Ann Bordelon Named to Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Post
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Ann Bordelon, a seasoned finance executive with experience ranging from the world's largest company to regional entrepreneurial ventures, has been appointed as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas, effective July 1, 2020.
"Ann's impressive career has given her the background, the leadership experience and financial acumen, to advance our largest division on campus," said Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz. "I'm looking forward to working with Ann as we seek to become a more nimble and flexible institution and am confident in her ability to help realize our goals and vision for the future."
Units reporting to the vice chancellor for finance and administration include facilities management, human resources, information technology services, business affairs, financial affairs and the police department. The vice chancellor is a member of the University Executive Committee reporting directly to the chancellor.
A native of Arkansas, Bordelon has spent the majority of her career with Walmart and Ernst & Young. During her nearly 13-year tenure at Walmart, Bordelon served in various executive finance roles including chief financial officer of Sam's Club, chief financial officer of Walmart Asia, and global chief audit executive.
Following her retirement from Walmart, Bordelon worked with a start-up company in the medical diagnostic space and then as the chief financial officer of Mitchell Communications. She also serves on the board of America's Car-Mart and PHD Group Holdings LLC.
Professionally, Bordelon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the National Association of Corporate Directors.
Bordelon earned a B.S.B.A. in accounting and information systems from the University of Arkansas and is a certified public accountant.
"It's been a privilege to be a member of the Razorback family since 1985. I am deeply honored to now serve the institution that holds a special place in my heart. My pride, passion and commitment to the University of Arkansas will fuel me in my efforts to serve our institution. I look forward to joining the loyal and dedicated campus leadership, faculty, staff and students to move the University of Arkansas forward," Bordelon said.
She has been affiliated with many volunteer organizations over the years including the Women's Leadership Board at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, and the Delta Gamma Foundation. Locally, she has served most recently as a founding board member of Thaden School in Bentonville.
“I’d like to extend my sincere gratitude to Chair Randy Massanelli and the other members of the search advisory committee,” Steinmetz said. “It takes a lot of time and effort to market, recruit and review prospects for a position like this and I’m grateful to the faculty, staff and alumni committee for their thorough and thoughtful participation in this process.
“Additional and sincere thanks and recognition go to Mike White, for his steadfast leadership of the division throughout this year.”
About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among fewer than 3 percent of colleges and universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.
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