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Sarah Abentroth named director of Resource Planning & Allocation

Odella Fuqua, associate vice president for finance, is pleased to announce that Sarah Abentroth has been named director of Resource Planning and Allocation (RPA) as of June 1, 2023. Abentroth has served the role in an interim capacity since July 2022.

Abentroth has been instrumental in leading the incentive-based budget model for the campus. She will continue to provide leadership and guidance for the model and its use for management decisions by UND’s executive staff as well as campus academic and service units. Abentroth led the development and management of financial data and resource allocation tools enabling data-supported and informed strategic decision-making for campus stakeholders. Abentroth also directs the UND Shared Service Center and the UND Print & Mail Center.

Abentroth has worked in a variety of financial roles at UND since 2010.  She was named assistant director of RPA in 2017 and associate director of RPA in 2020.  Abentroth earned both her BBA in Investments and MBA from the University of North Dakota.