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Hurley Appointed to Budget Post

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January 17, 2006

James M. Hurley has been appointed associate vice president for budget planning, analysis & allocation at Northwestern University, effective Feb. 20.

He will succeed James Elsass, who served as associate vice president for 19 years.

Hurley has been vice president for budget and planning at Brandeis University for the past five years. He worked as associate dean for administration and finance at the New York University School of Education from 1989 to 2000. He also has six years of academic medical center and municipal government experience in New York State.

Hurley has a solid record of accomplishment in developing and managing university operating and capital budgets and has demonstrated a collaborative and integrated budgeting process that supports programmatic priorities and major capital initiatives, said Eugene S. Sunshine, senior vice president for business and finance.

His responsibilities will include the implementation of a more unified budget and resource reporting process for Northwestern, providing more linkages with financial, human resources and student information systems. He will oversee and manage the Office of Budget Planning that is engaged in analytical studies, financial forecasts, planning strategy, setting allocation parameters, and the development of various financial management frameworks.

Hurley will continue the associate vice president's role in closely interacting with the President, Provost, Deans, Department Directors and Administrators, and the Trustee Budget Committee on budgetary matters.

Elsass will make a transition to a part-time role in the financial management system replacement project while completing the preparation of the 2007 fiscal year budget.

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