2024 IABCU Annual Meeting Information

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Our 2024 IABCU Annual Meeting will be held June 2-4, 2024 in Knoxville, Tennessee, hosted by Dr. Charles Fowler and Carson-Newman University.


Join us for a pre-event dinner on Saturday night at Chesapeake’s Restaurant with the “Dinner Detectives” bringing the entertainment. We would love for you to join us for some good food and fellowship, but space is limited.

Dinner Detectives is America’s largest interactive comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show. Solve a hilarious mystery while you feast on a fantastic dinner. Just beware! The culprit is hiding in plain sight somewhere in the room, and you may find yourself as a Prime Suspect before you know it!

Join us for an event that is very different from a traditional murder mystery dinner show. Our actors are not dressed in costume and are hidden in the audience! This results in a fun, social and interactive evening suitable for all adults.

Schedule of Events

Sunday, June 2nd

  • 2:30 pm – IABCU Board Meeting
  • 4:00 pm – Registration begins with light refreshments available
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner and 1st Plenary Session
  • 8:00 pm – Dessert Reception and fellowship in exhibition area

Monday, June 3rd

  • 8:30 am – 4:30 pm  – Sessions including plenary, concurrent and worship at the hotel
  • 6:30 pm – Dinner at Carson-Newman University

Tuesday, June 4th

  • 8:30 am – Legal Update with Guenther and Jordan (with time for Q & A)
  • 10:00 am – IABCU Business Meeting
  • Hotel checkout

The meeting hotel will be the Marriott Knoxville Downtown

Discounted rate of $170/night

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Perry Glazner

PERRY L. GLANZER (Ph.D., University of Southern California) is a professor of Educational Foundations at Baylor University and a Resident Scholar with the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion. He has also coauthored authored, or edited a dozen books including Christian Higher Education: An Empirical GuideStewarding Our Bodies: A Vision for Christian Student AffairsIdentity Excellence: A Theory of Moral Expertise for Higher EducationThe Dismantling of Moral Education: How Higher Education Reduced the Human IdentityThe Outrageous Idea of Christian Teaching,

Identity in Action:  Christian Excellence in All of Life, Christ-Enlivened Student Affairs: A Guide to Christian Thinking and Practice in the Field, Restoring the Soul of the University: Unifying Christian Higher Education in a Fragmented Age and Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance. In addition, he has written or co-written over one hundred journal articles and book chapters on topics related to moral education, faith-based higher education, and the relationship between religion and education. He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Christian Scholar’s Review and edits the Christ Animating Learning blog. His primary scholarly and teaching interests pertain to moral education and the relationship between Christianity and education.

Sarah A. Flanagan
Vice President for Government Relations and
Policy Development

Sarah Flanagan directs a comprehensive government relations effort focused on issues of government regulation, student financial assistance, and tax policy in coordination with NAICU’s related state associations. During her tenure at NAICU, Flanagan has been instrumental in a number of successful policy efforts. Flanagan has an extensive background in higher education policy, education, and the federal government.

Before joining NAICU, she was the professional staff member for higher education on the Senate Subcommittee on Education, Arts and Humanities under Senator Claiborne Pell of Rhode Island, and the Staff Director for the Senate Subcommittee on Children, Families, Drugs and Alcoholism under Senator Christopher Dodd of Connecticut.

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:


Clark Higher Ed

CHE is a one-stop-shop enrollment marketing agency with a passion for higher ed. We want to see colleges and universities thrive, and we do that by employing solutions that generate quality leads, increase funnel conversion, and positively impact decision to enroll. We apply the science, strategy, and structure to your operation so that you can focus on what you do best—personal relationships and recruitment.


Capin Crouse

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.



GuideStone® exists to assist the churches, denominational entities and other evangelical ministry organizations by making available retirement plan services, life and health coverage, risk management programs, and personal and institutional investment programs.


Provider Contract Food Service

Featured by Newsweek and Niche, Provider Contract Food Service has been voted the “#5 Best College Food in America!” by California Baptist University students.  As the only contractor-operated program in the top 5, they take pride in being the #1 contractor-operated dining program in the nation. With its roots in the Church, its unique entrepreneurial, restauranteur approach, Provider excels in serving its clients with transparency, true hospitality, and servant-leadership. “Every guest. Every meal. Every time.”


National Management Resources

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.


Southern Baptist Foundation

Helping Others
Invest in the Kingdom

Inspiring individuals since 1947 to invest in Christian causes that are making an impact around the world.


Insurance One

Insurance One specializes protecting colleges, universities, and seminaries. Our agency partners develop and implement a strategic plan to mitigate risk and the magnitude of its potential impact to the organization. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=644809093943363


Pioneer College Caterers

Pioneer is a contract dining services company with an unyielding commitment to relationships founded on integrity, trust, and a shared mission with the clients we serve.  We provide a partnership based on the right solution for each unique campus.  It remains our privilege to serve faith-based, higher education communities.


5 Degrees Branding

5 Degrees Branding specializes in building strong brands in Christian higher education by leading research, institutional branding, enrollment marketing, and website development initiatives. Over the past 10 years, 5° has helped 15 IABCU institutions across the country grow and tell their unique stories in new and compelling ways.


Strata Leadership

Since 2009, Strata Leadership has invested thousands of hours developing effective, consistent leaders through character and competence-based coaching and training programs. From equipping emerging leaders to refreshing busy executives, we have several individual and group programs offered on-site, off-site, virtually, or even in a National Park. Partner with Strata Leadership for your executive coaching and leadership development needs.


Texas Baptists

Texas Baptists is a movement of God’s people to share Christ and show love by strengthening churches and ministers, engaging culture, and connecting the nations to Jesus.


Berkley Life and Health Insurance

Berkley Life and Health Insurance is the fronting stop loss carrier for the Covenant Choice captive. Berkley is rated with an A+ rating by AM Best, as it has superior ability to meet its ongoing insurance obligations. Berkley was among the first US insurance companies to offer a captive and has been in the captive business since 1997, insuring US and International based captives.


Covenant Choice

Covenant Choice is a group stop-loss captive that allows for small and mid-market employers, over 25 employees, to regain control of their health plans. Most importantly, it gives employers control over their own health plan decisions and allows employers to align their coverage options with Christian values, as opposed to being forced to cover services or offer benefits that directly conflict with their Christian values. Members of Covenant Choice retain control over their own benefit plan design and share in the financial results. Unused funds from the Captive may be given back after the close of the program year and is designed to provide more transparency, control, and stability than fully insured health plans or self-funding on your own.