Alan Gatlin, senior vice president and chief operating officer (COO), works collaboratively across campus sectors to allocate resources and manage day-to-day operations. He is responsible for many aspects of the college’s business operations, including facilities, information technology, food service and non-traditional revenue generation. He also focuses on strategic matters of the college’s operation, including student recruitment and retention, financial analysis, debt structure and capital projects. 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. Alan retires in June 2022 after five years of service to Alma College.