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Division of Student Affairs


The Division of Student Affairs is currently conducting a search for our AFO who is responsible for overseeing budget, accounting services, business affairs, position control, grant and contract administration, outside contracts, long range capital planning and related financial and resource services in the University's largest and most complex administrative organizational entities that support instructional, research, service, maintenance, construction and related activities. 

Interview Sessions

We will be hosting 5 Finalists between the dates of April 2nd and April 9th, 2020.

Search Information

The national executive search firm of Another Source, has been chosen to assist Washington State University in its search for the next AFO of Student Affairs. Another Source an award-winning, woman-owned business that empowers their employees to contribute to the success of every project. As a mission-driven organization they participate regularly in community service events and encourage their employees to give back to causes they care about. At the core of everything they do are their values: Trust and be trustworthy, Encourage one another, Take accountability, Treat others as we would want to be treated, Balance life's priorities.

Position Overview

The Student Affairs Area Finance Officer (AFO) is responsible for the management and oversight for all the planning and fiscal activities for the Division of Student Affairs. The AFO serves as a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs executive team. The AFO partners with the Division vice president, associate vice presidents, directors and other management staff to optimize division resources and personnel. The AFO ensures appropriate and prudent use of the Division’s funds, including permanent budget level (PBL), self-sustained, donated, service & activity fees, grants, and auxiliary self-supported budgets. The AFO provides services in support of the quality campus living, learning and working environment consistent with the institutional strategic plan. 

Washington State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action educator and employer. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

Search Committee Members

Don Holbrook
Executive Director, VP of Finance and Administration
WSU Pullman campus

Lisa Blumenshein
Finance Budget Manager, Financial and Personnel Services
WSU Pullman campus

Lorie Druffel
Finance Budget Manager, Administrative Services and Financial & Personnel Services
WSU Pullman campus

Jeff Elbracht
Director, University Recreation Facilities 
WSU Pullman campus






Karen Fischer
Associate Dean of Students, Campus Life
WSU Pullman campus

Lucila Loera
Assistant VP, Access and Opportunity
WSU Pullman campus

Kelly Ngigi
Student, McNair Scholar
WSU Pullman campus

Char Tolonie
Director of Gift Accounting, University Advancement
WSU Pullman campus