Dallas Grundy Named CFO at University of Akron

University of Akron President Gary L. Miller has named Dallas A. Grundy, a respected entrepreneur and results-focused higher education leader, as senior vice president and chief financial officer. A critical role within the University, the senior vice president for finance and administration/CFO provides leadership, management and oversight of all activities within the finance and administration division of the University and serves as treasurer and chief financial officer of The University of Akron Foundation. The SVP/CFO also works with various internal and external constituencies to improve the effectiveness of the University’s financial and business operations in its efforts to become more innovative and strategic in its financial practices.

“I am extremely excited Dallas Grundy will join the leadership team as senior vice president and chief financial officer,” says Miller. “He brings exactly the right balance of experience in finance, leadership and community engagement needed at this pivotal time in our history.”

“I am happy to join the community of students, staff and faculty at The University of Akron and its rich tradition for supporting and transforming lives in the region,” says Grundy. “My professional mission is centered upon collaborating with teams to manage both capital assets and change initiatives and I look forward to working with the Board of Trustees, President Miller and the finance and leadership teams to continue the growth of the University.”  

Grundy joins UA after serving as the vice dean and CFO of the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he oversaw the strategic operations and management of the School’s $400+ million endowment and budgets for more than 30 departments, offices and institutes.

WittKieffer’s John Thornburgh and Kim Brettschneider led this search.

Read the press announcement.