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Vice President for Planning, Budgets & Technology

Job Summary

The Vice President for Planning, Budgets and Technology serves as the chief planning officer, chief budget officer and chief information officer of the institution.  Incumbent works on a regular basis with state agencies to seek and maintain a close working relationship in budgetary and technology areas of responsibility.  The Vice President for Planning, Budgets and Technology reports directly to the President and advises the University Board of Regents on issues related to institutional budgets. 

Duties and Responsibilities


  • Formulates and administers the University’s unrestricted operating budgets.
  • Serves as a member of the President’s executive cabinet and advises on matters of planning and policy.
  • Establishes and operates an effective strategic planning process.
  • Supervises operation and maintenance of the University’s technology resources including all voice, video and data services on campus and at the Extended Campus Centers.
  • Develops, coordinates, evaluates, administers, and controls administrative programs and services within the division including the Office of Information Technology, the Office of Institutional Research and Computer Applications, the Office of Budgets, and Strategic Planning and Assessment.
  • Serves as institution’s chief budget officer and develops budgetary and operational plans and policies based upon the institutional mission and strategic goals.
  • Serves as the institution’s chief information officer and liaison to state and other external parties on matters relating of data and technology resources.
  • Recruits and maintains appropriate professional support staff as necessary to carry out the mission of the division. 
  • Works with appropriate standing University committees and coordinates the activities of those committees established as advisory to the Vice President for Planning, Budgets and Technology.
  • Works with external agencies and constituencies for the benefit of the University.
  • Coordinates organizational efficiency with in the institution’s planning, budgets and technology resources and services and recommends necessary modifications to the President.
  • Supports the institution’s commitment to equal educational opportunity and actively assists in meeting the actions set forth in the University’s Affirmative Action Plan.
  • Reports directly to the University Board of Regents on matters related to the institutional budget.


  • Performs other duties as assigned by the President.

Organizational Relationships

The Vice President for Planning, Budgets, and Technology reports to the President.  This position interacts with students, faculty, staff, parents, alumni, and other University constituencies.  Must be able to relate to all interests of the University and serve as an integral part of the senior-level administrative team.

Minimum Requirements

Master’s degree in Business Administration, Higher Education Administration or closely related area.  Minimum of five years of progressively responsible executive level experience and proven administrative abilities.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Previous experience as a chief budget officer and/or chief information officer  preferably at a state institution of higher education.  Successful performance in a state agency for higher education or in state government will be considered in lieu of direct experience in higher education.

Working Conditions and Atmosphere

The Vice President is provided with adequate office facilities and an adequate staff.  Regular office hours plus frequent evening and weekend work are the norm.