Board of Trustees names Pearce as Interim CFO


May 16, 2013

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning named veteran staff member John Pearce as Interim Associate Commissioner for Finance and Administration at the meeting held today in Jackson. He has served as Director of University Budgets for the Institutions of Higher Learning since 2008.

A Certified Public Accountant, Pearce has extensive experience in providing budget oversight of Mississippi’s eight public four-year institutions of higher learning, including the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Agricultural Programs and Subsidiary Programs. He has served as the liaison between the IHL Board Office and the chief financial officers at the universities and communicated with them regarding Board budget policy and legislative instructions.

“We are pleased to have someone of John’s caliber serving in this role,” said Trustee Alan Perry, Chair of the Board of Trustees’ Finance Committee. “His experience with university budgets, board policy and university finance make him extremely qualified to take on this role.”