“One of my favorite memories during my time at CBU was having Dr. Stan Eisen (Biology, Retired) dress up as Santa during our annual Christmas dinners and play Christmas carols with his trombone around the Quad. We looked forward to that each year! He was also known to bring his trombone to class when certain students needed help staying awake during his 8:00 am classes. Professors like Dr. Eisen make CBU so special!”

Lindsey Barnes Alexander entered CBU in 2012 on a Presidential Scholarship, which she maintained throughout her undergraduate years as an Accounting major — along with being named to the Dean’s List every semester. She was a very active student outside the classroom as well, serving numerous positions — including President — in her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha (which was honored as “Most Improved Student Organization” during her tenure), as Treasurer of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, as Secretary/Treasurer of the Institute of Management Accountants student chapter, and as a member of the Homecoming Court during her senior year. She also received the Morrie A. Moss Memorial Scholarship in Accounting during her senior year and graduated magna cum laude with her BS in Accounting with a concentration in Forensic Accounting in 2016.

Lindsey worked as an Accounting Assistant at Clark & Clark, a real estate development firm, during her senior year and was hired as an Audit Intern at Reynolds, Bone & Griesbeck PLC after her graduation. In 2017, she took a position as a Financial Analyst at AutoZone and moved to First Horizon Bank the next year as a Senior Credit Analyst. During that time, Lindsey also returned to CBU as a graduate student in the Master of Accountancy program, with the aid of a scholarship from the Tennessee Society of Certified Professional Accountants and the Alice Grey Welch Founders Grant Scholarship from Zeta Tau Alpha. She graduated with her MAcc in 2019 and was named Outstanding Master of Accountancy Graduate.

Lindsey is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is currently employed as a Senior Consultant at Sawyers & Jacobs, LLC in Collierville, TN, specializing in technology investments and vendor management. In addition to her role at Sawyers & Jacobs, she is also an Adjunct Professor of Accounting at both Christian Brothers University and Rhodes College.

Lindsey is also an active member of the Memphis Society of Certified Professional Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Professional Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

“The most impactful thing I learned during my time at CBU was to “Enter to Learn, Leave to Serve” in everything that I do,” Lindsey says. “I take this mentality with me in both my personal and professional life.” She regularly volunteers to assist with race events to support Bright Pink, with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program, with Operation Christmas Child for Samaritan’s Purse, with fundraising and networking efforts for the Memphis Animal Shelter, and as a shelter volunteer at the Hernando Animal Shelter. Lindsey also actively assists her alma mater as a member of the CBU Alumni Advisory Board.

I have loved teaching the next generation of CBU students as an adjunct professor and instilling CBU’s core values into each one of my students. So many of my former professors have become my friends and mentors — Dr. Weske, Dr. Hargett, and many more! This is something I believe that sets CBU apart as a distinguished university in the Mid-South.