The search to fill the vice president of finance and administration (VPFA) has been declared failed by President Gestring.
Adam Rosheim will continue to serve as interim VPFA for one year alongside assistant interim VPFA, Julie Kriech.
Michelle Cwach, director of marketing communications and university relations, said the external search for the VPFA position started June 12, 2018 after Sheila Gestring was hired as USD’s president. Gestring held the former VPFA position.
The committee evaluated 21 candidates and completed interviews. None of the candidates met the qualifications for the position.
Cwach said that Rosheim and Kriech bring “significant experience” to the SDBOR budgetary process.
“Rosheim has worked in USD’s finance department since April 2007 and has served as director of budget and finance since December 2013. Kriech has worked at USD since 1998 in a variety of finance positions. Most recently, she has served as director of finance for health affairs, Cwach said. “We are excited for their leadership in these vital positions as we move the University of South Dakota forward.”
In an email sent to USD faculty, President Gestring will re-evaluate both positions in late 2019 and gives thanks to Rosheim and Kriech.
“Please join me in thanking Adam and Julie for their leadership in these vital positions as we move our university forward,” Gestring said.