Executive Vice President David Harris has announced the appointment of Elizabeth Metzger as interim controller for the University of New Mexico effective July 1, 2012. The announcement coincides with the appointment of Ava Lovell as senior executive officer for Finance and Administration for UNM Health Sciences Center, and represents the importance of a good succession plan in this critical area.

Metzger will be responsible for all main campus financial operations, as well as University procurement, research pre-award and payroll.

"Liz brings more than 25 years of experience and a long tenure of work at UNM including an intimate knowledge of the Health Science Center" said Harris.

Metzger has a Bachelor's degree in Accounting and maintains an Active New Mexico CPA Certificate. She has had increasingly responsible positions in higher education institutions and at public accounting firms. She earned her B.S. in Accounting from Montana State University.