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Clarke Welcomes New Vice President for Business and Finance

Feb. 14, 2013: Clarke University is pleased to announce that Daisy Halvorson has been appointed the university’s next vice president for business and finance. In this position, Halvorson oversees all aspects of Clarke’s budgeting and investment strategies as well as supervising the business office, campus store, conference and events, facilities, food service, human resources and information technology.

Halvorson comes to Clarke from Mount Marty College in Yankton, S.D., where she served for 11 years, including most recently as vice president for finance and administration. She has a BSBA in business and an MBA from the University of South Dakota and is a doctoral candidate at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.

“We are delighted to have Daisy join us,” said President Joanne Burrows, SC, Ph.D.  “She fits well with our culture and brings a comprehensive set of skills and background experience that will take us forward.”

Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and four graduate degree programs.  The Clarke Crusaders compete in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) with 16 varsity teams. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.

For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.


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