Our OfficeThe Vice-President, Finance and Resources – together with the Provost and Vice-President Academic, Vice-President, Research, and Vice-President, University Advancement – is responsible to the President for the efficient and effective governance of the University. These senior executives are responsible for the overall leadership, direction and management of the University in accordance with the University of Saskatchewan Act and the Articles of the University Council.In general terms, matters other than academic, research and University advancement fall under the responsibility of the Vice-President, Finance and Resources. The major duties and responsibilities of the position are to:
- assume major responsibility for monitoring and reporting the University’s operating, capital and research budgets
- provide leadership and direction for the areas of Consumer Services, Corporate Administration, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Health Safety and Environment, Human Resources, and Campus Safety.
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- provide liaison with provincial government officials
- play a key role in establishing and maintaining the financial stability of new subsidiary companies
- serve on committees that support the function of the University and, where appropriate, chair the committee
- provide liaison with colleges, programs and subsidiary companies as requested by the President
- serve on external boards, commissions and foundations as requested by the President.
General contact information:
Office of the Vice-President, Finance and Resources
Room E284, Administration Building
105 Administration Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada S7N 5A2
phone: (306) 966-6631 fax: (306) 966-8676
Dr. Richard Florizone, Vice-President Finance and Resources (on administrative leave until April 15, 2013)
Richard Florizone is the Vice-President of Finance and Resources at the University of Saskatchewan. Originally from Prince Albert, Richard is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan in Engineering and Physics and holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). When he received his Bachelor’s degree, he was awarded the President’s Medal as the most distinguished graduate. He conducted his Master studies under then Physics Professor Dennis Skopik who was one of the early proponents of the Canadian Light Source.
Richard joined the University of Saskatchewan on October 17, 2005. His previous work experience includes positions as a Director of Strategy for Bombardier Aerospace, Consultant and Project Leader for The Boston Consulting Group, and Senior Corporate Liaison Officer and Fundraising Consultant for Cambridge University.
Richard has extensive experience in developing and implementing business strategies for major corporations in Canada, the U.S. and Europe and applies his understanding of acquisitions, cost reduction, corporate strategy, negotiation and public policy in running the diverse portfolio of Finance and Resources at the U of S.
Greg Fowler, Acting Vice-President Finance and Resources
Room E284, Administration Building
Greg Fowler was appointed Acting Vice-President Finance and Resources at the University of Saskatchewan effective April 15, 2012.
Originally from Saskatoon, Greg has been engaged with the University of Saskatchewan for nearly 25 years. Greg received his Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration and Economics in 1988 and Masters of Business Administration in 1992 from the University of Saskatchewan. In 1994 he returned to the university as an administrator.
Greg joined the University of Saskatchewan as assistant controller of St. Thomas More College in 1994, and in 1998 became the controller, which included serving as the director of human resources, physical plant, information technology services, Choices Food Services, and ancillary services. He was in this position until 2006 when he became director of operations for the University of Saskatchewan College of Nursing. In 2007 Greg was appointed director of consumer services, and is on leave from this position while he is acting vice-president finance and resources.
Working on many diverse cross-campus initiatives, Greg has extensive experience working among many areas of the university. Greg served as the representative for the four Saskatchewan federated colleges on the Working Group and Standing Committee for University Funding formed to reach agreement on the implementation and continued development of the Saskatchewan University Funding Model. Within Consumer Services Greg was project lead for the undergraduate and graduate student housing projects, oversaw significant reorganizations to printing, parking, and residence services, and a reorganization of food services that included major renovations to Marquis Hall Food Court. Greg was also project lead for phases 1 and 2 of the Service and Process Enhancement Project, which was established to develop recommendations for service and process enhancement while ensuring the most effective and efficient use of resources.
Outside of work Greg is very engaged with the community. He serves on the provincial advisory board and as chair of the Children’s Wish Home Lottery with the Saskatchewan Children’s Wish Foundation, and is a member of the Friendship Inn Board of Directors and chair of the building committee.