July 5, 2022 — Following an extensive and highly competitive national search, University of Puget Sound has named Dr. Kimberly Kvaal executive vice president and chief financial officer effective July 5, 2022. Dr. Kvaal comes to Puget Sound from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she served as vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer leading strategic initiatives and overseeing all aspects of the finance and business functions of the university. Kvaal holds a B.A. from the University of Colorado, Boulder, an M.B.A. from Regis University, and an Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership from the University of Southern California. She is a highly sought after commentator and speaker at national organizations such as the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and the Association of Governing Boards. In 2016, NACUBO presented Kvaal with the Daniel D. Robinson Award for outstanding contributions to the field of college and university accounting and reporting. She has over 24 years of experience in higher education and a national reputation for her knowledge of academic business models. She is a highly respected, inventive, and strategic financial leader with demonstrated excellence in organizational, operational and portfolio management, and we are thrilled to welcome her to Puget Sound.
– Isiaah Crawford, Ph.D., President