Gagon named controller at CEU

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Posted Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 12:00am

You may understand what the business office does – things like paying bills, managing payroll, and collecting tuition.   What you may not know is how all of that activity is coordinated.

Gina Gagon is the College of Eastern Utah's newly named controller in the business office. Gagon will oversee the daily operations of the accounting office, making sure the mundane daily tasks are completed and managing important reports such as the college's financial statements.

Gagon grew up in Emery county and graduated cum laude from the University of Utah with a bachelor's of science degree in accounting and master's of business administration in accounting with honors.  

In college she built experience by working in the accounting department for Smith's Food and Drug Centers.   Graduation brought a certified public accountant license and allowed her to join the international accounting firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers, L.L.P., where she rose to the level of manager with the financial advisory services group before moving to Carbon county.

Since moving  to Carbon County in 2000, Gagon  has  served  as the business manager for Price Family Medicine – a task that included automating  record keeping  and accounting while overseeing construction of a new facility for the practice which is expected to open in June.

Gagon joined the staff at CEU in March, working three-quarter time while the building project is completed.   Beginning July 1 she will be full time with the college.

"At first it seemed a little daunting – higher education accounting is a little different and I knew I had a lot to learn.   Now I'm starting to feel comfortable with the process and being on a campus is really energizing," she said.

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