Stephen F. Austin State University

Finance and Administration

Supporting the SFA Gateway to Success

Mission Statement
The Stephen F. Austin State University Division of Finance and Administration will promote and actively support the academic mission of the university. In association with that primary mission, the division also will actively support the student life, infrastructure and institutional needs of the university. The division will provide professional service and promote open communication in our business relationships with students, faculty, staff and external constituents. We will utilize strategic thinking and apply best practices in order to maximize productivity and efficiency. Students, faculty, staff and the general public will be accorded professional respect and courtesy. All employees in the division will exercise prudence and stewardship over the financial and physical resources of the university.

Division 4-S Approach
To support our mission, division employees utilize a 4-S approach that includes a commitment to students, stewardship, service and stakeholders. The 4-S approach includes components that also serve as division values. The following categories comprise our 4-S approach and commitment:


Division Values
The Division of Finance and Administration is the circuit that provides stability, energy, operational capability and maintenance to support and promote the academic mission of Stephen F. Austin State University.

Division values are:

  • Service
  • Integrity
  • Respect
  • Commitment
  • Ethics
  • Trust
  • Stewardship
  • Ingenuity
  • Resourcefulness
  • Conviction
  • Excellence
  • Truth
  • Success
  • Initiative
  • Responsiveness
  • Courtesy
  • Enthusiasm
  • Teamwork