Editor’s note: The following announcement was posted at UW-W on January 10.
Message from Chancellor Henderson on Administrative Affairs leadership
Dear University Colleagues,
As we continue our search for a permanent vice chancellor for administrative affairs, I wanted to share with you that Taryn Carothers has decided to step down from the interim vice chancellor role, and to resume her previous position as controller, effective January 10, 2022. Since September of 2020, Taryn has led the Administrative Affairs unit and served as a critical campus leader as we secured resources and navigated the logistics of the COVID-19 pandemic, and collectively worked to solidify our university budget. I’m very appreciative of her service and glad to have her remain part of the Warhawk Family.
I’m pleased to announce that Jeff Arnold will assume the role of interim vice chancellor for administrative affairs starting January 10, 2022. Jeff is well known to our community as he served as vice chancellor from 2011 to 2017 after a 25-year career with UW System. His appointment provides us with an extremely knowledgeable expert in budget planning, financial administration and UW System financial policies as well as invaluable experience with the UW-Whitewater budget. Jeff is an experienced and respected leader with a passion for higher education and UW-Whitewater. He served all of the UW System institutions for more than 10 years as the director of financial services, holds a business degree from UW-Madison and is also a Certified Public Accountant.
Thank you in advance for supporting our Administrative Affairs colleagues during this transition. We have secured the assistance of the search firm Isaacson, Miller in the search for the right vice chancellor for administrative affairs, and they will be working with us to hire someone by the end of the spring semester. I look forward to working with their team and our search committee to find the right candidate to help lead UW-Whitewater’s administrative team.