Rhonda currently holds the title of Business Manager. In this role, she administers all business affairs for the School of Business, to include managing accounts and expenditures, budgeting and reporting, advising senior administration on financial matters, and ensuring compliance with regulations and laws.
Additionally, she is an Adjunct Instructor, teaching ENT 356 – QuickBooks, and MBA 617 – Accounting for Business Decision Support.
Prior to joining the School of Business, she was a self-employed CPA for over 15 years, partnering primarily with entrepreneurs from business start-up, through financial operations and taxes, to exit and succession planning. She also worked with individuals on tax and financial planning.
She spent several years in banking, serving as Vice President – Small Business Portfolio Risk Manager. Here, she focused on analysis and credit risk for Small Business lending, establishing credit policy and guidelines, and interacting with executive management on Small Business Lending performance matters. Throughout her banking career span, she consulted out for Pricing & Profitability Modeling for most areas of the bank, and was instrumental in analysis and valuation of loan portfolios for sales and securitizations.
She received her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech, while serving in the USAF as an Aeromedical Technician. She then received her Master’s of Accountancy from Ole Miss.