Business Affairs Officers

The MASU Business Affairs Officers (BAO) Committee consists of the chief business officers at Michigan’s public universities. These senior officers typically oversee the institutions’ financial, budgetary, capital construction, human resource, information technology, auxiliary enterprise, and administrative operations, among others. Through the MASU committee, the BAOs provide insight and serve as collaborators and liaisons on a variety of issues and opportunities that intersect with state government. The BAOs are especially attuned to fiscal matters that affect the public universities’ ability to effectively deliver on their missions.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the BAO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Contemporary higher education topics and trends are examined through the lens of business affairs officers, with strategic consideration given to such factors as state and federal regulations (and their associated burdens), institutional cost containment, operating efficiencies, human resources, auxiliary enterprises, public-private partnerships, and continuous quality improvement.

Business Affairs Officers

Central Michigan University
Mary Hill, Vice President/Finance and Administrative Services
Warriner 104
1200 S. Franklin Street
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3334

Eastern Michigan University
Michael Valdes (Chair), Chief Financial Officer, Business and Finance
101 Welch Hall
Ypilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-2031

Ferris State University
Amanda Matheson, Vice President for Administration and Finance
420 Oak Street
157 Prakken
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3870

Grand Valley State University
Gregory J. Sanial, Vice President for Finance and Administration & Chief Financial Officer
1 Campus Drive
3080 James H. Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2188

Lake Superior State University
Morrie Walworth, Interim Vice President for Finance and Operations
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2216

Michigan State University
Gregory Deppong, Associate Vice President
412 Administration Building
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing , MI 48824
(517) 355-5016

Lisa Frace, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
412 Administration Building
426 Auditorium Road
East Lansing, Michigan 48824
(517) 355-5016

Michigan Technological University
Nicholas Stevens, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Administration
1400 Townsend Drive
Administration Building 509
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-1060

Julie Seppala, Vice President for Finance
311 Lakeshore Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
(906) 487-2374

Northern Michigan University
R. Gavin Leach, Vice President for Finance and Administration
1401 Presque Isle Avenue
502 Cohodas Administration Center
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2200

Oakland University
Stephen Mackey, Vice President for Finance and Administration
371 Wilson Blvd.
Wilson Hall, Suite 4000
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2445

Saginaw Valley State University
Noel Hornbacher, Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs/ Chief Financial Officer
325E Wickes Hall
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-2563

University of Michigan
Geoffrey Chatas, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
3014 Fleming
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-7272

Cheryl Soper, Controller and Director of Financial Operations
6020 Wolverine Tower - 1287
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
(734) 764-7214

University of Michigan - Dearborn
Bryan Dadey, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
1110 Administration Building
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
(313) 593-5622

University of Michigan - Flint
Gerry Glasco, Senior Director, Office of Business & Financial Services
507 Northbank Center
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3480

Wayne State University
Bethany Gielczyk, Interim Senior VP, Business Affairs
5700 Cass Avenue
Suite 4900
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-8112

Western Michigan University
Janice Van Der Kley, Vice President for Business and Finance
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5203
(269) 387-2365

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