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.


(302) 831-2107

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.

Human Resources

Tom LaPenta, AVP Labor Relations & Interim Director, Human Resources (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 and Auxiliary Services

David Singleton, Vice President (302) 831-1110

The Facilities and Auxiliary Services unit consists of four departments: 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.

Facilities Management

Facilities Management provides custodial and maintenance services for all University academic and administrative buildings, residence halls, conference and guest housing facilities. These services include Grounds (landscaping, grounds maintenance, refuse collection, recycling); Operations and Maintenance (electrical, heating & cooling, lock/hardware, plumbing, structural, and central plant operations); and Building Services (custodial, pest control, snow removal).

Planning & Construction

Kathy Comisiak, Director (302) 831-6264

Planning & Construction provides project management for all minor and major construction and renovation projects of University buildings. The department assists with interior space planning, and maintains property maps, "as-built" drawings, utility information and the University's facilities database of building information.

University Architect and Campus Planner

Peter Krawchyk, Director

University Architect & Campus Planner As steward for the campus as a whole, this Office will be responsible for making and implementing planning and design recommendations to ensure preservation and enhancement to the physical attributes of the campus in support of the University of Delaware brand, mission and vision. This includes developing and maintaining guidelines for exterior and interior architectural materials and design, and developing and maintaining standards for all interior way-finding and exterior signage, streetscapes, landscaping and other initiatives that will preserve and enhance the pedestrian experience, function, character and beauty of the University’s various campuses. Orchestrates planning activities for the newly acquired 1743 Holdings, LLC site including discussions with strategic partners in the private and public sector in the creation of a master planned development including a health sciences campus, research park, and transit oriented commercial mixed use development.

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 $1,400 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.

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