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Mathews is new VP for finance and business

Mark MathewsMarc Mathews ’80, formerly treasurer for the University of Kentucky, joined Transylvania as vice president for finance and business in February. He succeeds Jerry Ray, who served as chief financial officer for 25 years and is continuing in a part-time advisory capacity for several months.

Mathews earned a master’s degree in accounting from UK and brings 28 years of accounting and financial management experience to his new Transy position. At UK, he was senior associate controller (1998-2004), controller (2004-08), and treasurer since January 2008. He previously worked in auditing and financial management at PricewaterhouseCoopers; Ross, Sinclaire & Associates; Century Offshore Management; and Coopers & Lybrand.

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Mathews has also been active in community organizations, including United Way, the International Book Project, and Volunteer Center of the Bluegrass. He is national treasurer of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honorary and a former member of Transylvania’s Alumni Executive Board.

“We are delighted to welcome Marc back to Transylvania in this new role,” said President Charles L. Shearer. “Marc brings a wealth of experience to our finance office that will serve the University well in these challenging economic times.”

Mathews is married to Gwen Williamson Mathews ’88, a former Transylvania admissions counselor, coordinator of Greek affairs, and director of annual giving.

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