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W. Arnold Yasinski to Head Up Financial Affairs at Willamette

YasinksiWillamette announced last week that W. Arnold Yasinski will be stepping in as vice president for Financial Affairs and treasurer, effective Aug. 1. Yasinski currently serves as executive vice president for Finance and Administration and treasurer at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

He brings more than three decades of experience in business and higher education to Willamette.
"Arnie emerged from a very talented national pool of candidates as someone of extraordinary financial leadership, strategic thinking and familiarity with liberal arts education," Willamette President M. Lee Pelton said. "He combines sophisticated financial management at two highly respected institutions of higher learning with substantive experience in business. In addition, his strong financial background is complemented by his personal passion for sustainability and civic engagement - two core values of Willamette."

Yasinski received a BA (1970) and PhD (1978) in English from Indiana University and an MBA (1980) in finance from the University of Michigan Business School.

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