Alan Gatlin, chief operating officer (COO) and senior vice president for finance and administration, serves as Alma’s chief financial officer overseeing the college’s operating budget and focusing upon strategic matters of the college’s operation such as financial analysis, debt structure and capital projects. In his role as the COO and strategic advisor to the president, Gatlin works collaboratively across campus sectors to allocate resources and manage day-to-day operations. He also oversees the college’s finance and administration sector, which includes financial services, facilities management, information technology services, mailing and printing, food services and the college bookstore. He joined Alma’s leadership team in June 2017 after 30 years in finance and management positions, including 12 years as a corporate CEO and 18 years of accounting and finance experience in public accounting and private organizations. He has a bachelor of science degree in accounting from Murray State University.