August 1, 2017
Topic: Campus News
Amy Wang has been selected as the university's new director of procurement services. Wang's appointment will be effective Aug. 7.
In the position, Wang will manage several critical universitywide functions, including purchasing, travel and expense, strategic sourcing, print/copy/mail, and property disposition.
Wang has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in a variety of industries, including financial services, high tech, insurance, health care and higher ed. Procurement Services is part of U-M's Finance Division.
Wang has served as the executive director for information technology services at U-M's Information and Technology Services since 2013. At ITS, she had responsibility for the Computer Showcase Stores, Campus Computing Sites, Computer Tech Repair, Neighborhood IT Desktop Support, MIWorkspace, the ITS Service Center, and other key customer-centric and highly visible areas.
"Amy's knowledge of U-M, project management expertise, commitment to building effective teams, passion for providing exemplary service, and demonstrated use of technology to improve operations and the customer experience make her an outstanding fit for the director of procurement services position, and I'm pleased that she's joining our team," said Nancy Hobbs, associate vice president for finance.
Before coming to U-M, Wang was the director of information services, information security officer and diversity council officer at the Henry Ford Health System at West Bloomfield Hospital. Before that, she was with the Project Management Office at Health Alliance Plan, a managed-care plan owned by the Henry Ford Health System.
In addition to these positions, Amy held a number of other key leadership positions at high tech companies and worked closely with major companies like General Motors and Ford Motor Co. She has a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a graduate degree in management from Walsh College.
"The wide range of services provided by Procurement Services to the university community is vitally important in helping the institution pursue its missions and I'm very excited to join the department," said Wang. "I'm really looking forward to working closely with the Procurement Services team and our many customers across the university to make the procurement process as efficient and convenient as possible."