Administration and Finance
Message from the Vice President of Administration and Finance
Shippensburg University has a strong reputation as an institution that provides all of its students, faculty, and staff with an environment in which to thrive and be successful. The men and women of the Division of Administration and Finance are here to support all of our people.
The links below will connect you to each of our customer service areas. If there are questions about subjects within our area to which you are unable to find answers, please feel free to contact the Office of the Vice President for Administration and Finance.
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Denny Eakle Terrell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Administration and Finance
The mission of Administration and Finance is to create and maintain an effective and efficient living and learning environment by supporting Shippensburg University’s students, faculty, and staff through the development and delivery of high-quality, cost-effective services in financial stewardship, facilities management and planning, human resources, public safety, and administrative support.
The Administration and Finance division will be recognized as leaders in supporting Shippensburg University as we strive for excellence and value in higher education.
Integrity: We will operate under high ethical and moral principles.
Excellence: We will deliver quality services, while operating under sound business practices and strong internal controls.
Customer Service: We will provide efficient, effective, and timely services while ensuring appropriate accountability.
Employee Centered: We value our Administration and Finance family and are committed to their growth and development, mutual trust, and respect.
Diversity: We will create a positive campus environment by fostering awareness and appreciation for differences among all members of the university and will manage diversity as a source of strategic advantage.
Innovation: We are committed to continuous improvement through technology, proactivity, creativity, initiative, best practices, feedback, and collaboration.
Budget and Finance: Develop and maintain resource management systems and procedures that in addition to being customer service oriented are efficient, effective and assure sufficient accountability and compliance with all applicable laws and policies.
Facilities and Planning: Provide quality, timely, cost-effective operation, maintenance, and construction of facilities to the maximum extent allowed by statutory, administrative and fiscal limitations, giving priority to work in direct support of the University mission and work required to safeguard life and property.
Human Resources: To continue to provide timely, accurate and effective support to Shippensburg University employees and students by providing services in the areas of recruitment and placement, classification and compensation, payroll, personnel transactions and recordkeeping, employee benefits and services, employee and labor relations, legal compliance, and training and staff.
Public Safety: To continue to provide a safe environment by dedicating ourselves to raising our level of preparedness to meet the needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow; sustaining a working partnership with our campus community to improve the quality of life.