Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer
Jeffrey G. Eisenbarth began his appointment as Rollins’ Vice President for Business and Finance and Treasurer on August 1, 2008 following a six-year tenure as Vice President for Financial Affairs and Treasurer at Willamette University, in Salem, Oregon. With over 30 years of experience in financial and business services in the higher education industry, his career highlights include the following:
• Completing $65 million in capital improvements within a five-year period, including the University's first residential commons, a new academic building, synthetic turf and lighting for the football and soccer stadiums, technology infrastructure and improvements, major renovations of academic and administrative buildings, and strategic property acquisitions,
• Changing institutional budgeting from a tightly controlled and centrally managed process to a more inclusive and transparent process, which is now open to the entire campus community,
• Implementing asset diversification and key manager selections to realize a $93-million increase in all funds under management and grow the University endowment from $192 million to $285 million in the past five years, and
• Establishing a plan to effectively manage reduction of the endowment spending rate from 7 percent of the market value of the endowment to 5 percent over a period of five years.
Mr. Eisenbarth received both a bachelor's degree in business management and a master's in business administration from the University of Idaho. He started his career at his alma mater, followed by positions at Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., and Berea College, Berea, Ky. He moved to the Vice Presidency at Willamette University in 2002.
His responsibilities at Rollins College include overseeing Finance and Accounting, Controller and Bursar, Auxiliary and Business Services, Human Resources and Payroll, Campus Security, Environmental Health and Safety, Facilities Management, Information Technology and Commercial Property Management. Other responsibilities include insurance programs, real estate ventures, commercial interests, debt management, project management, institutional budgeting, security and information services, and campus master planning. He also works closely with the Board of Trustees’ Executive Committee, the Investment Committee, the Real Estate Task Force and the Business and Finance Committee.
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