Beverly Cotton Shuford began her role as Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at the University of Alaska Anchorage May, 2018.
She has a depth of of experience in university finance and administration. From 2014 to 2018, she served as the associate vice president of budget and analytics at the University of North Texas with an annual operating budget of more than $700 million. Beverly previously was the Vice President of Business and Finance at Texas Christian University’s Brite Divinity School where she supervised operational cash flows for the school’s $8.5 million operating budget and the investment of its $77 million endowment. Between 1999 and 2011, she held several positions of increasing responsibility in finance and administration at Texas Tech University, where she also earned bachelor’s degrees in accounting and finance, a master’s in accounting with a tax emphasis, and her Ph.D. in higher education administration. Beverly is a certified public accountant with a proven track record of effective leadership across the institutions she has served. She is a NACUBO Fellow with the 2016-17 inaugural class.