Financial and Operations Manager

westnc@jmu.edu

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Financial and Operations Manager, Outreach & Engagement

I am the Financial and Operations Manager for Outreach & Engagement and have worked at JMU since September of 2006. In this role, I provide support to the Dean, but my primary focus is budget development and financial management for the various credit and non-credit programs that fall under Outreach & Engagement.

Not only am I a working professional, I am also a student. I enrolled in the Adult Degree Program in 2008 and continue to work toward completing my Bachelor of Individualized Study degree (2018) with a concentration in Tourism & the Arts. James Madison wrote to William Barry in 1822 that “Knowledge will forever govern ignorance…” It is that pursuit of knowledge, combined with a love of history, which has inspired me over the past ten years to keep pursuing my degree and cultivate a passion for history - one class a time.

When the work day is done, I enjoy being at home on my family’s farm in Broadway and spending time with my husband, Jim, who also works at JMU. In my spare time, I like to read, bake, cook, and travel. I have four children, who though now grown and gone, are a continued source of amazement and joy. While Italy is my ultimate travel destination, trips to visit with my children give me the greatest pleasure.     

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