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Vice President, Administration and Finance

The Vice President for Administration and Finance is the university's chief financial and administrative officer reporting directly to the President. Responsible for the fiscal management of all university activities, programs, and properties. The Vice President provides leadership and executive oversight for a broad range of financial operations, including the Controller, the Director of Budget and Management, the Director of Payroll, the Director of Human Resources, the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services, the Chief Information Officer, the Chief Information Security Officer, and the Director of Purchasing and Contract Management.


Recommends financial policies and procedures to the President. Oversees all aspects of the university's accounting and financial management systems, including the development, coordination, and implementation of financial policies, reports, and controls. Supervises preparation of annual budget and monitors expenditures. Oversees the preparation of timely and accurate financial statements and disclosures for persons inside and outside the university and ensures that established legal procedures are followed. Forecasts and evaluates expenditures relative to projected annual revenues. Oversees procurement processes and monitors private contractors. Responsible, along with the University General Counsel, for oversight of contract administration. Works closely with the Associate Vice President for Facilities Services in planning and implementing renovation projects and capital construction. Ensures compliance with information security, procurement, and personnel policies. Serves as a voting member of the Administrative Council, as a Chair of the Architect Selection Committee, and the Risk Management and Safety Committee. Travels frequently and represents the institution in its interactions with the Texas Legislature and various state agencies. Performs other duties as assigned by the President.

Physical Condition

Ability to travel.


Minimum of 10 years of professional and administrative experience in finance, investments, management, business education or related work including leadership responsibility. Experience in higher education, specificallyTexas higher education, is preferred.


Strong knowledge of fund accounting, information systems, capital construction, and facilities management. Understanding and use of a wide variety of financing techniques, financial forecasting and ratio analysis, business intelligence, policy analysis, data analysis, program evaluation and cost-benefit analysis. Knowledge of complex financial and administrative activities in an institution of higher education. Knowledge of the latest management methods and ability to provide administrative guidance within areas of responsibility, providing direct training and mentorship as needed.


A Bachelor's degree is required. A Master's degree in business administration, economics, or closely related field of study, a CPA certification and/or a doctorate degree are preferred.

Additional Requirements

Requires the ability to work well with diverse populations and maintain positive working relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the community. Demonstrated strategic leadership abilities in working with individuals and groups across the university. A collaborative, inclusive and transparent management style. Ability to provide institutional leadership to all constituents with a clear and dispassionate analysis of information related to key issues. Ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships with students, faculty, staff, and the public. Ability to organize work effectively, conceptualize and prioritize objectives and exercise independent judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. *Designated as a Responsible Employee as outlined by Title IX. *The position is designated as security sensitive (high)and requires a criminal background check.

Serves as a member of the University’s Incident Command Structure during times of emergency or disaster and maintains appropriate National Incident Management System (NIMS) certifications/trainings.

Last Updated 01-16-2019