John Haven III will join the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire as vice chancellor for finance and administration on Sept. 24.
Haven will provide leadership and vision in financial planning, management and oversight for the chancellor, senior leaders, shared governance and student leaders, and other stakeholders in meeting UW-Eau Claire's mission and strategic goals. His responsibilities will include stewardship of an annual institutional operating budget, as well as providing vision, leadership and direction to the university's new finance and administration division.
"Mr. Haven’s enthusiasm for UW-Eau Claire, the breadth and depth of his experience in the private sector and higher education, and his entrepreneurial spirit aligned closely with our needs," said Kimera Way, UW-Eau Claire executive director of university advancement and chair of the search committee for the vice chancellor for finance and administration. "We look forward to him joining the campus community at a time when our future presents many opportunities.”
Haven has served since 2016 as executive director of college administration and chief financial officer for the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. He previously was the college’s director of college administration and chief financial officer from 2004-2016 and hospital chief financial officer from 2003-2004. He also worked as a financial analyst in private industry before entering the field of higher education.
“I am looking forward to the opportunities to collaborate with faculty, staff, students and members of the Eau Claire community in my new role at UW-Eau Claire as the vice chancellor for finance and administration,” Haven said. “There are so many positive growth opportunities for UW-Eau Claire and the Eau Claire community; it really is a great time to become a Blugold.”
Haven, a CPA, earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida after serving in the U.S. Air Force.