ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan College President Dr. Dewey Clark announced the appointment of Suzanne Brackett as Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. Andrew Votipka has been named her successor as Controller. Reporting to the President, Brackett is responsible for the strategic oversight and management of the College’s financial resources and operations. She provides strategic direction and oversight to the Finance, Information Technology and Financial Aid, departments as well as the campus bookstore and the Dunn Center for the Performing Arts.
A graduate of Wesleyan, Brackett earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Upon graduation, she served as the Secretary to the President and later Accounts Payable Manager and Divisional Controller for MBM Corporation. Brackett returned to Wesleyan in 2014.
“Suzanne is an NCWC graduate who is highly regarded for her fiscal acumen and organizational leadership,” said Wesleyan President Dr. Dewey Clark. “Her experience operating in the challenging financial environment of higher education along with her in-depth knowledge of Wesleyan make her a great fit for this role.”
An honors student at Wesleyan, Brackett was a member of the prestigious Omicron Delta Kappa – National Honor Society and Phi Beta Lambda – National Business Fraternity. Brackett and her husband John, met at NC Wesleyan. They currently reside in Rocky Mount and have two children, Michael and Ashlee.
Andrew Votipka, CPA, succeeds Brackett in the Controller role. Votipka is responsible for all accounting and financial reporting, fiscal closing processes, financial statements and accounting for the College.
Votipka graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and a Master’s degree in Accounting. Prior to Wesleyan, he served as Staff Auditor with the accounting firm, Carr, Riggs, and Ingram. In November of 2016, Votipka joined NC Wesleyan as Budget Analyst, where he was responsible for monitoring departmental spending, performing accounts payable functions and serving as the federal Title III Grant Coordinator.
“I am pleased that our new financial team is in place and engaged in finishing out the academic year. We will quickly transition into budgeting and planning for 2018 – 2019 with a bright future ahead,” asserted Clark.