Tim Martin has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and Director of Business Operations at the University of New Mexico-Gallup, interim executive director Wynn Goering announced today. Martin, who was previously Associate Vice President for Academic Budget and Resource Management at Kent State University in Ohio, began his duties at UNM-Gallup on February 4.
“Tim’s background and relevant experience was easily the best of all the candidates we looked at,” Goering said, “and he was the clear favorite among the groups who interviewed him. We were very lucky to get him.”
At Kent State Martin was responsible for developing and maintaining operating budget guidelines and financial projections for that university’s seven branch campuses with total budgets of over $80 million. In addition he worked with campus financial administrators to prepare academic program and new capital construction business plans.
“I was a nontraditional student myself,” said Martin, noting his work as the owner/operator of a trucking company before returning to Kent State to finish his bachelor’s degree in accounting. “So I already feel at home here, and I’m looking forward to getting to know the campus and the community better.” Martin also holds a master’s degree in business from The University of Akron.