PBS Welcomes Susan Young as Director of Finance and Operations

The Psychological and Brain Sciences Department is pleased to introduce Susan Young, the department's first Director of Finance and Operations.  Reporting to the Chair of the Department, Susan will provide management and supervision for the financial and technical operations of the department and will be responsible for the financial and facilities activities that support the academic, research, and outreach missions.  As Chief Financial Officer, she will provide strategic analysis and forecasting of financial scenarios and will make recommendations for the development of new income streams.  

Additionally Susan will oversee the planning, development, and implementation of department-wide information technology tools and ensure that appropriate training is available for changing technology platforms.  She will supervise the department's business office, shop, and facilities functions.

Susan comes to the department with ten years' experience as Director of Finance and Facilities for the UMass College of Education, where, among other duties, she oversaw the complete $22M renovation of Furcalo Hall.