Vice President for Business & Finance
Alan R. Thomas
Alan Thomas was named MTSU's Vice President for Business and Finance on July 1, 2016.
Prior to his appointment, Alan was associate vice president for business and finance. His more than 20 years at MTSU also included service as the University’s Controller and Executive Director of Finance Technology and Compliance (December 1999 to December 2014); Director of Accounting Services (November 1995 to November 1999); Accounting Manager (January 1995 to October 1995); and Foundation Accountant (April 1990 to June 1993). He was also a Financial Analyst for the Tennessee Board of Regents Central Office (July 1993 to December 1994) and started his career as a Legislative Auditor in the Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury’s Division of State Audit (June 1987 to March 1990), focusing on audits of Tennessee’s higher education institutions.
Thomas, a Middle Tennessee native, is a 1987 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting. In 1992, he obtained his Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license (inactive). He received his Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from MTSU in 1998.
Alan and his wife, Kandi, have lived in the Rutherford County or the Murfreesboro area since 1990. They have one daughter attending MTSU who is also a member of the MT Cheer team.