Jerry Farley has served as President of Washburn University since 1997. Prior to this he was the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at the University of Oklahoma, Norman campus and the
Health Science Center at Oklahoma State University.
He served as President of SACUBO and Chair of the Board of Directors of NACUBO. He is the recipient of NACUBO's Daniel Robinson award in accounting and the NACUBO award for Professional Development.
He holds a B.B.A., MBA and Ph.D. all from the University of Oklahoma, and is a C.P.A. He has authored or co-authored numerous articles and books in his field - not for profit finance and accounting.
Jerry has served on local and state boards for United Way, American Red Cross, American Cancer Society, Boy Scouts, Kansas Society of CPA's, state and local Chambers of Commerce and economic development corporations. He is past Chair of the Topeka Chamber of Commerce.
He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Guggenheim Security Funds Board, Westar Energy and CoreFirst Bank. He was inducted into the Topeka Business and Oklahoma Higher Education Halls of Fame and is a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow.