Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations

Financial and Operational Information

UMD's Office of Finance and Operations is striving to better educate stakeholders about the financial health of the institution. Below are links to information and documents concerning the finance and operations of UMD and the University of Minnesota system.


  • University Office of Budget and Finance
  • University Financial Processes
  • University Policy Library
  • UMD Budget Committee Minutes: FY2004-FY2013 and FY2014-Present
  • UMD Budget Challenges and Opportunities Presentation
  • UMD Budget History
  • Budget Cycle
  • What's the latest?

    Budget 101...a bold new series on how the money works at UMD

    Deepen your understanding of UMD's budget process by reading the new Budget 101 series.

    VCFO Unit Change Team FY15 Report

    Policy Notification

    UMD extends its no smoking policy to include a ban on the use of commercial tobacco products and electronic cigarettes on all University property.


    Strategic Plan

    The UMD Strategic Plan was developed through an inclusive, collaborative process to provide a guideline for moving UMD forward over the next few years.


    Finance and Operations supports the teaching, learning, research and outreach mission of the University of Minnesota Duluth by providing proactive fiscal oversight, student friendly public safety services and sustainable best practices within buildings and grounds.

    Diversity Matters

    Finance and Operations (VCFO) Unit Change Team:

    The creation of the Finance and Operations Unit Change Team was part of an action plan designed to help accomplish goal #2 of the Strategic Plan--to create a positive and inclusive campus climate for all by advancing equity, diversity and social justice.


    Finance and Operations is integral to the overall success of the University of Minnesota Duluth by maintaining:

    • sound business planning and analysis performed with transparency and rooted in the highest ethical standards
    • superior facilities, which set the benchmark for other academic institutions
    • a customer service orientation enhancing the college experience for students and staff
    • a welcoming, safe, inclusive and collaborative workplace for the entire campus community

    Contact Information

    Mailing Address

    Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations
    297 Darland Administration Building
    1049 University Drive
    Duluth, MN 55812-3011

    tel: (218) 726-7101
    fax: (218) 726-7107

    Finance & Operations


    Stephen W. Keto
    Vice Chancellor for Finance and Operations


    Joan L. Erickson
    Assistant to the Vice Chancellor
    (218) 726-6790

    Management Analyst
    (218) 726-7102

    Departments and Programs

    Quick Links

    VCFO Newsletter Archive:

  • VCFO Winter/Spring 2014 Newsletter
  • VCFO Fall 2013 Newsletter
  • VCFO Summer 2013 Newsletter
  • VCFO Summer 2014 Newsletter
  • VCFO Fall 2014 Newsletter