Catherine Maninger, interim chief financial officer, is the new vice president for business operations and CFO.
Maninger began serving as the university’s interim CFO in January after former CFO Donna Nance stepped down in December for a job at Texas Wesleyan University. A national search was conducted for the position. She joined the OCU staff.
“Catherine brings strong corporate and non-profit experience to this position along with a record of excellence in strategic planning, budgeting and customer service,” President Robert Henry said. “I appreciate her leadership at Oklahoma City University and am pleased to welcome her to the role of VPBO and CFO.”
Maninger spent three years as CFO at St. Gregory’s University, and her previous experience includes the positions of finance director at Epworth Villa and process excellence manager at the American Cancer Society in addition to a variety of other finance and business roles.
Maninger has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in business administration from Wichita State University. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Oklahoma Society of CPAs, the National Association of College and University Business Officers and the Central Association of College and University Business Officers.
“It is a privilege to take on the new responsibility of chief financial officer,” Maninger said. “I have had the opportunity to work with extraordinary faculty and staff at Oklahoma City University, and look forward to continuing to play an active role in supporting the execution of the university’s strategic vision.”
Trustee Martha Burger served as the head of the search committee.