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Lenora C. Chapman - office: 210-458-4210 - email: lenora.chapman@utsa.edu

Lenora C. Chapman, C.P.A, serves as the Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs for The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). Lenora has worked in various higher educational financial roles for the last 29 years; the most recent six coming directly at UTSA.  She has a strong background in accounting, budgeting, finance and management and has a proven record of increasing operational efficiencies to better serve students, faculty and staff.

Lenora provides leadership and management of the professional team responsible for  Accounting Services and Financial Reporting, Budget Planning and Development, Financial Services (Cash Management, Bursar/Fiscal Services, and Capital Asset Management), Management Reporting and Administrative Systems, Disbursements and Travel Services, Grants and Contracts Financial Services, and Payroll Management Services within Financial Affairs.  Lenora also oversees capital project accounting and debt service management.

At UTSA, Lenora works with the leadership on financial planning and budgeting, strategic initiatives, accounting and financial reporting and developing operational guidelines.  A major initiative to support the mission of the University is the implementation of the UT Share PeopleSoft project, where she serves on the Steering and Operational committees overseeing the implementation of business processes.

Lenora has a BBA in Accounting from Texas Tech University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. She is a graduate of the WACUBO Business Management Institute and the Community Education Leadership Program. Lenora is also a member of several professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.

-Published 9/03/2013

Experience

  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2007 – Present
    • Associate Vice President, Financial Affairs, July 2013 – Present
    • Interim Associate Vice President, Financial Affairs, October 2012 – July 2013
    • Assistant Vice President, Financial Affairs and Controller, May 2007 – October 2012
  • Alamo Community College District, 2002 - 2007
    • District Treasurer
  • Trinity University, 1984 - 2001
    • Director of Endowments, 1991 - 2001
    • Senior Accountant, 1989 - 1991
    • Junior Accountant, 1986 - 1989
    • Walton Loan Coordinator, 1984 - 1986
Gary Lott - office: 210-458-4221 - email: gary.lott@utsa.edu

Gary Lott, C.P.A, currently serves as the Director of Financial Services and University Bursar at UTSA, a position he has held since a reorganization of Financial Affairs in September 2007. Mr. Lott has 25 years of experience at UTSA, including directly managing disbursements, travel, fiscal services and capital asset management. 

Mr. Lott served on a UT System Treasury Services group that created a Request for Proposal (RFP) for banking services. He subsequently chaired a committee to select and implement a new banking partner for UTSA. This implementation included a new check scanning process that has reduced fees and provided faster funds availability from check deposits.

In his prior position as UTSA Bursar, Mr. Lott was instrumental in the expansion of the single Bursars Office (Fiscal Services) to the newly created Downtown Campus. As the UTSA Business Manager, Mr. Lott implemented a campus-wide electronic inventory scanning process that resulted in greater accountability and decreased missing inventory. He also served on the executive committee that implemented UTSA's conversion to the current Student Information System (SCT Banner).

Mr. Lott earned his BBA in Accounting at the University of Texas at San Antonio and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), The University of Texas at San Antonio
Experience
  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, 1984 - Present
    • Director of Financial Services and University Bursar, Sep 2007 - Present
    • Business Manager, Sep 1997 - Aug 2007
    • Bursar, Sep 1994 - Aug 1997
    • Accounting Clerk/Loan Coordinator, Feb 1984 - Aug 1994
Mary Simon - office: 210-458-4344 - email: mary.simon@utsa.edu

Mary Simon, C.P.A, currently serves as Senior Director of Budget Planning & Development at The University of Texas at San Antonio, a position she has held since March 2008. Mrs. Simon has over 7 years of management experience at UTSA that includes areas of budget, management reporting and internal audit.

Mrs. Simon was instrumental in establishing an effective business intelligence reporting data system to support financial and management reporting. Prior to joining UTSA, Mrs. Simon's financial career began in the corporate sector at United Services Automobile Association (USAA). She spent 12 years in the financial services industry serving leadership roles in strategic and operational planning, budget development and administration, corporate reporting and financial management.

Mrs. Simon earned her Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from St. Mary's University in San Antonio and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from The University of Texas in San Antonio. Mrs. Simon is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Education
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas
  • Master of Business Administration (Finance), St. Mary's University, San Antonio, Texas
  • College Business Management Institute (CBMI)
  • Fellow Life Management Institute (FLMI)

Experience

  • The University of Texas at San Antonio, 2002 - Present
    • Senior Director, Budget Planning & Development, April 2008 To Present
    • Senior Director, Management Reporting & Admin. Systems, 2007 - 2008
    • Director, Management Reporting & Analyses, 2005 to 2007
    • Manager, Audit and Consulting Services, 2002- 2005
  • United Services Automobile Association (USAA), 1990 - 2001
    • Program/Process Leader (Financial Director), Corporate Finance Plans & Programs, 1998- 2001
    • Senior Accounting Business Analyst, Investment Regulatory & Management Accounting, 1996 - 1998
    • Senior Accounting Analyst, Corporate Reporting, 1994 - 1996
    • Financial Analyst, Financial Analyses & Planning, 1992 - 1994
    • Accountant I and II, Life Insurance Financial Reporting, 1990 - 1992

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