Office of the VP for Business and Finance

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Kim Sawers, PhD, is the vice president for business and finance at Seattle Pacific University. In this role, she provides leadership and oversight to the areas below. 

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Kim Sawers

Meet Kim Sawers

Kimberly Sawers was named SPU’s vice president of business and finance in spring 2022. She has served in several roles at Seattle Pacific University over the years: professor of accounting in the School of Business, Government, and Economics (2006–22), University controller (1985–95), and director of finance (1995–97). Between 1997 and 2006, Dr. Sawers was an assistant professor of accounting at University of California, Riverside.

As an SPU faculty member, Dr. Sawers’ research focused on decision-making within a managerial accounting context, drawing on theories from accounting, economics, psychology, and organizational behavior. She taught managerial accounting at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Sawers has extensive service with the American Accounting Association, serving as the Western Regional Representative for the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations (ABO) section, and for the Governmental and Not-for-Profit section and the 2010 Conference Coordinator for the ABO mid-year conference. Dr. Sawers earned a BS from Southern Oregon State University in 1985, an MBA from Seattle Pacific University in 1994, an a PhD from the University of Washington in 2002.

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