Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced that Ken Kaiser will be the university's interim chief financial officer and treasurer. Kaiser has served at Temple for 20 years, most recently as senior associate vice president for finance and human resources.
"Ken's extensive experience in finance means Temple will have a high level of continuity as we embark on our transition to decentralized budgeting," said President Theobald. "He has been involved in this process since its beginning and will ensure a successful launch over the next year."
The president also noted that Kaiser's history with Temple is actually longer than his two stints at the school with a combined 20 years of service.
"Ken has his undergraduate, master's and MBA from Temple. He is truly Temple Made," said the president.
Kaiser left Temple in 2005 and served as the Vice President and CFO of Montgomery County Community College for two years before returning to Temple.
Kaiser begins the interim position on July 1, filling an opening created as Anthony Wagner leaves to become executive vice president and chief business officer for Georgia Regents University and Health System in Augusta, Georgia.
"Those of you who have worked with Tony over the years know of his single-minded dedication to this university and its students. As someone who has served as a CFO myself, I truly admire the work Tony has done," Theobald said.
"Tony's leaving brings mixed emotions: While I am pleased for him, I am sorry to see Temple lose such a strong presence. I know we wish him all the best," said Theobald.