Kathryn Tisdale began supporting Finance and Business Strategy (FBS) with initiatives and communications in January 2019. She began reporting to the CFO as director of communications and strategic initiatives in November 2021. In November 2023, she was named senior executive advisor to the chief financial officer. Tisdale provides FBS with leadership and support for strategic campus priorities and communications. She previously worked as the director of advising quality in the College of Arts and Sciences for two-and-a-half years, and the director of student services in the Division of Continuing Education for eight years. Tisdale holds a master of arts and a bachelor of arts in German.