Dawn Reese

Dawn Reese, budget director, will be retiring after more than 30 years of service on January 11, 2013. Jennifer Mariacher, who has been serving as Millersville’s assistant budget director since 2003, will serve as the new budget director.

Reese, of Millersville, Pa., began her employment at the University in November 1978 in the student payroll and budget offices. During her time at Millersville, Reese served as a team member during the University’s most recent 10-year Middle States reaccreditation effort and as a representative on several Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) committees for budget and chart of accounts. She has participated in professional development activities offered by the National Association of College and University Business Officers, Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers and the Western Association of College and University Business Officers. She was also involved in the implementation of all three of the University’s administrative software packages and managed the University’s implementation of the PASSHE shared administrative software package. Reese has served on several search committees including those resulting in the hire of Millersville’s current vice president for information resources and Millersville’s vice president for finance and administration.

Outside of the office, Reese participated in the University’s healthy living walking programs as a member of “Team Holy Walkamolies.” Other interests include reading, bowling, following the Phillies and her beloved great niece and nephew, Rylie and Reid.

“What I will miss most about Millersville is being constantly exposed to an environment that has been responsible for reshaping my perspective on so many topics. And it happened so gradually that I didn’t even realize it had occurred until I took the time to think back to life before Millersville University,” said Reese.

Her favorite memory at Millersville was the implementation of the finance module of the University’s Banner software package and the development of the first budget reporting platform. “Not only was it exciting,” she stated, “but it was also the first time I really felt like I could make a difference and provide something that added measurable value to the University.”

“I would like to acknowledge the efforts made by all of my colleagues over the years to make this University the best. And a special thank you to the University’s faculty as well. I have had wonderful opportunities to broaden my views thanks to our faculty and their dedication to making a difference not only to students but to the entire campus community,” explained Reese.

Reese’s last official day on campus will be on December 21, 2012.

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