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Greg Oler named vice president at University of Maryland

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Decisions on search for his successor forthcoming

Greg Oler, vice president for finance and deputy treasurer at the University of Delaware since 2014, has been named vice president and chief financial officer at the University of Maryland, effective Aug. 14.

“I want to thank President Dennis Assanis and the trustees for the opportunity to be a part of the dynamic transformation underway at the University of Delaware,” Oler said. “Their bold vision has put the University on a fantastic trajectory to continue to be a key resource within the state. I will truly miss them and the valued colleagues I have encountered over the past six years.”

Greg Oler
Greg Oler

UD President Dennis Assanis said, “Throughout his time at UD, Greg has been a valuable member of our leadership team. He is highly regarded for his dedicated service and his diligent management and stewardship of the University’s financial resources in partnership with his colleagues.  While we will miss Greg, we wish him the very best in his new undertaking.”

“Greg has made substantial contributions to the financial stability and well-being of this University,” John Long, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said. “He also has overseen the implementation of major campus systems for our employees, including the travel and expense management programs and UD Exchange, the eProcurement system. I know the campus community joins me in wishing him well on his new venture.” 

Decisions about the appointment of an interim vice president and a search for Oler’s successor will be forthcoming.

At UD, Oler has had direct oversight of treasury services, financial analysis and reporting, general accounting, tax planning and reporting, federal cost accounting, auxiliary services, procurement and risk management.

During his tenure at Delaware, he has played an instrumental role leading the finance organization through a restructuring, issuing debt to support strategic initiatives, refinancing debt to achieve significant savings, negotiating a favorable facilities and administrative cost recovery rate and improving administrative systems and reporting.

In his new position, Oler will be a member of the President’s Cabinet and report to President Darryll J. Pines. As the principal hands-on financial, business and accounting executive for the institution, he will provide strategic and tactical leadership on financial strategies and initiatives supporting Maryland’s priorities.

Oler came to UD in 2014, after more than a decade at Johns Hopkins University, first as director of general accounting and then university comptroller.  Before his career in higher education, he spent six years in private industry. He also spent 11 years in public accounting with KPMG. He holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Loyola University.

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