Society of American Business Editors and Writers members attending the Denver conference next week will vote next Monday on whether to move the organization to Arizona State University.
SABEW members registered for the conference received an e-mail on Tuesday detailing the proposal. The vote will take place on April 27 at the organization’s annual business meeting.
The SABEW board voted 10-8, withÂ one member abstaining and three membersÂ not voting, earlier this month in favor of the Arizona State proposal. The other eight members voted for a proposal from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
SABEW has been headquartered at the University of Missouri for the past 25 years. Missouri made a proposal to the organization, but got no votes from the board.
A three-person task force that evaluated the school’s proposals made no formal recommendation to the board. Two of the task force membersÂ favored the UNC proposal, while the third favored the Arizona State proposal.
The executive committee of SABEW voted 4-2 in favor of the Arizona State proposal.
All members registered for the conference received copies of the proposals from each school, as well as a cost analysis for each school. (If you’d like to see copies of the proposals, e-mail.)
DISCLOSURE: Although a SABEW board member, I abstained from the voting because it involved the University of North Carolina, my full-time employer, and did not participate in any board discussions about the move.