The University of Guam announced yesterday the hiring of Randall Wiegand as its vice president of Administration and Finance.
Wiegand was selected after an extensive search process that included candidates from Guam and off-island. Wiegand brings many years of executive leadership experience, most recently serving as the chief financial officer of the Guam Power Authority.
“Randy Wiegand has a record of success as the chief financial officer of GPA,” said UOG president Dr. Robert Underwood. “His leadership abilities are matched by an impressive array of qualifications as a financial manager and leader. We look forward to his service.”
Wiegand has worked extensively in finance and administration in both the public and private sectors. Before joining GPA as chief financial officer in 2003, he worked for three years as the audit manager at the Guam Office of the Public Auditor. He also served as underwriting manager for Pacificare Asia Pacific, and spent nearly five years as comptroller for GPA and five years as audit supervisor for Deloitte and Touch.
Wiegand holds credentials as a certified public accountant, a certified government financial manager and a certified fraud examiner. Wiegand received his bachelor of arts in Business Finance from Seattle Pacific University and his master of Business Administration from the University of Washington.
Outgoing vice president David O’Brien will return to the faculty after over a decade of stellar service. “Mr. O’Brien brought the university financial stability and was a vital part of the executive team during the university’s recovery from accreditation issues and its greatest period of growth,” said Underwood. (UOG)