Wise School Board Goes In-house For Financing Chief

August 21, 2015 Nemes Finance

SENSIBLE– The Wise County School Board didnt requirementhave to look far to find a new school division finance administrator, going internal to elevate Beth Shupe as the follower to Ron Vicars for the job.Vicars left

last month for a comparable position at Mountain Empire Neighborhood College in Big Stone Gap. Following a closed session to discuss workers and other matters Tuesday, the School Board chose Shupe, a previous executive assistant to Vicars, to direct the school departments finance department in the Central Office.Shupes appointment

resolves half the School Boards job of changing two top management positions. The board is likewise engaged in seeking a replacement for previous Superintendent of Schools Jeff Perry. After a 6 year stint as schools superintendent in Wise County, Perry likewise left previously this summer season to presume that function over Wythe County Public Schools.On Wednesday Interim Schools Superintendent Greg Mullins said Shupe had some clear

benefits over other applicants in what Mullins explainedcalled an exceptional pool of candidates.Beth has been with us a while. She has actually worked in Rons department actually since 2007 (initially in a part

time role )and she has actually been full time given that 2012, Mullins said.Any successor to Vicars had some significant shoes to fill as finance director, he stated, and Shupes close working relationship with Vicars and familiarity with the entirety of the school departments accounting, payroll and budgeting processes made her a reasonable option to her fellow administrators and the board.Ron served us at a high level for a number of years and was includedassociated with every element of our program. Just about anything and everything we do here– from insurance coverage to building tasks to payroll to maintaining our budget plan– Ron was included in all of it and, as I say, performed at a very high level, Mullins said.So we feel really excellentgreat about the fact we had the ability to employ someone who has actually worked with Ron for a variety of years and is really familiar with our budgeting procedure, vendor allocations, agreements, you name it, shes worked closely with every element of our financial processes which an asset tough to ignore.On Wednesday Shupe said she considers herself really lucky and blessed to have this position. I worked with Ron for a variety of years. I am familiar with the method he did things right here and I really hope simply to continue with that, including her previous boss personable and close working relationship with his department staffers, other Central Office personnel, fellow administrators, school staff members across the county, and board members.I have a great personnel right here, Shupe stated of the school divisions financing department. The county has remarkable staff members and Im excited.Shupe is a 1993 JJ Kelly High School grad, earning a bachelors degree in accounting at The University of Virginias College at Wise (then called Clinch

Valley College )and a masters degree from Tusculum University in 1998. She worked as an internal auditor at Black Diamond Savings

Bank before a stretch as a stay at home mom, then to Vicars school department financing department in 2007. Mullins stated Vicars replacement was almost a no-brainer decision for the school division.Beth brings her own set of abilities to the job. She has actually worked as an auditor in the past. And in her time right here working with Ron, a great deal of what she did was just about everything there is to do– and its a wholea lot more to it than most peoplethe majority of people may think it is– in that department, he said.We had a great deal of excellent candidates who all have a fantastic deala good deal of technical ability. But Beths understanding of our financial system, and her deal with the remainder of the personnel and the administration right here, all those certainly belonged of exactly what she gave the table.


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