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ECC Hires Cassat as Vice President of Finance and Administration

March 11, 2021 |

A former accounting and business instructor will soon return to East Central College, but in a different role.

DeAnna Cassat, Washington, will begin in May as the vice president of finance and administration, the college’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

The ECC Board of Trustees approved Cassat’s hiring March 8. Duties for the vice president of finance and administration, and CFO include managing the college’s finances and facilities; and overseeing grounds and maintenance, information technology, business office, bookstore, imaging services and food services.

Cassat said she is thrilled to return to ECC, a place where she has fond memories and great relationships.

“I am excited to come back to a place where I loved working,” she said.

From 2013 to 2018, Cassat taught accounting and business course at ECC’s Union campus. Her instructional schedule included introductory level courses, such as Financial Accounting I, to higher level courses, such as Cost Accounting.

She left for the position of director of accounting at NOA Medical Industries, Inc., Washington.

“When I left ECC, I wanted to get back into the practice of accounting,” Cassat said. “It’s fantastic that I can come back in that capacity to a place I called home for five years.”

She obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s of Accountancy degrees from the University of Missouri, Columbia.

Cassat and her husband are Washington natives, and they have three children.

She is involved with the Franklin County Area United Way and serves as the organization’s Ambassadors Committee president, as well as serving on the Franklin County Area United Way Allocations Committee.

ECC President Dr. Jon Bauer extended thanks to those who served on the committee and spent countless hours on the search.