Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer

M. Dwight Shelton
M. Dwight Shelton

M. Dwight Shelton Jr.

The Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer and the division of Budget and Financial Management are responsible for the following:

  • Providing the primary support to university leadership in identifying, obtaining, and allocating the resources needed to achieve the university’s mission and the goals and objectives of the university’s strategic plan
  • Supporting management decision-making and developing innovative solutions to challenging problems through sound financial-management practices and extensive financial planning
  • Developing and maintaining active relationships with several entities and key staff within the Executive Branch and the General Assembly to ensure a positive and effective working environment for the university
  • Providing oversight to the university's accounting processes, including financial relationships with the commonwealth and regulatory relationships with the state and federal governments
  • Providing support for the university's internal operations through the development of innovative procurement operations and through the delivery of identification, debit card, and security services through the Hokie Passport
  • Enabling the development and enhancement of effective business practices throughout the university, including the implementation of new financial and business information systems to provide electronic, paperless services to the university's faculty, staff, and students

Offices

Budget and Financial Planning

  • Timothy L. Hodge | Associate Vice President for Budget & Financial Planning
    540-231-0419

Bursar’s Office

  • Melinda J. West | University Bursar
    540-231-6277

Capital Assets and Financial Management

  • Robert R. Broyden | Associate Vice President for Capital Assets & Financial Management
    540-231-2706

Controller’s Office

  • Kenneth E. Miller | Assistant Vice President for Finance and University Controller
    540-231-7184

Finance Information Technology

  • J. Brad Sumpter | Director
    540-231-6419

Hokie Passport Services

  • Joseph R. Griffitts | Director
    540-231-3914

Procurement and Surplus Property

  • Mary W. Helmick | Director
    540-231-6221

Risk Management

  • Ellen Douglas | Director
    540-231-7439

University Treasurer

  • John J. Cusimano | University Treasurer and Associate Vice President for Finance-Virginia Tech Foundation
    540-231-7094

Administrative staff

  • Savita Sharma | Chief of Staff to the Vice President for Finance
    540-231-8934
  • Debbie Greer | Deputy Chief of Staff
    540-231-7756
  • Lisa C. Royal | Executive Assistant to the Vice President for Finance
    540-231-8775
  • Nancy Meacham | Project Director
    540-231-6539
  • Nicholas Woods | Project Coordinator
  • 540-231-6773
  • Holly Bost | Financial and Business Analyst
  • 540-231-9696
  • Callan Bartel | Coordinator of Operations
  • 540-231-2977
  • Sarah Woolsey | Office Assistant
  • 540-231-8688