Business Affairs Officers

The MASU Business Affairs Officers (BAO) Committee consists of the chief business officers at Michigan’s public universities. These senior officers typically oversee the institutions’ financial, budgetary, capital construction, human resource, information technology, auxiliary enterprise, and administrative operations, among others. Through the MASU committee, the BAOs provide insight and serve as collaborators and liaisons on a variety of issues and opportunities that intersect with state government. The BAOs are especially attuned to fiscal matters that affect the public universities’ ability to effectively deliver on their missions.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the BAO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Contemporary higher education topics and trends are examined through the lens of business affairs officers, with strategic consideration given to such factors as state and federal regulations (and their associated burdens), institutional cost containment, operating efficiencies, human resources, auxiliary enterprises, public-private partnerships, and continuous quality improvement.

Central Michigan University
Barrie Wilkes, Vice President for Finance and Administrative Services
Warriner 208
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-3334

Eastern Michigan University
Michael Valdes, Chief Financial Officer, Business and Finance
101 Welch Hall
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 487-2031

Ferris State University
Jim Bachmeier, Vice President for Administration and Finance
420 Oak Street - 157 Prakken
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-3870

Grand Valley State University
Gregory J. Sanial, Vice President for Finance and

Chief Financial Officer

1 Campus Drive
3080 James H. Zumberge Hall
Allendale, MI 49401
(616) 331-2188

Lake Superior State University
Maurice Walworth, Vice President for Finance and Operations
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2216

Michigan State University

Mark Haas, Vice President for Finance and Treasurer
412 Administration Building
East Lansing, MI 48824
(517) 355-5014

Michigan Technological University
Susan Kerry, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
509A Administration Building
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2153

Northern Michigan University
R. Gavin Leach, (Chair) Vice President for Finance and Administration
1401 Presque Isle Avenue - 502 Cohodas Administration Center
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2200

Oakland University
John W. Beaghan, Vice President for Finance and Administration
201 Meadow Brook Rd.

Room #13
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2445

Saginaw Valley State University
James G. Muladore, Vice President for Administration and Business Affairs
314 Wickes Hall
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4045

The University of Michigan
Kevin Hegarty, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
3014 Fleming - 1340
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-7272

Cheryl Soper, Controller and Director of Financial Operations
6020 Wolverine Tower - 1287
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
(734) 764-7214

The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Jeffrey L. Evans, Vice Chancellor for Business Affairs
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
(313) 593-5110

The University of Michigan-Flint
Michael J. Hague, Vice Chancellor of Business and Finance
234 Pavilion
Flint, MI 48502-1950
(810) 762-3324

Wayne State University
William Decatur, Vice President for Finance and Business Operations, CFO
5900 Cass Avenue - Suite 4900
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-5580

Western Michigan University
Janice Van Der Kley, Vice President for Business and Finance
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5203
(269) 387-2365