Appointment: Kathy L. Dettloff, Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting

Kathy Dettloff

Kathy L. Dettloff

Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting

University Finance and Administration

Dear Rutgers Colleagues,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Kathy L. Dettloff to the position of Vice President, Financial Planning and Budgeting, effective January 17. 2017. In her new role, Kathy will lead the Office of Budget and Resources Studies (OBRS) and have primary responsibilities for several areas including:

  • Developing, managing, and implementing transformative and comprehensive financial planning approaches;
  • Leading financial business plan development and multi-year projections;
  • Partnering with the Chancellors’ Chief Business Officers to develop long-range financial and business plans;
  • Advancing financial business planning competencies across the University; and
  • Providing analysis and in-depth management of complex budget issues and the financial implications of short and long-term budget decisions.

Prior to joining Rutgers, Kathy was the Chief Budget Officer at the University of Delaware. In this capacity, she was a key advisor to the President and an integral member of the leadership teams of both the Provost and the Executive Vice Presidentʼs. She provided budgetary guidance and consultative advice to key senior leaders of the University, fostering a collaborative approach to budgeting and financial planning. She was responsible for the implementation of the Responsibility Center Management budget process at Delaware, and developed an improved RCM model to better support the University’s operations.

From 2004-2013, Kathy was the Budget Officer at Johns Hopkins University where she was an advisor to the Vice President of Budget and Strategic Planning on all matters related to the Universityʼs Operating and Capital Budgets. She coordinated the $4 billion total University budget and five-year plan, produced the five-year capital plan for the University, and created and maintained the $114 million University Administration budget.

Kathy is a Rutgers alumna, having graduated from the School of Business in 1993.

Kathy’s experience working in large and complex research universities with academic and healthcare components is very much in line with the needs of Rutgers University. Beginning in January, Kathy will work with members of the Finance Leadership Team and Finance department heads to transition into her role as well as to contribute to strategic planning for the Finance Division.

I would like to thank Edmund Scheer, Acting Assistant Vice President for Budget, for his leadership during the past several months to manage the activities of the Office of Budget Resources Studies.

Please join me in welcoming Kathy to Rutgers University, and in extending congratulations on her new role.


J. Michael Gower

Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration

University Treasurer