Division of Finance and Administration
Student Financial Assistance - Phone: (270) 745-2755 or (270) 745-2756 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Ms. K. Ann Mead, Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration and Treasurer has been with the University since 1994, also serving as Director of Budget and Management Information, Director of Institutional Research, Assistant to the President for Economic Development, and as Chief Financial Officer. Ms. Mead has served as a part-time faculty member since 2007.
Ms. Mead's duties include overseeing the financial operations of the University and the Division of Finance & Administration which includes approximately 100 employees and serving as a liaison with the community and state government on financial matters. Departments reporting to the Senior Vice President include Budget, Human Resources, Chief Financial Officer and Internal Audit. The Chief Financial Officer oversees the following departments: Accounting, Bursar, Payroll, Purchasing and Accounts Payable (including Inventory Control and Shipping and Receiving), Travel, and Tax Compliance.
A University reorganization adds the following to the Division of Finance and Administration: Property Acquisitions and Leases, Postal Services, and Parking and Transportation. Auxiliary Services operations moved to the Division include: Printing Services, ID Center, Restaurant & Catering, Vending Services and The WKU Store.
Ms. Mead has a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from the University of Louisville and a Master's of Business Administration from the University of Kentucky. Ms. Mead spent 10 years as Director of Finance with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and nine years at the University of Kentucky's Office of Planning and Budget. Current and past board service includes SPE II, Inc.; Central Region Innovation and Commercialization Center, Inc.; Bowling Area Chamber of Commerce; CITE, Inc.; WKU Foundation; WKU Research Foundation; Barren River Area Development Council; and Junior Achievement of South Central Kentucky.
The Division of Finance and Administration provides to the WKU community the business and administrative services necessary to fulfill the academic mission of WKU. Finance and Administration strives to:
Demonstrate high ethics and professional standards;
Excel in customer service;
Promote a culture of healthy living and safety; and
Use innovative skills and technology to enhance performance;
Provide opportunities for professional development for its employees; and
Promote the vision and goals of WKU’s Strategic Plan, Challenging the Spirit.
Departments reporting to the Vice President include Budget, Human Resources, Chief Financial Officer, Internal Audit, and WKU Health Services (including the Employee Wellness Program). The Chief Financial Officer oversees the following departments: Accounting & Financial Reporting, Bursar, Grant Accounting, Payroll, Purchasing, and Accounts Payable (including Inventory Control and Shipping and Receiving).
Departments & Phone Numbers
Accounting & Financial Reporting (270) 745-5332
Accounts Payable (270) 745-2247
Billings and Receivables (270) 745-6381
Budget (270) 745-2434
Business & Auxiliary Services (270) 745-6558
Cashiers (270) 745-5368
Chief Financial Officer (270) 745-2035
Grants and Contract Accounting (270) 745-8882
Health Services (270) 745-5641
Human Resources (270) 745-5360
ID Center (270) 745-2417
Internal Audit (270) 745-4250
Insurance (270) 745-5859
Inventory Control (270) 745-7017
Parking and Transportation (270) 745-2361
Payroll (270) 745-5365
Perkins Loan (270) 745-2986
Post Office (270) 745-3093
Print Center (270) 745-2708
Purchasing (270) 745-3056
Resources Management (270) 745-3931
Restaurant and Catering (270) 745-2416
Shipping and Receiving (270) 745-4262
Tax Compliance (270) 745-5859
Travel (270) 745-5327
Vending Services (270) 745-8757
The WKU Store (270) 745-2466