Kelli Shomaker became the VP for Business and Finance and CFO of Auburn University in September 2016. Previously, Kelli held the position of CFO/Sr. VP for Finance and Administration at Blinn College in Brenham, Texas for four years, and various senior leadership positions as well as a faculty member in the Accounting Department at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas for another 16 years. Kelli has experience overseeing the following areas: financial and budget operations, accounting, purchasing, inventory, human resources, payroll, contract and grant accounting, risk management, investments and debt management, facilities and construction, technology and numerous auxiliary enterprises, as well as experience in multi-campus oversight, international campus oversight, campus master planning, and strategic planning. Kelli has served on the Texas Higher Education Formula Funding Committee, SACUBO committees and made various presentations throughout her career to numerous organizations. Prior to higher education Shomaker was the VP, Treasurer and Controller for a publicly traded investment company and worked as an auditor for the accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers.