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About Southwest Baptist University

Tara Parson, Vice President for Administration

Tara Parson, Vice President for Administration

Tara Parson was named vice president for administration at SBU in 2015. She also serves as the chief financial officer for the University.

A 2003 SBU graduate, Parson earned a bachelor of science in accounting with a minor in general music. She previously served as SBU's controller beginning in March 2012. Previously, she was financial reporting manager at Great Southern Bank in Springfield from 2010-2012; accounting manager at O'Reilly Automotive in Springfield from 2009-2010; and supervising auditor at BKD LLP in Springfield from 2003-2009.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and First Baptist Church, Bolivar, MO. Tara and her husband, Kelly, live in Bolivar.