Meet Katie Hewitson, fiscal tech for the dean’s office
Katie Hewitson joined the finance department in the dean’s office in 2022. Learn more about her career path, her miracle baby and why she wants to return to VCU as a student.
What brought you to VCU?
I studied political science and criminal justice at VCU years ago, but I didn't finish. Instead I started working in finance as a banker. Finally, I am back and loving my experience as a fiscal tech and staff member. VCU offers flexibility, diversity and a level of comfort that's hard to find elsewhere.
Can you describe what you currently do in your role at VCU? What does your day-to-day look like?
Currently, I help with any fiscal needs within the College, from purchase orders and invoicing to travel reimbursements or any other kind of financial order that the College requires. I love helping people under a time crunch and getting things done quickly, which is a big part of my job. It’s often on short notice that faculty attends conferences or guests come to visit VCU. Lots of changes happen at the last minute, and I keep all of that orderly and timely. I learn new skill sets every day with the College of Humanities and Sciences.
Tell us about the things you are most passionate about.
I am most passionate about my family, friends and pets. I have two cats – Happy and Socks. They are my world. I am also very passionate about my job and helping people the best that I can. My daughter Emma Kate is 12 years old. She was born at 27 weeks and weighed a pound and 14 ounces at birth. She loves soccer and reading. She has a huge heart and loves animals, just like her mom.
Is there anything else you'd like to share?
I come from a financial background in banking and the finance department of Henrico County. I hope to finish my bachelor’s degree at VCU in psychology and plan to start taking classes in 2024.