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Hernandez Named SHSU’s VP For Finance, Operations

Aug. 5, 2014
SHSU Media Contact: Julia May

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headshot of Dr. Carlos Hernandez
Dr. Carlos Hernandez

Carlos Hernandez, who has served as acting vice president for finance and operations at Sam Houston State University since March 24, has been selected to fill the permanent position, effective Aug. 1.

“Sam Houston State University is extremely fortunate to get someone of Dr. Hernandez’s caliber, his proven leadership skills and knowledge, as well as substantial experience in the State of Texas to fill the vice president for finance and operations role,” said SHSU President Dana G. Hoyt.

“I am confident that he will be an integral part of the campus community and enhance the university’s leadership team,” she said. “I appreciate the work of the search committee in their diligent efforts on behalf of the university to fill this key role.”

Hernandez will continue to serve as the university’s chief financial officer and manage SHSU’s investment portfolio, as well as oversee the departments of human resources and risk management, public safety services, controller's office, budget, and operations including university dining and procurement and business services.

Hernandez has worked in higher education for more than 26 years, carrying out a variety of financial accounting and administrative roles. He has been active in the development and implementation of administrative and fiscal policy; budget development and management; financial reporting; business analytics; treasury and cash management; and debt financing, among many other areas.

A certified public accountant, he previously served as CFO and vice president for finance and administration at the University of North Texas-Dallas; associate vice president and controller for the University of North Texas and controller for the UNT System; and associate vice president and comptroller at the University of Texas at El Paso.

Hernandez earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting, his master’s degree in higher education administration and his doctorate in education, all from the University of Texas at El Paso.



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