Saint Augustine’s University Appoints Dr. Lynda Batiste as Senior Vice President of Finance/Chief Operations Officer

Saint Augustine's University Appoints Dr. Lynda Batiste as Senior Vice President of Finance/Chief Operations Officer

Dr. Batiste’s appointment signals a strategic move towards financial stability and accreditation excellence at SAU

Saint Augustine’s University (SAU) has taken a significant step towards securing its financial future and ensuring accreditation excellence. The university has appointed Dr. Lynda Batiste as the Senior Vice President of Finance/Chief Operations Officer (SVPFCOO). With her extensive experience in finance, accreditation, and higher education administration, Dr. Batiste is poised to lead SAU in overcoming challenges with resilience and innovation.

A Leader with a Strong Background:

Dr. Batiste brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her new role at SAU. She holds a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education from Jackson State University, a Master of Professional Accountancy (MPA), and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Southern University and A&M College. Additionally, she has made significant progress towards completing her doctorate in business administration.

Dr. Batiste’s Professional Journey:

Prior to joining SAU, Dr. Batiste held key administrative positions at various institutions. She served as the Vice President for Finance/CFO at Lemoyne Owen College and was appointed as the Interim Vice President of Business and Finance at Alabama A&M University. At Alabama A&M, she also served as the Assistant Vice President for Finance/Comptroller. Dr. Batiste’s experience also includes serving as the Director of Finance/CFO for the Southern University Agriculture Research and Extension Center, as well as holding teaching positions at Southern University and Baton Rouge Community College.

Expertise in Accreditation and Financial Management:

Dr. Batiste’s knowledge of the accreditation process is invaluable to SAU’s pursuit of excellence. She has been a member of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) reaffirmation committees, gaining a deep understanding of the standards and requirements necessary for successful accreditation. Dr. Batiste’s expertise in financial management will also play a crucial role in ensuring the university’s fiscal stability and growth.

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A Vision for Success:

As the new SVPFCOO, Dr. Batiste is dedicated to leveraging her expertise to propel SAU past financial and accreditation challenges. She aims to implement sustainable solutions and strategic foresight to secure the university’s future. Her appointment reflects SAU’s commitment to addressing challenges head-on and embracing innovation.

Conclusion:

The appointment of Dr. Lynda Batiste as the Senior Vice President of Finance/Chief Operations Officer at Saint Augustine’s University is a significant step towards financial stability and accreditation excellence. Dr. Batiste’s extensive experience in finance, accreditation, and higher education administration positions SAU to overcome challenges with resilience and innovation. With her leadership, SAU is well-equipped to navigate the complex landscape of higher education and secure a prosperous future.