Search opens for vice president for finance and administration/CFO

“UA began the search for its next vice president for finance and administration/CFO. President Dr. Luis Proenza announced that UA has formed a search committee and retained an executive search firm to assist with the process. UA has retained the services of similar search firms to assist in filling other vacancies including the head football coach position.”

UA began the search for its next vice president for finance and administration/CFO. President Dr. Luis Proenza announced that UA has formed a search committee and retained an executive search firm to assist with the process.

UA has retained the services of similar search firms to assist in filling other vacancies including the head football coach position.

Members of the search committee are:

– Ravi Krovi, acting dean, College of Business (co-chair)

– James Sage, vice president of information technology/chief information officer (co-chair)

– Brian Davis, associate vice president for treasury and financial planning

– Mary Ellen Hinkle, UA Research Foundation fiscal officer

– Candace Campbell Jackson, vice president and chief of staff

– Joseph Rich, student representative

– Mark Shermis, dean, College of Education

– Kevin Thompson, regional president for PNC Bank and member of the UA Board Of Trustees

– Michael Trainer, interim chief financial officer, Akron Children’s Hospital

– Warren Woolford, retired planning director for the City of Akron and member of the UA Board Of Trustees

The vice president for finance and administration/CFO provides strategic direction and leadership including budgeting and planning, financial reporting, auditing and risk management.

I am grateful that we have assembled such a diverse and experienced search committee to help us identify our next chief financial officer, Proenza said.

Our next CFO will play an integral role in developing a strategy to help us secure the resources necessary to fulfill our mission and the new elements in our emerging strategic plan.

The search follows the resignation of former VP John Case.

Case was placed on administrative leave following his arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol.

He was demoted to senior business officer with his full salary and officially left the university Feb. 28.

Since Case’s demotion Scott Borgemenke served as the university’s acting vice president for finance and administration and chief financial officer.