2022 Annual Meeting

2022 Annual Meeting

Join us in Raleigh, North Carolina for our Annual Workshop! Registration is now open

2022 Membership Registration

2022 Membership Registration

2022 Membership Registration is now open. Join or Renew Today!



Our members truly value their membership in the SBAA.

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

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A Message from the SBAA Executive Committee

The Southern Business Administration Association (SBAA) is a regional association of collegiate business programs.  While the majority of our membership comes from the southern US, our membership spans from Hawaii to Pennsylvania.  We welcome any collegiate institution offering programs in business administration to join!   SBAA is a great organization to connect with fellow deans, share ideas, and learn best practices.  We learn from one another.

SBAA meets twice a year.  A summer workshop in July and an annual meeting in November.  The meetings focus on timely topics in business education.  A keynote speaker and an industry excursion are usually included in one or more of the meetings.  Whenever possible, we are joined by an AACSB officer to give us an updates on the standards.  Next year’s  summer workshop will be in Savannah, GA July 10-12, 2022, at the DeSoto Hotel in the heart of the city.   Marilyn Macik-Frey, VP of Programs, is planning a great meeting.

If you are not a member of SBAA I encourage you to join today.  It is truly an outstanding group of individuals.  Feel free to reach out to any of us on the Executive board if you have any questions.  I hope you will join this energetic group of business deans!

Sharon Oswald

SBAA President


SBAA Executive Committee

Sharon Oswald, President, soswald@business.msstate.edu

Marilyn Macik-Frey, VP, Programs, Marilyn.macik-frey@nicholls.edu

Jacob Chacko, VP, Member Services, JacobMChacko@clayton.edu

Kay Palan, Secretary-Treasurer, Kay.Palan@culverhouse.ua.edu

Mitchell Muehsam, Past President, ECO_MJM@shsu.edu


Linda Hadley
SBAA has provided invaluable career support and I credit it with my long tenure in the dean's position.  I attended my first SBAA meeting in...
Linda U. Hadley
Membership in SBAA has offered me the opportunity to network with other Deans, explore ideas with academic experts, and connect with a treme...
Barbara A. Ritter
SBAA is a great venue for networking. We have members from schools with a range of sizes and missions. The programs we have and the conversa...
Robert T. Sumichrast
Over the years, I found SBAA to be most valuable to me as a business dean.  Every time I have to deal with a work related situation, I would...
Mostafa “Mo” Sarhan
As a new dean, participation in the SBAA network has been instrumental to my onboarding process. The supportive culture exhibited by the dea...
Del Smith
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