Division of Finance & Administration: Mission and Goals

The Vice President of Finance & Administration is responsible for the administration of the following areas:

  • Administrative Management
  • Business Management
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Fiscal Management

Mission Statement

The Division of Finance & Administration is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing the financial management plans and activities of the University and is to provide leadership and support to the University community in the planning and management of physical, fiscal, and human resources to enhance the learning environment.


  • To ensure, to the extent possible, that the primary institutional activities of instruction, research, and public service are supported by adequate resources.
  • To protect the ability of the institution to continue its activities through sound management, control, contracting, and investment of financial resources.
  • To promote the efficient and effective management of existing physical, fiscal, and human resources through sound planning and budgeting and responsible stewardship with application of such resources to activities which reflect institutional priorities and requirements.
  • To establish procedures and maintain proper records for the fulfillment of public trust and compliance with the regulatory requirements of the University, Kansas Board of Regents, State of Kansas, and Federal Government.
  • To plan, establish, and maintain an attractive, safe, and secure campus, resulting in a social environment which contributes to the student's learning process.
  • To advise the University President on management matters.
  • To provide sound financial management; (i.e., planning, budgeting, accounting, and reporting).
  • To coordinate financial management activities and provide leadership, education, and assistance for effective financial management in all of the institution's academic and administrative units.
  • To provide accurate and timely financial information to internal users and external publics; (i.e., the Board of Regents, Division of Budget, Legislature, Federal Government, bond brokers, bond rating agencies, and constituent groups).
  • To assist other institutional decision makers in considering the broader and longer term consequences of decisions which affect finances and facilities so that the priorities of the institution as a whole take precedence over the priorities of individual units.
  • To analyze and interpret historical data to identify important trends and to determine the impact of previous decisions on the current condition of the institution.
  • To provide innovative leadership in the design, implementation, and evaluation of management systems.
  • To promote professional working relationships with persons within the University community.