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

Lenora C. Chapman, C.P.A, began her appointment as Associate Vice President for Financial Affairs for UTSA in 2012. Chapman brings more than 32 years of experience in higher education finance, including the last 10 years at UTSA. She has a strong background in accounting, budgeting, finance, procurement, information systems and management, and has a proven record of increasing operational efficiencies to better serve students, faculty and staff.

Chapman offers up an authentic and sound leadership style that allows for true collaboration as this department of 125 employees works to provide sound financial management and services to assure proper stewardship of UTSA resources. She works with campus leaders to assist with financial planning and budgeting and strategic initiatives, and oversees management of the professional team responsible for all accounting and financial reporting, disbursements, payroll, purchasing and distribution services, fiscal services, inventory and surplus, and training services.

A major initiative to support the mission of the university was the implementation of the UT Share PeopleSoft System and Rowdy Exchange (eProcurement System), where Chapman oversaw the implementation of business processes and provided guidance on various aspects of the project. She currently serves on the Operational Committee overseeing enhancements and upgrades to the system. She chairs the UTSA Strategic Budget and Fiscal Sustainability Task Force, and is responsible for the institution’s operating budget, legislative appropriation request, and tuition and fee proposal.

Under Chapman’s leadership, the Office of Financial Affairs has adapted new platforms and technologies to streamline and implement best practices to better serve campus stakeholders and the mission of the university. She practices a continuous improvement philosophy, with focus on increased customer service through online training, user groups, engagement and partnership. An initiative that highlights this philosophy is Rowdy Pay, the new student payment portal that launched in the fall of 2016 and immediately drew applause from students and their family members. The benefits to students and their families were many, including a key benefit that allows access Rowdy Pay through the UTSA mobile app.

Chapman has a BBA in accounting from Texas Tech University and is a Certified Public Accountant. She is a graduate of the WACUBO Business Management Institute and the Community Education Leadership Program. She is also a member of several professional organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of College and University Business Officers, the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers and the Texas Association of State Senior College and University Business Officers.

Published 08/29/2017

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
    • Various other positions, 1984 - 1991
Gary Lott - office: 210-458-4221 - email: gary.lott@utsa.edu

Gary Lott, C.P.A., 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. Lott has more than 30 years of experience at UTSA, including directly managing disbursements, travel, fiscal services and capital asset management, cash management, non-Payroll tax management, and student accounts receivable/collections. 

Lott served on the PeopleSoft implementation team as treasury lead, and was instrumental in the setup of Banner Student Information feed processes. He also 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.

As the UTSA Business Manager, 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). In his prior position as UTSA Bursar, Lott expanded the single Bursars Office (Fiscal Services) to the newly created Downtown Campus.


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
    • Loan Coordinator, Feb 1984 – Aug 1994
Tammy Anthony - office: 210-458-6631 - email: Tammy.Anthony@utsa.edu

Tammy Anthony, the Senior Director of Budget Planning and Development, came to UTSA in June 2014. Her office collaborates with core Financial Affairs areas and the university to prepare the annual operating budget in accordance with UT System and campus requirements; analyzes and prepares financial data for various state agencies, UT System and the university administration; coordinates the preparation of the biennial Legislative Appropriation Request (LAR); and monitors and analyzes the financial and policy impacts of proposed legislation and develop fiscal notes per UT System directions.  Additionally, her team is assigned day-to-day operational roles for PeopleSoft Commitment Accounting and Commitment Control. 

Prior to coming to UTSA, Anthony worked with system budgets in excess of $400M that included very large restricted grants and contract budgets for the state’s land grant institution. She served as the liaison with both federal and external auditors regarding sponsored programs and annual financial statements. She participated on state task forces and worked with campus leadership regarding funding formula models for the state appropriations in New Mexico.  She assisted in developing new legislative requests for her campus and she was actively involved in the New Mexico Legislative process for funding higher education activities. Anthony participated as a Steering Committee member of the strategic planning process for her previous campus. She also was a primary member of the implementation team for the SCT Banner Financial and Human Resources ERP system when she was the Budget director. Previously, she was at New Mexico State University for 27 years. 

Anthony’s higher education experience and leadership skills currently assist her in the day-to-day operational aspects of the UTSA Budget Office and the planning and development role of the office. Her team is always poised to provide the best customer service possible to our campus and to learn and develop ways to assist in UTSA’s budget and strategic planning processes.   

Over the years, Anthony has been involved in NACAS, NCURA and NACUBO. After joining UTSA, she added TASSCUBO to the list. 


Education
  • Master of Accountancy – New Mexico State University
  • Bachelor of Accountancy – New Mexico State University
Experience
  • Senior Director of Budget Planning and Development, October 2016 – present, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Associate Director of Budget Planning and Development, September 2015 – September 2016, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Assistant Director of Budget Planning and Development, June 2014 – August 2015, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Assistant Vice President of Auxiliary Services, April 2008 – May 2014, New Mexico State University
  • Director of Auxiliary Operations, May 2006 – March 2008, New Mexico State University
  • Budget Director, May 2001 – April 2006, New Mexico State University
  • Director of Accounting and Financial Reporting, February 1995 – April 2001, New Mexico State University
  • Director of Gift Accounting/Comptroller, September 1991 – January 1995, New Mexico State University and NMSU Foundation, Inc.
  • Accountant, July 1987 – August 1991, New Mexico State University
Sheri Hardison - office: 210-458-6774 - email: sheri.hardison@utsa.edu

Sheri Hardison, C.P.A., joined UTSA November 2014 as the Assistant Vice President of Financial Affairs & University Controller. Hardison comes to us from The Catholic University of America (CUA) in Washington, D.C., as the former Associate Vice President of Finance and Assistant Treasurer.

Hardison has worked with auditors on financial statements, OMB Circular A133 and benefit plan audits during her entire career. In addition to her university experience at CUA, she was a key member of the audit team for a university for seven of the eight years she worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.

Hardison loves to read anything she can get her hands on and enjoys baking. Her favorite sports/football team is the Washington Redskins. Having lived in D.C. for 33 years, she decided it was time to move to San Antonio to be closer to her parents and sister who now reside in Austin.

Hardison’s extensive experience in public accounting, reporting oversight, professional judgment, focus on internal controls, high-level analysis and regulatory compliance experience make her a valuable addition to the Financial Affairs team. 

Hardison holds a Bachelors of Science degree in commerce with an accounting concentration and history minor. She has experience working with PeopleSoft. Sheri brings more than 18 years of accounting experience, including 10 years’ experience working at CUA. 

Education
  • Bachelors of Science degree in Commerce with an Accounting Concentration and History Minor, University of Virginia
Experience
  • Assistant Vice President, Financial Affairs and Controller, November 2014 - Present, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Associate Vice President of Finance and Assistant Treasurer, August 2012 - November 2014, The Catholic University of America
  • Controller and Assistant Treasurer, October 2004 - August 2012, The Catholic University of America
  • Senior Manager/Manager, Assurance and Business Advisopry Services (ABAS), July 2001 - October 2004, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
  • Senior Associate/Associate, ABAS, September 1996 - July 2001, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
John Clifford - office: 210-458-4060 - email: john.clifford@utsa.edu

John Clifford, Ph.D., joined UTSA in April 2016, as the Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services. Dr. Clifford has more than 40 years of management experience in academia and for-profit, with expertise in administrative, operational and organizational management, combined with skills in information technology, program development, and process improvement. He served in the Yale University Procurement Department for 23 years where he was a key member for the Oracle Financial implementation. He also functioned as the owner of purchasing, accounts payables and vendor data, and served on several projects and committees.

As an adjunct professor, Dr. Clifford taught numerous business management courses at four colleges at the undergraduate and graduate levels. His published dissertation is titled “Organizational factors that affect environmentally preferred purchasing: A qualitative study of four universities” and is looking to help green UTSA. He is also looking to write journal articles on logistics modeling, process modeling, organizational design, leadership and human resources.

Dr. Clifford is a lifelong resident of Ansonia, Conn. He played the guitar in a dance band for more than 40 years, and on many occasions, played benefits for local charities, fundraisers and special clientele. Dr. Clifford has two adult children, John III (teaching assistant for special needs children) and Mark (police officer) living in Connecticut. He is very excited to call Texas his home, serving in his new capacity and assisting UTSA on its journey to become tier one.

Education
  • PhD in Organization & Management, Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Master of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in Management, University of Maryland University College, Adelphi, MD
  • Bachelor of Science in Operations Management, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT
Experience
  • Director of Purchasing and Distribution Services, April 2016 – present, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Procurement Logistics Strategic Analyst, July 2013 – March 2016, Unilever
  • Manager of Procurement Systems, August 1998 – September 2010, Yale University
  • Supervisor of Purchasing Services, August 1987 – August 1998, Yale University
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Management
    • University of New Haven, West Haven CT, January 2005 – March 2016
    • University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, January 2013 – March 2016
    • Albertus Magnus College, New Haven CT, May 2015 – March 2016
    • South Central Community College, New Haven, CT, September 1989 – May 1990
Javier Martinez - office: 210-458-7201 - email: javier.martinez3@utsa.edu

Javier Martinez, currently serves as the Senior Director of Financial Information Systems in Financial Affairs, a position he has held since August 2015. He assists the management team with functional enhancements, modifications and facilitates business process changes while ensuring application and supporting software accommodate UTSA's requirements and business needs.

Martinez has worked at UTSA for the past nine years as the director of Payroll Management Services Department. He has 20 years of experience in various financial leadership roles, and has eight years working with financial system implementations and conversions. Most recently, he served as the UT Share PeopleSoft Chair for the Payroll and Time and Labor committees.


Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration -Finance, University of Southern California
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems, Chapman University
Experience
  • Senior Director of Financial Information Systems, August 2015 – present, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Director of Payroll Management Services, May 2007 – July 2015, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Equity and Quantitative Investment Analyst, October 2004 –April 2007, private and Capstone Equity
  • Payroll Director, November 1998 – September 2004, Chapman University
  • Installation System Design Analyst, July 1995– October 1998, CRI (Intuit Corp)
  • Deputy Disbursing Officer, May 1989 – June 1995, United States Marine Corp

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