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For immediate release — Oct. 31, 2011

(DALLAS) — Former Lone Star College System business administrator John Robertson has joined the Dallas County Community College District as its new associate vice chancellor for business affairs. He fills the position of Kim Green, who retired on Aug. 31, 2011.

As former associate vice chancellor-treasury at LSCS, Robertson oversaw debt and property tax management, cash and investments, budgeting, state funding and reporting. He also served as the lead on finance and facilities matters related to accreditation on behalf of LSCS with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, as chair of the budget ideas committee for the college system, as a member of the budget allocations committee and as interim vice president of administration at the LSC CyFair campus.

Robertson’s previous experience also included service as vice president for business affairs/CFO at Newberry College (S.C.); vice president of business services/CFO at Blinn College (Brenham, Texas); vice president of finance and administration for Flooring Systems Inc., in Houston, Texas; director of administration for Ellwood Texas Forge Company; and several positions with Cameron Iron Works Inc., also in Houston.

“I am excited to serve the largest community college system in Texas,” said Robertson. “I always have viewed the Dallas County Community College District as the leader in service to students through transparent, sound business practices. I will contribute to the successes that have made DCCCD the strong institution that it is. While many community colleges in Texas are struggling with funding issues, DCCCD’s financial strategies work — supported by its board of trustees. Our future is bright.”

Ed DesPlas, DCCCD’s executive vice chancellor for business affairs, welcomed Robertson to the district’s family and said, “Adding John Robertson to the business affairs team at DCCCD shows that we continue to attract top-notch talent — talent that enables us to continue our tradition of conservative yet responsive fiscal leadership.”

Robertson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Texas Christian University and a master’s degree in business administration from Houston Baptist University, is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers; the Southern Association of College and University Business Officers; Community College Business Officers (Region 7 representative and recipient of the 2003 Outstanding Business Officer Award); and the Texas Association of Community College Business Officers (with service as the organization’s secretary, president-elect, president and currently business partner liaison).

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