Finance and Administration division

The search for UA's Senior Vice President
of Finance and Administration/Chief Financial Officer

With the approval of The Board of Trustees, a national search for a senior vice president of finance and administration/chief financial officer has begun.

Position Prospectus

 

The University of Akron has retained WittKieffer to assist in this search.

Leadership

Dr. Stephen Storck

Dr. Stephen Storck

Interim Chief Financial Officer

Dr. Stephen Storck was named interim CFO in January 2020. Storck is expected to serve in the position until a permanent VP/CFO is in place. He oversees:

MESSAGE TO CAMPUS

Storck has an extensive background in higher education finance and administration, including leadership positions at several Ohio colleges and universities. During the past 2½ years, he served assignments as the interim vice president for finance & administration at the State University of New York, Geneseo, and interim chief business officer for Xavier University in Cincinnati. From August 2013 to July 2017, he was vice president and chief financial officer for Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio. He was senior associate vice president for finance and administration at Kent State University from June 2010 to August 2013.

Other positions that Storck has held include:

  • vice president and treasurer at Lycoming College, Williamsport, Pennsylvania (2007–10),
  • vice president for administration & CFO at Heidelberg University, Tiffin, Ohio (2006–07),
  • vice president for business affairs at Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio (1988–06),
  • business manager at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania (1985–88),
  • comptroller at Davis & Elkins College, Elkins, West Virginia (1982–85) and
  • assistant comptroller at the University of Charleston, Charleston, West Virginia (1980–82).

He began his professional career as an auditor for the U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare in Charleston, West Virginia (1976-80).

Storck is a Certified Public Accountant and earned his Ph.D. in higher education administration from Ohio University (1996), a Master of Business Administration degree from York College (1989) and a Bachelor of Science degree from King’s College (1976). He has served two terms (2014–15 and 1993–94) as President of the Ohio Association of College and University Business Officers.


Nathan J. Mortimer

Nathan Mortimer

Vice President of Operations

Nathan J. Mortimer serves as vice president of operations, with oversight of:

Mortimer joined UA in 2003 as chief audit executive, leading UA's internal auditor's office. In 2011, he added associate vice president for institutional and operational effectiveness roles. Since 2014, Mortimer also filled a variety of interim leadership roles, including chief information officer, vice president for research, president of research foundation and athletic director. From 2015-20, Mortimer served as vice president of finance and administration and chief financial officer.

Before Akron, Mortimer served the Office of the Ohio Auditor of State in positions of increasing responsibility, ultimately serving as the assistant chief deputy auditor where he co-managed a staff of 65 professionals. Prior to that, he worked for Deloitte & Touche, an internationally recognized public accounting firm.

Following high school, Mortimer enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in active duty from 1985-88. He was assigned to the 74th USAFAD in Augsburg, West Germany.

Mortimer earned a B.B.A. in accounting in 1993. He has been a registered CPA in the State of Ohio since 1996.

Mortimer and his wife Karen reside in Brimfield Township with their three children—daughter Emily, son Jack, and daughter Abby.

Karen, also a registered CPA, is senior manager at Ernst & Young Akron’s office.