Members of the UWG Community,

It is my honor to announce the naming of John S. Haven III as the University of West Georgia's next vice president of Business and Financial Services, effective Aug. 24. 

John, a veteran of financial management with 17 years of experience in higher education, will join UWG from his latest role as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

I look forward to welcoming John to our university and the campus community. He is an accomplished leader who will provide a depth of experience in higher education financial management as we face a future that presents many opportunities for advancement in the marketplace.

As vice president, John will provide leadership and vision for the continuous improvement of business operations, customer service, and positioning the university to achieve its strategic objectives, including the development of a top-quality student experience with a focus on service excellence.

John had this to say about joining UWG:

Prior to joining Wisconsin-Eau Claire as vice chancellor, John spent 15 years at the University of Florida, serving in a variety of roles, including the executive director of the university’s College of Veterinary Medicine. He also worked as a financial analyst in private industry before entering the field of higher education.

John, a CPA, earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the University of Florida after serving in the U.S. Air Force.

We look forward to bringing John on board in the next month and introducing him to stakeholders across campus and the communities we serve as he begins in his new role.

Best wishes,

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Brendan B. Kelly, Ph.D.
University of West Georgia