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February 23, 2011 — Northwestern Health Sciences University has named Ross Dugas as the institution’s new vice president of administration and chief financial officer of Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Dugas brings a wealth of experience to the new position, according to Mark Zeigler, DC, Northwestern’s president, and will be a “great fit.” The position is charged with providing leadership, planning, and coordination to university’s administrative operations to develop and maintain optimal support of the university’s mission and goals.
Dugas will work closely with the President’s Office to facilitate university-wide strategic planning and work with the provost to guide the university budget.
“This is an ideal opportunity for me,” said Dugas, who started in his new role at Northwestern Feb. 22. “I have a passion for healthcare and education and I wanted to be a part of helping to shape Northwestern’s visionary leadership in transformative healthcare.”
Dugas has several decades of experience in senior management levels in operations, finance, strategic planning, and business development. He was most recently the vice president of operations and New Business at Scantron Corporation in Eagan, Minnesota. Scantron helps education, commercial, and government organizations worldwide measure and improve effectiveness with assessment and survey solutions.
Dugas will oversee the following offices: comptroller, physical plant, human resources, communications, information technology, bookstore, strategic planning, quality assurance, and auxiliary, and business services.
With the arrival of Dugas, the current CFO, James McDonald will shift to his new position as executive vice president. In this role, McDonald will provide oversight for charitable gaming, the partnership with the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, community relations, and work closely with the president assisting in the area of institutional advancement.
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, www.nwhealth.edu/nwtoday/index.html