The Division of Finance and Administration is responsible for the conduct of all financial affairs and the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the University of Wisconsin System institutions. The Vice President serves as the chief financial officer to the Board of Regents, President, System Chancellors, and their staff in matters of financial policy and planning and is responsible for providing assurance of the fiscal integrity of the UW System. The major financial functions include UW System financial planning, financial control, administrative and Board of Regents’ policy review, trust funds investing, and financial and non-financial data reporting. The division also advises the Board of Regents, the President of the UW System, and UW universities in formulating, interpreting, and implementing policies related to sound business operations, oversight, and strategic planning. It provides leadership for systemwide projects to ensure highly functioning services consistent with best practices.
The Vice President supports the President of the UW System in developing recommendations to assist the Board of Regents in fulfilling its responsibilities to maintain and advance public trust and to engage university leadership in strategic planning and consensus-building regarding the development of infrastructure, facilities, and human capital.