Vice President for Business and Finance (CFO)
Dale Larson joined Dallas Theological Seminary in July 2009 and serves as its vice president for Business and Finance/CFO. He is responsible for all financial matters regarding budgets, audit, tax, investments, debt management, and general accounting services. Before joining the Seminary Dale was with the University of Dallas for 13 years, where he served as the director of finance and associate vice president for finance.
A graduate of the University of Nebraska in business administration and certified in management accounting (CMA), Dale is a member of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)’s Not-for-Profit Resource Group, which supports the FASB and the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee. Dale has served on NACUBO’s Accounting Principles Council from 2004 to 2010 and was chair in 2008. He has served as a speaker at NACUBO’s Higher Education Accounting Forums and has been on the forum’s planning committee since 2003. Dale has represented higher education on the AICPA Taskforce on Alternative Investments in 2006 and represented accreditors as a member of the US Department of Education's Financial Responsibility Subcommittee in 2017-2018. Dale also served on a NCES Technical Review Panel charged with enhancing its IPEDS Finance Survey.
Dale is a recipient of NACUBO’s Daniel D. Robinson Award, which recognizes individual excellence and leadership in the advancement of college and university accounting and reporting.
Dale attends Still Water Community Church and is vice-chair/treasurer of the American Academy for Liberal Education (a national accreditor for programs in the arts and sciences). Dale and his wife, Elaine, have three children — Laura (married to Justin), Matthew and Brian (married to Samantha).