Business and Finance

Guiding Principle

Business and Finance supports the University through innovative thought and leadership, collaboratively promoting the best interests of the University, influencing cultural change, and being effective stewards of resources by providing high quality services.

Leadership and Offices

The Business and Finance offices report directly to
Christine Regis, Vice President for Business and Finance.

Human Resources
Jeff Strese
Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer

Office of Budget and Finance
Mr. Ernie Barry,
Associate Vice President for Budgets and Finance

Office of Information Technology
Mr. Joe Gargiulo
Chief Information Officer

Office of Facilities Planning and Management
Mr. Philip Jabour,
Associate Vice President and University Architect for Facilities Planning and Management

Campus Services
Alison Tweedy,
Executive Director of Campus Services

Office of Risk Management
Ellen Shew Holland,
Associate Vice President and Chief Risk Officer

Campus Police
Chief Rick Shafer,
Chief of Police

Operational Excellence for the 2nd Century (OE2C)
Dr. Bill Detwiler
Program Manager for Operational Excellence for the 2nd Century (OE2C)

Julie Wiksten,
Associate Vice President for Operational Excellence

VP for Business and Finance

Leadership Biography

Christine (Chris) Regis serves as the University’s chief business and financial officer.  Through supervision of five direct reports, the Vice President oversees a wide range of administrative functions supporting the University’s academic mission.

The Vice President oversees and is accountable for the University Budget Office, Controller’s Office, Office of Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Campus Services, Office of Planning, Design, and Construction, and the Office of Police and Risk Management.
Chris joined SMU in September 2007 from the University of California system, where she served as Assistant Vice President for Administrative Services for the Agriculture and Natural Resources Division since July 2005.  Prior to her position at the University of California, she served for 12 years at Western New Mexico University as Vice President for Business and Administration.  She is a certified public accountant, earned a B.S. degree in accounting from New Mexico State University and an M.B.A. degree from Western New Mexico University (WNMU).
Chris’ involvement in community and professional organizations include current member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and National Council of University Research (NCURA).  She is a past member of the Hansen Agricultural Center advisory board, Rotary Club of Silver City, Business and Professional Women, Optimist Club of Silver City, and ex-officio member of the WNMU Foundation.  She was the Young Careerist for the State of New Mexico and is a Paul Harris Fellow.

For information about this website, contact
Lisa Palacioz, Assistant to the Vice President for Business and Finance, via phone (214) 768-1178 or via email