Vice President, University Operations and Finance
Michael Pierce joined the Biola University community in August 2010 as Vice President of Business and Financial Affairs. He arrived at Biola after serving as senior director of finance and administration at the Center for Innovation and Strategic Collaboration, a research and development company within St. Jude Medical, Inc. He spent over 17 years in various capacities at the Johnson & Johnson Family of companies, working in such roles as senior accountant, marketing finance manager, operations controller and ultimately, supply chain group manager. In February 2017 Mike stepped into the role of Vice President University Operations and Finance and now oversees the areas of Finance and Budgeting, Human Resources, Legal, Information Technology, Digital Learning, New Business Development, Auxiliary Services, Campus Safety, Facilities and Construction. Mike holds a B.S. in accounting from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and an MBA in finance from California State University, Fullerton. He also holds both CPA and CMA licenses in the state of California. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Brea, and have two married sons, both who have graduated from Biola. Favorite Verse: “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock, and my redeemer.” - Psalm 19:14 (ESV).