Sam Houston State University
Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President for
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.
• Plans, coordinates, directs, and continually assesses outcomes of
all fiscal, facilities, and human capital matters of a dynamic
• 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
• Supports the SHSU academic mission through delivering efficient
and excellent services to internal customers and external
• 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
, 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
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: SHSUCFO@academicsearch.org
Sam Houston State University is being assisted by Academic Search.
Confidential discussions may be arranged by contacting Ann Hasselmo
or Chris Butler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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.