New appointments, reporting lines in finance and administration

In response to recent changes in several leadership positions in his portfolio, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration Anthony Wagner has announced a change in reporting lines and three new appointments.

Effective April 1, Ken Kaiser has been promoted to senior associate vice president for finance and human resources to provide strategic direction and leadership to the Department of Human Resources.  In addition to managing Human Resources, Kaiser will also maintain responsibility for managing the university’s overall budget.

Kaiser has more than 17 years experience at Temple and has also served as vice president and CFO of Montgomery County Community College for three years where he was responsible for managing a diverse array of functions including human resources.

Also effective April 1, Harry Young has been appointed the new associate vice president for the Department of Human Resources.  In his new role, Young will assume responsibility for managing the day-to-day activities and operations of all the departments and functions within Human Resources including generalist/employment, labor and employee relations, compensation, training and development, payroll management and benefits.

Young brings to his new role more than 30 years of diverse human resources experience.  In his most recent position as the associate vice president for employment, Harry was responsible for managing the Human Resources team of generalists and overseeing the hiring of staff in addition to automating the hiring of adjunct faculty and students.  Young also served as the interim associate vice president for the Department of Human Resources in 2002.

After serving nearly two years in an acting capacity, effective immediately Andrew Riccardi has been promoted to associate vice president for Facilities Management.  Riccardi has been with Temple since 1979 and in that time has lead nearly $1 billion in new construction and major renovations.  As the associate vice president, Riccardi will have responsibility for managing all facilities management functions including planning and design, engineering and construction, support services, energy management and the Office of the Fire Marshal, across all Temple campuses.

“I am confident that with the leadership in place, the Department of Human Resources and Facilities Management will continue fulfilling their commitment to serving the needs of the entire university community,” said Wagner.