Dr. Michael Harner in Charge of Finance at UIC College of Dentistry
Dr. Michael D. Harner has moved from the University Of Illinois College of Medicine in Rockford to the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where he has taken on the role of Associate Dean for Finance and Administration.
“My responsibilities encompass looking after the finances and other administrative functions of the College of Dentistry,” Dr. Harner explained. “My direct reports include Human Resources, Finance, and Information Technologies. I plan to also work closely with all units and departments in creating and monitoring fiscal issues and operations of the educational and clinical activities.”
Dr. Harner noted that he will work to “support the missions of education, research, and community service of the College,” he said. “In the current fiscal environment it will be necessary to work with people throughout the College in order to work within fiscal constraints of State funding and explore research and clinical opportunities to enhance funding.”
Previously Director of Financial Affairs for the U of I College of Medicine at Rockford, Dr. Harner is the former Chief Financial officer for Shappert Engineering Co. of Rockford. He also previously worked in financial positions for Boeke & Associates, Rhenberg Jacobson Manufacturing, Colorgraphics, Miller Transportation, and McGladrey & Pullen.
He earned a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Iowa, an MBA from Rockford College, an MA in International Relations from Boston University, and a Doctor of Education degree in Adult and Higher Education from Northern Illinois University.
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