The University of Arkansas has named the assistant vice chancellor and director of operations and finance for the Division of Research and Innovation.
Mike Bieker was promoted to the position, where he will head up budgeting, accounting, communications and human resources for the Division of Research and Innovation. Bieker will continue to serve as the University of Arkansas press director.
“I am thrilled that Mike will serve as our director of operations and finance,” John English, vice chancellor for research and innovation, said in a statement. “He brings a wealth of experience and expertise as both a licensed CPA and the director of the U of A Press. His leadership will help the division leverage its resources as we expand and improve the university’s research.”
Bieker joined the University of Arkansas in 2002 in the Office of Financial Affairs and joined the University of Arkansas Press in 2004 as a business manager. He became the press director in 2014.
Bieker is serving on the Association of University Presses Board of Directors and is the chair of the AUP Investment Committee and is on the AUP Audit Committee.