Research committee appointed for the next Chief Financial Officer of the University

Research committee appointed for the next Chief Financial Officer of the University

“Though the pandemic certainly brought challenges and changes to academia throughout the nation, Syracuse University is financially strong and well-positioned for continued growth,” says Chancellor Syverud. “Our next financial leader must be an outstanding senior administrator who can take the reins and ensure our resources are prioritized in support of our academic vision and a most promising future.”

Syracuse University Chancellor Kent Syverud today announced the members of the Search Committee for the University’s new chief financial officer (CFO). The new CFO will report directly to the Chancellor and provide strategic leadership for critical finance and administrative functions.

Highlights

  • Steven Barnes ’82, chairman emeritus, Board of Trustees
    Gretchen Ritter, vice chancellor, provost and chief academic officer
    J. Michael Haynie, vice chancellor for strategic initiatives and innovation
    Candace Campbell Jackson, senior vice president and chief of staff
    Elisabeth “Lisa” Fontenelli ’86, Board of Trustees Finance Committee chair and Whitman Advisory Council chair
    Professor Emily Stokes-Rees, director of the School of Design, College of Visual and Performing Arts

  • Chancellor Syverud, who will chair the search committee, hopes to have the new CFO in place by the start of the fall 2022 semester. Members of the Search Committee include:

The new CFO will succeed Gwenn Judge, who is currently serving as interim senior vice president and chief financial officer.