There are three finalists for the Vice President of the Division of Administration & Finance position who will be visiting the campus on May 13, May 14 and May 15, 2014. We encourage the University community to attend the open forums scheduled for each candidate.
If you have any questions, you may contact Susan Sanders who is providing administrative support to the search committee, at x3301.
Tye Minckler is currently the Vice President for Finance and Administration at Tarleton State University, a member of the Texas A&M System. TSU is one of the fastest growing universities in Texas and will educate about 11,500 students next fall (across 4 locations and on-line) supported by a budget of $166 million.
Tye’s current responsibilities include accounting, human resources, facilities, information technology, purchasing, and safety/compliance. He is proud of his contribution to management development across the division and very proud of his team for stepping up the professionalism and service across the university. Dedicated to social betterment through research and higher education, Tye is continuously learning, service oriented, innovative, and collaborative.
He is also strategically oriented even though very capable of rolling up the sleeves for a deep analytical dive. “Just as life is about balance, so too, must we balance the strategic and tactical at work. We must do things right and most importantly, we must focus on the right things.”
He came to Texas in 2012 from Wisconsin, where he was Vice President of Campus Operations at the Medical College of Wisconsin. MCW is a billion dollar research, teaching and clinical services institution and the second largest research organization in Wisconsin.
While there, he helped develop a strong management team which saved over $3 million dollars a year through energy savings, new contracts and new suppliers, and streamlining organizational responsibilities.
Previously, Tye was the Director of Facilities Development and Management for the School of Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle from 2000 to 2007. He oversaw the development of a new campus at South Lake Union and the addition of two new research buildings.
Prior to his experience in higher education, he was CFO of a start-up technology services firm that grew to $15 million in 4 years, and CFO of a publicly held restaurant and retail chain.
His degrees are from the University of Washington – an MBA, Finance, and a BS, Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is also a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).