The Executive Vice President for Administration/CFO holds the responsibility for the University of Connecticut's finances and administration, including debt issues. The EVPA/CFO's bond related responsibilities directly contribute to the enhancement and renewal of the University's buildings and infrastructure, enabling UConn to be a foundation of Connecticut's economy, enhance the well being of Connecticut's residents and providing for the future success of its students. Reporting to the EVPA/CFO, the Office of Treasury Services issues and manages the University’s debt, in a prudent and cost-effective manner, negotiating favorable interest rates and other financing terms, and is responsible for disclosure filings related to its outstanding bonds. OTS works closely with the State Treasurer's Office pursuant to the UConn 2000 Act.
Treasury Services strives to efficiently manage the University's debt, including debt service cost, terms and conditions. This performance directly impacts the University's global financial reputation, credit ratings, and provides debt service savings to Connecticut taxpayers and the University.
Scott joined the University of Connecticut in January 2015. He has more than two decades of public finance leadership experience in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he served five of the last six governors, most recently as Undersecretary of the Massachusetts Executive Office for Administration and Finance. Scott received a BA in economics, cum laude, from UMass-Amherst and a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.
At UConn, Scott leads the administrative and finance effort, including the departments of Budget and Planning, University Controller, Treasury Services, Procurement Services, Human Resources, Public Safety, Logistics Administration, Environmental Policy, Facilities Operations and Building Services, and University Planning, Design, and Construction.
John Sullivan, MBA & CFA
John Sullivan is the University of Connecticut’s Manager of Treasury Services and reports to the University’s Executive Vice President for Administration and CFO. John holds an MBA in Finance, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
His responsibilities include issuing UCONN 2000 debt and the cash management, debt management, indenture, statutory and related tax-exempt compliance for the UCONN 2000 bond funds.
Previous to the University John served in the Connecticut Office of the State Treasurer’s Debt Management Division where he supervised the second largest debt program including issuance, investment and compliance. John was also involved in the issuance and investment of various new types of state debt vehicles including General Obligation, Economic Recovery Notes, Unemployment Revenue Bonds, and various instruments and programs. He also invested billions of bond fund proceeds including construction and reserve funds and computed the related arbitrage liabilities and payments. John has held other financial positions both within state government and private industry.