President Earl H. Potter III named Douglas H. Vinzant, a veteran administrator, as the next vice president for finance and administration.
Vinzant replaces Steve Ludwig who retired in June after 25 years of service with seven years as vice president. Len Sippel has filled the vice president position as an interim.
Vinzant has more than 25 years of experience in public higher education leading budget, strategic planning, administration and finance, and information technology operations at universities across the country. He served as vice president for administration at the University of Wyoming from 2009-12 and has held administrative roles at the University of Illinois, Arizona State University, Eastern Washington University and Central Washington University.
Most recently, he was a senior consulting associate with the Pappas Consulting Group.