Dr. Michael Hager was appointed Vice President for Administration & Financial Services at the University of Northern Iowa effective on January 23, 2012. Dr. Hager has a D.B.A. degree from St. Ambrose University, an M.B.A. from the University of Dubuque, and a B.A. from the University of Northern Iowa. Dr. Hager has worked in higher education since 1988. He was the Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Executive Director of Residence at the University from 2008 until his appointment as Vice President for Administration and Financial Services. He has provided leadership to the University’s housing systems, dining operations, and retail stores. Dr. Hager has a strong background in the development of complex budgeting systems, long range strategic planning, facilities planning, and construction and sustainability initiatives. Prior to coming to the University of Northern Iowa, he worked at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Hager was named Senior Vice President for Administration and Financial Services in July 2014. His title was recently changed to Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations.
As senior vice president, he oversees the university's budget, business operations, environmental health and safety, human resource services, physical plant, procurement services, public safety, sustainability, and treasury departments.