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Janet Williams named Wake Forest’s finance chief

Janet Williams named Wake Forest’s finance chief
July 12
05:00 2018

Wake Forest University has named Janet Williams Vice President for Finance.

Williams, who currently serves as interim vice president of the Division of Finance and Administration at Ithaca College, has more than two decades of experience in financial leadership positions with colleges, universities and Fortune 500 companies.

She will be responsible for managing, planning and overseeing the financial areas of the University to ensure Wake Forest’s capacity to fulfill its educational mission and vision.

“Janet brings to Wake Forest a wealth of experience in strategic planning, operations management, financial management and budget development,” said Hof Milam, executive vice president at Wake Forest. “Her exceptional managerial skills, deep understanding of financial operations and commitment to strengthening the Wake Forest community make her an excellent person to fill this vital role.”

She assumed her new duties July 1.

Williams will have responsibility for the management and operation of the business and finance areas of the University including accounting, student financial services, accounts receivable, accounts payable, campus financial services, financial information systems, procurement, risk services, fiscal planning, financial statement preparation, contract negotiations, payroll, treasury services and investments.

“In the role of vice president for finance, I look forward to applying a unique combination of corporate and higher education business knowledge and experiences to advance Wake Forest’s strategic goals,” Williams said. “I am most excited about forging new relationships with many talented and interesting people at Wake Forest. I know the importance of building and maintaining strong relationships and working collaboratively with others for the good of the whole institution. I am privileged to be part of the Finance and Administration leadership team at Wake Forest.”

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