Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public, comprehensive university, announces a national executive search for the position of Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer.

Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer

The Vice President for Finance and Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer, who reports directly to the Provost and is a part of the President’s leadership team, is responsible for the management of finances and facilities. The Vice President serves as the staff representative of the University to the Finance Committee of the Board of Trustees and in that role must work with key officers within the state government of South Carolina. The Vice President should possess a high level of integrity, energy, leadership skills, and a commitment to a collaborative working relationship with the senior leadership team and others across the University. Preference will be given to those with a master’s degree and/or a CPA with experience in public higher education; however, candidates from other areas of financial management with an exceptional record of collaborative leadership and success will be considered. In addition, the Vice President will have a record of progressive and effective management experience as well as demonstrated knowledge of management of university finance and business affairs, strategic planning, debt, financial accounting and management, budget, real estate, institutional and financial risk, and contracts. Demonstrated knowledge in areas such as procurement, physical plant, and other auxiliaries is essential.

Founded in 1886 and located in Rock Hill, South Carolina, Winthrop University offers its 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students an educational experience that blends liberal arts, professional programs, global awareness, and civic engagement. In its degree-granting Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business Administration, Education, and Visual and Performing Arts, Winthrop embraces only those programs and activities that can be delivered at an exemplary level.  The values of service, excellence, diversity, community, and leadership provide the foundation for the University’s continuing development and shape Winthrop’s continuing success. Approximately 20 minutes from Charlotte, North Carolina, Winthrop has direct access to and is engaged in a broad and expansive regional arts and business community.  Winthrop's beautiful campus encompasses a rich architectural blend of neo-Georgian buildings and is included in the National Register of Historic Places. The attractive recreational and research complex area that surrounds Winthrop Lake is home to Winthrop’s 18 Division I men’s and women’s sports.  Winthrop University is comprised of 47 buildings totaling over 2.3 million square feet of space on a footprint of 418 acres.  The main academic and administrative area of campus is 94 acres.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 30, 2017. Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (MS Word preferred) to:

The search is assisted by Dr. Oscar C. Page, AGB Search Consultant, telephone 903-870-8303, and email The complete position profile with application instructions may be viewed at For more information about Winthrop University, please visit

Winthrop University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.