Foisy hired as new Vice President for Administration and Finance
Brian Foisy, 37, of West Jordan, Utah, will start on July 1 as the new vice president for administration and finance at Minot State University, according to President David Fuller.
"Brian brings with him a strong background in finance and administration within higher education and a great deal of vision," Fuller said. "Heíll be a good match for the city of Minot and our surrounding community, as well as a capable leader within Minot State."
Foisy has held management positions within three higher education entities over his 13-year career. He began in 1997 with Southern Utah University, Cedar City, where he worked his way up to budget director in charge of developing annual operating budgets, completing state reports, performing financial projections and other administrative duties. From July 2004 to February 2008, Foisy was an assistant commissioner for financial services at the Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education in Salt Lake City, Utah. Most recently, he was the vice president for finance and administrative services for the Utah College of Applied Technology, Salt Lake City, where he managed the finances for a system of eight technical schools located throughout the state of Utah.
"I am honored to have been selected to serve the students, faculty and staff at Minot State. The shared vision, commitment to student success, and enthusiasm and sincerity of the campus community make Minot State one of the finest in the nation," Foisy said. "I am humbled by the opportunity to join an extraordinary family of scholars, teachers, mentors and humanitarians."
Foisy earned his bachelorís degree in accounting from SUU in August 1997, graduating summa cum laude and as class valedictorian. He stayed at Southern Utah for his masterís degree in accountancy, also graduating summa cum laude in Dec. 2000.
Foisy said his wife and four children are excited about the opportunity to live in a vibrant and fun-filled community and look forward to becoming a part of the Minot experience. "With such a great record on education, the environment, public safety and health care, this will truly be a great place to raise our children," Foisy said.
Foisy replaces Ron Dorn, who is retiring this summer after five years as the vice president for administration and finance.