Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer

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Application deadline: November 18, 2019

Senior Consultant: Jerry Israel

Senior Consultant: George Ross

Consultant: Shally Wise

Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer

Lamar University invites inquires, nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer. Lamar University is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 333-acre campus in Beaumont, TX is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana.

The Vice President for Finance and Operations and Chief Financial Officer serves as a member of the executive leadership team for Lamar University. The VPFO/CFO oversees a staff of more than 200 employees and the university’s operating budget that exceeds $200M, while also supporting innovation in academic programs and serving as the chief investment officer of the university.

The VPFO/CFO is responsible for providing executive management for the business operation of the university including financial planning, budgeting, accounting and business operations, finance controls, procurement, contracts, State and Federal reporting, communication with the Texas State Legislature and Texas State University System, investments and bond management.

The ideal candidate will hold a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, have seven years of progressively responsible experience in a similarly complex institution of higher education, professional success and evidence of high-quality judgment in management and leadership of a wide range of business affairs activities.

Further information about the position is available in the institutional profile at Additional information about the institution can be found at

A completed application will include a cover letter addressing the characteristics in the profile, curriculum vitae and the names, email addresses and phone numbers of five references, none of whom will be contacted without the permission of the applicant. The position will remain open until filled, but only applications received by November 18th, 2019 can be assured full consideration. Submit materials as an e-mail attachment in PDF format to: If you wish to have a confidential discussion regarding this position, you may contact Jerry Israel, Senior Consultant, at or George Ross, Senior Consultant, at