Andrew (Drew) M. Paluf, a 1980 Notre Dame graduate, has been controller of the University since January 1997. He was promoted to Associate Vice President for Finance in July 2010.
As associate vice president & controller, Mr. Paluf oversees seven University units - accounting & financial services, financial reporting & analysis, research and sponsored programs accounting, payroll, accounts payable, tax, and accounting operations - and is responsible for financial statement preparation and all accounting activities. He is a current board member of the University of Notre Dame in England and is responsible for several leadership teams on campus involving University-wide initiatives. The University of Notre Dame is currently ranked as one of the nation’s top twelve endowed institutions in the country.
Prior to returning to his alma mater, Mr. Paluf spent seven years in a variety of finance and corporate development positions with Ferro Corporation, a Cleveland-based manufacturer of specialty materials, including ceramics, chemicals and plastics, for industries worldwide.
Before joining Ferro, Mr. Paluf spent two years in corporate development with NACCO Industries and seven years in the Cleveland offices of Ernst & Young, both in their consulting and auditing practices.
An accountancy major at Notre Dame, Mr. Paluf earned a masters of business administration degree from Indiana University in 1984 and has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1982. Recently, Mr. Paluf served as an ex-officio member of the American Institute for Certified Public Accountant’s Not for Profit Expert Panel in addition to serving as a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officer’s (“NACUBO”) Accounting Principles Council. Mr. Paluf was recognized by NACUBO as the 2009 Daniel D Robinson Award winner for outstanding individual contributions to the field of College and University Accounting and Operations by his peers.