2022 IABCU Annual Meeting Information

The 2022 IABCU Annual Meeting will be held June 5-7 in Birmingham, Alabama. We will be hosted by Dr. Beck Taylor at Samford University. Our Hester lecturer will be Dr. Michael Lindsay, President of Taylor University and author of Hinge Moments. The Valley Hotel will be our conference hotel. Please make plans to join us for our summer conference.

D. Michael Lindsay, Ph.D., serves as the president of Taylor University. As president, Lindsay is committed to furthering the university’s distinctive mission of providing excellent, Christ-centered higher education and strengthening its prospects for future growth and development.  Lindsay previously served as president of Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts. His decade-long tenure as the eighth president of Gordon coincided with record years of fundraising, campus diversity, sponsored research, athletic success, and faith expression on campus. Prior to arriving at Gordon, Lindsay was a member of the sociology faculty at Rice University, where he won multiple awards both for his teaching and academic research. He is the author of two dozen scholarly publications and numerous books, including, Faith in the Halls of Power: How Evangelicals Joined the American Elite, which was nominated for the nonfiction Pulitzer Prize in 2007, and his award-winning View from the Top, which has been translated into Chinese and Japanese. His most recent book, Hinge Moments, was launched globally on the Taylor campus in 2021 and is published with InterVarsity Press.

Lindsay earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University and graduate theological degrees from Wycliffe Hall at Oxford University and Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Baylor University where he has been named Outstanding Young Alumnus.

Lindsay has been married for over 25 years to his wife Rebecca, an accomplished teacher and speaker who serves as Taylor’s Ambassador for the University. They are the proud parents of three daughters, Elizabeth, Caroline, and Emily.

The conference hotel is the beautiful Valley Hotel, located in downtown Homewood, Alabama. The Valley is in a highly walkable area of upscale shopping and casual dining. The Valley is part of Hilton’s Curio Collection and is located two miles from Samford’s campus. The conference rate of $199/night is available by clicking here.

Sponsors and Vendors

The IABCU Annual Meeting is not possible without the support of our sponsors and vendors. We are grateful to the following organizations who provide the highest level of support at the $5000 level:

Clark HIgher Ed provides effective and efficient enrollment marketing strategies that enable colleges to attract, engage, and enroll mission-fit students. Colleges and universities face ever-increasing challenges of limited resources, finding the right (and enough) students, and fortifying their funnel to meet enrollment goals. From Search to integrated comm flows to predictive modeling, CHE offers customized and automated marketing and communications solutions, allowing your enrollment team to focus its time and energy more effectively in personally recruiting your class.

National Management Resources specialize in facilities management for private education. National has provided facilities management services for over 40 years. We focus solely on the private educational sector, which includes K-12 facilities to colleges and universities all over the country. Our team of professionals are dedicated to your facilities and your existing staff. We know what your school demands and we’re here to help increase enrollment.

As a national full-service CPA and consulting firm devoted to serving nonprofit organizations, CapinCrouse provides professional solutions to organizations whose outcomes are measured in lives changed.

The CapinCrouse team of dedicated higher education specialists is experienced in industry best practices and can help your institution assess situations, identify opportunities, and improve performance. We are dedicated to helping you operate with financial integrity and success so you can achieve your mission of changing students’ lives.

Our vendors are a valuable part of the work IABCU does. Please help us thank the following vendors who sponsor at the $2500 level:

GuideStone provides financial services and insurance solutions. Since our beginning in 1918, we have existed to serve those who serve the Lord “with the integrity of our hearts and the skillfulness of our hands.” GuideStone® is committed to Do well. Do right. Do MORE.® We are committed to equipping ministry-minded individuals, churches, mission-sending organizations, universities, hospitals and other ministries with solutions and services that promote financial, health and spiritual wellness — all while honoring the Lord.

Fuller Higher Ed Solutions brings a unique depth of experience with and passion for Christian higher ed to help institutions create strategic plans that work, recruit enough of the right students, and find a path forward through their biggest challenges.

Pharos Resources provides a comprehensive and holistic approach to improve student outcomes. We understand your work because we have done it, too! Based on our experience in higher education, we have created the right tools to increase every efficiency and enhance your student’s success. Our innovative software and philosophy will enable you to identify at-risk students, eliminate silos, connect students with touchpoint relationships, and improve student care, retention, and graduation.

TimelyMD provides virtual health and well-being for students. Colleges and universities trust TimelyMD to provide complete clinical care, advanced technology, and expert guidance to improve student physical and mental health. As the leading virtual health and well-being solution for students, TimelyMD is inspiring the digital transformation of campus health and the future of student care.