Regents Approve Interim Appointment,Organizational Changes Announced

June 25, 2007
The University of Houston System Board of Regents has appointed Jim McShan as interim UH System vice chancellor and interim UH vice president for administration and finance. The appointment comes at the request of John Rudley, interim UH System chancellor and interim UH president.

“I am delighted the regents approved Jim’s interim appointment,” Rudley said. “He possesses in-depth knowledge of the Division of Administration and Finance, which will prove invaluable in the months to come.”

McShan will assume Rudley’s previous responsibilities and will continue as associate vice president for finance.

“The campus community should not see any changes in the Division of Administration and Finance,” McShan said. “I plan to maintain Dr. Rudley’s vision and the goals that he has established for the division, so it should be a seamless transition.”

Some of the offices and departments under the division include human resources, facilities management, public safety, parking and transportation services, postal services and Cougar 1Card.

Rudley also has called on David Irvin to aid him as interim special assistant to the chancellor/president.

“I will retain my positions as associate vice president for plant operations and chairman of the UH Emergency Management Committee,” Irvin said. “Some of my directors may need to take on additional duties, but we’re fortunate to have a great team that works well together.”

Janis Newman, executive associate to the vice chancellor/vice president for finance and administration, will continue to assist Rudley, but in the new role as interim executive associate to the chancellor/president.

Other organizational changes include moving the Office of Special Events, which was under the auspices of the president’s office, to the Division of University Advancement. The president’s business office now reports to the Division of Administration and Finance.

Francine Parker