Kevin Rose named vice president for finance and administration

Spring Arbor University (SAU) has named Kevin Rose as the school’s chief financial officer and vice president for finance and administration. He begins his new role on Monday, Sept. 1.

He currently serves as assistant superintendent of finance and business operations at Lapeer Community Schools in Lapeer, Mich. Rose is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the district’s finance and business office, including managing a $50 million budget and supervising staff, as well as all support service departments including maintenance, custodial, transportation, food service and the health benefit program.

Rose previously held the position of assistant superintendent of business and finance at Taylor School District (Michigan) for 16 years, vice president of finance and operations at Lowry Computer Products, Inc. of Brighton, Mich., financial and administrative partner at Johnson and Anderson in Waterford, Mich.

“Rose brings the vision, skills and abilities needed to be Spring Arbor University’s chief financial officer at this dynamic time in the university’s history,” said Brent Ellis, Spring Arbor University president. “We are fortunate to have someone with his experience and passion on the SAU team to work with us as we advance our global educational footprint.”

A certified public accountant, Rose holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Eastern Michigan University. The Brighton resident is married to Cheryl and has two children, Laura (Benjamin Walters) and Kris, both Spring Arbor University graduates.

“I am looking forward to contributing the skills I have acquired during my years of financial experience in educational systems and in private industry to make a positive impact on the staying power of Christian higher education. In addition to financial ‘know-how,’ I am energized by the opportunity to infuse management best practices toward the long-term benefit of Christian higher education,” said Rose.

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