CORVALLIS, Ore. – Oregon State University President Edward J. Ray has named Michael Green the vice president for finance and administration for the university.

Green, who has served as the interim vice president for finance and administration at OSU for nearly a year and a half, assumes this key leadership position on a permanent basis.

“Mike Green is the ideal person for this job,” said Ray. “His nearly three decades of higher education administration experience have provided him the leadership qualities, financial acumen and management experience to help lead Oregon State.”

As vice president for finance and administration, Green will be responsible for overseeing finance and administration units, including budget and fiscal planning, business affairs, business centers, capital planning and facilities services, human resources, public safety, risk management and environmental health and safety, and treasury management.

He will also serve as the university’s representative on finance and administrative matters to the Oregon public universities’ council of vice presidents of finance and administration, as well as in discussions regarding capital planning, budgeting and fiscal planning, long-range business planning, allocation of resources among Oregon’s public universities, and approval of capital projects.

Green said he is honored to be selected to lead OSU’s Division of Finance and Administration.

“We will work to provide the highest levels of service and ensure the safety and health of the OSU community and the effective and transparent stewardship of the university’s resources,” he said. “As a graduate of OSU, I am excited to partner with university academic, research, and other leaders to help my alma mater reach its strategic goals.”

Green came to OSU in 2014 to serve as associate vice president for finance and administration. He served in that role until January 2016, when he was named interim vice president for finance. In July 2016, his title changed to interim vice president for finance and administration.

During his tenure at OSU, Green has collaborated with finance and administration colleagues to develop and implement key Board of Trustee treasury management and management reporting policies and processes, including successfully managing the process to receive OSU’s first credit rating and issue OSU’s first revenue bonds.

As interim vice president, he recognized the need for university leaders to have a more accurate long-term view, and worked with colleagues to create a 10-year business forecast that integrates operational and capital needs.

Green also oversaw the implementation of new information systems, including a broad eProcurement program, and led a significant realignment of the Office of Human Resources, resulting in improved delivery of programs and a streamlined student hiring process.

He has also worked closely with colleagues to advance capital development for the OSU-Cascades campus and the Marine Studies Initiative. 

Prior to coming to OSU, Green, who is a certified public accountant, worked for more than 23 years in finance and administration, accounting and auditing roles at the chancellor’s office of the Oregon University System.

Green earned his bachelor’s degree from OSU and an associate degree from Linn-Benton Community College.

Green and his wife, Melanie, have five children ranging in age from 17 to 30 and four grandchildren. They also currently are hosting exchange students from China and South Korea. 

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