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UW-Eau Claire Hires Robert Bolles
As Budget Officer for Academic Affairs
MAILED: Dec. 18, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Robert Bolles has been named budget officer for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz announced today.
The appointment is effective Jan. 7, 2002. Bolles - an accounting manager for the Madison Metropolitan School District since 1986 - will replace Margaret Dwyer, who will return to her full-time tenured teaching position in the department of accounting and finance. As budget officer for Academic Affairs, Bolles will report directly to Satz.
A native of Eau Claire, Bolles earned his bachelor's degree in comprehensive public accounting from UW-Eau Claire in 1976 and his master's degree in management from UW-Madison in 1985. He is a certified public accountant.
"This position offers me the opportunity to be involved in managing the financial resources of the university, and it allows me to be part of the management team that is responsible for planning the future direction of the university," Bolles said, noting that he's also looking forward to giving something back to his alma mater.
In his current position, Bolles is responsible for developing budgets, tracking positions, calculating and monitoring salaries and fringe benefits, purchasing services, monitoring accounts and reporting monthly to staff, and managing the budget development process for federal, state and local grants. He has experience with numerous software and database packages. From 1983 to 1986, Bolles was cost accounting manager for the Parker Pen Co., and from 1979 to 1982 he was the international accounting supervisor for RAYOVAC Corp.
A search committee chaired by Administrative Officer Jan Morse identified five finalists for the position. "Bob's extensive budgeting experience in a complex educational organization and his strong interpersonal skills were key factors in his selection," Satz said.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Dec. 18, 2001