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Hamel Named New CWU Financial Manager

Karen Hamel has been named the primary financial manager for the president’s and operation’s divisions at CWU. Her duties include managing the ongoing budgets for major departments of the university, including Athletics, University Advancement, Human Resources, Information Services, and the Operations Office.

“We are very proud to have Karen Hamel named as our new budget manager,” said George Clark, CWU’s chief financial officer. “Her wide breadth of experience prepares her well for this new role and we’re so excited to have her on the team!”

Hamel has a bachelors in accounting from CWU and more than ten years of service in governmental and non-profit accounting. She has served in this position for the interim since last May and as a budget analyst since March 2013. Prior to CWU, Hamel was in financial management and auditing for Kittitas County Government, the Washington State Auditor’s Office, and for Bright Beginnings, a non-profit organization providing services to families in Kittitas County.

In her new role, Hamel will report to the director of budgets providing financial reporting, budget development, and planning. She is also the primary liaison between the divisions she serves and the university’s budget, accounting, and business offices.

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