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V5I1: New Vice President Joins NWCCU

NWCCU welcomes Aaron Christopher, PhD, as Vice President for Finance and Administration, effective September 1, 2022. Dr. Christopher has served in several academic administrative roles from Assistant Dean of Graduate Business Programs (California Baptist University) to Vice Chancellor of Administration (Palmer College) and as the permanent or interim chief financial officer at five different institutions.

Dr. Christopher’s Master’s in Accounting is from Oklahoma City University and his PhD in Education is from Claremont Graduate University. His dissertation was on how the funding models of state higher education systems impact equity and access for traditionally underserved students.

Dr. Christopher is a licensed CPA and is active in his community serving on the board as finance committee chair of a local K-12 international boarding school. He has extensive experience with accreditation having served as either a Chair or Evaluator on Reaccreditation Visits, Initial Accreditation Visits, and Special Visits for NWCCU and WASC. He enjoys traveling and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife, two children, and two Great Pyrenees dogs.


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