Strategic Priorities

Each year the Senior Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (SVP & CAO) and senior administrators within the portfolio review the university's strategic priorities and develop a set of goals to define how departments will best support the mission. Select strategic priorities for the CFO portfolio are as follows:

  • Administer the human resource activities for 6,400+ full-time and 5,300+ part-time employees, $700 million in compensation expenditures, as well as the contracts for 11 bargaining units
  • Assess efficiency across all administrative functions by developing a comprehensive benchmarking regime
  • Ensure the availability of robust financial resources, especially in light of state funding trends, by continued expenditure control, revenue diversification, and endowment and investment maximization (investment model implementation)
  • Facilitate and implement recommendations that will engineer Temple's shift to a more customer-centric culture aligned with solutions-focused processes
  • Monitor the Temple University Health System, Physicians Practice and School of Medicine finances and operations; advise the president and board on risk and exposure for the university
  • Oversee the complex financial affairs for a $1.39 billion university budget including responsibility for a myriad of internal controls and external reporting requirements.
  • Provide leadership and support for all aspects of Temple's Responsibility Center Management model (RCM) since its implementation in FY 2015
  • Safeguard the viability of future strategic investment by protecting and enhancing Temple’s balance sheet and growing the more than $2 billion in university assets
  • Support strong student demand and revenue growth by aligning resources with priorities and opportunities and ensuring capital projects are on schedule with a viable financial plan