Paris appointed to interim role in operations and finance

President Wendy Wintersteen has appointed Heather Paris to serve as interim senior vice president for operations and finance, effective Dec. 1 and pending approval by the Iowa Board of Regents.

Paris replaces Shawn Norman, who no longer is with the university as of Dec. 1.

Heather Paris head shot

Heather Paris

Since 2020, Paris has served as associate vice president for finance services, overseeing benefits accounting and compliance, controller's department, finance delivery, payroll and procurement. In her interim role, she will lead the operations and finance division, which includes finance, financial planning and analysis, auxiliary enterprise, facilities management, real estate and capital planning, and operations and strategy.

"Heather previously served in this role and provided strong leadership and stability for the division during a time of transition," Wintersteen said. "I appreciate Heather's willingness to once again take on this role for the university."  

Paris previously served as interim senior vice president for the division from September 2022 to January 2023.

Amy Tetmeyer head shot

Amy Tetmeyer

"Over the next few months, the operations and finance cabinet will work together to develop clear priorities for the division," Paris said. "I am thankful for the leadership of the expanded cabinet, and we will move forward in a deliberate and thoughtful manner.

"We must continue building what we started this year -- creating a culture that emphasizes customer service, excels at relationship building and partners with our campus colleagues to meet their needs," she added.

As part of the leadership transition, Amy Tetmeyer, university controller, is serving as interim associate vice president for finance.