Chip Meekma Appointed New Controller
Date: December 6, 2005
Andrews University is happy to welcome the new university controller, Glenn “Chip” Meekma, to campus.
A native of Northwest Minnesota, Meekma graduated from Union College, in Lincoln, Neb. with a BS in business administration and an accounting emphasis in 1991.
In 1992, Meekma and his wife, Gina, moved to Columbia, MD where he would begin working for General Conference Auditing Service as assistant staff auditor. During his time there, he worked up the ranks and became district director of auditing. In 1998, Meekma relocated to Berrien Springs where he became the director of the Lake District. A new job working in the finance department of Shawnee Mission Medical Center, would take Meekma to Shawnee, Kansas in 2001, but in 2003, he returned to Berrien Springs and the General Conference Auditing Service where he would stay until this past November when he became Andrews’ new controller.
“I came to Andrews because of the excitement of a new challenge and trying something a little different,” Meekma states. “It would appear that God was leading me to come this way.”
In his position as controller, Meekma is responsible for overseeing the university’s budget process, making sure that it is communicated to all interested parties and dealing with all of its “nuances.”
“I’m really enjoying meeting all of the new people and discovering the interests that they have,” he comments.
When he’s not on campus crunching numbers, Meekma enjoys spending time with his wife, Gina, and their two children, Victoria, 5, and Mitchell, 2, watching NASCAR, playing golf, fishing, hunting, and basically anything that involves the outdoors.