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Vice President for Administration & Finance Search Committee Update: Four Finalists Selected for Campus Forums

Dear UHD Community,

The Vice President for Administration & Finance Search Committee is pleased to announce that we have narrowed the list of candidates for the University of Houston-Downtown’s next member of senior leadership. We have invited four finalists for on-campus visits this month.

This integral position supports UHD’s commitment to service excellence and provides a platform for opportunities of learning, discovery and engagement for a diverse population. By leading strategic goals of institutional effectiveness, the next Vice President for Administration & Finance will play a vital role in supporting a University on the rise.

We have scheduled open forums to allow UHD students, faculty and staff to meet the candidates. The Campus Community is invited to attend the forums virtually or in person; however, if possible, we encourage you to participate in person so that each candidate has an opportunity to experience our rich community.

Visitation Dates

February 18
Clen Burton, Ph.D.
College of the Mainland
Vice President for Fiscal Affairs
Texas City, TX

February 21
David Wesse, Ph.D.
Purdue University Fort Wayne
Former Vice Chancellor for Finance & Administrative Services
Fort Wayne, IN

February 22
Kimberly Thomas
Purdue University Northwest
Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance & Business Services
Hammond, IN

February 25
Sean Reeder
Eastern Illinois University
Vice President for Business Affairs & Chief Financial Officer
Charleston, IL

Open forums for each candidate will be held from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. in the Wilhelmina Cullen Robertson Auditorium (A350).

For parties participating remotely, please register in advance. An invitation with a registration link will circulate via email prior to each visit. Following the open forums, attendees will have the opportunity to share feedback with the search committee via a Qualtrics survey.

Links to each candidate’s résumé and curriculum vitae will be available on UHD’s Vice President for Administration & Finance Search page prior to each visit.

Since this decision will create a lasting impact on every member of the Gator Community, it is crucial that we have excellent attendance at each open forum. Please make time to attend as many forums as possible and encourage others to do so.

Thank you in advance for your participation and feedback as we move into this final phase of selecting our next member of UHD’s leadership team.


Stefany Records
Executive Director, Administration & Finance
Chair, UHD Vice President for Administration & Finance Search Committee