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Finance Director

As Finance Director for the College of Continuing and Professional Studies (CCAPS), Liya Fitzpatrick oversees the fiscal management of the College, from daily operations to overall financial performance. Since joining the college in July of 2018, Liya has developed new processes, streamlined existing processes, and increased the overall efficiency of recording and reporting financial information. Liya serves on the CCAPS Leadership Team and as Resource Responsibility Center Manager.

Liya has over 20 years of accounting experience, having worked in the profit, nonprofit, and higher education sectors. Her unique background supports the diversified interests of CCAPS. Liya came to the college from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA, where she was Finance Director overseeing grants, auxiliaries, and other nontraditional funding sources.

While working full-time and raising her family, Liya attends classes at night. As a nontraditional student, Liya appreciates the support she receives from faculty and staff. She is actively involved in several local nonprofit organizations and is currently pursuing her master’s in Civic Engagement.


Bachelor of Science, Business Management Accounting – University of Phoenix