March 19, 2018
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Matt Bierman has been named Vice President for Business and Finance at Illinois Wesleyan University, effective May 15.
Currently Vice President for Administrative Services and Interim Director of Business and Financial Services at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, Bierman will have responsibility for financial strategy, forecasting, cost analysis, and budget management as well as operational responsibility for the business office, including human resources, and the bookstore and physical plant at Illinois Wesleyan.
“A longstanding and respected member of Western’s leadership team, Matt brings a variety of experience to his new role,” said President Eric Jensen. “I am confident that Matt will bring impressive ability, energy, and enthusiasm to campus.”
Bierman previously served as Director of University Budget and Director of Residential Facilities at Western Illinois. He currently co-chairs the Enterprise Resource Planning Steering Committee and serves on the IT governance council. Off campus, Bierman was elected to the Macomb Community Board of Education in 2011 and served as its president from 2013-17, and was named the 2017 Business Leader of the Year by the Macomb Chamber of Commerce.
“My family and I are thrilled to join the Illinois Wesleyan University community,” Bierman said. “I was impressed with the staff and students during the selection process and look forward to accomplishing great things. I am excited to be a part of a team that will continue to advance the University's mission and help students find success.”
Bierman earned a Bachelor of Business in Information Management at Western Illinois University and received his Master of Arts in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education from Ball State University. He received his Master of Business Administration in Finance and Supply Chain Management from Western Illinois University. Bierman and his wife, Stacy, have three sons: Nicholas (15), James (14), and John (12).
Bierman will replace former Vice President for Business and Finance at Illinois Wesleyan, Daniel Klotzbach, who had served at Illinois Wesleyan since 2004 and was recently named Vice President for Finance and Administration/CFO at Saint Xavier University in Chicago.
By John Twork