Dillard University announced the appointment of a new Chief Financial Officer (CFO)/Vice President for Business and Finance. Dr. Gerald Williams, currently the Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance at Southern University of New Orleans, has been appointed to begin his duties effective September 15, 2008.
President Marvalene Hughes stated, “Dillard University is very fortunate to attract a CFO/Vice President for Business and Finance with the level of experience and expertise offered by Dr. Williams. He brings an exemplary and longstanding record of excellence in his field.”
His success has been demonstrated throughout his career path which began as a Management/Fiscal Operations Officer and proceeded through the level of President in corporate business and private enterprise. In higher education, he began as Student Financial Aid Director and became Comptroller at SUNO. Very early, he was promoted to Executive Assistant to the Chancellor and was later appointed Vice President for Administration and Finance at SUNO. In all these positions, he was noted for his competence in Business and Finance.
Dr. Williams said, “I am looking forward to joining the leadership team at Dillard University. As a leader among universities in Louisiana, Dillard University has a history of educating and preparing students in meeting the many challenges of the future. My education and work experiences have prepared me to join the administration in raising the University to new ‘heights’.”