University names interim Chief Financial Officer


Sonny An

University President Timothy Killeen named Avijit Ghosh the interim chief financial officer in November 2016. Ghosh is now the UI system’s permanent vice president and CFO, pending approval from the Board of Trustees at their July 19 meeting.

By Jessica Bursztynsky, Interim Editor-in-Chief

University President Timothy Killeen named Avijit Ghosh as the University’s interim chief financial officer, according to a press release on Thursday.

Ghosh, a long-time University employee, begins his new role on Sept. 1, but the decision is pending formal approval from the Board of Trustees. Their next session takes place Sept. 7.

“Avijit’s talents and experience will ensure that the U of I System doesn’t miss a beat in providing the financial resources that are critical to support our world-class academic and research programs,” Killeen said in the press release. “I cannot thank him enough for stepping up yet again to serve our students and the public good.”

Ghosh’s predecessor, Walter Knorr, served as the CFO and vice president for over a decade and is retiring Aug. 31.

While Ghosh serves, a University advisory committee will be searching for a permanent CFO replacement.

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