Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Ohio University

Ohio University (OHIO) invites applications and nominations for the position of Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer (VPFA-CFO). 

OHIO presents an unmatched opportunity for an enterprising, transparent, and forward-thinking leader to guide a University community ready to leverage recent momentum in enrollment and space allocation. As a critical member of the senior leadership team, OHIO is seeking candidates whose strengths include analytical rigor, teamwork, integrity, sincerity, and a positive attitude to join an institution that takes great pride in its sense of community. Leading and representing a large and diverse division, while partnering effectively with a wide array of stakeholders to support the educational mission of the university is critical to success. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to make major contributions to the continued success of an exceptional public university in areas such as budget modeling/forecasting, improving processes and procedures, fostering innovation, construction and space allocation, and a comprehensive capital campaign, among others.

Reporting to the President, the VPFA-CFO is the chief fiscal officer charged with the fiduciary integrity of the university and leadership for all financial and physical resources. The VPFA-CFO leads the Finance and Administration division, a group of strong professionals who execute a diverse mission set for the ongoing operations of a complex institution. The VPFA-CFO manages a broad portfolio of functions including finance, budget, controller’s office, investments, treasury, real estate, community relations, economic development, safety and risk management, facilities, police, and business services. Finance and Administration exists to provide services that support the academic mission of OHIO by pursuing a continuous improvement approach to deliver efficient and high-quality service to customers. The VPFA-CFO also serves in a statewide leadership role, participating in the statewide chief business officers’ group of the Inter-University Council.


The oldest public university in the state of Ohio, the University’s total enrollment is over 28,000 students across the state and online. OHIO is home to more than 250 academic programs in a variety of fields including business, communications, healthcare, social sciences, the arts, and STEM. The University’s focus is to ensure student success through access to real industry and research experiences at an affordable cost, which is why Ohio University is ranked the No. 1 Best Value public university in the state of Ohio, according to U.S. News & World Report. The stunning 1,740-acre main campus is located in what has been consistently named one of America’s best college towns. The campus seamlessly merges with Uptown Athens, which is rich with local food culture and within walking distance of historic neighborhoods. Today, OHIO is classified as a research university with very high research activity by the Carnegie Foundation. 


A complete position profile with instructions for application may be found at Additional information about OHIO can be found here:

To apply for the Vice President of Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer position, candidates are requested to submit: 1) a curriculum vitae or resume, 2) a letter of interest that addresses the leadership opportunities and desired experiences and attributes in this profile and 3) contact information for five references (to be contacted at a later date with candidate’s permission) to by February 16, 2024, for best consideration. The search will remain open until an appointment is made.

Nominations and expressions of interest are encouraged. Please direct them to or to one of the AGB search consultants listed below.

Dr. Margaret ‘Peggy’ Plympton, Principal

Ms. Monica Burton

Mr. Andrew Bowen
Executive Search Consultant

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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