Teresa is Drake University’s chief financial officer. She oversees all of the University’s financial operations and is the staff liaison for the Board of Trustees' Finance and Investments Committee and Audit Committee. Teresa serves as a member of the President’s Council and is directly involved in strategic decisions affecting the future of the University.
Teresa joined Drake in August 2014 as the associate vice president of finance. Prior to coming to Drake she was CFO for 17 years at Southwestern Community College in Creston, Iowa. During her career, Teresa has also served as the CFO at Midwest Opportunities, Inc., and an audit manager at both a CPA firm and for the state auditor’s office. Teresa received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and her Master of Education in Higher Education from Iowa State University. She is a certified public accountant and chartered global management accountant.