I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Tina Sawtelle as vice president and treasurer of the UNH Foundation and director of finance and budget for University Advancement. Tina comes to us with a strong record of success from the College of Life Sciences and Agriculture where she served as associate dean of administration and director of finance and planning since 2004. She officially joins the advancement team on March 14.
When Kim Roundy announced his retirement earlier this year, I did lose some amount of sleep worrying about who could replace him – not only because of his budgeting expertise, but also for his institutional memory for both the Foundation and the university. Imagine my delight when Tina’s resume landed on my desk: chief financial officer and administrator for the College, overseer of its financial, administrative, information technology, marketing and facilities operations, strategic planning, and human resource administration. Prior to her work in COLSA, Tina was business operations manager for UNH’s Office of Telecommunications and Client Services. She earned both her undergraduate and MBA degrees from UNH in 1996 and 2001, respectively.
All told, Tina brings with her 18 years of management experience and a keen understanding of higher education. Talk with anyone on campus who knows her and you will hear that she has developed and maintained genuine solid and trusted working relationships with all levels of the institution. She places a high value on interpersonal skills, believing that those skills contribute to a productive and effective team. She will add a great deal to my leadership team.
As Jon Wraith, COLSA dean, wrote to his faculty and staff this morning, Tina “has played a decisive role in helping to lead and manage the college through truly difficult financial times. She shares credit for the fact that COLSA is now invoked as a key innovator and leader within the institution. Our staff and faculty openly profess their appreciation for her care about and equitable treatment of the people that make up our college.”
Please join me in welcoming Tina Sawtelle to the Advancement fold.
Kim Roundy, as you know, will continue his work on a part-time basis with us through June, and his retirement will be recognized at the June board meeting.
Peter B. Weiler
President, UNH Foundation
Vice President, University Advancement