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News & Notes: October 23, 2019

New UNT System CFO Announces Promotions

Since starting his new role Sept. 23, Dan Tenney, UNT System Vice Chancellor for Finance & Chief Financial Officer, has worked closely with Chancellor Roe, as well as the campus presidents and CFOs, in assessing teams and operations in the Office of Finance at UNT System Headquarters. As a result of this process, Tenney recently announced the promotion of two internal candidates to fill key leadership positions.

Paula Welch, who was named Interim System Controller & Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance in July, will drop "interim" from her title and move into the position full time. As System Controller & Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance, Paula will expand her leadership role in accounting, reporting, payroll and tax compliance. Paula previously served UNT World as Senior Associate Controller for the UNT Health Science Center. 

Luke Lybrand has been promoted to Associate Vice Chancellor for Treasury. Luke joined the UNT System in 2015 and has a decade of public sector finance experience.

In additon to these key personnel changes, the UNT System's Procurement Team, led by Senior Director of Procurement & Payment Services Michael Abernethy, will now report directly to Tenney

Cyber Security Awareness Training

October is Cyber Security Awareness Month and one of the most important aspects to ensuring a safe working environment for UNT World is to keep employees and contractors well informed and trained.
The 2019 online security awareness training has been updated for team members at UNT, UNT Dallas and UNT System Headquarters (please note that UNTHSC has a separate training program). Training can now be accessed through the employee self service portal. All UNT, UNT Dallas and UNT System Headquarters employees and contractors must complete this year’s security awareness training by Wednesday, November 13, 2019.
Thank you to more than 1,300 people for completing this annual security awareness training. UNT System ITSS is selecting four winners at random to receive an anti-theft backpack foe completing the training. Megan Bales, who works in Business Information Technology Services, is the first lucky winner, with three more drawings remaining in October.

Please note, the earlier your training is completed, the more drawings you will be entered into!