The director of financial accounting and reporting for the Oregon University System has been named associate vice president for finance at West Virginia University. p. Gary W. Rogers will begin his new duties at WVU in May, said Scott Kelley, vice president of administration, finance and human resources.
“I am quite excited about this opportunity and really look forward to becoming a part of WVU ,”Rogers said.”What I found when I visited WVU was a great team of people who are clearly dedicated to the University. That dedication, along with the fact that the University is student-focused with strong academic programs and quality research, impressed me. WVU has all of the elements of a very fine university.”
Rogers has been in his current position with the Oregon University System since 1998. The system oversees the operations of seven higher education institutions whose combined budgets total $1 billion a year. Before that, he was associate director of business affairs for Oregon State University and business manager of Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College.
He has also been a self-employed certified public accountant; executive vice president and chief financial officer of BMF Services Inc. of Forth Worth, Texas; vice president and controller of the Gordon Jewelry Corp. in Houston; senior manager of KPMG Peat Marwick of Fort Worth; and chief financial officer of the East Texas Salt Water Disposal Co. in Tyler.
A native of Welch, Okla., Rogers has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree in liberal arts and a doctorate in English from Texas Christian University.
He replaces Terry Ondreyka, who left WVU last August for a job at Youngstown (Ohio) State University. Elizabeth Reynolds, special assistant for financial operations at WVU , has been serving as interim associate vice president for finance.