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
Barrie Wilkes, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services
Warriner 104
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3334
wilke1bj@cmich.edu

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

Ferris State University
Jim Bachmeier, Vice President for Administration and Finance
420 Oak Street
157 Prakken
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3870
jimbachmeier@ferris.edu

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
sanialg@gvsu.edu

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

Michigan State University
Mark Haas, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
412 Administration Building
East Lansing , MI 48824
(517) 355-5014
haasmark@msu.edu

Michigan Technological University
Susan Kerry, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
509A Administration Building
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2153
skerry@mtu.edu

Julie Seppala, Vice President for Finance
311 Lakeshore Center
1400 Townsend Drive
Houghton, Michigan 49931
(906) 487-2374
jhseppal@mtu.edu
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
gleach@nmu.edu

Oakland University
John W. Beaghan, Vice President for Finance and Administration
201 Meadow Brook Rd.
Room #13
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2445
beaghan@oakland.edu

Saginaw Valley State University
James G. Muladore, Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs
314 Wickes Hall
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4045
jgm@svsu.edu

University of Michigan
Kevin Hegarty, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
3014 Fleming
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-7272
hegartyk@umich.edu

Cheryl Soper, Controller and Director of Financial Operations
6020 Wolverine Tower - 1287
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109
(734) 764-7214
clsoper@umich.edu
University of Michigan - Dearborn
Jeffrey L. Evans, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
(313) 593-5622
jlevan@umich.edu

University of Michigan - Flint
Michael J. Hague, Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance
234 Pavilion
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3324
mjhague@umich.edu

Wayne State University
Rebecca Cooke, Acting Vice President for Finance and Business Operations
5900 Cass Avenue
Suite 4900
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-8112
rcooke@wayne.edu

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