Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration, and University Treasurer

J. Michael Gower

 

 

 

 

 

 

J. Michael Gower is the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration & University Treasurer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and was formerly Senior Vice President for Finance. Gower is the Chief Financial and Budget Officer for the University and is responsible for financial management, planning, and systems as well as procurement.

Prior to Rutgers, Gower was Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer at Yeshiva University, Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer at the University of Vermont, a higher education management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. At Duke University Medical Center he held various positions including Assistant VP for Finance, Associate Chief Financial Officer (CFO of the School of Medicine), and Director of Financial Planning and Systems. He held earlier accounting and financial management roles at Cornell University and Duke University.

Gower is a past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers (EACUBO). He is the former chair of the Research Universities Council, the constituent group for business leaders at research universities, for the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO); he was a member of NACUBO’s Board of Directors and chaired its Committee on the Effective Use of Analytics, and he received NACUBO’s 2008 Professional Development award for his contributions to professional development for higher education management.