Chris Leach , MPA, CPA

Associate Vice President for Financial Services & Controller, Texas A&M University - San Antonio , San Antonio , Texas

Chris Leach, MPA, CPA, Associate Vice President for Financial Services & Controller, Texas A&M University-San Antonio, is responsible for accounting services, budget, payroll, student business services, and post-award compliance. He has been at A&M-San Antonio since September 2017. Prior to this, he was Associate Vice President for Finance at Washburn University for 15 years. Before moving into higher education, Chris spent seven years in the financial services industry, and 11 years as an audit senior manager with Deloitte. He holds bachelor's and master's degrees in professional accountancy from Mississippi State University.

A self-described "accounting wonk", Chris has been active in NACUBO, SACUBO, and CACUBO over the years. He is in the midst of his second 5-year term as a member of the NACUBO Accounting Principles Council (chair in 2013), is vice chair of the SACUBO Small Institutions Constituent Committee, and was a member of the CACUBO annual meeting program committee. He and his wife DeAnn live in San Antonio with their dog Ghost and two cats whose existence Chris steadfastly ignores.

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