Accountants are in demand
Bolivar, MO 65613
Education and professional background: Wagner received a B.A. in Business Administration and a B.A. in Religious Studies from Southwest Baptist University, an M.Acc. (Master of Accountancy) from Missouri State University, and a certificate in Forensic Accounting from Missouri State University. Prior to coming to SBU, Wagner worked in banking, tax preparation at H&R Block, taught at business colleges in Rolla and Kansas City, and was adjunct faculty at Missouri State University. Wagner began teaching at SBU in 2007 and teaches courses in the areas of managerial accounting, tax accounting, operations management, financial information application and analysis, and entrepreneurship and small business management.
Family: Wagner is married to her husband, Todd, and they have three daughters and one granddaughter.
Community involvement: Wagner is an active member of Macedonia Baptist Church in Springfield. She serves as the media center director and a finance committee member at her church. She is also a volunteer and treasurer for Birthright, a crisis pregnancy center in Springfield.
Why did you choose to teach at SBU? “As an alum, I have always loved SBU – the Christian atmosphere is a definite plus. Also, I love the personal touch – the opportunity to get to know students and really make a difference in their lives, education and careers.”
What sets SBU apart from other universities? “Christian Worldview, small class sizes, access to professors, professors who really care about students.”
What advice do you have for prospective students? “You don’t have to have it all figured out when you start college! It is quite common to change your career goals or course of study during college. Your GPA matters! And it starts in your very first class. Don’t wait until you get into your major classes to get serious about your grades.”