New Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs Joins College February 18, 2013
The College of Education would like to announce the hiring of C. J. Keudell as Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs. C. J. fills the position formerly held by Alice Toungate, who retired in at the end of January.
With 20 years of career experience in higher education, C. J. joins the dean’s office after serving as an administrative services officer with the College of Education’s Institute for Public School Initiatives (IPSI).
In that capacity, he supervised a team of human resources, accounting, and grants and contracts professionals and handled the accounting and fiscal controls for $10-24 million in annual spending. C. J. and his staff also processed appointments for between 65 and 130 employees and managed several hundred contracts and agreements annually. Additionally, C. J. coordinated the transfer of IPSI from UT System to the College of Education in the fall of 2010.
C. J. also was the business manager for the UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – Science Park Research Division in Smithville, which had 265 employees and $24 million in business transactions. Before joining M.D. Anderson, he was a Sr. Systems Analyst with The University of Texas at Austin’s Office of Admissions and Office of the Registrar and, prior to that, was the Director of Fitness for a $1 million self-funding enterprise at Cornell University.
As Assistant Dean for Financial Affairs, C. J. will serve as the chief business officer for the College of Education. His primary responsibilities will include fiscal oversight, contracting and personnel. His customer base will include faculty, students, and staff of the college, as well as other professionals across campus.
“We’re so pleased to welcome C.J. to this assistant dean position,” said Manuel J. Justiz, dean of the College of Education. “His extensive experience in higher education and in business management make him a great fit for this job. We feel very fortunate to have gained him as part of our management team.”