Anthem Executive is leading the search for the next Vice President for Administration and Finance – Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the University of Houston-Victoria.
Click here for a copy of the full Search Prospectus: UHV VP for Administration & Finance/CFO Search Prospectus
The CFO serves as a critical member of the core leadership team and is fully responsible for the financial and business affairs of the University. This position oversees budget planning and procurement, facilities construction and management, general accounting and other financial operations, Human Resources, Information Technology, Business Services, Emergency Management, Small Business Development Center, and Center for Regional Collaboration.
The interested candidate must be an excellent communicator, energetic, problem-solver, accountable and have a collaborative style of leadership working with diverse and multicultural faculty, staff, and students.
- Plans, implements, and manages all combined functions of administrative and financial affairs to support and enhance the institution’s mission; includes direct responsibility for overseeing all accounting, finance, budgeting, forecasting, strategic financial planning, cost benefit analysis, audit activities, financial reporting, facilities and property management, capital projects, contract/procurement analysis and negotiations, human resource management, Information Technology, and community outreach departments
- Enhances and/or develops, implements, and enforces institutional policies and procedures for the administrative and financial operations of the University
- Supports the President in preparing and presenting information on major administrative initiatives and institutional financial conditions to the UH System Board of Regents, the UH System Chancellor, and senior staff and lawmakers
- Advises the President on management issues related to the administrative and organizational effectiveness of the University
The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the promotion of excellence; an academic leader with a track record of effective academic and administrative experiences; and a visionary and strategic thinker who can demonstrate collaboration and administrative accomplishment.
- Bachelor’s degree (required) / Master’s degree (preferred) in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration, or other Business-related field
- Minimum of ten (10) years experience (required) / twelve (12) years (preferred) in managerial accounting and financial management
- Minimum of seven (7) years (required) / nine (9) years (preferred) of direct job-related experience in an executive or senior-level management position
- Certified Public Accountant license
- Supervisory experience in a diverse department
- State of Texas higher education and PeopleSoft financial systems experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of federal, state, local accounting rules and regulations, especially GASB and State of Texas
- Excellent leadership, organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to prioritize tasks
- Demonstrate clear, precise, and effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
- Ability to professionally and effectively interact with diverse groups and constituents
- Collaborative leader with the ability to think analytically and creatively in support of the university’s mission, aspirations, and goals
- High standards of professional conduct, ability to maintain confidentiality, and ability to establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges
- Demonstrate skills in working successfully with a team of employees to establish goals, motivate, evaluate, solve problems and meet deadlines
- Proficiency with PC software applications in a Windows environment
UHV is dedicated to providing students with the opportunities they need to make their mark in the world. Established in 1973 with a main campus located in the small city of Victoria, Texas, UHV offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs.
As one of the nation’s state universities, UHV is committed to offering affordable and accessible education to students. Degree programs are taught by award-winning faculty in the School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business Administration, and School of Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV’s mission is to help students succeed.
Face-to-face classes are offered at UHV’s main campus in Victoria, as well as an instructional site in Katy, a Houston suburb. Online classes allow students to earn a degree from anywhere. The main campus is located in the welcoming town of Victoria, conveniently located just two hours from the major cities of Houston, Austin, San Antonio and Corpus Christi.
UHV by the Numbers
Students come to UHV expecting to earn a quality, affordable degree. They stay when they realize that UHV offers personalized attention and small class sizes where they will be able to succeed. UHV Fast Facts will give you a quick overview of the university.
Education doesn’t have to be expensive. UHV is the fifth most affordable public university in Texas, and their Financial Aid office is committed to helping students get the most aid possible, whether that is through scholarships, grants or loans.
UHV prides itself on the personalized attention faculty and staff provide to students. In fact, the student-to-faculty ratio in classes is just 20-to-1. Programs such as the Student Success Center provide students with advising, writing assistance and subject-area tutoring to help them succeed in their classes.
Academic Excellence & Accreditations
Every year, UHV and its degree programs are recognized for their excellence and affordability by outside ranking organizations. The university also is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s and specialist degrees. The School of Business Administration is accredited by AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, which accredits less than 5 percent of business schools worldwide. In addition, the baccalaureate degree in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, and the master’s in counselor education program is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs. Click here to find out more about UHV’s accreditations. Other accreditations include the National Association of School Psychologists for the Specialty in School Psychology program, the Texas Education Agency for UHV’s education programs, and the National Strength and Conditioning Association Education Recognition Program for UHV’s kinesiology programs.
Here are just a few of UHV’s recent recognitions:
- Texas Online Colleges ranked UHV No. 2 on its 2021 Most Affordable Online Colleges in Texas list based on the university’s high-quality, affordable degree programs and regionally accredited programs.
- UHV was ranked in the top tier of Educate to Career’s 2020 rankings of colleges with the best response to COVID-19.
- Washington Monthly included UHV in its 2018 Best Bang for the Buck list of Southern colleges that help nonwealthy students attain marketable degrees at affordable prices.
- The Princeton Review included the College of Business Administration in its list of 2021 Best Business Schools.
- Readers of the Katy Times chose UHV as the Best College in Katy from 2016 to 2019.
- In 2019 and 2020, readers of Living Magazine named UHV the Best College/University in Katy/Fulshear.
UHV fields teams in baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, and men’s and women’s golf. The Jaguars are part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics and compete in the Red River Athletic Conference.
UHV’s executive committee is made up of the UHV president and five vice presidents who oversee Academic Affairs, Administration & Finance, Enrollment Management, Student Affairs and University Advancement. The President’s Cabinet assists the president in developing university plans and policies, and fostering a positive campus environment.
UHV in the Community
UHV’s students are encouraged to invest in the community through various initiatives.
UHV is host to the Small Business Development Center, which provides training, consulting and technical assistance to small business owners in Victoria, Aransas, Bee, Calhoun, DeWitt, Goliad, Gonzales, Jackson, Karnes, Lavaca and Refugio counties. Most services are free, although some workshops, special events and webinars have a small fee. It also is home to the UHV Center for Regional Collaboration, which focuses on helping communities form regional partnerships.
In addition, the university encourages community members to visit campus for free events such as the UHV/American Book Review Reading Series; the College of Education & Health Professions Fall and Spring Symposiums; the Martín De León Symposium on the Humanities and the A.D. Sheffield Symposium on African American History.
About the University of Houston System
As the region’s largest provider of comprehensive university services, from the baccalaureate to the doctorate, the University of Houston System plays an essential role in meeting the higher education needs of the Houston metropolitan area and Texas.
UHS serves more than 72,000 students, has an annual budget that exceeds $1.7 billion, and produces a $6 billion-plus economic impact on the Greater Houston area each year. The UH System’s research and scholarship are globally significant, nationally competitive, and serve as an engine for economic development, while its public service activities enhance the quality of life in the region.
The UH System includes the University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake, UH-Downtown and UHV, and instructional sites in Katy, Northwest Houston, Pearland, and Sugar Land.
To Express Interest
The Search Committee invites letters of interest and nominations to be submitted directly to the search firm, Anthem Executive. Correspondence should include a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest describing relevant
experience and interest in the position, and should be submitted to Scott Watson, Michael Ballew, Florene Stawowy or Mike “JR” Wheless at:
While applications and nominations will be accepted until a new CFO is selected, interested parties are encouraged to send their materials to the address above ASAP to assure optimal consideration. Expressing interest is the first step in receiving consideration and does not make one an applicant for the position.
The University of Houston-Victoria is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.