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Tennessee Board of Regents names Thomas as MTSU’s vice president for business and finance


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The Tennessee Board of Regents has approved Alan R. Thomas as MTSU’s vice president for business and finance, as announced by President Sidney A. McPhee on Tuesday.

Thomas, who has served in an interim position since January, began working at MTSU in 1990 as associate vice president for business and finance.

“I’m pleased that Alan’s outstanding service to our University will continue in this permanent role,” McPhee said. “We have been well served throughout the years by his insights and expertise.”

Thomas is now responsible for the management of the university’s budget and financial planning; the Office of Business and Finance; Campus Planning; Facilities Services; Human Resource Services; University Police; and the Administrative and Business Services Department, which includes the MTSU Post Office, Phillips Bookstore, Vending, Procurement and Logistic Services, Contract Office, Distribution Services and Receiving and Moving Services.

In addition to this, Thomas will oversee other administrative offices, including Event Coordination; Production Services; Parking and Transportation Services; the Murphy Center Complex; the Tennessee Livestock Center; and the Tennessee Miller Coliseum.

Thomas is a 1987 graduate of MTSU with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in accounting. He received his Master of Education in Administration and Supervision degree from MTSU in 1998.

“It is wonderful to continue my service to my alma mater in this new, permanent role,” Thomas said. “Our division has a true ‘can-do’ spirit and I’m honored to work with them.”

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