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Search Launches for Next UT Chief Financial Officer

We have begun the search for the next chief financial officer of the UT System, and I would like to encourage your involvement in the process.
The chief financial officer is responsible for the administration of all financial operations at the University, including development of financial and operational strategies; budgeting, accounting and reporting of all operations; enterprise resource planning; investment of University operating and endowment funds; and capital outlay and maintenance programs. The position also has responsibility for overseeing system-wide IT operations.
I invite anyone interested in nominating a candidate or applying for the position to do so through the search website.
The committee, chaired by UT System Vice President for Communications and Marketing Tonjanita Johnson, will meet in July to discuss the search process, timeline, expectations of qualified candidates and position requirements. Additional search committee members include:

  • Ken Brown, executive vice chancellor and chief operating officer, UT Health Science Center
  • Chris Cimino, senior vice chancellor for finance and operations, UT Knoxville
  • John Compton, partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice
  • Sharon Pryse, UT trustee; chairman and chief executive officer, The Trust Company
  • Mitch Steenrod, chief financial officer, Pilot Flying J

Linda Hendricks Harig, UT vice president for human resources, is serving as an adviser to the committee. Ashlie Czyz, director of HR programs, is serving as the executive recruiter.
More information about the search, including the job description, is available on the search website. We hope to fill the position by October.  
Thank you for your involvement in this important process and for all you do for the University.
All the best,

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