Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University, recently named Dana S. Stuart as vice president for finance and treasurer. In this new position, Stuart will become a member of the President’s Executive Staff and manage the areas and activities of the Business Office, Human Resources, Conference and Performance Events, and the Physical Plant.
“The focus of this assignment has evolved and demands strong strategic financial leadership,” said Dr. James L. Edwards, president of Anderson University. Higher education has changed dramatically in recent years. The way in which we operate necessitates a person with a unique understanding of higher education, finance, and strategic planning. Dana has strong capacity to grow in the areas of our needs and opportunities. She is uniquely qualified for this leadership role and carries a vision that will help us achieve new opportunities.”
Stuart most recently served the university as controller and treasurer. Prior to this assignment, she served as assistant treasurer and controller, director of receivables and investment accounting, and accounts receivable manager. Prior to working at AU, Stuart worked for Spectranetics in Colorado Springs, Colo., Alexandria House in Alexandria, Ind., and the Mass Communications Board of the Church of God.
Stuart’s experience, spanning 31 years, includes budget and financial strategic planning, financial management and analysis, audit administration, and investment analysis.
“I am truly committed to the mission of Anderson University and the servant leadership opportunity that this role provides,” said Stuart. “Anderson University has a great heritage and a unique position in the higher education landscape. There are exciting days ahead for the university and I am privileged to be a part of this good work. My thanks to President Edwards, Provost Marie Morris, the search committee, and all of those who have placed their trust in me for this important assignment.”
Stuart received a Bachelor of Arts from Anderson University in 1983 and the Master of Business Administration from the Falls School of Business in 2000. Stuart has served as a board member of Community Hospital Anderson and as a member of the Indiana Association of College and University Business Officers (IACUBO). She is a past musician and a past board member of the Anderson Symphony Orchestra as well as an accompanist and church musician for Park Place Church of God.
Anderson University is a private Christian university of 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students in central Indiana. Anderson University continues to be recognized as one of America's top colleges by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Forbes. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, Anderson University offers more than 65 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in business, education, music, nursing, and theology.