Chief Financial Officer
Stephen was appointed as Chief Financial Officer at William Woods in May 2022. In his position, he is responsible for development and management of the University’s operating budget, including directing the institution’s financial planning and accounting practices and its relationship with lending institutions, donors and the financial community.
Stephen’s more than 30 years experience includes serving as Chief Financial Officer at Shiloh House, a mental health treatment facility based in the greater Denver, Colorado area; serving as a Senior Advisor at Sarge Advisors in Aurora, Colo. (2018-2020); Vice-President of Operations and Finance at the University of the Rockies in Denver (2016-2018); Chief Financial Officer for Orange County Mission in Tustin, Calif. (2015-2016); Vice-President of Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Western Seminary in Portland, Ore.(2012-2015); Vice-President and Financial Specialist for the Education Management Corporation and Greenhouse Operations in Chandler, Ariz.; Vice-President and Director of Administration and Finance at The Art Institute of Colorado, and Business Manager for the Portland (Ore.) State University Foundation. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserve, where he retired as a Systems Analyst-Major after also serving as a Financial Management Officer and Security Police Officer.
Stephen received his Master of Business Administration from Golden Gate University (San Francisco), a Bachelor of Science in Business from Excelsior College (Albany, N.Y.) and Associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from the Community College of the Air Force (Maxwell Air Force Base, Montgomery, Ala.).