Bonnie Gibson: Vice President for Budget and Management Analysis
President Amy Gutmann and EVP Craig Carnaroli have announced the appointment of Bonnie C. Gibson as the Vice President for Budget and Management Analysis succeeding Michael Masch, who has elected to remain as a leader in the Rendell administration.
Ms. Gibson had been serving as the Acting Executive Director for Budget and Management Analysis since January 2003. Her appointment, announced last Thursday, follows a national search that commenced in September. Ms. Gibson's "keen analytic skills, strong work ethic, and intimate knowledge of Penn make her ideal for this position. We look forward to working closely with her to develop and identify the resources to move Penn from excellence to eminence in the implementation of the Penn Compact," Dr. Gutmann said.
Ms. Gibson and the Budget Office will now report to the Office of the Executive Vice President. "We believe this restructuring will enable better coordination and management of the financial and operational affairs of the University," said Mr. Carnaroli.
"Ms. Gibson has a long and distinguished career at Penn and as a result brings to her new position a wealth of experience and knowledge," Mr. Carnaroli added. Ms. Gibson joined University's staff in 1987 as the business administrator for General Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine. She was subsequently promoted to clinical department administrator there. In 1992, she became the director of finance and administration in ISC. In 1996, she joined the Provost's Office as executive director of administrative affairs. She was responsible for the financial and human resources administration for the Provost Administrative and Interdisciplinary Programs centers, and provided financial oversight for the administrative and resource centers reporting to the Provost.
Ms. Gibson has served on the Task Force on Retiree Health Benefits and TDAs which began its work last spring as well as several University Council committees, and the Human Resources' Classification Redesign Team, the Steering Committee for the Restructuring of Computing Services Across Penn. She has also been on the executive board of the Association of Women Faculty and Administrators (AWFA) now known as Penn Professional Women's Network.
Prior to joining Penn, Ms. Gibson was the Director of Finance and Administration for the Girl Scouts of Greater Philadelphia. She received an A.B. from Muhlenberg College, her M.A. degree from NYU in Spanish and Spanish American Literature, and an M.B.A. in management and organization from Temple University. She was selected by Penn to attend the Summer Institute for Women in Higher Education Administration in Bryn Mawr in 1993.