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      Erin Delffs Capital University has named Erin Delffs assistant vice president for Business and Finance, effective October 30, 2017. He comes from St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where he has served as associate vice president for Finance.

      During his tenure at St. Edward’s, Delffs established objectives and directed all aspects of the university’s accounting, budget, financial reporting and student account activities, and ensured their integrity. Among his many accomplishments there, Delffs planned and led a restructure of the university budget to align with the strategic plan; developed and implemented systems and frameworks that significantly improved overall financial reporting; and analyzed processes and reorganized the unit to improve customer service and better align with the university's core message and vision. He and his team were recognized for saving St. Edward's University $7.5 million in net present value with the issue and refunding of existing bonds.

      Prior to his post at St. Edwards, Delffs was chief administrative officer at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy from 2006 to 2015, managing the college’s business operations, supporting more than 150 faculty, staff and researchers and 1,000 students, and administering a multimillion-dollar budget. He worked in collaboration with senior leadership to create the strategic plan, its metrics, milestones and funding. From 2002-2006, he was an administrative manager at Ohio State, overseeing planning and administrative functions in support of the research and academic environments of the Comprehensive Cancer Center's Human Cancer Genetics Program, the Department of Molecular Virology, Immunology and Medical Genetics, and the Department of Internal Medicine Division of Human Genetics.

      “My more than 17 years of experience and expertise in university finance and administration have allowed me to build solid financial infrastructures, improve operational efficiency, and generate strong revenues for several premier educational institutions,” he said. “In an incredibly competitive climate, it is critically important that the university is agile and strategically positioned to take advantage of fast-moving market opportunities.”

      Delffs began his career as business manager at University of Toledo, where he earned his Master of Business Administration degree. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management form Case Western Reserve University. In April 2017, he received certification from Next Generation Chief Business Officers Institute, and he is a member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.