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New vice president for finance and treasurer named

Aimee Turner brings 30-plus years of financial experience in higher education

Aimee Turner, chief financial officer of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, has been named vice president for finance and treasurer at the University of Delaware, President Dennis Assanis and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Mary Remmler announced today. The appointment is effective May 1.

Aimee Turner will serve as vice president for finance and treasurer, effective May 1.

“I am pleased to share the news of Aimee Turner’s appointment to this important post,” Assanis said. “Aimee brings over 30 years of financial and accounting experience in higher education and nonprofits. She is a problem solver and a team builder, and I look forward to working closely with her at UD.”

“Aimee quickly emerged as the top candidate for this position,” Remmler said. “Her significant experience in higher education has given her valuable insights into enterprise controls and reporting at all levels. Her metrics-driven focus on process improvement is matched by a demonstrated ability to partner effectively with both academic and administrative units.”

Reporting directly to the senior vice president and working closely with the president and UD leadership, the vice president is responsible for ensuring best practices and sound financial management, accounting and procurement practices across the institution in support of the University’s strategic and financial objectives. Responsibilities include management of UD’s financial reporting/statements, internal financial controls, long range financial risk models, including accountability for fiscal policies and procedures and the efficiency, and effectiveness of financial systems.

"I'm excited to partner with President Assanis, Mary and the rest of the leadership team to support the academic and research mission of UD and all of its stakeholders,” Turner said. “I'm committed to making sure that the University’s financial resources are used as wisely and effectively as possible to support growth and stability for the years ahead.”

Marc Mathews, who has served as  interim vice president for finance, will continue to manage the day-to-day responsibilities of the finance organization through April and then will help facilitate the smooth transition of finance leadership under Turner.

About Aimee Turner

Turner began her career working in public accounting, went on to become chief financial officer and treasurer at the J. Craig Venter Institute. She then moved to senior level positions in accounting and finance at peer institutions, including as the associate vice president and university controller at Cornell University and university controller at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Since 2018, Turner has served as chief financial officer of the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the largest academic clinical research organization and part of the Duke University School of Medicine.

She earned her bachelor of science degree in accounting from Frostburg State University with a minor in psychology and holds a CPA license in Maryland and North Carolina.

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