Division of Business and Finance

Associate Vice President


Alan R. Thomas serves as the Associate Vice President for Business and Finance.  Previously he has served as the University’s Controller and Executive Director of Finance Technology and Compliance from December 1999 to December 2014, Director of Accounting Services from November 1995 to November 1999, Accounting Manager from January 1995 to October 1995, and Foundation Accountant from April 1990 to June 1993.   From July 1993 to December 1994, he worked at the Tennessee Board of Regents Central Office as a Financial Analyst. 

Prior to moving into higher education, Thomas started his career as a Legislative Auditor in the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of State Audit from June 1987 to March 1990.  His focus during this time was on audits of Tennessee’s higher education institutions.

Thomas, a Middle Tennessee native, is a 1987 graduate of MTSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting.  In 1992, he obtained his Certified Public Accountant license (currently inactive).  He received his Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from MTSU in 1998.

Alan and his wife Kandi have lived in the Murfreesboro area since 1990.  They have one daughter who currently attends MTSU and is a member of the MT Cheer team.

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