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MSU announces Rebecca Barber, VP of financial planning and analysis

September 13, 2022
<p>Photo courtesy to Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis Rebecca Barber.</p>

Photo courtesy to Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis Rebecca Barber.

MSU released a press release announcing the new Vice President of Financial Planning and Analysis Rebecca Barber on Sept. 8

Barber will directly oversee the Office of Financial Planning and Budget and Office of Treasury and Financial Management and reports to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Lisa Frace.

“It’s a great pleasure to welcome Dr. Barber to the MSU community,” MSU President Samuel L. Stanley Jr. said in the press release. “Planning and analysis are critical functions in support of the mission of an R1 research institution and play a key role in developing a long-term financial model that aligns resources with our strategic priorities.”  

Barber received her bachelor’s degree from Excelsior College, holds a master’s in social and philosophical foundation of education, an MBA and a doctorate in educational leadership and policy studies from Arizona State University. 

On top of serving 15 years as a faculty member at several universities, Barber has more than a decade of leading planning and analysis responsibilities and has worked more than 20 years in higher education.

In 2012, Barber began her higher education career at Arizona State University, or ASU, as a senior director of management analysis for the Office of Planning and Budget as well as an assistant clinical professor and program coordinator.

Barber “led the development and design of several econometric initiatives, including tuition analyses and support for board reporting, … led the design and implementation of systems to support institutional planning and has been featured as a speaker and instructor for professional development programs,” according to the press release.

During the past three years, Barber served as University of Nevada-Las Vegas’ associate vice president, financial planning, budget and analysis.

“I look forward to joining the Spartan community at such an exciting time,” Barber said. “I’m encouraged by the vision set forth by MSU’s 2030 strategic plan and for the opportunity to leverage my expertise in support of a world-class university’s mission by helping to protect the integrity of its financial resources through effective stewardship and transparent reporting.” 

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