An administrator with more than 30 years of higher education finance and accounting experience will serve as The University of Toledo’s interim chief financial officer while a national search is conducted for the position.
Lawrence R. Kelley joined UT Nov. 19. He most recently served as senior vice president for administration and finance and chief financial officer of Cal Poly.During his career in higher education administration, Kelley also has served as treasurer and associate vice president at Georgia State University, chief financial officer at the University of Maine, vice president for business and finance at Kent State University, associate vice president for finance and business affairs and associate treasurer at Miami University, and budget director at the University of Akron.
UT President Sharon L. Gaber announced in October that the University would restart the search process for the position of chief financial officer and executive vice president for finance and administration. Thomas Biggs, who had served as the interim leader, left UT at the end of September, and Dave Morlock, CEO of the UT Medical Center, had resumed his former position as UT’s CFO on an interim basis.
The executive vice president for finance and administration oversees the University’s offices of Finance, Facilities and Construction, Information Technology, Human Resources and Talent Development, and Public Safety.