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Alan Finn Named CFO

October 13, 2015

Alan Finn will become Lewis & Clark’s new vice president for business and finance and treasurer on October 1.

For nearly a decade, Finn was the associate budget director for the State University of New York, one of the largest comprehensive systems of universities, colleges, and community colleges in the United States.

“I am pleased that Alan is joining us to lead the financial operations of Lewis & Clark. His experience at a range of institutions is impressive and will serve us well in the years ahead,” says President Barry Glassner.

Currently associate vice president for finance and budget at Portland State University, Finn serves on the board of directors of the Portland-based Latino Network, where he also serves as treasurer.

He is a project sponsor for an innovation grant the university received from the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities and the Gates Foundation.

“Lewis & Clark is an exceptional institution, and it is clear that the faculty, deans, staff, and board are focused on ensuring a rich overall student experience. I am excited to work with President Glassner and all of the dedicated employees to ensure Lewis & Clark continues to provide a world-class education,” says Finn. “Lewis & Clark’s commitment to sustainability and diversity very much aligns with my beliefs, and I’m excited to be joining this community.” Finn has more than 25 years of financial and managerial experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand and later worked at Omnicare, a Fortune 500 company, before moving to higher education.

Finn received a master’s in public administration from Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York.

Finn will occupy the position currently held by Vice President for Business and Finance Carl Vance. Vance will depart from that role but will remain active in a half-time position as chief investment officer.

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