Vice President for Finance and Administration

Position Description

This historic university - America’s largest public university focused on educating women - seeks an experienced financial leader who is strategic, entrepreneurial, and collaborative to provide a solid contribution to overall institutional strategy and management for this statewide university that has campuses in Denton, Dallas and Houston. Reporting directly to a dynamic Chancellor and President, the VPFA is responsible for all areas of finance, human resources, facilities services, public safety, and risk management for all three campuses of the university.

Created in 1901 by the 27th Texas State Legislature, TWU has become known for its contributions and leadership in the fields of education, nutrition, business, the arts and sciences, and especially in the nursing and health care professions. The University offers the student support, class sizes and campus esthetics more typically found at a private university. The university believes in a quality education that is affordable and accessible, which is why it offers more than $15 million in scholarships annually.

In 2014, The Chronicle of Higher Education cited Texas Woman’s as the fifth-fastest growing public doctoral university in America (55% growth from 2003 to 2013). It is the only university in the Lone Star State to offer doctoral degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy, dance and women’s studies. About 10% of the university’s nearly 16,000 students are men, who have been admitted to the University’s graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994.


The successful candidate will have a minimum of eight years of professional and administrative experience in finance, investment, management, business education or related work including leadership responsibility. Experience in higher education, specifically Texas higher education, is a plus.

A Bachelor’s degree is required. A Master’s degree in business administration, economics, or closely related field of study, a CPA certification and/or a doctorate degree are preferred.

Other Information

The Vice President for Finance and Administration search committee will begin reviewing applications in early November and will continue until the position is filled. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by December 31, 2017. Candidates should provide a letter of interest, résumé and five professional references with email and telephone numbers (references will not be contacted without prior written authorization from the applicant). Applications and nominations should be sent electronically (PDF or MS Word) to

The search is being supported by:

Karen L. Goldstein, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, (561) 862-7569

Oscar C. Page, Ph.D., Executive Search Consultant, AGB Search, (903) 870-8303

Susanne Kelsey, Research Associate, AGB Search

Texas Woman’s University strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

Texas Woman’s University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, or against qualified disabled persons.

All positions at Texas Woman’s University are deemed security sensitive; background checks are conducted on applicants considered for employment. TWU is a “Tobacco Free Campus”.