Vice President for Planning & Finance

Portrait of Claire StinsonDr. Claire Stinson is the chief business and fiscal officer of the University and responsible to the President for the receiving, disbursement, and accounting of all monies due the University. She is responsible for disbursing all funds in accordance with the annual budget, for current funds of $126 million.

Through the Business Office and its staff members, the Vice President makes purchases for the University. Stinson also administers the financial and accounting aspects of student loans, grants, and scholarships. The Vice President provides financial management of auxiliary enterprises of the University, which includes Dining Services and the Bookstore. She is also responsible for the physical plant of the University and campus planning. In that regard she supervises Plant Operations, Business Services, Buildings and Grounds, Utilities and Telecommunications.

The Vice President serves as treasurer of University foundations as required by their charters and bylaws. She also serves on various University councils and committees and appointed by the President.

The mission of this division is to:

  • provide an accessible, pleasant and safe environment for students, faculty and staff;
  • protect the fiscal soundness of the University;
  • provide management and oversight of employment services and benefits; and
  • provide quality auxiliary services to the campus community.

Contact Information

The office of the vice president for business and fiscal affairs is located on the first floor (Room 100) of Derryberry Hall on the Tennessee Tech campus. To contact this office, please use the following:

Tennessee Tech University
Business Office
P.O. Box 5037
Cookeville, TN 38505-0001

(931) 372.3311

(931) 372.3898


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