September 22, 2023

UMW Achieves Level II Decentralized Operational Authority from the State

On Oct. 29, 2013, the University received notice from The Offices of the Secretaries of Finance, Administration, Technology and Education, that UMW had been granted a significantly increased level of autonomy in its purchasing and information technology functions. This is the culmination of several years of work in which the University had to show repeatedly that its staff, resources and performance are sufficient to warrant this authority. This is a significant achievement and reflects the hard work and expertise of our staff. Please join me in congratulating Erma Baker and her procurement office associates and Hall Cheshire and his IT associates.  This change in authority will be felt in a number of ways by these folks as well as their end users in increased efficiency and timeliness.

Richard R. Pearce
Vice President for Administration and Finance and CFO