(Kissimmee, FL)—As part of its annual conference in Orlando, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) will give back to students in the region.
About 70 higher education business and finance leaders will gather at UCP Osceola Charter School, 1820 Armstrong Boulevard, Kissimmee, on Saturday, July 15, from 9 am to 2 pm. Working with the Heart of Florida United Way, the group will tackle a variety of projects including painting a “Born Learning” trail through the school to bring nature indoors, assembling teacher gifts, designing bulletin boards and other décor, and more.
UCP Osceola serves students in preschool through fifth grade and uses a project-based, STEAM learning model intended to inspire innovation and interpersonal development.
“College and university business officers have the power to make a lasting impact on students—whether they’re already in college or just beginning their educational journey,” said Kara Freeman, NACUBO president and CEO. “We are honored to help spark creativity and a lifelong love of learning for students at UCP Osceola.”
"UCP Osceola is truly honored and overwhelmed with heartfelt gratitude for the remarkable dedication and unwavering support shown by NACUBO,” said Dr. Alejandro Lozano, UCP Osceola principal. “These collective efforts will leave an indelible mark on our students' lives. We stand amazed and humbled by the tremendous commitment of these business officers, whose actions will undoubtedly uplift and inspire our entire school community.”
In addition to the volunteer efforts from business officers and business partners, the community service project is supported by corporate sponsors Segal, Sodexo Campus, and TIAA.
The community service project is a hallmark of the NACUBO 2023 Annual Meeting, which will bring more than 1,500 higher education business officers to Orlando July 15-18.
NACUBO, founded in 1962, is a nonprofit professional organization representing chief administrative and financial officers at more than 1,700 colleges and universities across the country. NACUBO works to advance the economic vitality, business practices, and support of higher education institutions in pursuit of their missions. For more information, visit www.nacubo.org.