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Budget and Financial Planning Welcomes Paula J. Pierson

New Director of Budget and Financial Planning Joins UTSA Budget Office

PaulaPiersonPaula J. Pierson joined Business Affairs this month as Director of Budget and Financial Planning. Reporting to Assistant Vice President for Budget and Financial Planning Tammy Anthony, Paula will be leading the UTSA Budget Team on all day-to-day support they provide to the campus. She will also assist the team in preparing the annual operating budget and legislative requests. She will utilize her vast experience in this area to align these critical roles with UTSA’s new strategic direction and with the new budget model UTSA will be implementing for the FY 2020 budget process.

Paula previously served as the Chief Budget Officer for New Mexico State University and spent more than 20 years working in business, accounting, budgeting, and analytics. For 17 of those years, she worked in budgeting and analysis for higher education institutions. She has developed budget models, created and analyzed financial budgets, and prepared financial reports. She has also performed several budget reviews with a board of regents, executive officers, directors, business managers, faculty members and students to communicate the development of strategic plans to various levels of management.

Paula graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan in 1995. She is in the process of moving to the area from El Paso, Texas with her husband Kyle, their dog, Gizmo and cat, Cassie. Both she and her husband are looking forward to settling into the Hill Country area and enjoying all that San Antonio and UTSA have to offer.

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