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Carolyn Head Named CFO, Vice President For Administration & Finance

Memphis, TN - Carolyn Head has been newly appointed as the CFO and Vice President for Administration & Finance for Christian Brothers University (CBU), effective June 1, 2014.

In her role as Vice President for Administration and Finance, Head serves as the chief administrative and financial officer and is charged with ensuring effective and efficient plant management, food management, fiscal operations, human resources and purchasing, administration and bookstore operations in accordance with the mission and goals of Christian Brothers University.

Head comes to CBU from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where she served as the chief budget officer for the College of Medicine since January 2011, overseeing approximately $400 million in resources from tuition, research, state funding, contracts, practice plans and endowments. Head previously served as accounting and business manager for the UT Medical Group. She was also the owner of her own public accounting firm, Management Consulting & Accounting Services, since 2002.

Head received her Master of Business Administration in accounting from the University of Memphis, as well as her Bachelor of Business Administration.

Head will step in for Daniel Wortham, who is retiring at the end of May from the CBU Vice President position after 14 years of service.

“We are very pleased to have Carolyn join the CBU family,” said Dr. John Smarrelli, CBU President. “Her depth of experience in higher education and nonprofit finance, as well as her previously existing ties to our community make her an ideal individual to help us chart the course for CBU’s financial stability and long-term prosperity.”

Head is also a longtime member of the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception and currently serving as a cathedral cantor, school board member and finance committee member.

For more information on the academic programs and services at CBU, visit or call (901) 321-3000. 

Posted by Devon Wade at 2:10 PM