Skip to main content

The finance continuous improvement and business intelligence team is adding two directors to expand its service to the campus community. On Jan. 4, Erik Bowe became the Director of Campus Financial Reporting, Analytics and Business Intelligence, and Feb. 1, Collette Wilshire became the Director of Business Innovation and Continuous Improvement.

Most recently, Bowe has worked with Finance and Administration to develop strategies, reports and plans to implement business intelligence tools. In his new role, Bowe will work to expand central administration’s financial reporting capability for internal reporting, analytics and business intelligence used by University units and more than 20 affiliated foundations across campus.

Among his responsibilities, Bowe will establish an internally-focused financial reporting strategy to complement the external reporting already in place. He will lead a group of financial reporting and business intelligence analysts who develop reports and analytical tools that reflect an understanding of the diverse lines of business within the University and that balance strategy, industry, business and financial factors at both the campus and unit levels. His team will also work with senior campus financial leaders to develop a campus-wide strategy and implementation plan.

Before coming to Carolina, Bowe was Assistant Vice President and Chief Data Officer for Enterprise Information Management and Institutional Research with Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Georgia. He holds two master of science degrees, one in information systems from Kennesaw and one in technology management from Southern Polytechnic State University in Marietta, Georgia.

Wilshire comes to Finance and Administration from the College of Arts and Sciences Business Center, where she had served as Assistant Dean for more than three-and-one-half years. There, she provided leadership, oversight and senior-level guidance to 19 departments in the College that are supported by the Business Center’s finance operations. She researched, designed and implemented those operations by evaluating metrics and redesigning business processes, and she led change management for the College during the ConnectCarolina implementation.

In her new role, Wilshire will bring senior campus business leaders together to establish and implement a campus-wide strategy for continuous financial improvement and business process re-engineering. She will lead a staff of continuous improvement, project management and training specialists who examine business and financial processes, policies and procedures campus-wide to identify ways that they can operate more innovatively, efficiently and effectively. With the integration of all finance, human resources, payroll and student systems in ConnectCarolina, this initiative has the potential to improve services across campus.

Wilshire holds both an MBA and a master of science degree in health care administration from the University of Colorado.

Comments are closed.