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Division of Finance

Clark Atlanta University
Division of Finance
223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.
310 Haven Warren
Atlanta, GA 30310
Phone: (404) 880-8860
Fax: (404) 880-8870

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Finance and Business Services is to provide dynamic and efficient management of financial resources and accounting services on behalf of the University for our diverse constituents.

Implementation of the Mission

This mission is accomplished with effective quality performance in a technologically enhanced, professional, and service-oriented manner to protect the fiscal soundness of the University through long-term financial planning and analysis; balanced annual operating and capital budgets; managed business policies and processes in compliance with regulatory, social, and ethical integrity; and oversight of financial controls, external audits, and reporting.

Vision Statement

The Division of Finance and Business Services will maximize the University’s return on investments, treasury management and net revenue by providing cost effective and efficient financial support services in accordance with generally accepted accounting standards and regulations. 

Visit Publication to view 2018 - 2023 Strategic Plan

Contact Information


Lanze Thompson, MBA, PHD
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Phone: 404-880-6876


Rita Hardy
Executive Assistant to the CFO
Phone: 404-880-5441


Donal Christian
Associate Vice President & Controller
Phone: 404-880-8067


Associate Controller
Phone: 404-880-8526

Office Manager

Rita Raines, MBA, GCPM


2018-Audited Financial Statements

2017-Audited Financial Statements