April 4, 2007
Associate Vice President and University Controller John O’Connor has been named interim Vice President for Business and Finance, effective June 11. O’Connor joined SMU in 1978 and has held a variety of positions, including accounting director and chief accountant, before becoming the controller in 2000.
A search committee, chaired by Vice President for Executive Affairs Tom Barry, has been formed to identify a successor to Vice President for Business and Finance Dana Gibson, who has accepted an appointment as president of National University in La Jolla, Calif.
The SMU Vice President for Business and Finance oversees the Controller’s Office, Campus Planning and Plant Operations, Budgets and Information Technology, and Business Services.
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