VINCENNES, Ind. – Staffing changes are coming to the Vincennes
University Financial Services Department as it transitions through the
loss of Vice President for Financial Services and Government Relations
Vincennes University has announced longtime employees Linda Waldroup,
Tim Eaton, and Conya Wampler will move to new positions effective July 29.
Waldroup is assuming the role of Vice President of Financial
Services. Eaton will become the Associate Vice President of Financial
Services and Budget Director. Wampler is being promoted to Controller.
“As we continue to mourn the passing of Phil Rath, we must also
continue to carry on the work of the institution he dearly loved. VU’s
Financial Services area has many talented and highly-experienced
individuals willing to step up in support of our important mission.
The tenure of these individuals and many others in Financial Services
speaks volumes about the great leadership that Phil provided to VU for
more than 35 years,” Vincennes University President Chuck Johnson said.
Staffing and structure needs of the Financial Services area will
undergo evaluation by Waldroup and her team in the coming weeks. The
University is currently reviewing options for restructuring and
staffing the Government Relations role. There will be an announcement
regarding those plans in the near future.
Given their wealth of experience and knowledge, Waldroup, Eaton and
Wampler will enable Financial Services to continue moving forward.
Board of Trustees Chair John Stachura expressed it “will be a very
“As a board member and chair, I have had the pleasure for five years
of sitting in with the Indiana State Board of Accounts during audits.
I’ve attended every entrance interview, every exit interview, and over
that course of time I have been involved with everybody in our
Financial Services and they are outstanding. Every time there has been
a clean bill of health. Our group gets compliments on how easy they
make the State Board of Accounts’ job,” Stachura said.
He credits Rath for developing the office’s commendable reputation.
“We definitely will miss Phil Rath, but as a compliment to him he
built an outstanding and capable staff. You can look at their resumes
at what they’ve accomplished as far as their education and you can
look at how long they’ve served at VU. They (Waldroup, Eaton, and
Wampler) will do an outstanding job,” Stachura said.
Waldroup has provided an impressively long service to the University
that spans more than four decades. She currently serves as VU’s
Associate Vice President for Financial Services and Controller and
oversees the University’s accounting functions, including payroll,
investments, debt service, purchasing, risk management, and accounts
payable. She is also responsible for Student Financial Aid, Bursar,
and Bookstore areas. Waldroup has been greatly involved in the
development of VU’s Primary Care Center.
She began her career VU in 1976. Waldroup is also a VU graduate. She
earned her associate degree in accounting. She has a bachelor’s degree
in accounting from University of Southern Indiana and an MBA from Ball
“I am honored to have this opportunity to continue working with the
talented Financial Services team to accomplish the vision Vice
President Rath had for Vincennes University,” Waldroup said. “As an
alum I am passionate about VU and I am eager to accept this new
challenge to further the mission of the University.”
Eaton has been at VU since 1989. In 2000, he moved in to his position
as Budget Director. He possesses extensive knowledge of VU’s financial
performance in many areas and is well acquainted with programming and
activities that drive the budgets. He will continue to play an
important role in VU’s pursuit of state funding, including the
biennial capital and operating budget requests.
Eaton obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance from Indiana
University. He received an MBA from Ball State University.
Wampler’s current position is Director of Accounting. She handles all
of VU’s financial reporting, grant accounting, internal controls and
auditing processes, and works closely with external auditors. She
arrived a VU in 2004, bringing with her 14 years of administrative
accounting experience in the healthcare industry.
Wampler is a VU alum who earned an associate degree in accounting.
She has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Indiana State University.
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President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S.
President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana
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