Profiles: Lisa D. Slater


Lisa D. Slater


Chair, School of Accounting

Lisa Slater's Bio

Golden Gate University has a focused program that equips students, both academically and practically, to succeed in their careers in accounting and finance.

Lisa Slater has worked as a full time Professor at Golden Gate University since 2008. In addition to her academic role at GGU, Lisa performs career development mentoring for students and is a liaison to the business community.Outside of GGU, she serves as a team lead for the annual Financial Womens Association scholarships, and is a member of the AICPA, Cal CPA, and ASWA.Before joining GGU, Lisa was Director of Finance at Gymboree Corporation. Prior to that, she was Director of Finance at a mid-sized tech company.She also worked at Levi Strauss & Company, in both the demand planning group and corporate finance group.She began her career in audit at PwC. Lisa holds M.A. in Economics from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and a MAc from Golden Gate University. She grew up in England.

Lisa in one word: Dedicated

Interests & hobbies: Traveling, cooking, wine tasting & hiking

Favorite musical artist: Bach, Yo-Yo Ma Cello Suites & Phillip Glass

Guilty pleasure: Spa

Favorite quote: The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. Michelangelo Buonarroti