Strategic Priorities

Each year the CFO 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 over the next decade, 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 Centered Management model (RCM budget model) since its implementation in FY 2014
  • 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