Office of the Vice President for Business and Finance
Craig G. Kispert is the vice president for business and finance at Seattle Pacific University and SPU’s chief financial officer. He provides leadership and oversight to the University’s financial and physical assets, as well as managing and coordinating auxiliary services such as food service, bookstore, and conference services operations.
Departments Reporting to Vice President Kispert
Meet Craig Kispert
Craig Kispert has served SPU since 1993, with increasing responsibilities over the last 20 years. His areas of expertise include debt management, financial reporting, budget planning, and outsourced-services oversight.
Prior to his promotion to vice president for business and finance in July 2013, Mr. Kispert served as assistant controller, controller, director of finance, assistant vice president for finance and budget, and associate vice president for business and finance.
Mr. Kispert has been a CPA in the state of Washington since 1994, with experience in central banking and corporate accounting prior to coming to Seattle Pacific. He received a bachelor’s degree from SPU in 1988, and an MBA from Seattle University in 1991.
Publications, Memberships, Recognition
- Leadership Committee, Midwestern Higher Education Compact (MHEC) Master Property Insurance Program
- Small Institutions Committee, Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO)
Enhancing the Learning Experience
From major building projects to day-to-day maintenance, the Department of Facilities and Project Management strives to reflect SPU’s standard of excellence.
Historic Camp Casey
Opened in the early 1900s as Fort Casey, Camp Casey Conference Center now offers educational and nonprofit groups a place to reflect, discover, and grow.