Del Mar interviews candidates for CFO

Both candidates give presentations in front of staff and faculty about their ideas and plans

Two candidates for Del Mar College’s vice president of finance and business operations/chief financial officer, visited campus in early January for formal interviews.

Gloria Walker and Carolyn Kasdorf also both gave presentations in front of faculty and staff about their ideas and plans for the college and how they would apply that to financial aspects like the budget.

Walker is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she received a bachelor’s in accounting, and also has a doctorate in education from Northeastern University.

Walker has spent a lot of her career in Texas, working at places such as Texas Southern University and Houston Community College. She currently works at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Kasdorf got a bachelor’s in business administration from Christopher Newport University and a master’s in finance from Colorado State University.

Kasdorf works at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, and has previously worked at Colorado State University in various roles.

After each candidate gave their presentations, the floor was opened for questions from the audience.

DMC professor Jim Klein asked Walker “about the issue of transparency” and how she’ll tackle transparency of the budget with the Board of Regents and with the public.

“Some institutions I’ve seen when they talk about the budget to the public, their hasn’t been much transparency. Could you talk more about transparency?” Klein asked.

Walker replied that she “has no qualms with publishing anything that is publishable” and that she wants not only the board, but the public to know what will affect them and what is changing.

Natalie Villarreal, Director of External & Board Relations for the Office of the President, asked Kasdorf “what connects (her) to the community college work.”

Kasdorf replied that she enjoys the community college setting, saying it “makes an impact” and that she started herself at a community college.IMG_9270

“It’s nice to walk across campus and run into professors who talk to you and actually care about you,” Kasdorf said about her ties to community colleges.

Two candidates for Del Mar College’s vice president of finance and business operations/chief financial officer, visited campus in early January for formal interviews.

Gloria Walker and Carolyn Kasdorf also both gave presentations in front of faculty and staff about their ideas and plans for the college and how they would apply that to financial aspects like the budget.

Walker is a graduate of the University of Houston, where she received a bachelor’s in accounting, and also has a doctorate in education from Northeastern University.

Walker has spent a lot of her career in Texas, working at places such as Texas Southern University and Houston Community College. She currently works at Cowley College in Arkansas City, Kansas.

Kasdorf got a bachelor’s in business administration from Christopher Newport University and a master’s in finance from Colorado State University.

Kasdorf works at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas, and has previously worked at Colorado State University in various roles.

After each candidate gave their presentations, the floor was opened for questions from the audience.

DMC professor Jim Klein asked Walker “about the issue of transparency” and how she’ll tackle transparency of the budget with the Board of Regents and with the public.

“Some institutions I’ve seen when they talk about the budget to the public, their hasn’t been much transparency. Could you talk more about transparency?” Klein asked.

Walker replied that she “has no qualms with publishing anything that is publishable” and that she wants not only the board, but the public to know what will affect them IMG_9261and what is changing.

Natalie Villarreal, Director of External & Board Relations for the Office of the President, asked Kasdorf “what connects (her) to the community college work.”

Kasdorf replied that she enjoys the community college setting, saying it “makes an impact” and that she started herself at a community college.

“It’s nice to walk across campus and run into professors who talk to you and actually care about you,” Kasdorf said about her ties to community colleges.

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