Paul Lasiter has served as Vice President for Operations and Finance since January 2019.

A certified public accountant and chartered management accountant, Lasiter has significant experience in higher education financial management at Pepperdine University, where he served as vice president of finance and debt capital markets and previously as vice president and chief financial officer.

Lasiter’s responsibilities at UM include strategic financial planning and analysis of resource use and generation; oversight of institutional budgeting and planning; treasury and internal control; accounting, procurement and business services; facilities planning, construction and operations; campus safety; human resources; and auxiliary operations, including the Adams Center.

Lasiter earned a bachelor of science in accounting from Pepperdine University’s Seaver College in 1988. He also completed the Presidential and Key Executive program at Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in 2005, earning a Master of Business Administration degree. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the California Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.