Meet the Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Meet Ken Kaiser, senior vice president and chief operating officer.

Ken Kaiser serves as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Temple University.

With nearly 30 years of dedicated service to Temple University, Ken brings extensive experience and deep institutional appreciation to the senior vice president and chief operating officer roles, having served as vice president, CFO and treasurer from December 2013 until his current appointment by university President Jason Wingard in August 2021.

Previously responsible for budget, human resources, bursar, risk management and insurance, treasury and investments, controller operations, digital document services, the OWLcard (Diamond Dollars), and mission continuity planning, Ken now adds construction, facilities and operations, purchasing, campus safety, business services, and auxiliaries to his portfolio.

Ken has worked at Temple University in two stints; briefly interrupted by three years of service as vice president for administration and finance at Montgomery County Community College from 2005 to 2008. At Temple University, he has served as senior associate vice president for finance and human resources (2008–2013), director of finance and administration for institutional advancement (2002–2005), university privacy officer (2003–2005), director of finance and operations for Temple’s Ambler and Fort Washington campuses (1999–2002), and senior budget analyst (1991–1999).

Ken’s connections to Temple run deeper than his decades of service, having earned three degrees from Temple: a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Fox School of Business in 1989, an MBA in 1994, and a master's degree in management information systems and e-business in 2003.