The University of Arkansas has named a new vice chancellor for finance and administration. Veteran finance executive Ann Bordelon has been named to the post, which she is set to begin on July 1, 2020.
As the vice chancellor for finance and administration, Bordelon will oversee the facilities management, human resources, information technology services, business affairs, financial affairs and the police departmentunits of the university. Bordelon will be a member of the University Executive Committee and will report directly to Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz.
“Ann’s impressive career has given her the background, the leadership experience and financial acumen, to advance our largest division on campus,” Steinmetz said in a statement. “I’m looking forward to working with Ann as we seek to become a more nimble and flexible institution and am confident in her ability to help realize our goals and vision for the future.”
Bordelon spent 13 years with Walmart, in which she served in several executive finance roles, including chief financial officer of Sam’s Club, chief financial officer of Walmart Asia, and global chief audit executive.
After retiring from Walmart, she began working for a medical diagnostic startup and later served as the chief financial officer of Mitchell Communications.
“It’s been a privilege to be a member of the Razorback family since 1985. I am deeply honored to now serve the institution that holds a special place in my heart. My pride, passion and commitment to the University of Arkansas will fuel me in my efforts to serve our institution. I look forward to joining the loyal and dedicated campus leadership, faculty, staff and students to move the University of Arkansas forward,” Bordelon said.
Bordelon holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting and information systems from the University of Arkansas. She is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Corporate Directors.