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New vice chancellor for finance and operations at WSU Vancouver announced

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Jennifer Chambers-Taube

Jennifer Chambers-Taube will serve as WSU Vancouver’s next vice chancellor for finance and operations effective Jan. 10, Chancellor Mel Netzhammer has announced.

Chambers-Taube will be WSU Vancouver’s chief financial officer and a member of the senior leadership team. She will direct administrative functions for the campus including, budget and long-range planning, business affairs, human resources, grants and contracts administration, facilities operations and development, long-range capital planning, public safety, transportation management, environmental health and safety, and auxiliary services.

Chambers-Taube comes to WSU Vancouver with more than 20 years of progressive experience leading teams and divisions. She last served as director of financial planning and analysis for Southern California University of Health Sciences where she was responsible for leading a comprehensive budget-planning process for the university and health clinic’s combined $43.7 million budget.

Chambers-Taube has extensive higher education experience gained by serving in various capacities at Portland State University, Willamette University and Marylhurst University. In 2015 Chambers-Taube earned the Rising Star award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers. She has served as an accreditation evaluator for the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities since 2016. 

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