Gary W. Rogers, vice president for administration, finance and human resources at West Virginia University, has been named chief financial officer for the University of Tennessee System.

The appointment was made by the UT Board of Trustees this week in Knoxville, Tenn., and Dr. Rogers will be joining the school in mid-October.

Rogers came to WVU over three years ago as associate vice president for finance. Upon the departure of Scott Kelley, who joined the University of Texas System in July 2004, Rogers was appointed WVU s vice president.

In the interim, WVU President David C. Hardesty Jr. has appointed Narvel G. Weese, assistant vice president for planning, to the WVU vice presidents position.

Narvel Weese has been an integral part of West Virginia University for many years, playing a pivotal role in WVU s successes,Hardesty said.WVUs exemplary bond rating, enrollment management growth, capital improvement and facilities master plan have all been on his plate as we have collectively worked our way onto sound financial footing.

I want to thank Gary Rogers for his contributions to WVU and wish him well in his new position,the president added.

Rogers had high praise for the operations of WVU and its management team.

The financial condition of WVU is sound, and good things are happening at the University,Rogers said.WVU is a real jewel in moving the state of West Virginia forward. President Hardesty and his team, along with an outstanding Board of Governors, make things happen.

Given WVU s well-deserved reputation for attracting and developing talented administrators, coupled with a highly competitive job market for higher education leaders, Rogers said the new job opportunity just presented itself.

I have been very happy at WVU and was not looking for a new position,Rogers commented.However, I was approached by an executive search firm with an opportunity to lead a system organized much like WVU s with campuses in various parts of the state.