WASHINGTON – Howard University today announced the appointment of Stephen graham as the chief financial officer (CFO), effective October 1, 2021. In this role, Graham will oversee the financial operations of the University in accordance with the Howard Forward strategic plan efforts to achieve greater financial sustainability and increase efficiency and effectiveness.
âI am delighted to welcome Stephen Graham to Howard University as Chief Financial Officer,â said Wayne AI President Frederick. “His expertise and leadership in funding higher education will be a tremendous asset to the University in this significant time and as we work to realize our vision of greater financial sustainability.”
Graham joins Howard after serving as CFO at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey for the past 10 years. There, he managed an operating budget of $ 330 million and helped grow the Seton Hall University endowment to over $ 300 million. Graham also facilitated the University’s transition to Responsibility Center Management (CRM) budgeting and helped Seton Hall through the pandemic.
Prior to his decade of service at Seton Hall, Graham was vice president of budget and planning for two years at Pace University in Briarcliff, New York. He joined Pace as assistant vice president for internal audit in 2006. Graham has also worked in the private sector as a senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP, in Philadelphia and as a director at Siegfried Group, LLP , in Wilmington, Delaware. He was also an internal audit specialist for five years at the University of Pennsylvania. Graham received a Bachelor of Business Administration and an MBA from Drexel University.
âI am honored to join Howard University at this pivotal moment in the history of the University, the higher education industry and the country as a whole,â Graham said. âI look forward to serving this prestigious and important institution under the visionary leadership of President Frederick. “
In his new role at Howard, Graham will report directly to President Frederick and assume responsibility for all aspects of the financial management of the University, including budget planning and resource allocation, financial accounting and reporting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, purchases, and cash management. He will oversee the financial management of Howard University Hospital and oversee investment management for Howard’s endowment and pension, debt management and capital planning.
President Frederick also expressed his sincere appreciation for the dedicated service of Interim CFO Annemieke Martinez, stating: âShe has demonstrated a genuine commitment to excellence and service in her role, and we wish her a continued success in her role as Deputy Chief Financial Officer.
About Howard University
Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university that includes 14 schools and colleges in Washington DC. Students pursue more than 140 degree programs leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Howard University operates with a commitment to excellence in truth and service and has produced one Schwarzman Fellow, three Marshall Fellows, four Rhodes Fellows, 12 Truman Fellows, 25 Pickering Fellows and over 165 Fulbright Fellows. Howard also produces more African American doctorates on campus. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information about Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.