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Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Operations

Sam Houston State University
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Apr 20, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Business & Management, Accounting & Finance
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Sam Houston State University
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President for Operations

Sam Houston State University (SHSU) seeks the service of a Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Operations (CFO) to lead and maximize the University's operating and fiscal performance. The CFO provides leadership in the development and operation of the University. SHSU is an emerging Hispanic-serving institution providing excellence through education, scholarship, and service to a highly diverse student body. SHSU's motto, "The measure of a Life is its Service," resonates among the University's over 21,000 students, eight colleges, and well beyond its historical roots through research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering, and more.

The CFO ensures the fiduciary integrity of the University, its investments, and the SHSU Foundation. As a strategic leader serving as a member of the President's Cabinet, reporting directly to the President, the CFO leads the Division of Finance and Operations. The CFO:

• Plans, coordinates, directs, and continually assesses outcomes of all fiscal, facilities, and human capital matters of a dynamic institution.
• Oversees Facilities Operations and Management, the Controller's Office, Financial Planning and Budget, Procurement and Business Services, Human Resources, Payroll, Auxiliary Services, Compliance, Public Safety Services, and other institutional support services.
• Supports the SHSU academic mission through delivering efficient and excellent services to internal customers and external constituents.
• Plays a key role in institutional planning and positioning, community partnerships, and in advancing SHSU's presence in the region, state, and nation.

About Sam Houston State University
For more than 140 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. SHSU is an inclusive institution whose mission is to provide high-quality education, scholarship, and service to students. With over 95 bachelor's degrees, 60 master's, 10 doctoral programs, and 1 professional doctorate offered by the College of Osteopathic Medicine, SHSU provides an exceptional college experience for every student – traditional, non-traditional, first generation, international, or online.

SHSU is classified as a Carnegie doctoral university with high research activity (R2). Most recently, SHSU's support for its diverse and economically disadvantaged student body was recognized by U.S. News & World Report's ranking the University as the No. 1 school in Texas for Social Mobility of its graduates. Service to self and others is paramount at SHSU and reflected in all university organizations and programs. In 2020, the University was named to USA Today's Top 50 in the U.S. for "commitment to civic engagement and global awareness," in addition to being classified a "Community Engaged Campus" by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. The "Community Engaged Campus" honor, bestowed to only 311 public institutions nationwide, acknowledges the University's significant commitment to service.

Home to a diverse student population of over 21,000, SHSU is located in Huntsville, Texas, with an off-site instructional location in The Woodlands and the College of Osteopathic Medicine located in Conroe. SHSU has a small town feel with large scale opportunities. Located in the Piney Woods region of East Texas and just an hour drive north of Houston, Huntsville provides area residents with a sense of community and belonging. SHSU offers a superior benefit package, competitive salaries and a flexible work environment fostering work/life balance.

Degree in a business or financially related field or a combination of education, experience, and training demonstrating the required knowledge and abilities to be successful in the role. Proven and substantive administrative experience with a record of proven accomplishments as an administrator at a senior educational institution or equivalent.

More information, including an institutional profile with a full list of responsibilities and qualifications, is available here:

How to Apply
The position is open until filled, but applications received by Tuesday, July 5, 2022, will be given full consideration. Applications should include: 1) a detailed letter of interest; 2) a current resume; and 3) a list of five professional references with contact information. References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate. Inquiries, nominations, and applications may be sent in confidence to:

Sam Houston State University is being assisted by Academic Search. Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Ann Hasselmo ( or Chris Butler (

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

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