Committee to Review the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance Office

The Iowa State University Faculty Senate is charged with the review of the Office of the Senior Vice President for Business and Finance.

The Senior Vice President for Business and Finance is responsible for the fiscal operations of the university and general supervision of business operations of all university activities.  Their mission is to create, preserve and enhance the cultural, fiscal, human, and physical environment that supports the university in making Iowa and the world a better place.

The Division of Business and Finance comprises of the following units:

  • Business Services

Central Stores
ISU Surplus
Printing Services
Risk Management
Transportation Services
University Book Stores

  • Business and Finance Operations

Business Operations-Benefits/Compliance
Controller's Department
Trademark Licensing

  • Environmental Health & Safety

Asbestos & Lead
Biological Safety
Emergency Management
Environmental Programs
Fire Safety
Laboratory Safety
Occupational Safety
Radiation Safety
Training & Communication

  • Facilities Planning and Management

Building Security Services
Business Services
Campus Planning
custodial Services
Design & Construction Services
Facilities Services
Flight Services
Postal & Parcel Services
Space Planning and Management
University Architect
Utilities Services
Veenker Memorial Golf Course

  • Iowa State Center
  • Public Safety

Parking Division
Police Division

  • Reiman Gardens
  • Treasurer's Office

Accounts Receivable 
ISUCard Office

  • University Museums

Anderson Sculpture Garden
Art on Campus Program
Brunnier Art Museum
Christian Peterson Art Museum
Farm House Museum

The Senior Vice President for Business and Finance has the primary responsibility within the university's administrative structure for the following priorities:

  • Provide safe, attractive, effective, sustainable facilities and campus environment.
  • Provide financial and business services that are ethical, efficient, and safeguard the university's assets.
  • Provide experiences, scholarships, events, and venues that educate and enrich the university and its local statewide constituents.
  • Promotes collaboration with internal and external entities to facilitate efficiencies, savings, and enduring successes.

We invite the University Community including students, staff, and faculty as well as residents of Ames Community to provide input regarding strengths and weaknesses pertaining to the activities of any of the above mentioned units.  We specially invite comments and suggestions that will make the Division of Business and Finance better.

Please note that the names of the people making remarks will be kept confidential and the recommendations of the committee will not attribute the comments to any individual.


Committee Members
Chair John Schuh
FDAR Rep Tim Derrick
RPA Rep Jamie Brown
CALS Elisabeth Lonergan
BUS Mark Power
VET Gregory Stevenson
B&F Rep Miles Lackey