Joseph Wiegand Named New CFO/VPFA

MAY 23, 2024

From the website of Reinhardt University.

Reinhardt University welcomes Dr. Joseph Wiegand as Chief Finance Officer and Vice President for Finance and Administration (CFO/VPFA). With two decades of experience in higher education and executive leadership roles, Dr. Wiegand takes over the position held by Stephanie Owens who recently announced her retirement.

Dr. Wiegand has a significant academic pedigree, including a Doctor of Education and a Juris Doctorate, and has served in a variety of roles. At three universities, he held positions in both academics and finance and administration. His roles include serving Truett McConnell University as vice president for finance and operations, founding dean of the Sattler School of Public Service, and associate professor of law and government. At the University of Mobile, he served as chief financial officer and interim athletic director. In addition to his administrative roles, Dr. Wiegand achieved the rank of professor and taught courses in education, government, and law at Liberty University in Virginia for over 15 years. He also served at Liberty University in academic leadership roles including department chair, associate dean, dean, and vice provost for online education.

Reinhardt’s reputation, and collegial and community-sized campus appeal to Dr. Wiegand. Additionally, he has fond memories of his previous time living in the region. Regarding his leadership style, he says, “As CFO, my number one priority is to be a good steward of the university’s resources and to play a key role in providing the best educational experience and outcome for today’s students as well as future Reinhardt scholars. This, however, cannot be accomplished without a motivated and unified team. I believe it my duty and honor to build a collaborative team who have a voice, know they are valued, and are brimming with encouragement and purpose as they work to promote Reinhardt University.”

Dr. Mark Roberts, president of Reinhardt, looks forward to Dr. Wiegand and his family joining the University community, “Dr. Wiegand’s experience as a CFO at two faith-based colleges and as a vice provost at a large, private, and predominantly online university promises to bring to Reinhardt an insightful, values-oriented, and forward-thinking individual. Adding Dr. Wiegand to our team will ensure that the university’s mission, vision, values, and educational ethos widens into ever more thriving fields of endeavor. Further, Dr. Wiegand’s legal expertise creates added value to the President’s cabinet and to the university as a whole.”

Dr. Wiegand begins his new role on July 1st.