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Janet Waldron

JANET WALDRON
Vice Chancellor for Finance

Waldron has more than 30 years of experience leading strategic business administration and operations in highly complex organizations. She has had key involvement in financial management and budgeting, information technology, human resource management and employee relations, and capital facilities management. She was with the University of Maine since 2003 and spent the eight years prior as the State of Maine’s chief financial officer after more than 15 years working within the government offices for the State of Maine.

As vice chancellor for finance, Waldron oversees system-wide financial planning and analysis, including coordination of the annual institution budgets within the UNT System. She will be responsible for the system offices of Budget, Business Services, Controller, Treasurer and Information Technology. These offices provide centralized, shared services to all UNT System institutions.

Waldron has been elected to the council on business affairs for the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities serving as chair in 2013 and 2009. She is a board member for The Harvard Kennedy School New England Alumni Association and a fellow for the University of Maine’s Margaret Chase Smith Center among many other appointments.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of New Hampshire and has studied at Dartmouth College, the University of Maine and Harvard’s Kennedy School.

Location, Contact Information

UNT System Building
1901 Main Street, 753
Dallas, Texas 75201
Janet.Waldron@untsystem.edu, (214) 752-5541, Fax (214) 752-8827

 

STAFF

Donna Asher

Donna Asher

Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services
Donna.Asher@untsystem.edu
, (940) 565-2482, Business Service Center - Denton

Donna Asher is a veteran in higher education administration with nearly 20 years of progressively responsible experience in human resources, fiscal operations, space management and information systems for both academic and administrative areas.  As the Associate Vice Chancellor for Business Services, Asher leads a team of directors administrating a shared services initiative that encompasses the delivery of business services in the areas of purchasing, payment, travel, payroll and human resources.

Additionally, she is leading an on-going evaluation of current and future services to recommend the most appropriate management structure, location of service personnel, degree of central coordination, campus variation, and outsourcing opportunities in order to ensure high quality, cost effective services to each campus and System operating unit.
From 2004 - 2011, Asher served first as UNT’s Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, Administrative and Fiscal Services and then as the Vice Provost for Academic Resources. 

She advised the UNT Provost on budgetary, human resource, space management and information system matters. She was also the chief budget officer for a more than $200 million budget and chief academic human resources officer for more than 1,000 full-time equivalent faculty positions and more than 750 full-time equivalent staff positions. Prior to joining the Provost’s office, Asher was Associate Director of UNT Human Resources, a unit that she worked in for more than 13 years.

Asher is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources and holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and an MBA in human resources management from UNT.  She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Information Science at UNT and is in the final stages of completing that degree. She is the President of the Texas Higher Education Human Resources Association and a member of the Society of Human Resources Management, the Colleges and Universities Professional Organization for Human Resources, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers.

Michael Di Palo

Michael DiPaolo

Associate Vice Chancellor and CIO
Michael.DiPaolo@untsystem.edu
, (940) 565-2272, Discovery Park C245C

Michael Di Paolo joined the UNT System as the Associate Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role he leads all Information Technology services across the 3 campuses comprising the system. Michael will be working closely with the Vice Chancellor of Finance and the new Associate vice Chancellor for Business Services to improve business processes in the new Business Services Center. He will also be working closely with the various campus CIO’s. Michael’s role spans all aspects of information technology — from strategy, planning and budgeting to the day-to-day delivery of services. 

Prior to assuming his current role, Michael provided IT consulting services to higher education, local government, non-profit and private sector organizations. In addition to consulting, Michael’s experience includes leading university, local government, and state-level IT organizations. He has served as an IT Director and CIO in Tallahassee, Florida and Fort Worth, Texas, as Chief of Computer Data Systems for the State of Florida, as well as several technology leadership roles at the Florida State University. Additionally, he served multiple years as chairman of a national Telecommunications and Information Task Force representing the 50 largest local governments in the nation. Michael has been a leader in introducing customer services and business practices to IT organizations.

Michael is excited about his role in the UNT System and looks forward to the challenges of the job.  He is married with two daughters, one of whom is a student at UNT. His other daughter graduated from Texas A&M University. Michael’s wife teaches in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program. Michael has both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees from The Florida State University.

Susan Sherman

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Financial Planning and Reporting
Susan.Sherman@untsystem.edu
, (214) 752-5542, UNT System Building 733

As assistant vice chancellor for financial planning and reporting, Sherman works to strengthen the financial reporting and revenue/expenditure analyses of the System, align System practices with State appropriations and expenditures, and help the presidents advance the strategic needs of each individual University.

In her role at University of Texas System , Sherman was responsible for developing strategies to maximize State funding and oversaw the strategic management of the State budget process and fiscal policy implementation for the 15 institutions and administration offices in UTS.  She also coordinated System institutions’ responses for financial reports and information from State regulatory and legislative agencies.

Prior to joining UTS in 2010, Sherman spent six years as a budget analyst for the Legislative Budget Board where she led the budget-writing process for institutions of higher education at Senate Finance Committee and State Appropriations Committee hearings on the General Appropriations Act.  She analyzed institutions’ legislative funding requests and performance and developed budget recommendations totaling $3 billion for 38 public universities.  She also served as a legislative assistant to State Senator Kyle Janek from 2001 to 2004.

Sherman is a member of the Society for College and University Planning and the Texas Association of State Senior College and University Business Officers.  She holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Kerry Romine

Kerry Romine

Senior Financial Analyst
Kerry.Romine@untsystem.edu
, (214) 752-5543, UNT System Building 732

Kerry Romine joined the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance in June 2013. He currently serves as the Financial Analyst for UNT System where he provides data analysis in support of implementing the financial strategy and business plans for the entire UNT System. This includes data retrieval, analysis and reporting for the Vice Chancellor of Finance's Office as well as financial forecasting, modeling and reporting to all levels of the organization and state government agencies. This position is key in preparing system-wide operating budgets as well as the legislative appropriations proposal.

He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Management from Angelo State University, a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M University Commerce and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Applied Technology and Performance Improvement at UNT.

Gudalupe Montoya

Guadalupe Montoya

Executive Administrative Associate
Guadalupe.Montoya@untsystem.edu
, (214) 752-5541, UNT System Building 742

Guadalupe joined UNT System in June 2010 after 22 years in the hotel industry. Prior to joining the University, Guadalupe held the position of Executive Administrative Assistant for the General Manager and the Executive Committee Members at the Hilton Houston North Hotel, serving the Hilton hotel guests and associates to the highest degree of hospitality. She also served as Training facilitator for various training sessions. Through several community service organizations, she had the opportunity to serve in the Executive Board of Directors as a Secretary for the Montgomery County Women’s Center, as well as Chair person for the Scholarship committee. Member of the Montgomery County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, member of the American Translators Association and active volunteer for the Community Clinic. Awarded Volunteer of the year for the Montgomery County Women’s Shelter, employee of the year for Hilton Hotel.

Guadalupe was born and raised in Mexico City. She attended Julio Sierra Academy where she obtained her certificate as Bilingual Secretary and Business Administration.
Guadalupe is excited about the opportunity to work and learn all about the UNT System.

Her motto: treat others the way you want to be treated.

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