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About U Finance

University Finance provides leadership and accountability for short- and long-term financial planning, forecasting, analysis, management, and financial oversight of the University of Minnesota system.

Associate VP & Interim Assistant CFO

Mike Volna, Associate Vice President and Controller, serves in the role of Associate Vice President and Interim Assistant Chief Financial Officer beginning July 1, 2016. Mike has served as the University's controller for 16 years and worked with the previous VPCFO/Treasurer Richard H. "Fitz" Pfutzenreuter since 1997.

University Finance reports to Brian Burnett, Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations. Dr. Burnett also serves as the Chief Financial Officer for the University, and Treasurer for the Regents of the University of Minnesota.


A University-wide membership in NACUBO/CACUBO is available.


The Financial Management Advisory Committee (FinMAC) is a standing committee that advises the CFO.