Interim Data Analyst for Planning


TO: UA Community

FROM: Ann Weaver Hart, President

DATE: May 17, 2013

SUBJECT: Interim Data Analyst for Planning


I am pleased to announce that Kathy Whisman, Assistant Vice President in the Budget Office, has accepted added duties as the Interim Data Analyst for Planning.

Kathy has been a part of the University of Arizona community since 2001, and has been in a leadership role in the budget office since October of 2007. Prior to her work here at the UA, Kathy had a number of positions in both the public and private sectors, and has a great deal of experience with budget planning, long-term financial policy, and fiscal management. As Assistant VP of the Budget Office, she has provided leadership in the development of University operating and capital budgets, and has developed and implemented budget policy, budgetary performance measures, and management and planning tools.

In this role as Interim Data Analyst for Planning, Kathy will bring her considerable experience with budget and financial modeling to bear, and help us understand the long-term implications of legislative mandates and ABOR policy. Consequently, she will help University leadership make informed decisions as we work with policy makers to ensure the sustainability of the UA’s mission and infrastructure in a prudent and consistent manner.

Please join me in thanking Kathy for her dedicated service, and her willingness to take on this crucial role.