Public Affairs

May 09, 2012

President Gamble Announces New Chief Financial Officer

For Immediate Release
May 9, 2012

University of Alaska President Pat Gamble has announced that Ashok K. Roy was selected to serve as vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer for the UA System following a national search.

Roy has more than 40 years of experience in banking, finance and administration in both the private and public sector, including higher education. Much of that career has been at the senior level of management.

President Gamble says Roy will start at UA on June 1, 2012.

“Dr. Roy’s breadth of experience in the financial sector is deep and wide. His experience includes not only a Ph.D. in business, but he’s also worked in the banking industry, administration, risk services and auditing,” Gamble said. “I believe he will be an important asset to us as we structure UA to meet the financial challenges facing higher education in Alaska.”

Since August 2007, Roy has served as assistant vice president for financial services and chief financial officer at Kennesaw State University, in Kennesaw, Ga., where he also serves as associate professor of Asian studies. Prior to that position he worked as director of finance and administration for Indiana University in Bloomington.

Roy was educated in India and the United States, and holds six university degrees and five professional certifications from the U.S., England and India. Roy earned a doctoral degree at Sardar Patel University in India; a Master of Arts at Utkal University in India; and two undergraduate degrees, also in India. In the United States, he earned a Master of Science and Master of Education from Indiana University and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, respectively.

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For more information, call Kate Wattum at 907/450-8102, kewattum@alaska.edu.

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