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Division of Finance and Administration

Division of Finance and Administration

Transparency and Accountability

Finance and Administration

Promoting EXCELLENCE, Delivering SERVICE  

Western Kentucky University

Mission Statement:

The Division of Finance and Administration provides essential services in support of WKU's student-centered vision and mission. We strive for excellence in our daily operations and are committed to enhancing the experience of those we serve and employ. Our commitment is reflected in our core values: 

  • Maintain a high level of respect, ethics and integrity in all aspects of our operations;

  • Support a culture of healthy living, safety and well being;

  • Ensure financial stewardship and regulatory compliance at the highest level of accountability;

  • Provide a supportive, inclusive and engaging team-oriented work environment;

  • Identify innovative solutions that enhance services in an efficient and cost effective manner; and

  • Communicate openly and proactively to successfully meet the challenge of the future.


Program Information

Finance and Administration plays a vital role in supporting and advancing the University's commitment to academic excellence, administrative efficiency, and enabling meaningful student engagement in a digital age.

Departments reporting to the Senior Vice President include Budget, Human Resources, Chief Financial Officer, and Information Technology Services. The Chief Financial Officer oversees the following departments:  Accounting, Bursar, PayrollSupply Chain Management  (including Accounts PayableInventory ControlPurchasing and Shipping and Receiving), Travel, and Tax Compliance. The Director of Human Resources is responsible for human resources, workers compensation and employee wellness programs.

The Assistant Vice President for Business Services oversees the Center for Research and Development, Postal Services, Parking & Transportation, contractual relationships for printing and vending services, the WKU Store, and takes the lead role in university property acquisitions and dispositions.   

The Assistant Vice President for Information Technology Services leads the following departments:  Applications and Programming Services, Technical Support Services, and Infrastructure & Operations. Important functional areas include Desktop Support; TopperTech (student device break/fix services); IT Service Desk; Learning Management Systems with Blackboard; Training; Telephone; Network Design and Infrastructure Services; Interactive Video Course Services; Audio Visual Services; Cabling; Student Technology Centers (Computer Labs); the Technology Resource Center, core administrative and academic systems and programming support; enterprise web development; and commodity services support and operations such as email, file storage and print, and directory and identity services. 


Information Technology Services (ITS)

Jody Richards Hall 244

Assistant Vice President 

 Help Desk


Finance and Administration

1906 College Heights Blvd., #11007

Potter Hall 435

Bowling Green, KY  42101-1007


Contact Us

Departments & Phone Numbers  
Accounting & Financial Reporting   270-745-5337
Accounts Payable  270-745-2246
Billings & Receivables  270-745-6381
Budget  270-745-6375
Business Services  270-745-3931
Cashiers  270-745-5368

Center for Research & Development (CRD)              270-901-3490

Chief Financial Officer  270-745-2035 
Grants and Contracts Accounting  270-745-8882
Human Resources  270-745-5360
Insurance (Property & Vehicle)   270-745-5859
Inventory Control  270-745-7017
Parking & Transportation  270-745-2361 
Passport Services  270-745-4658
Payroll  270-745-5365
Perkins Loan  270-745-2986
Post Office  270-745-3093
Print Center  270-745-2708
Purchasing  270-745-3056
Shipping & 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 6/13/19