St. Cloud State University — Vice President, Finance and Administration

St. Cloud State University seeks a creative and skilled strategist to serve as the next vice president of finance and administration. 

St. Cloud State is part of the Minnesota State System, which is the largest single provider of higher education in the state with 37 institutions, including seven state universities and 30 community and technical colleges. St. Cloud State is one of the largest and diverse public universities in Minnesota, serving more than 13,000 students from 45 states including Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico, and 96 different countries. The university recently celebrated its 150th anniversary, its sesquicentennial celebration, in 2019. St. Cloud State is ranked in Forbes magazine’s “Forbes America’s Top Colleges 2019”, is one of the 119 U.S. colleges and universities to receive the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, and was named 71st in a “Best for Vets” ranking by Military Times. SCSU has a strong commitment to providing a welcoming and inclusive campus culture, and to ensuring active and engaged learning through Our Husky Compact.

The vice president of finance and administration will report to and partner closely with President Robbyn Wacker. As a member of the president’s cabinet, the new vice president of finance and administration will provide visionary and integrated leadership dedicated to a culture of optimism, collaboration, transparency, sustainability, engagement and integrity.

In partnership and collaboration with university leadership, the vice president of finance and administration creates and sustains a culture of financial and administrative health; supports the university’s various strategic plans, including its International Plan, Diversity Plan, Strategic Enrollment Management Plan; maximizes System and institutional assets and locations in St. Cloud and Plymouth, MN, and Alnwick, England; assists in the integration of a new enterprise student records system for enhanced decision making; oversees the campus comprehensive facilities plan; and leads the development of a new collaborative and transparent budget planning development process.

The vice president of finance and administration provides visionary and strategic leadership and management to the Division of Finance and Administration in alignment with the university’s mission, vision and strategic plan. The vice president of finance and administration has administrative responsibility for St. Cloud State University’s Business Services, Public Safety, Facilities Management, Emergency Preparedness and Transportation Services, Food Services and the Husky Bookstore. The vice president of finance and administration has responsibility for financial compliance and ensures that timely and accurate financial information is provided and prepared for all stakeholders.

All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile and a CV or resume. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to Mercedes C. Vance and Kim Brettschneider at SCSUVPFA@wittkieffer.com. Please visit www.wittkieffer.com for more information.

St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at SCSU is Dr. Ellyn Bartges. For additional information, contact the Office for Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 102.

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