Edwards Named Vice President for Finance and Administration
February 16, 2023
MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – – Paul Edwards, main business officer for the Richard Bland College of the College or university of William and Mary, has been named Western Illinois University’s new vice president for finance and administration, powerful July 1.
Edwards has served as the chief business officer for the Richard Bland College or university of the College or university of William and Mary given that 2018. In that job, he done a wide variety of features related to supervisory obligations above the Enterprise and Finance, Human Resources and Information and facts Know-how departments, such as keeping and overseeing best tactics in economic administration and analysis, as very well as annual price range planning to satisfy the ambitions of the college’s strategic prepare and economical goals.
“Mr. Edwards’ extensive expertise in the finance globe will supply excellent leadership for this crucial division. I appear ahead to his arrival on campus, and I’m self-confident that his expertise and knowledge-oriented approach will be of great benefit to Western and the division he will guide,” mentioned WIU President Guiyou Huang. “I also want to lengthen my appreciation to Shannon Sutton, who has served as our interim vice president for finance and administration considering the fact that June 2021. Her leadership and stage-headed fiscal direction has been significantly appreciated.”
Formerly, Edwards has been an adjunct professor of accounting and business enterprise at Liberty College in Virginia since 2007 assistant dean of finance and administration for the University of Tennessee College of Health and fitness Professions from 2016-18 assistant vice president for small business affairs at Kentucky State College from 2014-16 the supervisor of accounting for Liberty University from 2007-14 and the senior accountant for Longwood University in Virginia from 2005-07.
“I am incredibly excited about becoming a member of Western Illinois College. Just one of my favored quotes is from Abraham Lincoln, which states, ‘The greatest way to forecast the long run is to build it.’ I seem forward to collaborating and partnering with President Huang and the group to make the finest feasible future for WIU, its learners, school and personnel,” said Edwards. “I am energized by the troubles and opportunities that lie ahead, and I look forward to contributing to the future achievements of WIU, on both campuses, Macomb and the Quad Metropolitan areas. I eagerly foresee acquiring started out this summer season in this pretty vital job.”
Edwards received his MBA from Virginia Tech master’s diploma in accounting from the University of South Florida bachelor’s diploma in finance from Liberty University bachelor’s diploma in accounting from the College of South Florida bachelor’s degree in finance from Liberty College and associate diploma in accounting from Polk Community College or university.
The Vice President for Finance and Administration oversees, coordinates and integrates institution-large monetary, physical and human infrastructure and makes certain successful stewardship of the University’s bodily and monetary resources. The VPFA is predicted to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the important challenges influencing models in this expansive portfolio and condition and put into action correct methods, structures and staffing. The VPFA functions with the numerous requirements and fears of the numerous customers that comprise the Western Illinois University community and retains the College local community knowledgeable of the various priorities and activities.
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