The Oregon University System's Finance and Administration Division  works with the Technical and Regional Universities (TRUs), EOU, OIT, SOU, and WOU to develop the budget requests in accordance with instructions received from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission (HECC).  This Division also works closely with the TRUs and HECC to produce funding needs for operations and capital and, and develops policy recommendations to the State Board of Higher Education.

The office advocates for and helps to achieve the System's short and long term objectives, and works closely with the Chancellor and leaders of the four campuses to help achieve the vision and initiatives of the State Board. The Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration works closely with an Administrative Council of campus vice presidents for finance and administration to coordinate campus and system fiscal planning and reporting. The Department also exchanges information about OUS in a variety of policy activities involving public and governmental agencies.

The Finance and Administration Division works closely with the State Board of Higher Education and Board Committees as required to ensure they are kept abreast of changes within OUS, the legislature and the TRUs.


The Department of Finance and Administration is responsible for the administrative management of fiscal control, and operating and capital budget processes (in concert with HECC) for the TRUs, and other system functions through Human Resources (except Benefits),  Budget Operations, the Controller’s Division, and works closely with the University Systems Services Enterprise for Risk Management, Collective Bargaining, Benefits, Financial Reporting, Treasury Services and Payroll.

The Department also oversees technology support for OUS through two contracts, one with OSU for the management of administrative technologies for the system office and the four regional universities, and one with UO for the provision of wide-area networking services for all OUS campuses and other public entities.

During Fiscal Year 14/15 OUS will be working closing with HECC, State Board of Higher Education and the TRUs to ensure a smooth transition to Individual Boards for each of the TRU campuses.


  • Cathy Dyck, Acting Chancellor and Chief Financial Officer