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UT Tyler Appoints Kimberly Laird as CFO

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September 20, 2018

Media Contact: Beverley Golden
Agency Director
Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at Tyler
903.566.7303

The University of Texas at Tyler recently announced the appointment of Dr. Kimberly Laird as vice president of budget and finance and chief financial officer.

Laird brings to UT Tyler more than 25 years of experience in financial leadership, including nine years in Texas higher education administration. Most recently, she served as associate vice president and controller for a Dallas university.

"Dr. Laird is extremely accomplished and has served in numerous fiscal capacities in higher education and in multimillion-dollar corporations,'' said Dr. Michael Tidwell, UT Tyler president. "We are looking forward to the leadership, expertise and insight she will bring to The University of Texas at Tyler.''

Prior to her position in Dallas, Laird served as a university controller and director of accounting. She also held financial and technology leadership positions in a variety of industries including wholesale, retail, banking, construction and public accounting.

In her role at UT Tyler, she will oversee all budget and finance initiatives, including accounting and financial reporting, budget preparation and control, and management of departments in the Division of Budget and Finance.

Laird holds bachelor's and master's degrees in business administration and a doctoral degree in higher education leadership.

A member of the prestigious UT System, The University of Texas at Tyler focuses on student success and innovative research in the more than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs offered. With more than 10,000 students, UT Tyler has facilities in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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