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Paul L. Parsons, CAE, Deputy Chief Executive Officer

paulpPaul L. Parsons has been with NACUA since October 1, 1998. As Deputy Chief Executive Officer, he works closely with the CEO to develop and oversee the Association's strategic planning process and annual strategic priorities, and works closely with NACUA's Board of Directors, including board operations and nominations and elections. As the Association's Chief Financial Officer, he oversees finance and long-range financial planning, budgeting, investments, and audit. As the Association’s Chief Operating Officer, he oversees the following additional areas: accounting, membership, meetings administration, human resources, and general business operations. He also serves as staff liaison to the following Committees: Finance & Audit, Strategic Planning, Board Operations, and Nominations and Elections, as well as to various work groups, advisory groups, and task forces when needed. 

Paul previously served as Associate Director and Interim Executive Director & CEO for the College Consortium for International Studies (CCIS), in Washington, DC. Prior to that, he worked at The College of William and Mary in the Office of Auxiliary Services and coordinated the College's Elderhostel Programs, and was with a private accounting firm for two years just prior to graduate school. 

He is a 1988 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with concentrations and distinctions in Mathematics and English, and studied abroad at Oxford University during his junior year. He received his M.Ed. in Higher Education Administration from The College of William and Mary in 1991. He received the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation in June 2000, and is a member of the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), the Finance & Administration Roundtable (FAR), and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). He has served on the Finance & Business Operations Section Council of ASAE, served as Chair of the Board of Directors of the Finance & Administration Roundtable, and currently serves on the Development Advisory Board for the School of Education at The College of William and Mary. 

pparsons@nacua.org