New associate vice president for finance to start this week

November 6, 2018 | News, UToday
By Meghan Cunningham

A new associate vice president for finance and treasurer will bring his experience in higher education and private corporate finance to The University of Toledo.

Michael Dennis will join UT Wednesday, Nov. 7. He most recently served as chief financial officer for Plastic Technologies Inc. in Holland, Ohio.


Dennis has previous experience in higher education as the University of Michigan’s director of business and finance for university housing, a division of student affairs. His industry experience also includes serving as chief financial officer of Nextronex Inc. in Holland, Ohio; vice president of finance for Pro-Face America LLC, a subsidiary of Schneider Electric in Saline, Mich.; and controller for Dura Convertible Systems in Adrian, Mich.

“I am excited to return to higher education and to join a university that is experiencing such positive momentum that strives for excellence, has a true sense of purpose, and whose employees enjoy what they do every day,” Dennis said.

“Mike’s background, including his education, his understanding of the full accounting cycle as CFO for private corporations, and his work in debt management and cash planning for higher education, has prepared him for this new role,” said Larry Kelley, executive vice president for finance and administration, and chief financial officer. “Mike was well-received by all who participated in the interviews and shared their opinions. We look forward to welcoming Mike to the team.”

Dennis received an MBA from Eastern Michigan University and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Siena Heights University.

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