PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — Lindsay J. Graham, currently executive dean for administration and finance in the Division of Biology and Medicine at Brown University, has been named the University’s vice president for academic finance and administration. Graham will begin his new duties Aug. 1, 2015.
In announcing the appointment, Provost Richard M. Locke said that Graham will play an integral role in implementation of the University’s Building on Distinction strategic plan.
“The vice president for academic finance and administration is essential to building upon the progress the University is achieving on the goals and priorities outlined in Building on Distinction, which will require developing a sustainable budget model that allocates resources effectively and efficiently to drive continued academic excellence,” Locke said. “Lindsay brings a valuable combination of essential skills, depth of experience and knowledge of Brown to this role.”
Since his arrival at Brown in 2009, Graham has been involved in numerous initiatives as the chief operating and financial officer for the Division of Biology and Medicine and as the key strategic adviser to the dean of medicine and biological sciences. This includes playing an integral role in the redevelopment of 222 Richmond Street to be the new home for the Alpert Medical School, and the University’s expanded role in the Jewelry District.
In his new position, Graham will serve as the chief budget officer for the University’s academic programs, with financial and administrative oversight of all academic areas and programs that report to the Office of the Provost. He will develop comprehensive financial plans in support of the University’s strategic plan and will create financial models, reports, and evaluation protocols to measure progress.
Graham will report directly to the provost and will work closely with the Division of Finance and Administration.
Lindsay J. Graham
A graduate of the University of Detroit (B.S., accounting), Graham is a certified public accountant who has been active nationally in professional organizations. For 15 years, he served the University of Michigan in a number of financial and operational capacities, including chief administrative officer in the Department of Internal Medicine.
Since coming to Brown, Graham has been the chief administrative and financial officer for the Division of Biology and Medicine, an administrative area that includes the Alpert Medical School. He has had administrative oversight of finance and planning, human resources, computer services, research administration, facilities planning and operations, and communications.
He has led many projects devoted to operational and financial performance, and he will continue his involvement in key strategic initiatives related to the Division of Biology and Medicine, including stewarding relations with the affiliated teaching hospitals.