University of Alaska President Jim Johnsen has promoted Myron Dosch, CPA, to serve as chief finance officer (CFO) for the University of Alaska system. Dosch has been with the university for 21 years and has served as UA’s controller since 2006. Dosch was named interim chief finance officer in November 2015 after the resignation of Ashok Roy, the vice president of finance & administration/chief financial officer. Dosch’s appointment began July 7, 2016.
The university’s financial outlook changed during the months-long search for a new vice president of finance & administration. In response to the budget drawdown, Johnsen decided to combine Dosch’s roles, and asked him to serve as both controller and officially as CFO. Dosch now reports directly to President Johnsen.
“As controller, like most accounting positions, much of the focus is on what has happened and learning from the past to adjust course,” said Dosch, “as chief finance officer the role is more forward looking, and this presents an opportunity to apply what I’ve learned these past 10, 20 years to leverage greater opportunities for efficiency in the system.”
“We are fortunate to have Myron’s experience and insight in leading the university’s financial activities during these challenging budget times,” said UA President Jim Johnsen. “He has the experience and integrity we need to lead the university to greater efficiency and fiscal sustainability.”
Myron Dosch was born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska. He earned a B.B.A. in accounting from Gonzaga University in 1990. After graduation, he worked for a local CPA firm in Fairbanks, before joining the university in 1995 as the University of Alaska Foundation accounting manager. In 1999, Dosch accepted the position of financial accounting manager for the university with responsibility for preparation of the university’s audited financial statements. In 2002, he earned an M.B.A. with an emphasis in capital markets from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. He is active in the community serving on numerous nonprofit boards.