Temple University, Japan Campus Appoints a New Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Dean for Student Success

Left: Masami Kamozawa, Chief Financial Officer
Right: Kelly Wenig, Assistant Dean of Student Success and Academic Advising

Founded on the concepts of student success and institutional excellence, the Japan Campus of Temple University (TUJ) recently strengthened its senior leadership team by hiring two seasoned professionals. Masami Kamozawa has been named the chief financial officer while Kelly Wenig was appointed as assistant dean of student success and academic advising.

“We have attracted highly talented individuals to lead areas that facilitate the development of global-ready university graduates who can develop critical skills in today’s workplace,” TUJ Dean Matthew J. Wilson said.

Every staff, faculty, and administrator at TUJ plays a vital role in bringing success to students. “CFO Kamozawa’s wealth of global expertise and experience at predecessor organizations will help TUJ improve its processes, reduce financial barriers for students, and strategically refresh its financial model,” Dean Wilson said. Kamozawa will “continue working to improve TUJ’s position as the largest and longest-running branch campus of a foreign university in Japan, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year,” he added.

Kamozawa most recently worked at the Tokyo branch of a global consulting firm Korn Ferry as a director of finance. He has also worked for Bayer Holdings Ltd. in Japan along with experience working at Ernest & Young Global Ltd. in New York. He has a Certified Public Accountant license in the United States and acquired his MBA from the University of Dallas.

“Since I started my profession in public accounting, customer focus has always been my top priority throughout my career,” Kamozawa said. “In that respect, I want to treat students similarly and one cannot ask for a better workplace than TUJ. I am excited to be a part of this university, and I am committed to providing as much support as possible for students and faculty.”

The hiring of Wenig represents another major step forward as TUJ rolls out an enhanced position focusing on student success and academic advising. Dean Wilson commented that this hire “advances our commitment to prioritize student success, provide students with the tools to thrive at a top American university, and offer a quality academic experience in an international environment.”

Prior to TUJ, Wenig was a director at the Holland Academic Success Center at Wayne State College in Nebraska. He was an assistant director of the Writing and Media Center at Iowa State University between 2016 to 2020. He has a PhD in American History with research interests in global capitalism and infrastructure.

“Student success is a growing and vital focus in higher education,” Wenig said. “We want every student to have the support, knowledge, and tools they need so they can graduate on time with the skills to succeed in their personal, communal, and professional lives. We use our staff and faculty resources as effectively as possible to help students maximize their potential during their time at TUJ. I am happy to come to TUJ so I can help reinforce this commitment and work to improve the student experience and help our students succeed.”

Temple University is a globally renowned and highly ranked American public university based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Temple educates more than 37,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The Japan campus of Temple University educates nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 57 countries studying in its classrooms in Sangenjaya, Tokyo. It also offers master’s, doctorate, and non-degree programs.

Source of enrollment: TUJ’s At a Glance 2021