Alan West has been tapped to serve in the newly created position of assistant vice president and university treasurer. In his new role, West will work closely with Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Chris Cowen on a wide range of treasury and finance-related issues for the entire UF enterprise.
West joined the University of Florida Foundation in 2006 and moved to UF’s Division of Finance and Accounting in 2013. Most recently, he served as assistant vice president and university controller from 2015 through 2020, overseeing areas including payroll, general accounting, disbursement services, asset management, among others. He is a certified public accountant, was the chair of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and was a council member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for five years.
Olga Weider will serve as interim university controller as a search is conducted for a permanent replacement.