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Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration

Photo of Clayton Gibson Clayton Gibson is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, and serves as Senior Vice President for Finance & Administration, responsible for the effective functioning of all non-academic and research campus operations.

Previously he served as Vice President for Business & Finance, and prior to that he led the university’s Compliance office, where he planned and directed the operations of audits, unit performance improvement reviews, and conducted strategic risk assessment across the institution. Immediately prior to his tenure at Alabama A&M University he was a manager at Ernst & Young LLP, a global leader in assurance, and advisory services, where he served real estate, not for profit, and banking clients. He is also a subject matter specialist and regular presenter at industry conferences.

Clayton received his graduate degree in Accounting at University of Notre Dame. Outside of work Clayton has also been active with several charities both at the volunteer and board level, including Boys & Girls Club of North Alabama, Madison Hospital, and Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce. He is a proponent of economic and social development, and is also actively engaged in various industry associations such as the American Institute for Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of CPAs, and the National Association for College and University Business Officers.