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Chief Financial Officer & Vice-President Administration

Shelley Legin, VP Administration and Finance
Shelley Legin, BBA, MBA, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer and
Vice-President Administration

The Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Administration leads a varied portfolio that includes financial, procurement, payroll, marketing, communications, enrolment management, health and safety, information systems and technology, facility services, campus planning, business operations, and ancillary services.  The CFO is responsible within the portfolio areas, through department leaders and the staff of the office of the CFO for: the overall quality of services; meeting University policies; compliance with federal and provincial statutes and regulations and reporting requirements; deploying resources; and planning improvements that enhance the University’s ability to achieve its Vision through the Academic and Integrated Plans.  The CFO ensures the President is fully informed and involved appropriately in matters that span his/her portfolio. The CFO, as directed by the President, provides advice and assistance to the governing bodies of VIU and VIU related entities. 

Reporting directly to the President, the CFO plays a key financial stewardship role for the University and is responsible for providing leadership, strategic direction and overall management to his/her portfolio to support the achievement of the designated goals and priorities of the University’s Academic Plan and supporting Integrated Plans.

The Administration and Finance Division Vision is to be recognized, respected and valued for excellence in strategic, proactive and innovative stewardship of the University’s resources.

The Division’s Mission is one of engaging the University and contributing together to provide exemplary service both strategically and operationally in the delivery of relevant and reliable 1) financial resource management, 2) risk management, 3) business operations, 4) information systems and technology services, and, 5) infrastructure resource management; to optimize VIU’s ability to achieve its mandate, vision, and goals.

The Division’s 2016/2017 Priorities: Chief Financial Officer and Vice-President Administration - Divisional Priorities