John R. Davidson has been named vice president for business and finance and chief financial officer at The University of Texas at Arlington.
“As vice president for business and finance and CFO, John will serve as a key leader in helping UTA be one of the nation’s most inclusive and impactful research universities,” UTA President Jennifer Cowley said in a statement. “With his institutional knowledge and extensive professional experience, he has the talent and knowledge to develop the University’s resource strategies and infrastructure plans to achieve success in our strategic focus areas.”
In a statement, UTA said that Davidson brings more than 20 years of experience in government and higher education finance leadership positions to his new role at the university, where he served as interim CFO since February. Davidson came to UTA in August 2015 as associate vice president for budgets, planning, and analysis, leading the design and implementation of a transformational planning and budgeting software and an effort to redesign the University’s budget model.
Before UTA, Davidson served as vice chancellor for administrative affairs and CFO at Arkansas State University-Mountain Home, institutional finance coordinator at the Arkansas Department of Higher Education, and senior budget analyst with the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration. He earned both an MBA and a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Louisiana Tech University.
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