty and staff can embrace new technologies and engage students in different ways. We have learned the importance of resilience and the challenges of creating new ways to stay connected.

While we haven’t been able to be together in person this year, and won’t until 2021, we have met virtually and will continue to do so throughout 2020. One thing we all know about SBAA is the importance of the connections we make and the lasting friendships that develop from those connections. At this time more than most we need to know we can reach out to others experiencing similar situations as us. We can learn from each other and lean on each other as we all travel new paths.

If you haven’t joined this outstanding group of leaders in business education, we invite you to do so today. Feel free to reach out to me or any members of our Board of Directors if you have questions or we can assist you in any way.


Mary Gowan, President
Dean, Mike Cottrell College of Business
University of North Georgia


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