By-Laws

D. Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer

  1. The Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer is the chief administrative and financial officer of the University.  This position reports to the President
    1. He/she is responsible for overseeing long-range financial planning and management of the operating and capital budgets for all units of the University.  Working closely with the Provost and the other Vice Presidents, the Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer oversees capital and operating budget development, monitoring, and reporting; coordinates operating and capital budgets in conformity with policies set forth by the Board of Trustees; develops financial policy and plans; serves as point of contact for external agencies and partners on financial matters; acts as the President’s representative on financial matters to University units and constituencies; and generally promotes the financial health and stability of the University.
    2. He/she is responsible for overseeing construction, renovation, operation, logistics, and security of the University’s physical plant; human resources, labor relations, and payroll; purchasing; business services; and public and environmental safety.  He/she is responsible for the formulation of strategy and policies to ensure effective administration, sound business practices, safety and regulatory compliance within these areas in conformity with policies established by the Board of Trustees; serves as the University’s point of contact for external agencies and partners on business and operational matters; acts as the President’s representative on business and operational matters to University units and constituencies; and generally promotes the operational excellence of the University.
  2. The Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief Financial Officer shall:
    1. Be a member of the President’s cabinet and the University Senate.
    2. Attend all meetings of the Board of Trustees, except when the President requests otherwise. He/she may participate in discussions, but shall not vote.
    3. Approve the selection and adjustment in service of all personnel under his/her jurisdiction.
    4. Assist the President in the preparation of the University budget and coordinate the activities of the Provost, the Vice Presidents, and other University officers in preparation of those components of the budget that are under their jurisdiction.
    5. Be responsible for all monies and funds of the University, regardless of their source.  He/she shall provide for the safekeeping of such monies and funds and keep an accurate accounting of their receipt and expenditure.
    6. Ensure the timely completion of combined University of Connecticut financial statements.  Submit regular reports to the President and, through the President, to the Board of Trustees showing the financial condition of the University and all of its constituent parts and submit an annual statement showing the assets and liabilities of the various funds of the University.
    7. Make such reports to the State Comptroller or to other State or Federal officials as may be required on the inventories, property, and financial operations of the University.
    8. Manage and coordinate the University’s responsibilities pertaining to bond financing of capital projects.
    9. Provide support to the President, the Provost, the other Vice Presidents, and those reporting to the Office of the President by providing fiscal planning, coordination, and financial analysis.
    10. Oversee or monitor the execution of major financing agreements.
    11. Administer such support units of the University as the President may designate.
    12. Assist the President in preparation of strategic and tactical operations, plans and initiatives, and coordinate the activities of the Provost and the other Vice Presidents in the preparation of similar plans for operational units that are under their jurisdiction.
    13. Supervise the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with all professional staff of the University and coordinate the carrying out of the Board of Trustees’ responsibilities under those contracts.
    14. Be responsible for the development, renovation, maintenance, and safekeeping of the physical assets of the University, regardless of their source
    15. Manage and coordinate the University’s responsibilities pertaining to construction and renovation of facilities.
    16. Direct the University’s purchasing and contracting programs.
    17. Provide support to the President, the Provost, and the other Vice Presidents in development of operational strategy, planning, coordination, and analysis.