Business Officers

Business Officers


Baylor University invites nominations and applications for Business Officer positions in the College of Arts & Sciences, the Hankamer School of Business, and the Division of Student Life.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked Research 1 institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 20,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.


The Business Officer will be the senior advisor and partner on all financial and administrative matters and represents the Dean or Vice President on such matters to the University. Reporting directly to the Dean or Vice President, this leadership position is responsible for the effective conduct of business affairs and the appropriate allocation of resources to achieve the University’s and Division’s education, research, and business objectives. In addition to reporting to the Dean or Vice President, the Business Officer receives direction and guidance from the Chief Business Officer as a member of the University’s Business Officer Council and is accountable for the sound, compliant, and prudent operation of business.


Waco sits along the Brazos River and is conveniently located in between Dallas, Austin, and Houston. With a metro population of more than 245,000, Wacoans come from diverse backgrounds and represent myriad cultures, religions, and identities. The vibrant city is filled with distinct districts, each home to shops, restaurants, and attractions with unique characteristics.


Successful candidates will possess:

  • A bachelor's degree in business, finance, or accounting from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible management experience in a finance/accounting function
  • The ability to embody the Baylor culture and possess a deep appreciation for the University’s Christian mission
  • Additional desired competencies in:
    • Large-scale data analysis
    • Collaborative leadership and decision-making
    • Financial and administrative strategizing


The Search Profile, with additional information about Baylor University, the opportunities

for the Business Officers, and instructions for application, may be found at:

Nominations and Applications


The application deadline for best consideration is December 5, 2022. The search will remain open until the appointments are made.


Candidates are requested to submit the following:

  • A resume
  • A letter of interest
  • The contact information for five references (to be contacted with candidate’s permission at a later date).


Application materials should be sent to:


Nominations and expressions of interest in the Business Officer position are encouraged. Please direct them to or to the AGB search consultants listed below:


Larry Ladd, Executive Search Consultant, / 508-274-0910

Julie Staggs, Executive Search Consultant, / 571-970-7895



Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylor’s commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply.