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Finance and Administration reorganizes to meet strategic goals

October 11, 2019

ISU’s Office of Finance and Business Affairs has reorganized its management teams to meet the university’s strategic goals.

Jennifer Steele, former Associate Vice President for Planning & Institutional Effectiveness at Lane Community College, has joined the university and will serve as Chief Budget Officer and Assistant Vice President of Budget, Planning and Analysis. In an effort to improve collaboration between the budget office, controller’s office, and institutional stakeholders, the Unit Business Officer team will now report into this area.

 V. Lynette Mitchell will now serve as Assistant Vice President of Business Services. In this newly created role, she will work to ensure the smooth operations of the Parking, Transportation, and Purchasing teams. In addition, Environment Health and Safety joins the organization from the Office of Research and now reports into this area.

Trevor Eagle, former Director of Strategic Initiatives at Arizona State University, has joined the university as Executive Director of the Office of Finance and Business Affairs and Advisor to the Vice President. 

Rick Dutson has been promoted to Director of Purchasing. Dutson has been an ISU purchasing agent since 2014. 

Cody Fitch has been promoted to Unit Business Officer for Academic Affairs. Fitch receives this promotion following 10 years at ISU serving as a Senior Accountant and Financial Analyst.

Dr. Glen R. Nelson assumed the Vice President role in January and has set an ambitious vision to build a best-in-class process across the business, finance, and campus operations functions of the university. The division works collectively to provide accurate, timely, and efficient business support services to a wide range of stakeholders for the Idaho State University community.

“Our team is focused on supporting the goals of the institution and the students and families we serve,” Nelson said. “These changes will help us better leverage our talent and focus our energies amid the university’s transformation.” 


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