Douglas Hawks, assistant dean of finance and administration for the Haslam College of Business, has been named vice president for finance and administration at the University of Central Missouri, effective Aug. 1.
Hawks, who has worked at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, since 2012, joined Haslam in 2014 and has overseen the college’s Financial Information Office, Technology Integration Services and facilities staff. Additionally, he has worked with the executive MBA programs’ Leadership Development Program and provided strategies for resource planning and allocation college-wide.
“This is a wonderful professional opportunity for Doug, although we’re sad to see him go,” said Stephen L. Mangum, dean and Stokely Foundation Leadership Chair at Haslam. “The fact that he’ll be taking campus-wide responsibility at a university with more than 15,000 students is a testament to his professional training and his significant accomplishments while at the University of Tennessee. We are fortunate to have been the beneficiary of many of his UT accomplishments.”
Before joining the Haslam College of Business, Hawks was a senior consultant and auditor at the University of Tennessee System Office, where he completed consulting reports for senior administration. He also has held positions at Southern Utah University, Sonic Innovations, Inc., and Wells Fargo. Hawks earned his MBA from Indiana University and his bachelor’s in business administration from Southern Utah University. He completed his doctorate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in higher education administration.