Chris Shotwell holds the position of Vice President of Finance. In this capacity, he oversees financial planning, financial reporting and analysis, business services, and the management of institutional financial resources. Additionally, he will be involved in strategic planning, investment management, and risk management.

Chris brings extensive experience in higher education from his roles at the University of Kentucky, the University of Tennessee, and Georgetown College. At the University of Kentucky, he held positions including Director of Business Operations, Director of Financial Operations, and Assistant Budget Director, where he managed business services, budget management, financial reporting, audit compliance, and strategic planning for various units. At the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, he served as Chief Business Officer, overseeing business services, budget management, compliance, internal controls, and strategic planning. Chris started his career in higher education at Georgetown College, where he served as the Staff Accountant. Chris earned his Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from Morehead State University.

Outside of work, Chris and his wife, Tammie, have three children and four grandchildren. Chris enjoys attending sporting events, traveling, golfing, hiking, and spending time with his family. Chris and Tammie look forward to becoming involved on campus and serving the students of UC.




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