UAB to conduct search for senior vice president for Finance and Administration

UAB will conduct a national search to replace retiring Allen Bolton as senior vice president for Finance and Administration.

University Boulevard, 2018.The University of Alabama at Birmingham has initiated a national search for a new senior vice president for Finance and Administration.  

In July 2020, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Allen Bolton announced his retirement, effective Jan. 1, 2021. Bolton is a graduate of UAB and worked for the institution for more than 25 years during multiple engagements.

The senior vice president for Finance and Administration reports to the president of the university and is responsible for day-to-day operations related to finance, business affairs, human resources, facilities, public safety and strategic budgeting.

The search will be chaired by Pam Benoit, Ph.D., senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost. Additional members of the search committee include:           

  • Tom Brannan, UAB Vice President for Advancement
  • Chris Brown, Ph.D., UAB Vice President for Research
  • Dawn Bulgarella, Chief Operating Officer, UAB Health System; Chief Financial Officer, UAB Health System; and Senior Associate Dean of UAB School of Medicine
  • Andrew Butler, Ph.D., Dean, UAB School of Health Professions
  • Curt Carver, Ph.D., UAB Vice President for Information Technology
  • Paulette Dilworth, Ph.D., UAB Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Hafiz Chandiwala, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Senior Vice President and Assistant Secretary, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United
  • Dana Keith, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor Financial Affairs, University of Alabama System
  • Greg Parsons, UAB Chief Facilities Officer
  • Leigh-Anne Robertson, Director of Administration and Fiscal Affairs, UAB School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Rogers Breland, Ph.D., Executive Director of Alumni Affairs and Past Chair of UAB Staff Council
  • Mohanraj Thirumalai, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Health Services Administration, UAB School of Health Professions
  • Kecia Thomas, Ph.D., Dean, UAB College of Arts and Sciences
  • James Worrell, Ph.D., Professor of Accounting, UAB Collat School of Business, and Past Chair of UAB Faculty Senate

“The search committee members represent a diverse set of stakeholders and perspectives and will be critical to the success of this process,” said UAB President Ray L. Watts. “This position is vitally important to our great institution’s continued growth across every area of our mission, and I thank the committee members for dedicating their time to this search.”

The committee has engaged global search firm Korn Ferry to assist in the recruitment for this position.

The position description, application process and other information related to the search will be available through the Office of Human Resources, and updates on the search process will be posted the UAB Executive Search webpage as they become available.

Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply. UAB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight or veteran status.