About Administration & Finance

The portfolio of areas under Administration and Finance (A&F) help KU moving forward from business processes to the physical layout of campus. The departments and teams under A&F help move the overall KU mission forward. They do this by supporting all units with daily business operations; recruiting and hiring employees; providing clean and functional work environments; campus security and safety; road and accessibility; information systems and innovative technology; and forward-thinking sustainability efforts. A&F is always evaluating their work, gathering feedback from partners, and discovering better ways to meet KU strategic goals.

About the Vice Provost for Administration and Finance

Diane Goddard is the Vice Provost for Administration and Finance for the Lawrence Campus of the University of Kansas. Diane is strategically leading the implementation of Changing for Excellence which is a comprehensive transformational review of KU’s administrative practices. She works closely with the Provost/Executive Vice Chancellor on fiscal strategies for the campus, particularly in relation to tuition and the research foundation. Her responsibilities as Vice Provost also include oversight of the campus fiscal and operational functions including the Budget Office, Comptroller’s Office, Procurement Services, Human Resource Management, Information Technology, Facilities Services, Design and Construction Management, Capital Planning and Space Management, Public Safety Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Sustainability, Parking and Transit, Shared Service Centers, and the KU Card Center.

Prior to becoming the Vice Provost for Finance in November 2008, Diane was the Associate Vice Provost/Comptroller for the Lawrence Campus of The University of Kansas. As Comptroller since 1998 her principal responsibility included maintaining institutional fiscal integrity and accountability. She has also served as Acting Budget Director, the Director of Purchasing and as Associate Comptroller at the University of Kansas. From 1984 – 1991 Diane was Associate Director at the Kansas Geological Survey.

Prior to coming to the University of Kansas Diane was the Chief Accountant/Controller at Yale University Health Services, New Haven, Connecticut. She also served as Business Manager for the Yale University Art Gallery in the early 1980’s.

Diane received her Bachelors in Economics in 1977 from Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT, and her MBA from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS in 1990.

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