Newman University has named Jennifer Gantz its next vice president for Finance and Administration. Gantz will replace Mark Dresselhaus who, after 21 years of service to Newman, is retiring at the end of May. Gantz will begin her role with Newman University June 1.
Gantz currently serves as chief financial officer for The Independent School in Wichita and has held that role since 2007. While at The Independent School she has been responsible for all financial activity for the 501c3 private school, which is comprised of approximately 515 students and 100 faculty and staff members. Her background includes oversight of such functions as facilities, food service, human resources and security. In addition, she currently serves on the Wichita YWCA Board of Directors and Finance Committee.
"We're delighted that Jennifer will be joining the Newman University community," said Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D., Newman University president. "I am confident her background and experience have prepared her well for this extension into private higher education."
Gantz has also worked at Grant Thornton, LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as an experienced senior auditor and senior associate, respectively. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Management Economics in 2002 from the University of California Santa Cruz, and her Masters of Science degree in Accountancy in 2003 from San Jose State University in California.
Gantz and husband Brandon reside in Wichita with daughters Peyton, age five, and Chloe, four, and son Gavin, two.