UT President Lloyd Jacobs has asked Jen Pastorek, director of supply chain management, to serve as interim chief financial officer and vice president of finance following the retirement of David Dabney earlier this summer.
“Every year this institution spends millions of dollars on supplies and services across its campuses, and Jen’s leadership in managing this dynamic process efficiently and cost-effectively is incredibly impressive,” Jacobs said.
“Jen has earned tremendous respect from the entire University community during her time at UT and is the ideal choice to provide leadership for the finance division and The University of Toledo during the transition as we finalize our search for a senior vice president of finance and administration,” he said.
Jacobs added that during this interim period, no functions will move nor will any organizational chart changes occur.
Pastorek, who started working at UT in 2003, said she was honored to serve as interim CFO.
“I have a lot of affection for this University and the people and students who make it such a great place to work and learn,” Pastorek said. “There is a great team of people in the finance division, and we’re going to continue moving this institution forward in the days and weeks ahead.
“There’s no pause button in modern higher education and health care, and I’m excited by what we can do to elevate The University of Toledo,” she said.