J. Michael Gower is the Executive Vice President for Finance and Administration & University Treasurer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and was formerly Senior Vice President for Finance. Gower is the Chief Financial and Budget Officer for the University and is responsible for financial management, planning, procurement, and strategic administrative systems initiatives.
Prior to Rutgers, Gower was Vice President for Business Affairs and Chief Financial Officer at Yeshiva University, Vice President for Finance and Administration and University Treasurer at the University of Vermont, and a higher education management consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers. He held earlier accounting and financial management roles at Cornell University and Duke University.
Gower is a past Chair of the Board of Directors for EACUBO and the former chair of the Research Universities Council for NACUBO; he was a member of NACUBO’s Board of Directors and chaired its Committee on the Effective Use of Analytics. He was the recipient of NACUBO’s Professional Development Award in 2008. He is currently a member of TIAA’s Advisory Council