Tincher named to lead administrative transformation initiative

March 19, 2019

An experienced campus administrative and technology leader has been named director of an effort to transform and modernize UW–Madison’s core administrative processes.

Nicholas Tincher will lead the broad-scale initiative to upgrade the university’s financial and human resources processes to better serve a complex teaching and research environment. The UW System Board of Regents in February approved continued planning of the administrative transformation initiative by UW System and UW–Madison.

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Nick Tincher

“Nick has an excellent understanding of our administrative processes and also has extensive experience in working with campus partners to find solutions to pressing challenges,” says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration. “He’s the right fit for this ambitious project.”

Tincher has been chief information officer in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education. In that position, he has been an adviser to the vice chancellor and leadership team on information technology issues and has led a team of professionals in providing technical, business and administrative support. He previously served in technical roles in the Graduate School and Athletic Department.

Tincher says he looks forward to continuing to work with colleagues across the campus in the comprehensive effort to upgrade the university’s administrative systems and processes.

“It is a critical time to ensure we have in place the right administrative processes and tools to advance the research, teaching and outreach missions of this world-class university,” he says.

The intent of the multi-year administrative transformation project is to develop and launch an integrated program leveraging cloud-based technology to standardize administrative processes. This will lead to timely and meaningful data to support decision-making, streamlined processes and improved quality of service to the university community.