President of Norfolk State University Appoints
New Vice President for Finance and Administration
NSU NEWSROOM--(JULY 2, 2013) –After a national search, a visionary leader with broad experience across all university business operations has been named Vice President for Finance and Administration at Norfolk State University, announced NSU President Tony Atwater.
Gerald Hunter, currently the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at Winston Salem State University (WSSU) in North Carolina, will assume his duties at NSU on September 1, 2013.
Hunter has served as the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration and Chief Financial Officer at WSSU since 2008. In this role, he provides oversight of an annual operating budget of $170 million and ensures the overall operational effectiveness and integrity of WSSU’s financial systems. He also is responsible for developing WSSU’s financial vision, working collaboratively with administration, faculty and staff in budget development and management.
In addition to the budget, accounting and finance responsibilities, Hunter’s areas of supervision at WSSU include human resources, purchasing, business services/auxiliary enterprises, facilities management and campus police.
“Gerald Hunter comes to NSU with a demonstrated history of success in finance, budget and facilities management,” remarked President Atwater when making the announcement. “He is a strong communicator, fiscal officer and team leader. He has a successful track record in managing budgets and audits, and has an entrepreneurial, collaborative and collegial leadership style. Consequently, I am confident that he will be a strong asset to the Finance and Administration Division of Norfolk State,” said President Atwater.
Prior to serving at WSSU, Hunter served as the chief financial officer at Antioch University, special assistant to the president for institutional effectiveness at Kentucky State University, vice president for enrollment and financial planning and the assistant vice president for administration at Northern Kentucky University, and as the university budget officer and budget analyst at Murray State University.
As NSU’s permanent Vice President for Finance and Administration, Hunter will be responsible for managing NSU's annual operating budget, establishing current financial policies and procedures as well as overseeing capital and infrastructure improvements for all units, divisions and departments of the University. Additionally, he will provide leadership and oversight for key financial and business areas including auxiliary services, bursar, human resources, controller, planning and budget, facilities management, payroll, procurement services, risk management and campus police.