June 19, 2018

Farewell to Allyson Moerman

The following message is from the Office of Administration and Finance: 

After nearly 20 years at the University of Mary Washington, Allyson Moerman is retiring. Allyson joined UMW’s accounting department in 1998, when the team was small, work was still being done on “green bar” paper and the university was progressing into the Information Age. 

Allyson guided UMW’s finance department through a number of changes and process automations. She led the BANNER implementation team, creating the chart of accounts and automating financial reporting. She implemented the Bank of America WORKS program for cardholders, direct deposit for employees and students, MyTime timekeeping system and BOSSCARS parking system. Allyson helped implement new software in the Student Health Center and in Campus Recreation. She led UMW through eVA, Cardinal Finance, direct lending and ARMICS implementations. She rolled out online tuition payments and the tuition payment plan process for students, as well as an eCommerce system for the Mary Washington campus. 

Allyson represented UMW as president of Fiscal Officers of Colleges and Universities State Supported (FOCUS) and hosted FOCUS events on campus for fiscal officers across Virginia. A member of numerous professional organizations and graduate of both the Advanced Commonwealth Management Institute and the Leadership Fredericksburg program, she also served as a mentor for Leadership UMW. Throughout her tenure, she has provided excellent leadership, generous encouragement, and many educational and growth opportunities for her staff.

This is only a small representation of Allyson’s many contributions to Mary Washington. She has left a positive, lasting impression on the University and many of its staff, faculty and students. She will be greatly missed.   

You are invited to celebrate her impact on UMW, as well as her retirement, on Wednesday, June 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. in Eagle Village (fourth floor).   

Julie Smith, assistant VP for finance/controller, has agreed to serve as interim VP for Finance, effective June 25, 2018.   

Lynne Richardson

VP for Administration and Finance