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Permanent appointments announced

By David Nutter

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 29 - April 20, 1995

Executive Vice President Minnis Ridenour has made permanent the appointments of M. Dwight Shelton as university budget director and Lenwood D. McCoy as university controller.

Over the past six months Shelton and McCoy served the university in interim capacities as the university budget director and the university controller, respectively.

Shelton has worked at the university for 15 years. He developed the university's Office of Internal Audit and was its director from 1979 to 1985.

In 1985, he was named university controller and provided direction to Accounting Services, Financial Reporting, General Accounting and Payroll units within the Controller's Office as well as providing leadership for the Purchasing, Risk Management, and Bursar departments.

Shelton is a 1971 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in accounting and a 1983 graduate of the Pamplin College of Business MBA program. Shelton is a certified public accountant and, in addition to his administrative responsibilities, has taught a senior-level course in controllership for the last six years in the Pamplin College of Business. Shelton will report to Ridenour.

"Dwight's dedication and integrity have served the university well in his previous position of university controller. We anticipate that as he moves into his new role as university budget director, he will continue to draw on his experience and strength of character as he provides leadership to the budget functions of the university," Ridenour said.

McCoy has served the university for the past 34 years, all of which were spent in the Controller's Office. McCoy has been associate controller since 1985. McCoy is responsible for providing continuity and guidance to the functions reporting to the university controller during that time, and more recently provided leadership to the accounting areas of Project Enable, the Administrative Systems project currently underway. McCoy is a 1978 graduate of Virginia Tech with a B.S. in business administration. McCoy will report to Raymond D. Smoot, vice president for finance and treasurer.

"The university is very fortunate to have a person with the abundance of experience necessary to fill the demanding role of university controller. Mr. McCoy is highly regarded by his colleagues," said Smoot.