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Finance Transformation News

January 2020 Update

In this issue:

  • Board of Regents approves funding for UWFT
  • Process Transformation Teams (PTT) kickoff
  • UWFT is hiring!
  • Meet our new team members
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October 2019 Update

In this issue:

  • Design phase timeline
  • Program updates
  • Welcoming new members
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July 2019 Update

In this issue: 

  • Board of Regents provides Stage 1 approval
  • Workshops offer a view into what could be
  • Leveraging local knowledge, skills and experience
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June 2019 Update

In this issue: 

  • Bringing Readiness to a close
  • Work completed to date
  • What to expect next
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April Update

In this issue:

  • Readiness vs. Design
  • Deep Dives and prototyping?
  • Workstream updates and new hires!
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January 2019 Update

In this issue:

  • IT Strategy working groups

  • FDM Kickoff meeting

  • Is UWFT the same as FIT?

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December 2018 Update

December 17, 2018
Check out the latest updates on the UW Finance Transformation program, including new hires and updates on recent workshops. 


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UWFT Program Welcomes New AVP

November 19, 2018
Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce that Ed Loftus will be joining UW as the new Assistant Vice President for Finance Transformation.

Ed is currently Executive Director for Business Planning, Systems and Budget for Bucknell University. Ed led Bucknell’s planning, budgeting, auxiliary operations and administrative systems, and he led Bucknell’s implementation of both Workday Financials and Human and Capital Management. Prior to Bucknell, Ed was Director of Business Initiative Development and Delivery with Prudential Financial-Retirement. Ed holds a bachelor's degree in management from the University of Scranton and an MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame. He is a certified Project Management Professional and has taught as an Adjunct Professor of Management at University of Scranton.

Please join me in welcoming Ed to the UW.


November 2018 Update

November 13, 2018
Check out the latest updates on the UW Finance Transformation program, including leadership alignment and governance updates.

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Provost Mark Richards, New EVPFA Executive Sponsor

November 5, 2018
The following message was sent to members of the UWFT Governance Teams:

Dear Colleagues,

I’m pleased to share that our provost, Mark Richards, has agreed to become UWFT’s new Executive Sponsor. In this role, Provost Richards will lead the program sponsors in defining the scope, schedule and budget for this important effort, and help to drive decisions supporting readiness and implementation of this transformation. Provost Richards will also directly involve President Cauce in any issues that require her engagement, particularly with regard to resources across the UW/UWM to support UWFT during this multi-year effort.