May 16, 2011

Michael Strine, VP for finance, named exec VP, COO of UVA

Daniel Ennis, senior vice president for finance and administration, announced last week that Michael Strine, vice president for finance, chief financial officer and treasurer of the university, will be leaving Johns Hopkins on June 30 to become executive vice president and chief operating officer of the University of Virginia.

In his new post, Strine will oversee the financial affairs of UVA and each of its schools and divisions, including the Medical Center. In addition, several key operational and administrative areas, such as human resources, facilities, real estate and public safety, will report to him.

Strine received a doctorate in political science from Johns Hopkins in 1992 and returned to the university in 2008 as executive director of financial planning and analysis and was later named vice president for finance and treasurer before adding the role of chief financial officer. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, he was chief financial officer of New Castle County in Delaware.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for Michael but a significant loss for Johns Hopkins,” said Ennis in a broadcast message sent May 12. “Since he rejoined the university, Michael has excelled at managing financial issues and building strong, trust-based relationships with colleagues throughout the university.”

Among Strine’s accomplishments that Ennis praised were his work with the provost, the deans and financial leaders in the schools to better integrate academic priorities and quality metrics into the budget and planning process; his leadership during the recent national financial crisis that protected the university from disruptions in the financial markets by ensuring that it had sufficient cash; and his help in cutting costs and increasing productivity centrally to ensure there were sufficient resources for institutional priorities such as financial aid.

“I am personally very grateful to Michael, who has been a true partner and provided great support to me as I learned my new role at the university this year,” Ennis said.

Ennis said that he will soon begin the process of identifying interim financial leadership and recruiting and hiring a new vice president for finance and treasurer.