Education, Financial Officers, Higher Education

Vice President for Finance and Administration

  • Franklin & Marshall College
  • Lancaster, PA

Franklin & Marshall College (F&M) in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seeks an outstanding leader with exceptional financial, strategic, operational, and interpersonal capabilities to join the College’s senior leadership team as the Vice President for Finance and Administration (VPFA). Reporting to President Barbara K. Altmann, Ph. D., the VPFA provides the leadership and strategic vision needed for expert management of the College’s financial resources, and supervises the day-to-day budget, finance, investment, business, public safety, auxiliary services, and facilities operations. 

This individual is a key strategic leader for an institution that has attracted national recognition for a student talent strategy that is strongly driven by need-based financial aid. Franklin & Marshall has set institutional records in recent years for applications, class quality, fundraising, and national visibility. As of June 2022, F&M: completed a $200 million comprehensive campaign at 10 percent over goal; constructed a new multi-purpose stadium which opened in October 2017; and constructed the new landmark Winter Visual Arts Center, designed by the world-renowned architect Steven Holl, which opened in Fall 2021. Guided by a 2022 strategic plan, titled “Leveraging Excellence, Advancing Discovery” (L&AD), F&M seeks to refresh curriculum; enhance academic excellence, competitiveness, and diversity; support faculty research and scholarship; continue to strengthen its physical campus; and play a leadership role in undergraduate education — all supported by expert financial management. The L&AD plan is now in its first year of implementation, with considerable progress already accomplished.

The VPFA is a key member of the senior leadership team, contributing to all aspects of institutional strategy formation, and is responsible for fiscal planning, financial accounting and reporting, investment and treasury strategy, budget management, management of institutional debt, and financial systems and data analysis. The VPFA collaborates with the President and Vice President for college advancement in the development of new revenue strategies and resource partnerships. The VPFA works closely with leaders on the Board of Trustees and leads key administrative groups including the business office, human resources, facilities management and operations, public safety, capital planning and construction, and auxiliary services. 

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