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Diane Goddard brings her experience in incorporating budgets and strategic plans with academic units. She is currently the chief financial officer and vice provost for finance at the University of Kansas (KU), where she works closely with the chancellor on fiscal strategies for the university, particularly in relation to tuition, finance, capital projects, athletics, and the research foundation. She also strategically led the implementation of Changing for Excellence, which was a comprehensive transformational review of KU’s administrative practices.  

Prior to becoming the vice provost for finance in November 2008, Goddard was the associate vice provost/comptroller for the Lawrence campus of KU.  She has also served as acting budget director, the director of purchasing, and as associate comptroller at KU.   

Prior to coming to the University of Kansas, Goddard was the chief accountant/controller at Yale University Health Services.  She also served as business manager for the Yale University Art Gallery.

Goddard received her BS in economics from Southern Connecticut State University and her MBA from the University of Kansas.