Governors State University — Vice President for Administration and Finance

Vice President for Administration and Finance

Governors State University invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Vice President for Administration and Finance (VPAF). Reporting directly to President Elaine P. Maimon and serving as a member of her Cabinet, the VPAF will serve as the chief business and financial officer of the University, with direct oversight of the following units: Budget Office, Financial Services and Comptrollership, Facilities Development and Management, Information Technology Services, Human Resources, Procurement and Business Services, and the Department of Public Safety. In collaboration with other members of the President’s Cabinet, the VPAF will guide the University as it rebounds from the challenges presented by previous years’ decreases in state funding, and advance Governors State’s continuing growth and development during a key period of opportunity for its students and the institution.

Located just 40 miles south of Chicago, “where the prairie meets the city,” this young University was founded in 1969 to serve upper-division students who transferred from other local institutions. Governors State has maintained a focus on serving non-traditional students while also expanding to offer both graduate programs and a four-year curriculum in a residential setting. A direct train route between Chicago and University Park, IL allows students and employees to live in their preferred community between the city and areas proximate to campus.

With a reputation for strong fiscal management that positioned the University to weather daunting cuts in state support, Governors State seeks a VPAF to provide creative and strategic leadership that will strengthen its financial wellbeing while continuing to support an exceptional and accessible education. A key component will be helping to realize the goals set forth in the University’s Vision 2020 Strategic Plan and Strategic Enrollment Plan, both of which outline plans for Governor State’s growth moving toward the year 2020.

For more information about Governors State University, this opportunity, and the procedures for nomination or application, please visit Academic Search, Inc. The position is open until filled but only applications received by March 18, 2018 can be assured full consideration. Nominators and prospective candidates may also arrange a confidential conversation about this opportunity with Andrea Warren Hamos, Senior Consultant, at or Mahauganee Shaw, Consultant, at

Governors State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer who complies with applicable federal, state, and GSU policies prohibiting discrimination and harassment. GSU prohibits discrimination or harassment which violates the law or which constitutes inappropriate or unprofessional limitation of employment opportunity or participation in University activities, on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, protected disability, veteran status, or marital status.