CHADRON – Kari Gaswick has been named the Vice President for Administration and Finance at Chadron State College, President Randy Rhine announced May 14. Gaswick, formerly the college’s Comptroller, replaces Dale Grant, who retired May 11.
“Kari has served Chadron State College extraordinarily well as our Comptroller for four years and that role helped prepare her to be the Vice President for Administration and Finance,” Rhine said. “We are fortunate to have her succeed Mr. Grant, who provided administrative and financial leadership to this campus for more than 19 years. I have complete confidence in Kari’s ability to help lead CSC forward and I know the entire campus will find her to be a great colleague.”
Gaswick, a native of Valentine, Nebraska, isn’t the only one in a new role at CSC. Also on May 14, Melany Hughes, formerly the Budget Director, became Comptroller, and Jordan Heiting, formerly the Student Financials’ Accountant, is now Budget Director.
Gaswick will supervise several roles at the college, including the Comptroller, Budget Director, Conferencing Services, Office Assistants in Parking and Safety and the Administration and Finance Office, Project Coordinator for Administration and Finance, the Grounds Supervisor, and the newly minted Director of Facilities, Harry Mowry, who will oversee Custodial Services, Maintenance and Grounds, and Physical Facilities.
“I am extremely grateful to President Rhine for the opportunity and excited for this new challenge,” Gaswick said. “As Comptroller, I worked closely with the Vice President for Administration and Finance on several projects and that has helped prepare me for this new role.”
Gaswick is a familiar face at Chadron State College. She has worked at the college since 2012 and was the Athletic Accountant for two years before becoming Comptroller in 2014. She also earned both her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with an Accounting Comprehensive and her Master of Business Administration degree from Chadron State College.
Prior to working at Chadron State, Gaswick was the Director of Finance for Northwest Community Action Partnership for five years. She also worked as an independent consultant specializing in financial services for a Community Action Partnership non-profit organization in Elmira, New York.
Gaswick and her husband, Tim, have four children.
—Alex Helmbrecht, Director of College Relations