Office of the Vice President for Global Communications

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Record Update First

Miranda named associate vice president for finance

Rowan Miranda has been appointed associate vice president for finance, pending approval by the Board of Regents. His appointment will be effective April 20.

In his new role, Miranda will be responsible for the university’s central financial functions (accounts payable, accounts receivable, procurement, accounting, payroll and sponsored programs), the external audited financial statements, financial analysis, internal controls, tax management, and treasury functions including cash, debt and risk management.

“This is an extremely important position for the institution, particularly in today’s challenging economic environment, and I’m very pleased to welcome Rowan to our team,” says Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Tim Slottow. “He brings a wealth of experience and deep financial expertise to the AVPF position.”

Since 2004 Miranda has served as a partner at Accenture, a global management consulting firm, leading its North American Finance and Performance Management Service Line for State and Local Government and Higher Education. In this role, he worked extensively with organizations such as Yale University, the U.S. General Services Administration, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority and the state of Ohio to help transform their financial and administrative functions.

Miranda’s prior employment experience includes serving as the director of research and consulting for the Government Finance Officers Association, chief financial officer for Allegheny County, Pa., and director of budget and management for the city of Pittsburgh. He also has held several faculty appointments including assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Pittsburgh, adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and currently is a lecturer and visiting faculty member at the University of Chicago. 

He holds a doctorate and a Master of Arts in public policy analysis from the University of Chicago, as well as a Master of Arts in political science and a Bachelor of Science in accounting from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

“I look forward to joining one of the world’s premier universities in this important capacity and to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. The depth and breadth of services provided by Finance have long been recognized as key elements in the long-term financial health of the institution,” Miranda says. “I hope to honor this strong tradition through continued advancement in the quality of service we provide and strengthening of the strategic partnership we enjoy with units across campus.”