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UW-Madison hires new bursar from Rice University

UW-Madison administration selected a new bursar to head the office that collects student tuition and fee revenue, according to a Wednesday release from the university.

Carla Perez, director of student accounts and university cashier at Rice University, will begin her new role Aug. 1. She will replace interim bursar Laura Rader, who has been serving since September 2015.

Perez has more than 25 years of experience serving in tuition and fees management, according to the release, and held similar positions at other schools across the nation before joining Rice University.

Martha Kerner, assistant vice chancellor for business services, said she is excited for Perez to take the position.

“Her extensive experience in higher education, financial management and student services will certainly serve our campus well,” Kerner said in the release.

The Bursar’s Office at UW-Madison is responsible for collecting roughly $650 million each year in student tuition and fee revenue, as well as managing tuition accounts for the university’s approximately 43,000 students and overseeing campus-based student loan processing.

Perez said it is an honor to have been selected to lead the office.

“I’ve been aware of the university’s reputation as a world-class institution for much of my career,” Perez said in the release. “I’m committed to serving students and the campus community to the best of my ability.”

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