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Harbouk Named New Vice Chancellorharbouk

JUNE 7, 2010--Joseph Harbouk has been named as the new vice chancellor for administration and finance at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Currently associate dean for business operations in the school of education at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, he will officially join UW-River Falls on August 18.

As vice chancellor, Harbouk will serve as a member of the chancellor's executive cabinet and provide leadership for the division of administration and finance including technology services, human resources, facilities management, integrated planning and campus police. Additionally, the vice chancellor oversees and assists departments with financial forecasting, analysis of staffing needs and strategic planning.

“Mr. Harbouk has an extensive track record of administrative accomplishments. Furthermore, during the national search process, he demonstrated a strong interest in the unique opportunities at UW-River Falls,” says Chancellor Dean Van Galen. "The university will benefit greatly from his leadership as we continue to pursue administrative efficiencies, develop innovative financial models and prepare for our next strategic planning cycle.”

In his current position at Loyola Marymount, Harbouk supervises the finance, human resources, information technology, facilities, recruitment, marketing and communications units of the school of education. Prior to joining Loyola Marymount’s school of education, he served as the institution’s vice president for administrative services and assistant vice president for administration.

Harbouk earned a bachelor of science in computer information systems and a MBA from the University of Indianapolis and is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational leadership for social justice from Loyola Marymount University. A native of Lebanon, Harbouk speaks three languages including French and Arabic.


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