Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer
J. Michael Gower, the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer, leads the integration of the university’s financial and administrative units. Working closely with chancellors, unit CFOs, deans, senior administrators, and budget officers throughout the university, he oversees the implementation of a responsibility center budget management system, now rolled out to all schools and administrative units within Rutgers.
He also directs efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of financial and administrative functions as well as the information and data analysis needed by the academic and administrative leadership.
Mr. Gower is the past chair of the Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers and a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He is also a member of the executive committees of the Council on Business Affairs and the Commission on Information and Measurement Analysis of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. He has a BA and MBA from Duke University, and his career in higher education management exceeds 30 years.