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January 25, 2007 :: State Regents Name New Vice Chancellor for Budget and Finance

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The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education announced at their recent meeting that Amanda Paliotta will be the vice chancellor for budget and finance. Paliotta replaces Maryanne Maletz, who retired this month.

Paliotta spent five years as the director of the Oklahoma Senate fiscal staff, where she formed public policy on numerous issues including higher education, common education, state transportation, state capital needs and bond refinancing. Further, she ensured the final state budget complied with all statutory and constitutional requirements.

Before becoming director of the Senate fiscal staff, Paliotta worked as a state Senate fiscal analyst, assistant to the fiscal director and Senate leadership assistant. Most recently, she worked as an urban development consultant, with the Oklahoma Health Center Foundation and Oklahoma City Medical Business District as clients.

“Amanda Paliotta comes to us with a great understanding of budget and finance issues,” Chancellor Glen D. Johnson said. “Her experience working in the Senate’s fiscal department will be invaluable to the State Regents and higher education in Oklahoma.”

Paliotta graduated from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, in 1988 with a bachelor’s degree in political science, and received her master’s in regional and city planning in 1990.