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.