Vice President for Finance Michael F. Wagner has been promoted to chief financial officer (CFO) of the College, effective immediately.
In his new role, Wagner will be responsible for planning, analysis, and oversight of the College’s financial resources. He will focus on the financial imperatives of the College, strengthen sound financial decision-making, and place Dartmouth in a position of strength for the future. Wagner, who will also continue as vice president for finance, will report to Executive Vice President Richard G. Mills.
Wagner’s appointment will allow Mills, who has been serving as both executive vice president and CFO, to focus on the most important strategic initiatives of the College, along with President Phil Hanlon ’77, Provost Carolyn Dever, and the academic deans.
“As Dartmouth pursues President Hanlon’s vision of excellence and impact for Dartmouth, it’s become clear that there is sufficient demand on the roles of executive vice president and CFO to warrant separating them,” says Mills. “Mike’s history of leadership and collaboration, knowledge of higher education finance, and his commitment to transparent communication, project delivery, and team building will serve Dartmouth well as he assumes his new responsibilities.”
The CFO administratively leads Dartmouth’s financial planning, budgeting, treasury, reporting, and operations activities while collaborating closely with the College’s academic and administrative leaders on financial planning, organization, and policy matters.
Wagner joined Dartmouth in 2001 and assumed his responsibilities as vice president for finance in 2010 after serving as chief financial officer of the Geisel School of Medicine, and as Dartmouth’s controller.
Read more:He graduated from Amherst College with a BA in economics and from Northeastern University with a master’s degree in accounting. Before coming to Dartmouth, Wagner was a senior manager and CPA at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Boston, serving clients in the education, health care, investment management, and insurance industry groups.
Wagner lives in Hanover with his wife, Laura Rice, director of development at WISE of the Upper Valley, and their three children.