Yvonne Gates, PhD
Associate Vice President for Budget and Financial Affairs
Business Affairs
PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Yvonne Gates comes to Naropa University with 28 years of budgeting and finance experience coupled with policy development and administrative expertise. Yvonne previously served as Deputy Executive Director at the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach (Trio programs) for the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Yvonne has obtained a BA in political science and journalism, a Master of Public Administration, and a PhD in public affairs from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Yvonne is excited to be a part of Naropa; she sees Naropa University as a unique institution of higher learning that enhances students’ educational experiences to make a difference in today’s society and centered on global sustainability.

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