William & Mary Names First Chief Financial Officer

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Amy Sebring will start work as William & Mary's new chief financial officer in January 2016.
Amy Sebring will start work as William & Mary’s new chief financial officer in January 2016.

The College of William & Mary is welcoming Amy Sebring on board as the college’s new chief financial officer.

Sebring earned her undergraduate degree from Duke University and her master’s degree in public policy from William & Mary in 1995. She returns to William & Mary with experience in financial management and administration for higher education and healthcare.

Sebring is currently the senior associate dean for finance and administration at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine and executive director and chief operating officer of MCV Physicians, a position she has held since 2006.

In that capacity, Sebring has been responsible for the financial management of the medical school, operational oversight of the physician practice plan, budgeting, strategic planning, human resource management, information technology, space planning and general administration.

Sebring also serves as the chief finance officer for UHS-Professional Education Programs, an affiliated nonprofit organization responsible for continuing medical education programs. She is the current chairwoman of the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Group on Business Affairs and a member of the Association of Practice Plan Directors.

Prior to her time at VCU, Sebring was a research associate for the Education Commission of the States, a budget analyst for the Virginia Department of Planning and Budget, the finance policy director at the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and a legislative fiscal analyst for the Virginia Senate Finance Committee during the 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006 sessions.

In her role at William & Mary, Sebring will provide direction and leadership for the university’s financial operations and oversight of budget development and execution, financial operations and procurement.

“William & Mary is fortunate to have someone of Amy’s caliber return to campus,” said Sam Jones, senior vice president for finance and administration. “Amy’s energy and enthusiasm for the university, and this position, are contagious.”

Sebring will begin her work at William & Mary in January 2016. The CFO position is a new one at the university, and Sebring will be the first to hold it.

“William & Mary has always been a special place for me and my family. I look forward to being back on campus and contributing to the College’s future,” Sebring said. “William & Mary is at a critical juncture in facing the challenges of preparing students to be leaders in an increasingly complex world. Strong stewardship of the College’s resources will be essential as it meets those demands.”