Posted December 4, 2013

Kenneth Kaiser appointed CFO

Joseph Labolito
Kenneth Kaiser has been appointed as Temple’s vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer.

Temple University President Neil D. Theobald has announced the appointment of Kenneth Kaiser as Temple’s vice president, chief financial officer and treasurer. Kaiser, who has been a member of the university’s financial team for nearly 20 years, had been serving as interim CFO and treasurer since July 2013.

“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.”

Theobald also noted Kaiser’s leadership roles in Visualize Temple, the development of master facilities plans for both Temple’s Main Campus and Health Sciences Center, and the financing of more than $1 billion in capital construction that has either been completed recently, is in progress or is in design.

Kaiser will oversee the development and management of Temple University’s $1.3 billion operating budget. His portfolio will include the University Budget Office, the Bursar’s Office, the Department of Human Resources, the Controller's Office, the Risk Management and Insurance Department, Digital Document Services and the Access Card Office (Diamond Dollars). He also will work closely with the financial leadership team at the Temple University Health System, Temple Physicians Inc. and the School of Medicine.

“I’m grateful for the opportunity to work closely with President Theobald and a wonderful group of colleagues,” Kaiser said. “My goal, from a financial perspective, is to keep Temple on a stable, uninterrupted upward trajectory.”

Kaiser has worked at Temple in two stints, interrupted by three years of service as vice president for administration and finance at Montgomery County Community College from 2005 to 2008.  At Temple, Kaiser has served as senior associate vice president for finance and human resources (from 2008 to this summer), director of finance and administration for Institutional Advancement (2002 to 2005), university privacy officer (2003 to 2005), director of finance and operation for Temple’s Ambler and Fort Washington campuses (1999 to 2002) and senior budget analyst (1991 to 1999).

President Theobald noted that Kaiser’s connections to Temple are deeper than his combined two decades of service. Kaiser has earned three Temple degrees: 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.

“He is truly Temple Made,” President Theobald said.