N.C. State University has hired a new finance chief who will oversee its $1.4 billion annual budget.
Scott Douglass, executive vice president and treasurer at the University of Delaware, was named NCSU’s vice chancellor for finance and administration. He’ll start the job Jan. 11.
Douglass replaces Charles Leffler, who retired in September. University Treasurer Mary Peloquin-Dodd is serving as interim vice chancellor.
Douglass will oversee operations with more than 1,800 employees, including the treasurer’s office, human resources department, facilities division, and other business and enterprise units on campus.
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Before his time at the University of Delaware, Douglass spent 15 years at the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as associate dean and senior associate dean of finance and administration at The Wharton School, Penn’s business school, before becoming the university’s vice president for finance and treasurer in 2004.
Douglass spent six years working for the State of Delaware as secretary of finance and as budget director prior to his service at Penn. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in political science from the University of Delaware.