"According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain." Philippians 1:20-21
Lee Ferguson, Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, has over 30 year’s experience in higher education, working in the broad areas of enrollment, financial aid, endowment operations, and now as Vice President for Financial Affairs and Chief Financial Officer at East Texas Baptist University. Before joining the ETBU staff, Lee served at Dallas Baptist University for seven years as Assistant Vice President for Financial Aid, and for eight years at Baptist Foundation of Texas (now HighGround Advisors) as Manager of Operations, where he became acquainted with and trained in endowment and trust accounting. Lee also has broad experience in banking operations, commercial lending, and other areas of university and financial management. Upon joining ETBU in 2017, Lee now oversees all financial operations of the University, including budgeting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, fund and endowment accounting, risk management, human resources, and employee benefits.
Lee earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Baylor University and an MBA from Dallas Baptist University. He is a member of several financial and educational organizations, including the Association of Business Administrators of Christian Colleges (ABACC), the National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA), and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Texas (ICUT). Lee and his wife Jamye have three adult children, one new granddaughter, and a dog named Bo, and they reside in Marshall. After working outside of higher education for several years, Lee decided in 2010 that he wanted to return to a college campus because of his firm belief in the strong influence that Christian higher education can have on students' lives and the strong community that a Christian college provides. He is thrilled to be part of the ETBU Family and the powerful outreach that ETBU has in Marshall and greater East Texas.