|Title||Chief Financial Officer|
|Department||Western Nevada College|
|Office||Carson City Bristlecone Building Room 105|
|Degrees||B.S., Accounting, California State University, Long Beach.|
|At WNC Since||2010|
Coral Lopez was born and raised in Southern California. After graduating from high school, she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach. Coral was a member of Beta Alpha Psi and the Accounting Society while in college. After obtaining her degree, Coral was hired at one of the top four accounting firms, Ernst & Young. Some of the clients that she served were Isuzu Motors, Warner Brothers, Seven Jeans and Farmer Brothers. In 2004, Coral and her soon-to-be husband relocated to Nevada for job opportunities and a new home. Coral worked for many years at a small accounting firm performing audits and tax work in Carson City and obtained her CPA license in the states of Nevada and California. Coral is married to her husband Rigo and together they have a son and one basset hound. Most recently, Coral began her graduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and aims to complete her Masters in Business Administration in Fall 2017.
Coral was hired at Western Nevada College in March 2010 as the Senior Accountant and quickly moved up the ranks to Assistant Controller and then Controller. Coral oversees the Business Office which handles student accounts & refunds, cashiering, purchasing, travel, accounting, banking and financial statement preparation. Coral works very closely with all offices on campus, the Vice Presidents of the institution and Nevada System of Higher Education personnel. She has served on many committees on campus and at the System Office, has served as the PeopleSoft module lead and is currently working on a finance and HR implementation.