Southern Arkansas University (SAU Tech) has announced the appointment of Gaye Manning, vice chancellor for Finance and Administration, to the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Board of Directors.
The news came in a letter from the HERS Board Chair, Dr. Tuajuanda C. Jordan. The letter said Manning was elected to serve on the HERS Board of Directors from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2023.
"When I first received the email and call about my nomination to the HERS Board, I felt so honored. To find out the nomination was submitted by Dr. Cynthia Teniente Matson, President of Texas A&M San Antonio, a good friend, and former NACUBO Board colleague, made the nomination even more special.
“HERS is a leadership development and research organization that is dedicated to strengthening women leaders in higher education. Being in the group of one of the first female CFO's in the state, I understand the importance of development, as well as sustaining a diverse network of women leaders. The HERS Board position is a three-year commitment that I will do my best to represent women leaders in higher education and the SAU System."
Manning has been an employee of SAU Tech since she graduated from Southern Arkansas University, over 30 years ago. Dr. Roger Worsley, former SAU Tech chancellor, promoted Manning to the position of vice chancellor for Finance and Administration in January 2001. Today she supervises all SAU Tech's business operations, including human resources and the physical plant, while providing pivotal leadership to the college.
Dr. Jason Morrison, SAU Tech chancellor, stated that "Gaye provides wisdom with her vast experience in institutional fiscal affairs. Her level of knowledge has proved invaluable to the college's executive leadership in making changes, overcoming barriers, and moving SAU Tech forward."
Manning was also recently featured in an article in the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) under the Leaders Edge section entitled, “Making a Positive Difference.”
The article tells the story of Manning's rise to her current position in higher education, including serving as a national officer for NACUBO.
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