The Division of Finance and Administration is responsible for the financial, physical and human operations of the university, along with maintaining a safe and peaceful campus environment.

Business and Administration Services

Business and Administrative Services provides oversite for the Bursar's Office, Procurement, Mail Services and the Business and Administration Services Forum. This area is led by Stina Olafsdottir.

Stina Olafsdottir, Ph.D. 
Associate Vice President for Business and Administration Services

P: 330-672-0880

Compliance and Risk Management

Compliance and Risk Management is responsible for risk assessment and compliance across the university, which includes federal regulatory requirements. This area is led by Constance Hawke.

Constance Hawke

Constance Hawke, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Compliance and Risk Management

P: 330-672-2359
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Facilities Planning and Operations

Facilities Planning and Operations maintains and supports the campus infrastructure and facilities and facilitates the development of programs in the areas of energy management and sustainability. This area is led by Douglas Pearson.

Doug Pearson

Douglas Pearson Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Facilties Planning and Operations

P: 330-672-3880

Financial Services

Financial Services provides accountable business functions and business information support services. This area is led by Jeannie Reifsnyder.


Jeannie Reifsnyder, MBA, CPA
Senior Associate Vice President for Finance and Administration

P:  330-672-2422

Division of Human Resources

The Division of Human Resources commits to a distinctive Kent State by attracting, retaining, and developing a community of talented and diverse individuals in support of the University’s mission. This area is led by Jack Witt.

Jack Witt

Jack Witt,  J.D., M.B.A., M.P.A.
Vice President for Human Resources

P: 330-672-8318

Internal Audit

Internal Audit examines and evaluates Kent State University's activities to ensure compliance, and serves as the liaison between the university and the university's independent public accountant. This area is led by Sarah Gampo.

Sarah Gampo, MSA, CPA, CIA
Director for Internal Audit

P: 330-672-2341

Public Safety

Public Safety is committed to providing a safe and secure campus environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. This area is led by Dean Tondiglia.


Dean Tondiglia, MPA
Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police

P: 330-672-3111