Susan M. Kirkland

Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration

Susan joined Elon University in December 2011 and serves as the Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration. She is responsible for the leadership and management of the accounting, bursar, insurance and risk management, and purchasing departments.  Ms. Kirkland is also responsible for university real estate transactions.

She previously served as Associate Vice President for Finance and Chief Accounting Officer for Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida where she was responsible for the accounting, treasury, cashier and grant compliance functions with a staff of 25. She joined Barry in 2002 as Director of Financial Operations in the Business and Finance division. She was named Controller in 2005.

Prior to her work at Barry University, Ms. Kirkland worked in a variety of financial positions at GlaxoSmithKline in Research Triangle Park, N.C. She is a North Carolina native, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has a master’s degree in business administration from Barry University. She is a certified public accountant in both Florida and North Carolina.