Western Kentucky University

Division of Finance and Administration

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Division of Finance and Administration 


Please note that this Division does not include Student Financial Assistance. If you have questions about Financial Aid regarding scholarships and grants, please contact Student Financial Assistance.

Student Financial Assistance - Phone:  (270) 745-2755 or (270) 745-2756 or email: faquestions@wku.edu


Ann Mead

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.



Mission Statement


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


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 Last Modified 6/24/14