Campus / News / June 19, 2015

Keith Archer to replace Tom Axtell as VP for Finance

Keith Archer will replace Tom Axtell as Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services, Teresa Amott announced in an email today.

Archer’s most recent experience is at DePauw University as executive director of finance and controller. Archer’s background spans retail, corporate, accounting and academia. He is a graduate of  Maryville University in St. Louis, where he majored in accounting and minored in management and became a certified public accountant (CPA).

“Once the committee and I met Keith, we knew his experience, community engagement, work ethic and management style were a strong fit with Knox,” Amott said in an email.

Archer will oversee the business office, dining services, campus safety, facilities, human resources and the bookstore. He will start his position in mid-August.

“All of the areas reporting to Keith, including campus safety, dining services, and facilities, are key components of the Knox 2018 strategic plan. I am confident that Keith will not only keep our strategic initiatives moving forward, but will lead, initiate, and implement exciting changes,” Amott said.

The committee and search consultants had been looking for Axtell’s replacement for the last six months.

Kate Mishkin
Kate Mishkin is a senior majoring in English literature and minoring in journalism. She started working for TKS as a freshman and subsequently served as managing editor, co-news editor and co-mosaic editor. Kate is the recipient of four awards from the Illinois College Press Association for news and feature stories and one award from the Associated Collegiate Press. She won the Theodore Hazen Kimble Prize in 2015 and 2014 and the Ida M. Tarbell Prize in Investigate Journalism in 2014. She has interned at FILTER Magazine, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and WGIL radio and the Virginian-Pilot.

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