ISU alumna tapped as vice president for business

November 18 2008

An Indiana State University alumna and long-time employee of the university's business office has been named vice president for business affairs and finance and university treasurer.

Diann McKee has served as interim vice president since July. During her more than 20-year tenure at Indiana State, she has held a variety of positions, including associate vice president, assistant vice president, budget officer and internal auditor.

As vice president, she will be the university's chief financial officer and will oversee fiscal policies and internal controls, institutional budget, financial accounting systems, facility planning and development, operations and maintenance of facilities, purchasing, payroll, and human resources.

"ISU is fortunate to have someone with Diann's ability and knowledge to oversee this complex area," university President Dan Bradley said in announcing McKee's appointment.

"We are entering a particularly challenging budgetary period at a time when we have several major building projects nearing completion and are facing additional facilities needs. We can be confident in the financial leadership Diann will provide," he said.

"Although I am personally and professionally pleased to receive this appointment, I am also very proud to be part of a team of hard-working colleagues who oversee Indiana State's financial and business interests each day. I have many colleagues on whom I rely and in whom I have the greatest confidence," McKee said.

"I am very grateful to President Bradley for this appointment and for his expressions of support as both of us were transitioning into new responsibilities during these past few months," she said. "Indiana State University and its people are very much a part of my family, and I can't imagine a job that could ever be more satisfying than working here on behalf of our students and in the company of faculty and staff who care very much about the education those students receive."

McKee holds two degrees from Indiana State: a bachelor's degree in accounting and business and a master's of public administration degree. She was recognized with the university's Service Medallion in 2002 and received the Society of College and University Planners' Planning Institute certification in 2005.

Prior to coming to work at her alma mater in 1987, she served for four years as an auditor with the Indiana State Board of Accounts.

Photo: Diann McKee

Media contact and writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3743 or

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ISU President Dan Bradley has named Diann McKee as vice president for business affairs and finance. McKee holds two degrees from ISU and has worked in the business office for more than 20 years, most recently as interin vice president.

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