- Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice Chancellor for Finance
Jeff DeWitt is a seasoned financial administrator with more than 30 years of experience in complex public sector roles. In his role, he oversees all finance and business dimensions of the university and reports directly to the chancellor.
Before joining KU, Jeff served as the chief financial officer for the District of Columbia, where he was responsible for a $16.9 billion annual budget and a six-year capital improvement program of $8.2 billion. In this role, he oversaw 1,700 staff spanning functions such as tax and revenue administration, investments, financial reporting, accounting, legislative review, internal audit and risk management. His responsibilities included oversight of CFOs for the University of the District of Columbia, the United Medical Center Hospital, the Washington Convention Center and Sports Authority, and all District agencies, including public and charter schools.
Prior to his role with the District of Columbia, Jeff served as CFO for the City of Phoenix, Arizona, from 2009-2013. Before that, he held various roles with the City, worked as a research associate for an Illinois-based consulting firm, and served in the U.S. Army domestically and in Germany.