Paul Jenny

Senior Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration

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Paul Jenny joined UCSF in June 2016 as Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, a role critical to supporting the infrastructure that helps advance UCSF’s mission of patient care, education, research, and community service.

Jenny serves as the campus Chief Business Officer, managing a large, complex portfolio of central responsibilities at UCSF, including resource management, budget, information technology, human resources, accounting and internal controls, material management, risk management, internal audit, police, housing, transportation, childcare, Millberry Union programs, capital planning, capital projects, and facilities management.

The Senior Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration is responsible for the planning, design, and construction of new buildings, and for the creation and funding of their capital and operating budgets. He plays a significant role in campus governance as a member of the Chancellor's Executive Cabinet. He also serves in a leadership role as chair of the Audit Committee, Capital Programs Management Committee, Executive Compensation Committee, and Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability.

Paul has extensive experience in academic resource management, strategic planning and modeling, policy development, and budgeting. Prior to his appointment at UCSF, Jenny served at the University of Washington from 2008–2016, most recently as Senior Vice President of Planning and Management.

He worked from 2004–2008 at UC Berkeley, where he served as Associate Vice Chancellor—Budget and Resource Planning, and previously as Assistant Vice Chancellor—Budget. Prior to his years at UC Berkeley, he was at the University of Alaska, the Brookings Institution, and Loyola University New Orleans.

Jenny’s education includes an MBA with honors from Loyola University New Orleans and a BA in Economics from the University of Washington in 1992.

Jenny served as president and immediate past-president of the Western Association of College and University Business Officers (WACUBO), and he also recently served on the board of the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO).