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Vice President for Finance and Administration

What drew you to the higher education world?

I grew up 35 miles away in San Augustine, so we came to Stephen F. Austin State University for events. This connection with SFA at a young age, along with the university’s reputation, drew me to SFA for a career in higher education.

What do you enjoy most about your role at SFA?

I enjoy being in an educational environment surrounded by students. I love to continually learn and grow in my profession. As a certified public accountant, SFA’s complicated accounting structure and regulations keep me challenged and professionally satisfied.

What do you hope students gain from SFA?

I hope that students find their calling at SFA so they will have professional satisfaction in their chosen field and make a positive impact in their communities and beyond. I also hope they gain a second home at SFA – a place where they feel a sense of belonging and commitment.

What are you passionate about outside of your role at SFA?

Outside of SFA, I am passionate about my faith, family and friends. My husband and I enjoy supporting community organizations and events, serving in our church, and having fun adventures.

Experience

  • Vice President for Finance and Administration
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Chief Audit Executive
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Assistant Administrator and Chief Financial Officer
    Nacogdoches County Hospital District/Nacogdoches Memorial Hospital
  • Auditor
    Nacogdoches County
  • Management Audit Director
    Teacher Retirement System of Texas
  • Audit Staff
    Deloitte

Education

  • Master of Public Administration
    Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with honors in accounting
    The University of Texas at Austin

Awards / Achievements

  • Certified Public Accountant, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy
  • Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Texas Governor’s Office Management Development Program
  • Institute of Internal Auditors Vision University
  • Texas Association of College and University Auditors, past president and board member
  • Association of College and University Auditors
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, East Texas Chapter
  • Institute of Internal Auditors, Houston Chapter
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Houston Chapter
  • First Christian Church, trustee, deaconess and small group leader
  • Stephen F. Austin State University Alumni Association Life Member
  • The University of Texas Exes Life Member
  • Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Nacogdoches graduate
  • Nacogdoches County Historical Foundation Heritage Heralds, member and past president
  • History of service, leadership and support for local schools, sports teams and nonprofit organizations