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Dale Larson

Vice President for Business and Finance

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. Prior to 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 US Department of Education Financial Responsibility Subcommittee and 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 is a member of ECFA’s Religious Organizations Accounting Committee and also 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. He has presented on endowment management and other higher education accounting issues at the 2008 and 2010 AICPA national Not-For-Profit Conference. Dale has served as a peer finance evaluator for SACSCOC on seven review committees and has also served as a finance reader for the SACSCOC Board of Trustees. Dale has represented higher education on the AICPA Taskforce on Alternative Investments in 2006 and served on a NCES Technical Review Panel charged with enhancing its IPEDS Finance Survey.

Dale was the 2007 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 is a member of Still Water Community Church and treasurer of the Association of Core Texts and Courses. Dale and his wife, Elaine, have three children — Matthew, Brian (married to Samantha), and Laura (married to Justin).