Steven W. Hoffman has been appointed director of payroll and tax services at West Virginia University.

As director, Hoffman is responsible for all payroll and tax matters for the University and WVU Research Corp.

Im very pleased and excited to be here at WVU ,he said.This is a dynamic and growing educational institution. The people here are all excellent, and I look forward to working with them.

Hoffman comes to WVU from The Ohio State University, where as tax director, he provided guidance, research, analysis and opinions on payroll tax issues for all academic and administrative departments.

He has also worked in management positions for Qwest Communications, H&R Block and the Internal Revenue Service and was tax administrator for Dublin, Ohio.

He earned his bachelors degree from Ohio Dominican College and his masters degree in taxation from Capitol University. He is also a certified financial planner.

We are fortunate to have someone with Steves professional capabilities and knowledge join our management team and look forward to his future contributions,said Dan Durbin, associate vice president for finance.