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Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance

The fiduciary responsibility of the Vice President for Administration and Finance is to secure, control, and disburse approximately 60 million dollars annually to meet the overall mission of the University. Working closely with the Department of Higher Education for the state appropriated funds and with the local Board of Trustees for the student fee funds will determine the annual operating budgets.

The annual audit as well as the University's policies and procedures ensure and document proper fiscal controls. Bi-weekly check disbursements enable the University to accept vendor cash discounts while maximizing investment earnings. The Vice President of The Division of Administration and Finance is assisted by the Assistant Vice President of Administration, the Associate Vice President of Finance,  the Associate Director of Risk Management, and the Director of Procurement and Administrative Services.

Annual Reports

Stephen Taksar
Vice President, Administration and Finance


Mailing Address
Vice President for Administration and Finance
Westfield State University
PO Box 1630
Westfield, MA 01086-1630

(T) 413-572-8241
(F) 413-572-5610