Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is the regional association for deans of schools of business administration in the southern region of the U.S.

SBAA has two meetings a year: a summer educator’s workshop, typically scheduled for mid-July, and an annual meeting, typically scheduled for mid-November. The target audience for both meetings is business school deans and associate deans. Expected attendance for both meetings is approximately 100.

Sponsorship recognition includes:

  • Advance recognition on the SBAA Web site and in pre-meeting promotional materials
  • Listing in participant packets and meeting program
  • Recognition from podium and signage, as appropriate

SBAA Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship Opportunity Amount
Welcome Gift $1,500
New Members Reception $1,500
Welcome Reception $2,000
Field Trip/Special Event $2,000
Dinner $3,000
Luncheon $2,000
Breakfast $1,500
Morning or Afternoon Break $1,000
Printed Program Sponsorship $1,000
Meeting Technology $1,000
University General Event Sponsors $500
Corporate Sponsors $1,500


Contact (SBAA president):

Bill Rhey
Hawaii Pacific University
College of Business


As the current president of SBAA, and on behalf of the full board, I would like to thank the following universities and corporate partners for their financial support of the upcoming Annual Meeting in Charleston.  Your generosity helps the SBAA maintain high quality programs at an affordable price for our membership. Thank you!

Bill Rhey, 2019 SBAA President
Hawaii Pacific University

SBAA Sponsorships Summer Educator’s Workshop — Myrtle beach

Sponsorship University Dean
Key Note Videotape Sponsor University of North Georgia Mary Gowan
Welcome Reception Florida International University Joanne Li
Field Trip/Special Event Wake Forest University Charles Iacovou
Dinner Virginia Tech Robert Sumichrast
Breakfast (Monday) Christopher Newport University George Ebbs
Morning Break (Monday) Hawaii Pacific University William Rhey
Luncheon (Monday) UNC Greensboro McRae C Banks
Breakfast (Tuesday) Texas A&M University-Kingsville Natalya Delcoure
Morning Break (Tuesday) Florida Southern College James W. Fenton, Jr.
Printed Program Sponsorship University of Dallas Brett J. L. Landry
Meeting Technology East Carolina University Paul H. Schwager
Host University Summer Workshop Local Sponsors Coastal Carolina University/Management and Organizational Behavior Teaching Society Barbara Ritter
Summer Workshop Gift Sponsor James Madison University Michael E. Busing
Corporate Sponsorship ETS/EYP Steven Pietsch
General Event Sponsorships UNC Greensboro McRae C Banks
UNCW – Cameron School of Business Robert T. Burrus, Jr.
University of Alabama Kay Palan


Thanks also to the general sponsors of SBAA for in-kind support for membership and hotel liaison services:

Dean Linda Hadley, Columbus State University

Mary Gowan, James Madison University