Indiana University Treasurer Mary Frances McCourt has been appointed interim vice president and chief financial officer to succeed Neil Theobald, who is leaving IU at the end of the year to become president of Temple University.
McCourt will take over the position beginning Jan. 1 as long as the IU Board of Trustees approves the appointment at its business meeting Friday.
“MaryFrances’ deep knowledge of the university’s financial operations and her collaborative working style will be invaluable as IU makes important recommendations regarding tuition and its operating budget in the coming months,” IU President Michael McRobbie said in a statement.
McCourt also will continue to serve as treasurer. McRobbie plans to conduct a search for a new VP/CFO in the spring.
McCourt has been IU’s treasurer since 2005. Prior to coming to IU, she worked at Cleveland-based Agilysys Inc., an enterprise computer technology solutions company, where she was the assistant treasurer.