|As some of you know, the University belongs to an organization known as WACUBO (Western Association of College and University Business Officers)- a professional development organization whose membership consists of folks on the “business” side of University operations. Check out their website at http://www.wacubo.org/index.shtml|
Each Spring, WACUBO holds an annual meeting, rotating through various major cities in the West as the host site. This year, the annual meeting will be held here in Salt Lake City. To get a flavor for the nature and scope of the meeting, which will be held on May 3-6, 2009 at the Grand America Hotel, please check out WACUBO’s annual meeting website at: http://www.wacubo.org/meet/meet.shtmlI’m writing to you today in my capacity as the Host Committee Chair for this annual meeting. In my volunteer role, I coordinate all the activities and logistics of working with the hotel and the special events held in conjunction with the annual meeting. I’m hoping that UofU business professionals, like yourselves, can rally around this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate at a very high level in this excellent professional development event. Please consider coming to the annual meeting. Registration is now open!
I am, of course, aware that Utah and the University are having budget troubles. Your department may be limited in what you can do financially. But I really feel that having this event here within a few blocks of campus is a wonderful chance for you to experience something that is an Investment, not an Expense – an Investment in you and in the University. I can promise you that the speakers and topics will be timely, relevant, and thought-provoking. I encourage you to support the University, as host institution, and the great city of Salt Lake, which will be on display – and register for the annual meeting. The University is a member of WACUBO, so you would register using the “member” rate. If you have any questions about your participation that I can help with – please give me a call. Thank you in advance for your support and attendance. I sincerely appreciate it.
Jeffrey J. West, MBA, CPA
Associate Vice President
Financial and Business Services
University of Utah