Paula Cockrel Jarboe currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the WKU Foundation and Treasurer of both the WKU Foundation and WKU Real Estate Corporation, after initially joining Foundation in June 1997 as the Trust Accountant. She holds two Bachelor of Science degrees - one from Western Kentucky University and another from Eastern Illinois University.
In addition, Paula is a Certified Public Accountant, a Certified Management Accountant, and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. She is a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Nashville Chapter of the Institute for Management Accountants (IMA), the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Southern Kentucky Estate Planning Council.
Prior to joining the Foundation, she had a diverse background in retail buying and merchandising, magazine publishing and banking.
Lifetime Member of the WKU Alumni Association.