Jan 3rd, 2012 @ 8:53 am | Author:
Doug Dawes joins VCSU as VP Business Affairs
Valley City State University named Douglas Dawes to the position of vice president of Business Affairs. Dawes brings a background that combines higher education and private industry experience in finance, operations, capital budgets, human resources, information systems, facilities management, and project management.

"This role oversees a number of key university functions and is central to both our day-to-day operations as well as the goals associated with long-term strategic initiatives," said Dr. Steve Shirley, president of VCSU. "We are very pleased that Mr. Dawes will bring his diverse background and breadth of experiences to this key role."

As the vice president of Business Affairs, Dawes will be the chief financial officer of the University. His responsibilities will include developing and monitoring the operating and capital biennial and annual budgets, completing financial reports, developing the facilities master plan, recommending capital financing, and developing and executing strategic initiatives to further the VCSU 2015 strategic plan. He will oversee the Business Affairs staff and functions including financial services, budget, human resources, payroll, grants and contracts fiscal management, facilities services, and risk management.

Dawes comes to VCSU from Utah State University (Logan, UT) where he served as the Executive Director of Business Services (Facilities). His responsibilities included managing a $22 million operating budget and managing the Facilities Business Office and key functions including payroll and capital improvement budgets. His previous experience includes the energy and contracting industries as well as five years with Ford Motor Company in various financial reporting and analysis roles. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant and holds a Master of Accountancy and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Brigham Young University.

Dawes will begin his responsibilities in February.

Valley City State University (VCSU) prepares people for life through visionary leadership and exemplary practices in teaching, learning and service. VCSU is nationally acclaimed for attracting and retaining talented individuals who advance quality learning opportunities and economic growth through technology and innovation.