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The National Survey of incoming Vice Presidents of Business and Finance at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will continue with the fourth round of finalist interviews on October 13th.

The next nominee is Matthew A. Skinner, Senior Associate Vice President and Deputy Chief Financial Officer of Washington State University. He will be on campus on his October 13th.

A full overview of the search and details on each finalist can be found here.

Skinner has 19 years of post-secondary education experience in budgeting, planning, finance and accounting functions. He joined the university in 2003 as a budget officer and continues to be recognized for his increasing leadership responsibilities.

His current duties include serving as Deputy Chief Financial Officer in the development and execution of strategic financial and facilities plans for the Washington State University system. He also supports and advises on all aspects of the University’s financial and management portfolio, leading a team of 7 direct reports and his 150 professionals.

He successfully led the campus’s efforts to develop integrated forecasts and financial plans, overcoming the associated loss of revenue. COVID-19 Pandemic; led the rollout of Workday, a system that supports finance, HR, payroll, and post-awards grants management. He also helped develop a plan to balance Washington State’s track and field operations budget.

A certified public accountant, Skinner received a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Idaho in 2000 and an MBA in 2007 from Washington State.

You can check out Skinner’s full resume here. The Skinner Candidate Evaluation Form is available here.

Nebraska’s Vice President for Business and Finance is the university’s senior business officer and reports directly to the president. This position is responsible for her $1.2 billion operating budget for the university, oversight and control of all financial and administrative services, and university policy and compliance with state and federal laws.

The Vice Chancellor directs operational activities related to the University’s physical facilities and grounds, sites throughout Nebraska, the University Police Department, parking and transportation services, human resources, and other business services.

This position is a member of the Prime Minister’s Executive Leadership Team and a member of the Prime Minister’s Extended Cabinet. Learn more about positions and duties here.

Skinner and the other finalists were selected through a national survey. A search advisory board led by Richard Moberly, dean of the law school, assisted in the search. The committee includes students, faculty, staff, and representatives of the Greater Lincoln community.

  • Marco Barker, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion.
  • Ken Blum, Associate Professor at the Chancellor for the Implementation of Budget Models and Chair/Professor of Physics and Astronomy.
  • Jacob Drake, President of the University of Nebraska Student Association;
  • Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Chris Kabourek said, new system
  • Kelli Kopocis, Chancellor-elect, Faculty Senator, Assistant Professor of Architectural Engineering and Construction.
  • Mary LaGrange, Interim Vice President for Business and Finance.
  • Ann Powers, Research Technician, Agronomist and Horticulture.
  • Hassan Ramza, Assistant to the Deputy Prime Minister, Chief of Police.
  • Tyrell Ross, Director of Finance and Budget, College of Business
  • Lisa Smith, Senior Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager, Da Davidson and Co.;
  • Becky Zavala, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research and Economic Development.

Learn more about searching here.

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