Nearly six months after he was appointed interim chief financial officer and treasurer, Ken Kaiser dropped the interim tag and was named to the permanent positions Wednesday.
Kaiser, who was also named vice president by President Neil Theobald, said in a statement that he will work to keep Temple on a stable path.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work closely with President Theobald and a wonderful group of colleagues,” Kaiser said in the statement. “My goal, from a financial perspective, is to keep Temple on a stable, uninterrupted upward trajectory.”
Kaiser has been overseeing the implementation of a decentralized budget model at Temple, which Theobald noted in a statement about Kaiser.
“Ken brings extensive experience and a deep understanding of where the university has been and where we need to go,” Theobald said. “He has spearheaded Temple’s transition to a decentralized budget system, offering the university stability and continuity as we move toward implementation.”
Kaiser has served in a number of positions at the university during the last two decades. From 1991 to 2005, he held various posts including senior budget analyst, director of finance and operation at the Ambler and Fort Washington campuses, university privacy officer and director of finance and administration for Institutional Advancement, according to the university.
He left the university to become vice president for administration and finance at Montgomery County Community College in 2005 before returning to Temple in 2008 as senior associate vice president for finance and human resources — a position he held until this summer when he became interim CFO and treasurer.
Kaiser received three degrees from Temple: a bachelor’s degree in finance from the Fox School of Business in 1989, an MBA in 1994, and a master’s degree in management information systems and e-business in 2003, according to the university.
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