Finance | Human Resources | Budget Office | Facilities and Auxiliary Services | Information Technologies | Office of Economic Innovation and Partnerships | Investments | Campus and Public Safety

The Executive Vice President and University Treasurer has responsibility for the offices listed below.


Greg Oler, Vice President 302-831-2107

The Vice President for Finance is responsible for certain centralized finance functions of the University, including the following programs:

University Finance/Controller/General Accounting/Investment Accounting/ Treasury Services/Risk Management/Procurement Services

Evelyn Zerenner, Asst. Vice President, University Finance (302) 831-2107

University Finance is responsible for the development, implementation and maintenance of University financial policies and procedures with emphasis on chart of accounts, accounting systems, financial reporting and financial controls.  We maintain the official accounting records and related systems of internal control in accordance with the accounting standards set by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), University policy and procedures, the requirements of federal and state government agencies, and external funding sources.  Additionally, we are responsible for the accounting of the University’s endowment portfolio and other investments, debt portfolio, and the capitalization and depreciation of University assets.  University Finance is also responsible for federal fiscal compliance in the areas of indirect cost and service centers, as well as compliance with federal and state tax regulations.

Richard Elliott, Asst. Vice President, Treasury Services (302) 831-2107

The Asst. Treasurer for Treasury Services is responsible for the management of all University banking services and relationships, all facets of bond issuance, post issuance bond compliance, risk management, and procurement services.

Office of Risk Management evaluates risks of students, faculty, staff and visitors, and recommends and implements alternatives for protection against or elimination of identified risks.

Procurement Services is responsible for the purchase of goods and services, payment to vendors and individuals, and strategic supplier partnership development. Procurement Services is also responsible for the administration and oversight of the UD Credit Card program and employee reimbursement requests.

The AVP for Treasury Services also administers the Home Purchase Assistance Program which assists qualified employees in the purchase of a home.

Internal Audit

Kirk Die, Director 302-831-2762

Internal auditing results in analyses, appraisals, recommendations, counsel, and information concerning activities reviewed. The Internal Audit Department assists the Board of Trustees Audit Visiting Committee and University management in determining that financial resources are being properly managed and accounted for and that the University departments comply with institutional policies, accounting standards, and applicable regulations.

Human Resources

Tom LaPenta, Chief Human Resources Officer (302) 831-2171

The vision of Human Resources is to create and maintain an environment that allows highly talented, diverse and engaged people to generate ideas that allow the University of Delaware to be a world-class, inclusive organization. The office oversees the following units to attract and nurture diverse and talented people and provide opportunities for growth to support a culture of success: Benefits, Classification & Compensation, Employee Education & Development, Employee Wellness, Equity and Inclusion, Faculty & Staff Assistance, Labor Relations, Payroll & Records Management, Recruitment & Employment.

Budget Office

Kathy Dettloff, Chief Budget Officer (302) 831-1234

The mission of the Budget Office is to provide timely and accurate information to the University community concerning academic and administrative resource planning and budgeting, in support of the University's mission to develop and maintain strong undergraduate and graduate curricula, and strengthen academic, research and service programs.

Campus & Public Safety

Skip Homiak, Executive Director (302) 831-7285

Campus & Public Safety is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the entire University of Delaware community by maintaining a secure and open environment where the safety of everyone is our primary goal and responsibility. The Department strives to accomplish its mission while adhering to its core values of Excellence, Professionalism, and Quality Service.

Economic Innovation & Partnerships

David Weir, Director (302) 831-7261

Economic Innovation & Partnerships seeks to establish the University as a recognized center of invention, innovation, entrepreneurship, partnering and economic development.

The Gateway enables outside entities to access the University’s knowledge-based assets and provides UD personnel support to form partnerships outside the University.

Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services

Alan Brangman, Vice President (302) 831-1110

The Facilities, Real Estate and Auxiliary Services unit consists of Real Estate, Auxiliary Services, Facilities Administration, Facilities Management, and Facilities Planning & Construction. This unit is responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the University's physical plant, which includes all academic, administrative, residential and conference facilities. This unit also oversees all minor and major renovations and construction projects on campus.

The Office of Auxiliary Services is responsible for the main auxiliary units of the University, including the Bob Carpenter Center, Dining Services, Conference Services, Financial and Information Services, and Supporting Services.

Information Technologies

Carl Jacobson, Vice President (302) 831-6068

Information Technologies is responsible for instructional, research, and administrative information technologies and services. The primary service departments are Client Support & Services, Management Information Services, Network and Systems Services, University Media Services, Web Development, and the IT Help Center.


Keith Walter, Chief Investment Officer (302) 831-4284

The Investment Office is responsible for investing and overseeing the University's endowment and other long-term funds with a market value of approximately $1,500 million.  The CIO will maximize total return consistent with reasonable protection of principal and in accordance with the Board of Trustees investments policies and objectives. The Investment office's primary responsibilities are the management of the asset allocation of the University’s investment portfolio; oversight of external investment managers; management of internal investment portfolios and providing the Treasurer, President, and Board of Trustee committees with the information they require to responsibly oversee investment activities. To contact the Investments Office, call (302) 831-2349.

Investments Office 2014 Annual Report

The Investments Office is pleased to offer the 2014 Annual Report in two formats. Click here to download the Annual Report in a printable version, or here for an interactive version.

  • Office of the Vice President & University Treasurer  •   122 Hullihen Hall  
    Newark, DE 19716  •   USA
    Phone: (302) 831-2200  •   Fax: (302) 831-7060  •   © 2013