Mississippi University for Women has named Carla Lowery interim vice president for operations and chief financial officer.
Lowery took over after the departure of Mark Ellard from the position. MUW declined to comment on Ellard’s departure as it is a personnel matter.
Lowery stepped into the role Monday, and she has more than 30 years of experience in data analysis and information technology, a press release from MUW said.
As CFO, Lowery will be responsible for overseeing the financial operations of the university and oversee university accounting, resources management, facilities management, information technology services and institutional research and assessment, the press release said.
She has been at MUW since 2001 in leadership and instructional roles. She taught courses such as information systems using microcomputers, management information system projects and database applications.
Lowery has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in business administration.
MUW University Relations Executive Director Anika Perkins told The Dispatch the search process for finding a permanent CFO will begin “later this summer.”
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