The University Record, April 22, 2002

Four administrative appointments approved by regents

By Laurel Thomas Gnagey

Regents approved an interim CFO, an interim treasurer and two positions of associate vice president and deputy general counsel at the April 18 meeting.

Timothy P. Slottow has been named interim chief financial officer, effective May 1. Slottow will work with the Finance and Capital Projects Committee of the University. He currently serves as associate vice president for finance.

“Tim is respected by his University colleagues and others in the profession as a person of great talent and integrity,” said Interim President B. Joseph White in recommending the appointment. “I am grateful that he has agreed to take on this important additional assignment during this time of transition, and look forward to working with him and other members of the Finance and Capital Projects Committee.”

Slottow holds a B.A. from the University of California-Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington. He came to the University after serving as assistant vice president of finance for Amtrak, where he supervised a $2.2 billion annual operating budget and $6 billion capital fund.

Regents gave Gregory J. Tewksbury the nod as interim treasurer, effective immediately. He is responsible for all treasury functions, including debt policy and implementation, cash management, and risk management. Tewksbury has been at the University since 1977 and most recently served as director of financial analysis.

In recommending his appointment to the position, Robert Kasdin, outgoing executive vice president and chief financial officer, said Tewksbury “is an extremely talented individual whose commitment, energy and enthusiasm will sustain and enhance our efforts to serve the schools, colleges, research institutes and health systems with quality service.”

A search for a permanent treasurer is under way following the retirement of Norm Herbert after 34 years of service to the University.

Gloria Hage and Daniel H. Sharphorn were appointed to the role of associate vice president and deputy general counsel. Both have served as attorneys in the Office of the General Counsel for a number of years: Hage since 1992 and Sharphorn since 1987.

Prior to this appointment, Hage served as assistant general counsel with primary responsibility for labor and employment matters. Her background includes work as an associate attorney with the Detroit law firm of Butzel Long and as a law clerk to Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Brennan. She graduated from U-M Law School after receiving a B.A. in English language from the University.

Hage chairs the University’s Policy Review Committee and has been appointed to the Prescription Drug Oversight Committee and is a member of the Faculty Compensation Committee.

“Gloria has excelled in her work at the University, earning the highest praise from clients for her crisp, insightful legal advice and her calm demeanor,” noted Marvin Krislov, vice president and general counsel. “She is known as a great problem solver who helps clients tackle the toughest of situations and adversaries.”

Most recently, Daniel Sharphorn worked on faculty and student legal matters, as well as with issues involving research and scientific misconduct. His other experience includes serving as a policy adviser in the U-M Office of the President, as assistant professor and legal counsel in the U.S. Military Academy Law Department, and as a patent attorney in the Army. He, too, is a graduate of the U-M Law School, and also has earned an M.S.W. from the School of Social Work and an M.A. in sociology from the U-M School of Graduate Studies.

“Dan has been an outstanding leader and citizen of the University for many years,” Krislov said. “He has helped solve a myriad of issues across the University and is known for his ability to listen and understand the needs of a diverse group of clients.”

Hage and Sharphorn are being appointed following the departure of Elizabeth M. Barry, former associate vice president and deputy general counsel, who now serves as managing director of the Life Sciences Initiative.