The Office of Finance and Administration facilitates the advancement of NC State’s strategic goals by maximizing the use of resources and developing a culture of efficiency and effectiveness. Read more about us.
Scott R. Douglass Named as Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
Scott R. Douglass, executive vice president and treasurer at the University of Delaware, has been named vice chancellor for finance and administration at North Carolina State University, effective Jan. 11, 2016.
At the University of Delaware, Douglass serves as the chief financial and administrative officer managing an operating budget of approximately $1 billion, an extended team of approximately 1,000 staff and a direct leadership team of 11. He oversees a cash and endowment portfolio of approximately $1.7 billion.
In fall 2013, Chancellor Woodson charged Provost Arden and Vice Chancellor Leffler with exploring the most promising resource generation, cost-cutting and reallocation options available to ensure that NC State can keep moving forward with its strategic plan. Ideas were gathered through meetings with on-campus constituencies and leadership groups as well as via an online form. A small working group, led by Duane Larick, senior vice provost for academic strategy and resource management, and Ginger Burks Draughon, director for cost analysis, convened to vet the nearly 200 ideas generated through campus engagement. The working group then culled, grouped and prioritized ideas by degree of impact and timeliness.
As implementation teams are concluding work on the first set of recommendations (requires unity ID), considered critical to establishing the foundation for resource allocation decisions, implementation teams are in progress on the second set of recommendations (requires unity ID) related to the optimal use of existing resources. Read more about the Strategic Resource Management initiative.